Our work with people and communities

Find out more about our engagement work here and on our dedicated engagement website.

Engagement news and updates

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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) ‘Take the Pressure Off’ Campaign - Survey Findings You Said We Did

The Integrated Care System (ICS) partners are currently involved in working collaboratively on our “Take the Pressure Off” campaign, an initiative dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of regular blood pressure monitoring.

Education, resources and virtual learning

Research Engagement Network project

Following a successful bid in securing funding from NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care in October 2023, the delivery of a Research Engagement Network (REN) Project in Somerset is in progress.

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Personalised Care - Survey Findings Report

Personalised Care represents a new relationship between people, professionals and the health and care system and provides a positive shift in power and decision making that enables people to feel informed, have a voice, to be heard and to be connected to each other and their communities.

Taunton and Bridgwater Deaf Club October 2023

Our Engagement team were invited by Healthwatch Somerset to attend the October meeting of the Taunton and Bridgwater Deaf Club.

Our Engagement annual report 2022-23

Our People and Communities: annual engagement report 22-23 provides an overview of our engagement work from July 2022 to April 2023.

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NHS 75th Birthday engagement

Our Engagement team and Healtwatch Somerset travelled across the county, gathering NHS stories from the people of Somerset as part of our NHS 75th birthday celebrations.

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Pride in Priorswood 2023

Our Engagement team attended this summer's Pride in Priorswood 2023 events.


Neuro Rehabilitation Services Engagement 2023

Our Engagement team have been engaging with people with lived experience of neuro rehabilitation services in Somerset including carers, family and support networks.


Hyper acute and acute stroke services review

We are currently reviewing our acute hospital based stroke services in Somerset, which includes hyper acute stroke and acute stroke services.

This is the specialist hospital care people receive in the first few days and weeks after a stroke.

To find out more about the review visit the Our Somerset website stroke pages.


Children and Young People's emotional health and wellbeing

We are pleased to share our full report on our findings following our engagement about Children and Young People’s emotional health and wellbeing in Somerset 2020.

307 people completed a survey to tell us what they think of children and young people mental health services. The survey was designed in partnership with Young Somerset, the largest youth work charity in Somerset. Key findings from the report tell us that people would like to see easier access to services, increased availability of sessions, more suitable services for specific needs and better communication about the services that are available.


Engagement report on the closure of Victoria Park Medical Centre

NHS Somerset has published an engagement report describing the feedback given by patients and residents, following the closure of the Victoria Park Medical Centre.

Over 100 people gave us their feedback through three drop-in sessions and an online survey. All the information provided was analysed by an independent expert, who has written a report.

The report includes details of people’s experiences of their new GP practices, their views about what NHS Somerest needs to consider when planning for future local health services and suggestions about possible solutions.

A copy is available here.

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Mental health services review

Following a public consultation, on the 24 September 2020, the Governing Body of Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) approved a proposal to relocate adult mental health beds from Wells to Yeovil.

Reports from our partners

Annual impact report 2019-20 Somerset Maternity Voices Partnership.
NHS Long Term Plan: The views of Somerset residents Healthwatch Somerset (July 2019).
NHS 111 Service Report Healthwatch Somerset – October 2018.