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Could you be a Health Champion and build better care for local people?

People in Littleport are being asked to volunteer as local Health Champions to help improve local health and care service.

The local NHS and care system wants to recruit 10 people across Cambridge, South and East Cambridgeshire for their new community listening project.

The Health Champions will talk to local people about services including urgent and emergency care at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

They’ll also get involved in running surveys, workshops and patient interviews. And listen to the views of people with long term conditions, like diabetes, and those who find it hard to access services.

Feedback from patients and the public will help the healthcare system work better together and build improved services for local people.

The Health Champions will get training, support and be paid an involvement fee for their time in a minimum of two projects over the next 18-24 months.

Applications are particularly welcomed from disabled people, those with long-term health conditions, and people from local minority ethnic communities.

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire is managing the Health Champions programme for local health and care teams. It makes sure NHS leaders and other decision makers hear your voice and use your feedback to improve care.

Find out more and how to apply https://www.healthwatchcambridgeshire.co.uk/news/2021-07-12/volunteer-health-champion-help-improve-how-services-work-local-people

You can also call Healthwatch on: 0330 355 1285 or text 0752 0635 176