What you told us: August 2023

Health and social care feedback Northumberland August 2023

This month you told us that waiting times for GP appointments and poor communication from practices were an issue for you. We also had a lot of feedback about hospital services – waiting times, the distance you had to travel to hospital and communication issues – but you also praised the quality of care you received in hospital.

Once again we heard about the difficulties people are having trying to register with an NHS dentist. Read Healthwatch’s response to the annual NHS dental statistics for England.

Our online session in August was from the West Northumberland Living Well Service team, who told us more about social prescribing and how to access this free service.

Read more in our short report for August 2023.