There are a range of ways you can make your voice heard in the NHS. Whether this is taking part in a consultation, complaining about treatment you’ve received or getting involved in how decisions are made about a new service.
You can contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) if you want to talk through any issue about healthcare on 01502 719567 or to complain you can talk to the complaints manager through the same number.
There are other ways you can make your voice heard. These could be through answering a questionnaire as part of a public consultation, joining Healthwatch or asking for information through the Freedom of Information request. You can find out more about each on the links to the left.
The Suffolk Disability and Health Action Group, in partnership with the Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, has produced "ABOUT ME". It is to help anyone with a disability and/or health condition provide healthcare professionals with information about themselves in an easy-to-understand way that reduces the need to keep repeating it. You can use this for hospital and GP appointments, with carers, dentists, opticians and many others as well as when you go away on holiday.
Download an About Me! form here