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TEWV 'Our Big Conversation' continues – share your views of the future of mental health and learning disability services


Our Big Conversation continues – share your views of the future of mental health and learning disability services
People across Teesside, County Durham, Darlington, North Yorkshire and York are being encouraged to continue to be part of an important conversation about the future of mental health and learning disability services.

In August Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) launched ‘Our Big Conversation’ and asked people to share their thoughts, ideas and insights to help to improve the quality of care it provides for service users, carers and families. Nearly 2,000 people have joined Our Big Conversation so far and shared over 21,000 pieces of feedback to help to shape the future of TEWV.

This feedback has been independently analysed and the Trust is now asking people to comment on the key themes and to tell them what’s strong, wrong or missing?

This stage of ‘Our Big Conversation’ will run until Tuesday 13 October. Please visit tewvbigconversation.org and join the conversation - your views are incredibly important.

Brent Kilmurray, chief executive at TEWV, said: “Since joining the Trust as chief executive at the end of June I have been having conversations with service users, carers, staff, governors and stakeholders. I wanted to understand people’s views on the quality of services that we provide and where they felt I needed to focus my time to help ensure TEWV has the most positive impact possible.

“We’re encouraging as many people as possible to join ‘Our Big Conversation’. I’m absolutely committed to ensuring that everyone receives the best possible care and support from TEWV and to do this I know that we must really listen and understand what works well and what needs to change. We’ll use the feedback and ideas to help us create changes which really address the needs of service users, carers, families and our communities and improve the care we deliver.”

For more information and to join ‘Our Big Conversation’ visit tewvbigconversation.org.


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