A HEALTH watchdog is conducting a survey to give local residents a chance to have their say on how changes to services have affected them.

Earlier this year Healthwatch York asked people what they would like the watchdog to look at this year.

It said the topics most people wanted it to explore were changes to services and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).

To begin its work on this it wants to find out more about people’s experiences of changes to services over the last 12 months, both positive or negative.

It is especially interested in hearing about the following services:

• Anti-coagulation Service

• Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

• Body Mass Index (BMI) and Smoking Thresholds for Elective Surgery

People can leave their feedback by going to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/changestoservices

To receive paper copies of the survey, email healthwatch@yorkcvs.org.uk or call 01904 621133.

Catherine Scott, interim Healthwatch York manager, said: “We welcome people’s feedback about their health and care services all year round. But we also want to look in greater detail at some issues that have been highlighted to us so we can put forward those experiences and make recommendations to providers. We want to hear from as many people as possible to make sure that residents of York are at the heart of health and social care services in the city.”