Annual report 2019-2020

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Report title 
Annual report 2019-2020
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Suffolk
Date of publication 
Wednesday, 8 July, 2020
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 1 April, 2019
Date evidence capture finished 
Tuesday, 31 March, 2020
Type of report 
Annual report
Key themes 
Access
Communication between staff and patients
Consent to care and treatment
Engagement
Health inequalities
Health promotion
Health protection
Holistic support
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Quality of care
Quality of treatment
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-7636

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
What type of organisation requested the work 
N/A
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
None
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
Focus group
Observation
Structured interview
Survey
Unstructured Interview
How was the information collected? 
Research
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
N/A

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
Community pharmacy
Dentist (non-hospital)
GP practice
Secondary care services 
Inpatient care
Outpatients
Mental health services 
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
Community mental health team (CMHT)
Social care services 
Adult social care
Nursing care home
Residential care home
Community services 
Community based services for people with mental health needs
Continuing care

Details of people who shared their views

Age group 
All
Ethnicity 
All
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Yes
Does the information include staff's views? 
Yes
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
N/A
Does the information include other people's views? 
No
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Positive

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Yes
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Yes action has been taken or promised
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Yes
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Yes
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact
Network related impact

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
 
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
 
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.