Autism spectrum conditions report

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Report title 
Autism spectrum conditions report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Worcestershire
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 27 March, 2018
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Access
Administration
Admission
Communication between staff and patients
Complaints procedure
Continuity of care
Diagnosis
Health inequalities
Holistic support
Information providing
Integration of services
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Quality of care
Quality of treatment
Referrals
Service delivery organisation and staffing
Staff attitudes
Support
Waiting times and lists for treatment
Other information of note about this report 
Carers
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-5877

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
Primary research method used 
Focus group
Structured interview
Survey
How was the information collected? 
Research

Details of health and care services included in the report

Mental health services 
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
Psychiatry / mental health (other services)
Social care services 
Assessment
Children services
Community services 
Community based services for people with a learning disability
Community based services for people with mental health needs
Other

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Learning or understanding or concentrating
Social / behavioural
Types of long term conditions 
Learning disability

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
313
Age group 
All
Gender 
All
Ethnicity 
Not known
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 
Allied health care professionals
Care / support workers
Doctors
Does the information include other people's views? 
Yes
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Mixed

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Yes
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
No
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
No
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Yes
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact
Tangible Impact (cost related)
Tangible impact (not cost related)

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.