Being healthy, staying healthy

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Devon produced an experiential data report for the Public Health Team at Devon County Council. The report summarises findings from the Mid Devon Citizen Panel, engagements with young people at public events hosted by Petroc College, surveys, and feedback from Speak Out. The team received 48 responses through the Mid Devon Citizen Panel, engaged with 187 young people at public events, surveyed over 500 people, and received a range of feedback through Speak Out. The main focus of the report is how services support people to have control of their own health and wellbeing. The Mid Devon Citizen Panel focused on support in relation to healthy eating, weight management and physical exercise. The engagements with young people focused on which health issues were most important to them, as well as how they are supported to be active. The surveys were focused on individuals with long term conditions and how they found the care and support they received. Most respondents considered their care to be good or excellent. The feedback shared through Speak Out pertains to a range of topics, including smoking and diabetes. The overall responses were mixed. The report did not make any recommendations.

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General details

Report title 
Being healthy, staying healthy
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Devon
Date of publication 
Monday, 1 June, 2015
Date evidence capture began 
Saturday, 1 February, 2014
Date evidence capture finished 
Friday, 1 May, 2015
Type of report 
Key themes 
Holistic support
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
Local Council
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
How was the information collected? 
Engagement Event

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
GP practice

Details about conditions and diseases

Conditions or diseases 
Diabetes and other endocrinal, nutriotional and metabolic conditions
Types of disabilities 
Long term condition

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Not known
Does the information include staff's views? 
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 

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.