Bristol and Avon Women's Chinese Group engagement

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Summary of report content

In February 2018, Healthwatch Bristol worked in partnership with Bristol and Avon Chinese Women’s Group (BACWG) to hold an emotional health and wellbeing event. The purpose of the event was to find out from the Chinese community how local services support their health and wellbeing. Healthwatch Bristol facilitated two workshops which included discussions around emotional wellbeing, Tai Chi, massage, and lunch. Two interpreters were available to translate and help break down language barriers. The event was well attended - 45 people engaged and 26 people participating in HWB emotional health and wellbeing survey. The report highlights the importance of community groups and opportunities for social interaction to overcome isolation. The reports also highlights a lack of interpretation services available to Chinese women. The report has been distributed to stakeholders including Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group, Bristol Health and Wellbeing Board, Bristol City Council, the Care Quality Commission and NHS England.

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General details

Report title 
Bristol and Avon Women's Chinese Group engagement
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Bristol
Date of publication 
Friday, 2 February, 2018
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 5 February, 2018
Date evidence capture finished 
Monday, 5 February, 2018
Type of report 
Key themes 
Communication between staff and patients
Health inequalities
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
How was the information collected? 
Engagement Event
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
GP practice

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Not known
Asian / Asian British
Specific ethnicity if known 
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
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.