Children and young people creative engagement

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Derbyshire undertook this area of work because they had limited intelligence from children and young people (CAYP). Therefore, it was felt that a targeted piece of engagement work would help them to engage directly with CAYP to ensure their voices are heard and used to influence the delivery of services. 

They spoke to the Children’s Sustainable Transformation Partnership (STP) Board who are responsible for running, choosing and buying health services for CAYP in Derbyshire. The Children’s STP Board told Healthwatch that they would like to find out what helps CAYP to make healthy lifestyle choices. This was due to the fact that the information they had collected suggested in Derbyshire being a healthy weight, exercise levels, tooth decay, teenage pregnancy, smoking, drugs and alcohol were all real issues and challenges within the county, compared to many other areas of the country.

Key findings from this report included: availability and cost of NHS dentists acted as a barrier; there was a lack of knowledge about oral hygiene among CAYP; the safety levels of particular areas also affected how comfortable parents felt about letting their children play outside; many CAYP felt their PE lessons at school were tailored to suit boys over girls; food costs acted as a barrier for eating healthily; some CAYP felt embarrassed about getting contraception as there was not much privacy in doing so. 

Healthwatch made multiple recommendations for each topic covered. The report received a service provider response. 

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General details

Report title 
Children and young people creative engagement
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Derby
Healthwatch Derbyshire
Date of publication 
Friday, 22 March, 2019
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Access
Communication between staff and patients
Engagement
Holistic support
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Public involvement
Service delivery organisation and staffing
Staff attitudes
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-4717

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
What type of organisation requested the work 
N/A
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
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 
Dentist (non-hospital)
GP practice
Secondary care services 
Sexual health

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
900
Age group 
All people under the age of 18
Gender 
All
Ethnicity 
All
Specific ethnicity if known 
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? 
No
Does the information include staff's views? 
No
Does the information include other people's views? 
No
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Negative

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
Tangible Impact (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.