Deciding for yourself: A Healthwatch Bucks good practice report

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Summary of report content

This is a guidance document on good practice in communication with care home residents. It was published by Healthwatch Bucks September, 2016. Different ways of making choices simpler and effective are described.

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General details

Report title 
Deciding for yourself: A Healthwatch Bucks good practice report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Buckinghamshire
Date of publication 
Thursday, 1 September, 2016
Type of report 
Guidance
Key themes 
Information providing
Quality of care
Quality of catering
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-5548

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No

Details of health and care services included in the report

Social care services 
Home care / domiciliary care
Nursing care home
Residential care home
Respite care

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
-
Does the information include public's views? 
Not applicable
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Not applicable
Does the information include staff's views? 
Not applicable
Does the information include other people's views? 
Not applicable

Outcomes and impact

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

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.