Enter and view: Chesterfield Treatment Centre

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Derbyshire carried out an enter and view visits as a follow up to the concerns raised in their July 2016 report 'Substance Misuse: Experiences of individuals living with substance misuse accessing health and social care services in Derbyshire.'. This report generated 19 subsequent recommendations for consideration across a range of agencies and services including the treatment services. The main provider at the time, DHcFT concurred with the issues of concern raised and had already made plans to reconfigure the services in order to make it more effective and efficient. The follow up visits created a report covering the whole service called 'Substance misuse and alcohol services summary report'. This is the enter and view report for one of the sites - Chesterfield Treatment Centre - that make up the substance misuse service in Derbyshire, consisting of two visits - one announced, one 'semi-announced'. There were 8 visits making up the whole service report to four treatment centres at Ilkeston, Chesterfield, Ripley and Swadlincote. These treatment centres cover substance misuse and alcohol dependency and include outreach services. Findings and themes observed by the enter and view representatives at Chesterfield treatment centre included:  The area surrounding the new location was convenient for public transport and did not encourage loitering (no evidence of drug dealing observed in vicinity)  Key workers found the availability and suitability of rooms a particular challenge  Service users praised the support they were given by key workers Healthwatch Derbyshire made 5 recommendations in the report, including:  Review the suitability of the location for drug testing and needle exchange to ensure that conversations cannot be overheard in the proximity  Check and improve the adequacy and effectiveness of the heating system  Consider how the current building will adequately accommodate the rapidly expanding service The report includes a detailed response from the service provider.

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General details

Report title 
Enter and view: Chesterfield Treatment Centre
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Derbyshire
Date of publication 
Monday, 3 December, 2018
Date evidence capture began 
Thursday, 9 November, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Thursday, 9 November, 2017
Type of report 
Enter and view
Key themes 
Booking appointments
Building and facilities
Cleanliness hygiene and infection control
Communication between staff and patients
Continuity of care
Health and safety
Health promotion
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Quality of staffing
Service delivery organisation and staffing
Staff attitudes
Staff levels
Staff training
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
Derbyshire County Council
Primary research method used 
How was the information collected? 
Visit to provider
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Community services 
Community based services for people who misuse substances

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Social / behavioural

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Not known
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
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? 
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
Care / support workers
Service manager
Does the information include other people's views? 
Not known
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? 
Yes action has been taken or promised
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known

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.