Future developments for disabled people in healthcare

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Summary of report content

The focus of the conference was on assessing the provision of reasonable adjustments, for disabled people by hospital services that are already in place and what can be done to improve these. The conference held workshop sessions and presentations in relation to: Getting things changes - purple wristbands; NHS Digital - vulnerable patients summary care records; working together. The report concluded, to state that the conference was an interesting and informative day and a final report summarising the findings will be shared in March 2018.

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General details

Report title 
Future developments for disabled people in healthcare
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Bristol
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 31 October, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Tuesday, 31 October, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Tuesday, 31 October, 2017
Type of report 
Key themes 
Health inequalities
Health promotion
Public involvement
Other information of note about this report 
Solution Based
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
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

Secondary care services 
Acute services with overnight beds
Acute services without overnight beds / listed acute services with or without overnight beds

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? 
Not known
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 
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? 
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact
Tangible impact (not 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.