Future of Wiltshire vision report

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Summary of report content

During 2018 the Health and Wellbeing Board was refreshing its vision statement and strategy. They wanted local people to be involved in developing the ‘Vision’ for the way that heath and care services are provided in Wiltshire. This ‘Wiltshire vision’ aims to describe a future that Wiltshire is working towards. In June 2018 Wiltshire Council ran a survey asking for people’s views on the current vision and how it could be improved. From this they developed a proposed new vision: “People in Wiltshire live in thriving communities that empower and enable them to live longer, fulfilling healthier lives.” Healthwatch Wiltshire was asked to undertake a piece of engagement that gathered some more detailed responses of this vision from local people. They asked them to focus on four geographical areas – Salisbury, Devizes, Trowbridge and Chippenham. They arranged to attend several different events and locations that were in or close to the target areas. A total of 117 people took part in this engagement. Following their engagement with the public on the ‘Wiltshire Vision’ they found that the majority of those we spoke to seems to agree with and support this vision, however a significant number do not. Some of these people may come to support it if they are provided with more information about the action that is being taken to try to achieve it. Healthwatch recommend that the Health and Wellbeing board carefully consider the key messages and use these to develop the final vision statement. Once a final vision is agreed they suggest that the vision, strategy and actions are shared widely with the public, as this is something that local people have told us that this is something that is important to them.

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General details

Report title 
Future of Wiltshire vision report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Wiltshire
Date of publication 
Sunday, 1 July, 2018
Date evidence capture began 
Sunday, 1 July, 2018
Date evidence capture finished 
Sunday, 1 July, 2018
Type of report 
Enter and view
Key themes 
Engagement
Information providing
Public involvement
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-7339

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Yes
What type of organisation requested the work 
Local Council
Primary research method used 
Survey
How was the information collected? 
Survey
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

Social care services 
Adult social care
Community services 
Other

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
117
Age group 
Not known
Gender 
Not known
Ethnicity 
Not known
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? 
Mixed

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Yes
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
No
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
No
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
No

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.