Health and Wellbeing during COVID-19: Survey Results

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch East Sussex undertook a survey to capture a snapshot of people’s experiences, both positive and negative, so they could share their findings with service providers and partners across East Sussex to inform the COVID-19 response, and also identify any longer-term effects resulting from the crisis.

They found that most people felt anxious about the future and becoming seriously ill with Covid-19; they were less physically active than before; many of those who had concerns about their emotional or physical wellbeing hadn’t sought any support or help; people were impacted by the changes or disruption to their health services or treatment; they were mostly confident about accessing health or care services for any treatment or worries that are not related to Covid; most commonly stated source of information was the Government’s daily TV briefing; most common issue they wanted clearer information about was related to social distancing, self-isolation and shielding; most were confident about their knowledge of Covid symptoms and knew what to do if they or members of their household experienced symptoms of COVID-19.

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General details

Report title 
Health and Wellbeing during COVID-19: Survey Results
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch East Sussex
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 14 July, 2020
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 27 April, 2020
Date evidence capture finished 
Friday, 5 June, 2020
Type of report 
Key themes 
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
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? 
Primary research method used 
How was the information collected? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
Dentist (non-hospital)
GP practice
Social care services 
Adult social care
Nursing care home
Residential care home
Respite care

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
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? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 

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.