Health behaviour report

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Summary of report content

The people of Herefordshire chose ‘Public Health’ as a topic for Healthwatch to explore in 2017/18. We focused our work on what people did to stay healthy (physically and mentally), where people go to for information and support on staying healthy, and awareness of Public Health Campaigns. These three areas formed the basis of our questions and discussions with people about Public Health. A public survey was carried out with 55 people making comments. The survey was also carried out with 180 people from groups that have protected characteristics within the meaning of the Equalities Act 2010. In total 235 people took part in our survey. The protected characteristic of the groups of people we surveyed are: Young people, People with disabilities (physical and mental health), People from ethnic backgrounds (eastern European and Gypsy/Roma) More young people took part in our group work (40%) than in the public survey (4%). The recommendations within the report include themes around digital, information providing and service reviews.

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General details

Report title 
Health behaviour report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Herefordshire
Date of publication 
Sunday, 1 April, 2018
Date evidence capture began 
Sunday, 1 April, 2018
Date evidence capture finished 
Sunday, 1 April, 2018
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Health inequalities
Health promotion
Health protection
Information providing
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-7136

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
What type of organisation requested the work 
N/A
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

Community services 
Other

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
235
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
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
N/A
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? 
Yes
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
No
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact

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.