Helpline enquiries April - June 2022

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Brighton and Hove report on their public enquiries during the period April to June 2022.  During this period, they received 74 enquiries.  The key issues that they identified were:

  • Complaints processes
  • Access to NHS dentistry
  • Issues with GPs
  • Patients chasing up health appointments
  • Queries about Covid-19 vaccinations

Most of the experiences were negative.

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General details

Report title 
Helpline enquiries April - June 2022
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Brighton And Hove
Date of publication 
Wednesday, 27 July, 2022
Date evidence capture began 
Friday, 1 April, 2022
Date evidence capture finished 
Thursday, 30 June, 2022
Key themes 
Complaints procedure
Service delivery organisation and staffing
Waiting times and lists for treatment

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
User stories
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
Dentist (non-hospital)
GP practice
Secondary care services 
Acute services with overnight beds
Inpatient care

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? 
Does the information include staff'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? 
Not applicable
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? 
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.