Integrated Care? How well services work together for people who access substance misuse and homeless services in Tower Hamlets

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Report title 
Integrated Care? How well services work together for people who access substance misuse and homeless services in Tower Hamlets
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Tower Hamlets
Date of publication 
Friday, 1 February, 2019
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 1 October, 2018
Date evidence capture finished 
Thursday, 31 January, 2019
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Access
Communication between staff and patients
Health promotion
Holistic support
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Service delivery organisation and staffing
Support
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-4615

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
Primary research method used 
Focus group
Observation
Structured interview
How was the information collected? 
Engagement Event
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
Not Known

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
GP practice
Social care services 
Drug & alcohol services
Community services 
Community based services for people who misuse substances

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
80
Age group 
All
Gender 
All
Ethnicity 
All
Specific ethnicity if known 
All
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Other population characteristics 
Homeless people
People who misuse drugs
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.