Long Term Plan South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Report

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Summary of report content

Five Healthwatch in the Yorkshire and Bassetlaw STP area used a survey and focus groups to gather people's views on people's experiences of general health and specific long term conditions. This engagement work was completed as part of the network-wide NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) project.

The findings in this report included that it was important to people that they work in partnership with their GP to get the care that is right for them. Physical and mental health should be treated together, according to the respondents. People want more rapid community response teams, improving the recognition of carers, giving more people more say about the care they receive and where they receive it and easier access to primary care. There was significant emphasis on the future role for schools, colleges and communities in the Mental Health Wellbeing of children and young people in terms of early intervention, prevention and raising awareness of mental health issues. Additionally, people stressed the importance of tackling the 'stigma' and stereotyping that has always been associated with mental health and learning disabilities.

The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (SYB ICS) are working with Healthwatch to develop these findings further.

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General details

Report title 
Long Term Plan South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Barnsley
Healthwatch Doncaster
Healthwatch Nottinghamshire
Healthwatch Rotherham
Healthwatch Sheffield
Date of publication 
Monday, 10 June, 2019
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 4 March, 2019
Date evidence capture finished 
Friday, 28 June, 2019
Type of report 
Key themes 
Communication between staff and patients
Holistic support
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Quality of care
Staff attitudes
Staff training
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
Other government body
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
NHS England
Primary research method used 
Focus group
How was the information collected? 
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Specific ethnicity if known 
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Other population characteristics 
Refugees or asylum seekers
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? 
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 known
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.