Neighbourhood hubs - conversations with the people of Farnworth

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Summary of report content

Neighbourhood hubs are a proposed way forward for GP practices to bring more health services together for local people. This report looks at attitudes to the possibility of neighbourhood hubs in the Farnworth area of Bolton. The report was written by Healtwatch Bolton. A total of 59 people were spoken to for this report. Comments were mixed, though most relate to services engaged with or wanted. No recoomendations were made in the report.

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General details

Report title 
Neighbourhood hubs - conversations with the people of Farnworth
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Bolton
Date of publication 
Monday, 13 March, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Thursday, 1 December, 2016
Date evidence capture finished 
Thursday, 1 December, 2016
Type of report 
Key themes 
Integration of services
Quality of treatment
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
Other (please specify)
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
Bolton GP Federation
Primary research method used 
Structured interview
How was the information collected? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
GP practice

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
All people 18 and over
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? 
Not known
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? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
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.