New College: Student health and wellbeing day report

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Swindon attended the New College Swindon annual health and wellbeing week in February 2017, and this report summarizes the findings of their engagement at the event. Healthwatch Swindon created a simple questionnaire on Surveymonkey which they used to talk to students using both a tablet to collect responses and hard copies, the responses on which were later input. The objective was to test out students’ awareness of the local alternatives to a GP appointment should a friend become unwell or injure themselves. Students were incentivised to respond by being offered a prize draw with two ten pound shopping vouchers as prizes. Findings from the activity included: - In general there was awareness of most of the options available in the absence of a GP appointment and no surprising answers. - 54% would take a friend that injured themselves to Accident and Emergency at hospital. - Most would take a friend who was feeling unwell to the college nurse or to a doctor. The feedback led to the recommendation that accessible and widely distributed publicity about alternatives to A&E are available and kept up to date.

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General details

Report title 
New College: Student health and wellbeing day report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Swindon
Date of publication 
Saturday, 11 February, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Tuesday, 7 February, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Wednesday, 8 February, 2017
Type of report 
Key themes 
Health and safety
Information providing
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
New College Swindon
Primary research method used 
How was the information collected? 
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 
GP practice
Urgent and emergency care services 
Accident & emergency

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? 
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? 
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.