Summary of report contentHealthwatch 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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New College: Student health and wellbeing day report
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
Health and safety
Healthwatch reference number
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?
Primary care services
Urgent and emergency care services
Accident & emergency
Number of people who shared their views
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?
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?