Oral hygiene workshop feedback

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Summary of report content

This is the feedback report from a session on oral hygiene that was led by an Oral Health Promoter from University Hospitals Bristol, supported by Healthwatch and Hive staff. The aim of the session was to increase participant’s’ knowledge of oral hygiene and dental care procedures. 15 people attended, and got involved with a variety of demonstrations including cleaning your teeth properly and the results of not taking care of your teeth and gums. The session raised awareness of ‘hidden’ sugars in foods and drinks; explaining the food ‘traffic light’ system to help people identify high levels of sugars in foodstuffs, and gave information on what to expect when visiting a dentist. An Easy Read leaflet “Going to the Dentist” was distributed. Healthwatch led a discussion about accessing dental services, and the feedback received is contained in the report, which also makes mention of plans for future work between Healthwatch South Gloucestershire and the Hive.

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General details

Report title 
Oral hygiene workshop feedback
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch South Gloucestershire
Type of report 
Key themes 
Cleanliness hygiene and infection control
Communication between staff and patients
Health promotion
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
Service Provider
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
Oral Health Promoter from University Hospitals Bristol
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
How was the information collected? 
Engagement Event
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Secondary care services 

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? 
Not known
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? 
Not known
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.