Peoples Views on Health related Apps, Bolton

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Summary of report content

This is a report which was written by Healthwatch Bolton after the TEC event that was held on 3rd August 2017 which involved getting people’s opinions on their use of technology, whether they had heard of TEC and their opinions on apps. This information was collected by asking the people to carry out a survey. There were 116 people who took part with the report providing results on regarding: Whether people have heard of the term ‘TEC’ What people’s awareness of apps were which was split into ‘Health & Fitness’, ‘Mental Health’ & ‘Other’. What people’s awareness of health related apps were. What people’s attitudes to app use were. The report also contains comments which people wrote on the survey and the report is concluded with some recommendations as a result of the TEC event.

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General details

Report title 
Peoples Views on Health related Apps, Bolton
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Bolton
Date of publication 
Monday, 27 November, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Thursday, 3 August, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Thursday, 3 August, 2017
Type of report 
Key themes 
Health and safety
Health promotion
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Public involvement
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
How was the information collected? 

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
All people 18 and over
Sexual orientation 
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? 

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.