Perinatal Mental Health Services

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Report title 
Perinatal Mental Health Services
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Suffolk
Date of publication 
Monday, 25 March, 2019
Date evidence capture began 
Thursday, 25 October, 2018
Date evidence capture finished 
Saturday, 15 December, 2018
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Access
Administration
Admission
Booking appointments
Communication between staff and patients
Continuity of care
Diagnosis
Information providing
Integration of services
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Quality of care
Quality of treatment
Referrals
Staff attitudes
Staff levels
Staff training
Support
Waiting time to be seen once arrived at appointment
Waiting times and lists for treatment
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-4512

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Yes
What type of organisation requested the work 
Local Council
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
Suffolk Perinatal Mental Health and Public Health Suffolk.
Primary research method used 
Survey
How was the information collected? 
Research
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
N/A

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
Baby clinic
GP practice
Health visitor
Secondary care services 
Maternity
Mental health services 
Community mental health team (CMHT)

Details about conditions and diseases

What type of pregnancy or maternity themes are included in the report 
New mothers

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
148
Age group 
All people under the age of 18
Gender 
All
Ethnicity 
All
Specific ethnicity if known 
All
Sexual orientation 
Heterosexual
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Yes
Does the information include staff's views? 
No
Does the information include other people's views? 
No
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Negative

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
No
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
No
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
No
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
No

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.