Southampton Health Tour

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Summary of report content

On 27 September 2019, Healthwatch Southampton teamed up with My Journey and the Southampton Collective to host a health tour of the city. The purpose was to explore active travel issues, how people travel to health services and discuss associated air quality concerns. Conversations were held on route during health stops to gather people’s views. This was supplemented by an online survey. In total 45 people were active participants in the tour and survey.

The main issues explored were:

  • GP surgeries and outpatients appointments
  • The importance of walking and cycling
  • The cost of buses and parking
  • Social prescribing

The report contains 5 recommendation areas about better access to health services and health and wellbeing generally.

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General details

Report title 
Southampton Health Tour
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Southampton
Date of publication 
Friday, 30 April, 2021
Date evidence capture began 
Friday, 27 September, 2019
Date evidence capture finished 
Friday, 27 September, 2019
Key themes 
Car parking access
Car parking charges
Quality of patient transport

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
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

Primary care services 
GP practice
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? 
Not known
Does the information include staff'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.