Staying healthy with a learning disability

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Summary of report content

This is a report by Healthwatch Bucks, published May, 2017. The Healthwatch had commissioned a local disability group to help engage people with autism about the importance of health checks. A total of 45 people were enagaged with. There are no details about gae, gender or ethnicity included. Several areas are covered: Awareness – what do people know about the Annual Health Check Communication – how are people told about the Annual Health Check Barriers – why don’t people attend the Annual Health Check Experience, outcome and evaluations – what people thought about the Annual Health Check

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General details

Report title 
Staying healthy with a learning disability
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Buckinghamshire
Date of publication 
Monday, 1 May, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Wednesday, 1 March, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Wednesday, 1 March, 2017
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Access
Communication between staff and patients
Quality of appointment
Quality of treatment
Staff attitudes
Staff training
Support
Waiting times and lists for treatment
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-5742

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
Talkback
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
Focus group
Survey
Unstructured Interview
User stories
How was the information collected? 
Outreach

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
GP practice

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Long term condition
Types of long term conditions 
Learning disability
Mental health condition

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
45
Age group 
Not known
Gender 
Not known
Ethnicity 
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
No
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? 
Mixed

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Yes
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.