Survey on the mental health needs of offenders and ex-offenders

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Report title 
Survey on the mental health needs of offenders and ex-offenders
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Wandsworth
Date of publication 
Monday, 3 December, 2018
Date evidence capture began 
Wednesday, 12 April, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Friday, 30 June, 2017
Type of report 
Other
Key themes 
Access
Administration
Communication between staff and patients
Continuity of care
Diagnosis
Discharge
Health and safety
Health inequalities
Holistic support
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Medication
Quality of treatment
Service closure
Support
Waiting times and lists for treatment
Other information of note about this report 
Meaningful Activities
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-6782

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
What type of organisation requested the work 
N/A
Primary research method used 
Survey
How was the information collected? 
Survey
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

Mental health services 
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
Learning disability service
Mental health crisis service
Mental health recovery service
Psychiatry / mental health (other services)
Social care services 
Drug & alcohol services
Extra care housing services
Community services 
Community based services for people who misuse substances
Community based services for people with mental health needs
Other services 
Prison healthcare services

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Learning or understanding or concentrating
Mental health
Types of long term conditions 
Mental health condition
What type of pregnancy or maternity themes are included in the report 
N/A

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
8
Age group 
All people 18 and over
Gender 
Male
Ethnicity 
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Other population characteristics 
Homeless people
People who are long-term unemployed
People who live in poverty
People who misuse drugs
People with limited family or social networks
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? 
Yes
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
N/A
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? 
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? 
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.