Talking about dying

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Report title 
Talking about dying
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Oldham
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 31 March, 2020
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 1 July, 2019
Date evidence capture finished 
Tuesday, 31 December, 2019
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Communication between staff and patients
Diagnosis
Holistic support
Information providing
Medication
Quality of care
Quality of treatment
Service delivery organisation and staffing
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-7467

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
Primary research method used 
Structured interview
Survey
How was the information collected? 
Not known
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 
GP practice
Secondary care services 
End of life care
Social care services 
Hospice services at home
Community services 
Community healthcare and nursing services

Details about conditions and diseases

Conditions or diseases 
Cancer
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 
184
Age group 
All
Gender 
All
Ethnicity 
All
Sexual orientation 
Not known
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 
All care professionals
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
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.