Thinking together report

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Summary of report content

This report covers the feedback from the ‘Thinking Together’ event that was held on the 18th May 2017 at Thatcham Catholic Hall. The event was organised and facilitated by Healthwatch West Berkshire and The Changemaker Group c/o Brighter Berkshire. It captures the topics discussed and makes recommendations that will be included in a co-produced Mental Health strategy and help design how the Mental Health Collaborative Board operates as a sub-group of the West Berkshire Health and Wellbeing Board (WB H&WBB). The feedback is based on looking at the good points and the challenges of the having good Mental Health locally which includes mental health services. Based on the feedback analysis, the report includes 19 recommendations.

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General details

Report title 
Thinking together report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch West Berkshire
Date of publication 
Thursday, 1 June, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Thursday, 18 May, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Thursday, 18 May, 2017
Type of report 
Key themes 
Communication between staff and patients
Continuity of care
Quality of treatment
Waiting times and lists for treatment
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
User stories
How was the information collected? 
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

Mental health services 
Community mental health team (CMHT)
Mental health crisis service

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? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Does the information include other people'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? 
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact

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.