Young gypsy, roma and traveller views of health services

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Summary of report content

The following report has been compiled from data collected by Gypsy Life using a survey designed by Healthwatch Nottinghamshire. Gypsy Life took our survey and spoke to 66 Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller (GRT) young people aged 11 to 19 with most of the respondents (65%) being 16 and over. Healthwatch Nottinghamshire then compared the findings with answers given by young people in general. Only 4 (6%) of the 66 GRT young people were in education. GRT young people used only 13 children’s health and social care services, compared to the general young population who used 23 services. The top six services used were the same in each group (but in a different order). When asked to comment on how satisfied with a service they were, the percentage of young GRT who had mediocre experiences of services (both satisfaction and how young person friendly) was much higher than the general young population.

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General details

Report title 
Young gypsy, roma and traveller views of health services
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Nottinghamshire
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 1 April, 2014
Date evidence capture began 
Tuesday, 1 April, 2014
Date evidence capture finished 
Tuesday, 1 April, 2014
Type of report 
Key themes 
Health inequalities
Health promotion
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
Gypsy Life
Primary research method used 
How was the information collected? 
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 
Community pharmacy
Dentist (non-hospital)
GP practice
Optometry services
Urgent care services
Secondary care services 
Acute services with overnight beds
Acute services without overnight beds / listed acute services with or without overnight beds
Accident & emergency
Urgent and emergency care services 
Ambulance services

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
All people under the age of 18
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? 
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
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? 

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.