Young Healthwatch Northamptonshire relaunch

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Summary of report content

In October 2017, Young Healthwatch Northamptonshire (YHN) held a relaunch to spread the message about Young Healthwatch Northamptonshire, encourage more people to join and discover current issues important to young people locally. YHN gained funding from the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (Award for Patient and Public Involvement Groups in the East Midlands) and Northampton Leisure Trust to hold the event and continue with Young Healthwatch. The report is written by Young Healthwatch volunteers in their own words. It is a positive and inspiring account of a fun and interactive engagement event, from planning to execution, as well as feedback and insight gained from the children and young people who took part. On the day, young people discussed what health and social care issues were important to them and what skills they wanted to gain from being part of Young Healthwatch. Self-esteem, anxiety and dealing with stress were the main issues raised. YHN plan to meet every six weeks to discuss and respond to local consultations, give feedback to local and national commissioners and service providers and make sure that young people in Northamptonshire have a say on services that they use.

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General details

Report title 
Young Healthwatch Northamptonshire relaunch
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Northamptonshire
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 31 October, 2017
Type of report 
Key themes 
Health promotion
Holistic support
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Public involvement
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
How was the information collected? 
Engagement Event
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of people who shared their views

Age group 
All people under the age of 18
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? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Not known

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Not applicable
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not applicable

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.