Young Peoples' Sexual Health survey, Barnsley

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Summary of report content

In 2017, Healthwatch Barnsley conducted a survey of young people's access to, and experience, of sexual health services to compare results against their 2015 survey. They surveyed 280 13 to 17 year olds and the results found that: 98% of the young people surveyed did not have a C-Card (a condom distribution scheme); only 6% of young people surveyed had accessed a sexual health clinic in the past 12 months; 19% knew where sexual health services were located; 253 young people surveyed had attended a Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) session within school with 234 rating the session between very good and ok and that; 210 young people did not know if the school had a sexual health drop in. The report makes one recommendation to the local young peoples' sexual health provider regarding the accuracy of the information on their website. The provider responded positively and have said they will address the messaging. The report also made one recommendation to Public Health that the school nursing teams produce a plan to offer sexual health information across all secondary schools rather than just selected schools. Public Health responded with an acknowledgement that the recommendation is reflected in proposed actions to narrow the gap between Barnsley’s teenage pregnancy rate and the rest of South Yorkshire and the Humber.

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General details

Report title 
Young Peoples' Sexual Health survey, Barnsley
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Barnsley
Date of publication 
Wednesday, 2 May, 2018
Date evidence capture began 
Sunday, 1 January, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Sunday, 31 December, 2017
Type of report 
Key themes 
Communication between staff and patients
Continuity of care
Health promotion
Health protection
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Staff training
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 
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

Secondary care services 
Sexual health

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
What type of pregnancy or maternity themes are included in the report 

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
16-17 years
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? 
Yes action has been taken or promised
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
Tangible impact (not cost related)

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.