Youthwatch Survey Report July 2021

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Summary of report content

In order to listen to young people’s concerns, experiences and suggestions for health and social care services, Healthwatch Blackpool ran a survey for people aged 11 – 18 living in Blackpool.

In total, 59 young people completed the survey.

Waiting times for appointments was raised as an issue by participants, and many young people were unsure how to access primary care providers.

GP access was a priority for many respondents.  

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General details

Report title 
Youthwatch Survey Report July 2021
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Blackpool
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 3 August, 2021
Date evidence capture began 
Thursday, 1 July, 2021
Date evidence capture finished 
Saturday, 31 July, 2021
Key themes 
Access
Booking appointments
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Public involvement
Service delivery organisation and staffing
Waiting times and lists for treatment

Methodology and approach

Primary research method used 
Survey

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
Dentist (non-hospital)
GP practice
Mental health services 
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
29
Age group 
1-15 years
16-17 years
Gender 
Female
Male
Prefer not to say
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Mixed

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.