This section lists the reports Healthwatch Wolverhampton has produced.
Public views on communication with their GP practices - September 2018.
Healthwatch Wolverhampton has recently undertaken a project to understand how much communication patients receive from their GP practice and what levels of awareness and involvement there are with PPGs. This is in order to understand the potential effectiveness of the public engagement around the changes to primary care delivery in Wolverhampton.
This report details the findings from this project and outlines a number of key recommendations.
For more information about how Primary Care is changing in the city, visit Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group's website here.
Dentistry in Wolverhampton a survey of local residents in February 2018.
We have carried out research into the experiences of people living in Wolverhampton around accessing and using dental services in the City as we had been contacted by local residents who told us they had experienced difficulty in finding a dentist offering NHS services and also when they did go to a dentist, the cost of treatment was not always explained before they treatment took place. Our findings were similar to those of Healthwatch England from their national survey in 2016 and the report they compiled from other local Healthwatch feedback. Although most respondents were registered with a dentist and of those most were with an NHS dentist there were a number who were not registered with a dentist at all.
Healthcare for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in Wolverhampton.
Healthwatch Wolverhampton is the independent champion for people who need health and social care in the city. We are here to make sure that those who provide, and commission services put people at the heart of care. We want to give a stronger voice to all our communities, especially those whose views often go unheard. Healthwatch Wolverhampton became aware that Deaf people and their families are a group of people who are likely to experience difficulties in accessing health and social care services. We wanted to find out more about what these problems were.
In July 2017, we held two public events at the University of Wolverhampton, which attracted over 60 attendees. The events provided a rich source of information about what it is like to be a Deaf or Hard of Hearing user of health and social care services in Wolverhampton.
An Evaluation of the Urgent Care Centre (UCC) at New Cross Hospital
This report presents the findings of a survey conducted at the UCC to evaluate the quality of service delivery and meeting the needs of patients. The survey was designed in partnership with the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the service provider (Vocare) and the results feed into the key performance indicators set out in the service specification.
We conducted the GP Access survey at Healthwatch as we wanted to: understand people’s experiences of making GP appointments; be equipped with a greater understanding; and produce body of evidence to identify where problems exist and suggest improvements that will benefit the local community, as well as service providers. The findings of this project may inform future Healthwatch projects for further in depth analysis of GP accessibility.
Safeguarding Experiences Review project report 2016
The Wolverhampton Safeguarding Adults Board commissioned Healthwatch Wolverhampton to conduct a research project with adult service users to gain further insight into their experiences of safeguarding.