Healthwatch Project Reports



Experiences of the transition to adult services, for young people with Type 1 Diabetes

Healthwatch Lancashire and Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen were asked by the East Lancashire Hospital Trust (ELHT) to conduct a survey focusing on the experiences of young people diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).

In total, Healthwatch spoke to 34 young people attending the T1D clinics at the Royal Blackburn Hospital (24 people) and the Burnley General Hospital (10 people.)

The questions they were asked were designed to investigate their experiences of the transition to adult services. ELHT wanted to focus on this ‘transition period’ as it can be a particularly fraught and challenging time for young people as it falls during a time when they may be experiencing other life changes. Improper diabetes management for this age group has been partially blamed for the UK mortality rate being higher than that of Europe⁹.

NHS Long Term Plan Engagement Report: Across Lancashire & South Cumbria

This project is providing feedback from the public about their views and recommendations on the NHS Long Term Plan.

This project shows the findings from each respective Healthwatch within the Lancashire and South Cumbria ICP footprint, which are:

  • Healthwatch Lancashire
  • Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen
  • Healthwatch Blackpool
  • Healthwatch Cumbria (Carnforth, Barrow, Kendal, Ulverston, Millom and Kirby Lonsdale)

Each Healthwatch engaged with people in two focus group settings, including a day centre in Blackpool, a self advocacy group in Barrow in Furness, a respite care service in Chorley and a women’s South Asian group in Blackburn with Darwen.

NHS Long Term Plan Engagement Report: Lancashire

This project provided feedback from the public about their views and recommendations on the NHS Long Term Plan.

This report details the findings from Healthwatch Lancashire based on feedback from those that identified as living in the Lancashire Integrated Care Pathway (ICP) footprint.

Healthwatch Lancashire engaged with people in two focus group settings, which were a respite care service in Chorley and a friendship group tackling social isolation and loneliness.We also completed a number of more detailed case studies.

Me and my lady bits: An easy read guide to breast screening

Working with women with learning difficulties, this easy read guide has been put together by the Healthwatch Lancashire team and covers breast screening. 

  • To make this guide we asked women with learning disabilities to help us design the content.
  • We asked families and carers about their views on breast screening and the information they need to best support individuals.
  • We spoke with healthcare professionals who know about breast screening and how they can support patients attending screening appointments.

NHS Long Term Plan Focus Group Engagement

This project was commissioned by Lancashire & South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) to deliver focus groups which target priority groups in the area and collate feedback from them about their experiences, ease of access, levels of support and guidance, and any barriers within the system, what matters to them as service users, their engagement and their perceived next steps.

Published on 18 January 2020

Too stressed to be happy: young people have their say

A report which reflects the views and experiences of young people in Lancashire and Blackpool. Drawn from a collaborative project which set out to identify key health and wellbeing issues for young people.

Published on 15 March 2019

Have your say: digital health

Report summarising findings of collaborative engagement from Healthwatch across Lancashire and Cumbria, exploring digital health.

Published on 26 February 2019

Have your say: digital health (appendix 1)

Published on 26 February 2019

Have your say: digital health (appendix 2)

Published on 26 February 2019

Learning Disability Report

Report summarising the findings of Healthwatch Lancashire and Blackpool’s engagement, Disability Communities have their say on health and social care services.

Published on 31st July 2018

Learning Disability Report Easy Read

Report summarising the findings of Healthwatch Lancashire and Blackpool’s engagement, Disability Communities have their say on health and social care services.

Published on 31st July 2018

Supporting access to services for Military Veterans

A report that captures views from almost 50 military veterans about access to health services and the issues they face.

Published 22nd May 2018

So What?

How the voice of people in Lancashire and Blackpool makes a difference to health and social care services, influences change and creates improvement.

Published 28th March 2018

Understanding Changes in the NHS Events

A Healthwatch Lancashire and Healthwatch Blackpool report evaluating the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria Change Programme ‘Understanding Changes in the NHS’ series of events.

Published 19th January 2018

The Views and Experiences of Children and Young People in Pennine Lancashire

Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen and Healthwatch Lancashire were commissioned by East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to engage with children and young people across Pennine Lancashire to gather
their views and experiences on the issues that affect their health and wellbeing.

Published 16th January 2018

The Young Patient's Voice

Healthwatch Lancashire and Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen were invited to help East Lancashire Hospitals Trust to gather feedback from children and young people being treated on the children’s ward at Royal Blackburn Hospital; as often parents or carers complete the Friends and Family Test questionnaire from their own perspective as parents, or on behalf of their
children.

Published 13th December 2017