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At Healthwatch Nottinghamshire we produce regular reports to show how we are making a difference to local people and the health and care services they use.

You can find all of our reports which are available to the public below.

Project Reports - We run regular ‘Insight Projects’, which help us to research further into concerns that have been raised to us by the public. When the projects are completed, the reports are posted on this page.

Earlier in 2016 Healthwatch Nottingham and Healthwatch Nottinghamshire launched a joint project which aimed to evaluate patient and carer experiences of being diagnosed with dementia, particularly in terms of the information provided at the point of diagnosis.

In November 2014 we spoke to 45 renal dialysis patients to gather their experiences of this service.

Following revisiting the Renal Dialysis Unit at Nottingham City hospital in 2015, this new report has found some encouraging improvements.

In November 2014 we spoke to 45 renal dialysis patients to gather their experiences of this service. This report details the main findings, conclusions and recommendations.

Enter and View Reports - Local Healthwatch are granted a number of powers under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. One of these is the power to enter and view providers to observe matters relating to health and social care services. Where we have undertaken a visit to a provider we will publish our findings on this page.

Commissioned Reports - These reports are similar to our Insight Project reports, with the exception that they are undertaken on behalf of other organisations. When the projects are completed, the reports are posted on this page.

In March 2016 Healthwatch Nottinghamshire and Healthwatch Nottingham were commissioned by Nottingham City NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, on behalf of the Nottingham/shire Crisis Concordat Partnership Board to speak to those who have used mental health crisis services to help the development of a local action plan.

Healthwatch were asked to target five specified groups to improve understanding of the issues faced in accessing mental health crisis services. The groups were:

Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities (including asylum seekers and refugees), Students, Carers of people with a mental health illness, Veterans/ex-military personnel and People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Question of the Moment Reports - These are produced following a focus on a particular topic or service every couple of months.

QOTM January and February 2016 Report – Opticians

This report found that for the vast majority of people their experience has been very positive, We found that staff, both clinical and administrative, were central to these positive experiences due to their friendly and professional manner.  This left people feeling confident in their care and is likely to be the reason why many people indicated they had attended the same service for a number of years.  Despite the positive ratings there were still negative aspects of experiences reported although in the main they were clearly not significant for all but a very small number.

QOTM September 2015 Report – Pharmacy

We found that overall, experiences were rated highly and that staff and speed of service were key to good experiences. Short waiting times featured in positive experiences and long waiting times were identified in negative
experiences. Negative experiences also included incorrect prescribing and in few cases, problems with the facilities and surroundings of the chemist/pharmacy.

QOTM August 2015 Report – Children and young people experiences of services

We found that overall, experiences were rated highly and that communication was central to this experience.

Good communication featured in positive experiences and bad communication was identified in negative experiences.  What is key is whether the communication of the care professional matched the expectations and needs of the patient.  In some instances, the carer/parent of the patient was talked to more but this was good if it was what the patient wanted, but for many more they wanted the healthcare professional to speak directly with them.

Provider / Area Specific Reports - These reports focus on information coming into Healthwatch Nottinghamshire regarding a certain provider, a service grouping or geographical area.

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Have Your Say Reports - This is produced around every 3 months, and shows trends in what people have been telling us, and a ‘You Said, We Did’ account of the work we have completed.

Have Your Say Update – April 2016

Have Your Say Update – February 2016

Have Your Say Report Winter 2014-15

Have Your Say Report June 2014

Have Your Say Report Jan 2014

Healthwatch Nottinghamshire Performance Reports - Our performance reports are produced quarterly and provide a summary of the work which Healthwatch Nottinghamshire has undertaken.

NUH Inspection CQC Evidence report_September 2015

A report summarising the patient experiences of the services provided by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, which operates QMC and Nottingham City Hospitals. The report was provided to support the planning process for the 2015 CQC inspection of the trust.

Annual Reports - Healthwatch Nottinghamshire is required to produce an annual report every year, which summarises the work we have been doing.