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Different outcomes, Different access to care

Report by Reading Voice


A review of reports by five local Healthwatch has shown consisent themes affecting health inequalities.


Summary

  • This review was undertaken on behalf of the local Healthwatch in Reading, Wokingham, West Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and submitted to the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System

  • The review covered 21 reports published by the five local Healthwatch, 2018-20

  • Reports included views of 1200+ people: those experiencing homelessness, mental health needs and learning disabilities; people seeking asylum; & people who were pregnant, LGBT+, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, military veterans or boaters.

  • The two consistent themes were the need to improve communication and access.

  • We have called for patient experience to be systematically and transparently measured to drive improvements.


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