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Surveys, insight and qualitative information



Surveys and other quantative and qualitative cintent are useful for informing organisations like the NHS and Local Authority about the issues, needs and opinions of the population in their area. Below we have included completed content that when considered with other information helps to form the broadest understanding of local need.


Deliberate Self Harm across Merseyside and Cheshire April 2011 to March 2014 (September 2015)
Self-inflicted violence, self-poisoning or deliberate self-harm (DSH), is an important public health problem in the UK and across the world. This local report by Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University looks to 
increase our understanding of self-harm as both a public health issue and an individual concern for those involved, and provide up to date information on how self-harm impacts on the people of Merseyside and Cheshire. Access report here. 

Beyond fighting fires: the role of the fire and rescue service in improving the public’s health (July 2015)
This Local Government Association resource describes how the fire and rescue service is working to improve health and wellbeing. It outlines case studies that show a range of ways in which the fire and rescue service puts prevention and tackling health inequalities at its heart and includes programmes covering both urban and rural environments. Access
here 

Evidence Review on Social Prescribing 
Public Health Intelligence Team (July 2015)
Current interest in social prescribing is based on its potential benefits in three areas: reducing prevalence of and improving mental health outcomes and therefore demands on health services; improving community wellbeing; and reducing social exclusion. View the Public Health Intelligence Team evidence review here

Physical Activity - Rapid Evidence Review (No. 106) Liverpool Public Health Observatory (April 2015)
Liverpool Public Health Observatory (LPHO) was commissioned by the Merseyside Directors of Public Health, through the Cheshire & Merseyside Public Health Intelligence Network, to produce this rapid evidence review on physical activity. View 
here

Older Peoples Isolation Index: Results for Wirral (
March 2015) 
Wirral postcodes were mapped by their chance of containing older people who are at risk of social isolation, using an older people isolation index (OPII) based on Mosaic geodemographic data. We found that Bidston & St James ward and Birkenhead & Tranmere ward had the highest average older people isolation index score. There were three hotspots of potential older people at risk of isolation around Oxton, West Kirby & Hoylake, and New Ferry, Bebington & Bromborough. View report here

Evidence review for Older People and social isolation (May 2015) produced by Business & Public Health Intelligence Team - View here

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) (May 2015)
Making every contact count, or MECC, is a term used widely to describe the mechanism of brief advice and behaviour change interventions. View this Rapid Evidence Review produced by Wirral Council Public Health Intelligence Team here

Beyond fighting fires: the role of the fire and rescue service in improving the public’s health (Local Government Association, July 2015)
This resource describes how the fire and rescue service is working to improve health and wellbeing. It outlines case studies that show a range of ways in which the fire and rescue service puts prevention and tackling health inequalities at its heart and includes programmes covering both urban and rural environments.
 Access report here 


Latest
Wirral District Community Safety Plan 2015/16 from Merseyside Fire & Rescue Services. Its inclusion on this page hghlights some key issues related to isolation and local Fire & Rescue services in Wirral


Latest Accidental Dwelling Fires Report for Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (April 2015)
The purpose of this
report is to analyse fatalities from Accidental Dwelling Fires (ADF’s) in Wirral between 2004/05 and 2014/15 (up to December 2014); so to target risk and prevention work. Compared to other incident types that Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MF&RS) attends, fire fatalities are relatively rare, though their impact is most significant to family members, friends and the community of the deceased. View report hereAlso see previous Health Needs Assessment on Accidental Dwelling Fires here

Exploring the Social Value of Community Assets in Wirral (2014)
This research involved evidencing the social value and impact of community assets in Wirral on individuals and their communities, with a particular focus on their impact on mental health and wellbeing; developing a framework to identify the types of community assets in Wirral; categorising assets using a qualitative research methodology and evaluating a representative sample of community assets, using a social value approach.

Wirral Smoking Prevalence Report (October 2012)
This
prevalence report presents the results of telephone interviews with just under 3,500 Wirral residents carried out in September and October 2012, with an emphasis on the more deprived areas of Wirral.

Wirral Mental Health Survey (Wirral results) 2013
The first North West Mental Wellbeing Survey was carried out in 2009 and provided a baseline measure of the regions mental health and wellbeing. A repeat of the survey was carried out in 2013. The
Wirral results are summarised here, whilst the full 2013 North-West results produced by Liverpool John Moores Centre for Public Health are also available online.

Accidental Dwelling Fires (ADFs) Health Needs Assessment (HNA) by Wirral Public Health and Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service
Accidental dwelling fires (ADFs) are fires that occur in buildings occupied by a household and that are started without intent. Dwelling fires can result in both physical and mental harms and the injuries sustained in fires can be fatal. The purpose of
this health needs assessment is to improve the understanding of accidental dwelling fires in Wirral, their distribution and risk factors, and to identify evidence based interventions to reduce ADFs.
The HNA can be accessed
here. The Wirral Community Safety Plan 2014/15 plan can be viewed here

Health Needs Assessment for Homelessness in Liverpool City Region
Liverpool Public Health Observatory was commissioned by the Merseyside Directors of Public Health to deliver this
Health Needs Assessment of homelessness in Liverpool City Region. This followed concerns that the recent economic downturn and changes to welfare provision were negatively impacting on housing security across the region. The HNA report can be accessed here.

Fixed Odds Betting Terminal (FOBT) use, across the Liverpool City Region – report now published (LPHO Report series number 95)
Liverpool Public Health Observatory was commissioned by Merseyside Directors of Public Health to look at problem gambling, and
Fixed Odds Betting Terminal (FOBT) use, across the Liverpool City Region. The project report can be accessed here. The HNA report can be accessed here

Trauma and Injury Intelligence Group (TIIG): Merseyside and Cheshire Themed Report: Assaults in the home across Merseyside and Cheshire (2011/12 to 2012/13)
This 
Trauma and Injury Intelligence Group (TIIG) report provides an analysis of assault in the home attendances to Accident and Emergency Departments (AEDs) across Merseyside and Cheshire, reporting on patient demography and incident levels between April 2011 and March 2013. The report can be accessed here

Trauma and Injury Intelligence Group (TIIG): Trends in violence across the North West of England 
This
briefing for commissioners and providers is to look at violence-related attendances to all Emergency Departments across the North West of England, supplemented by North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) data, providing a much more detailed picture of violence-related activity across the region. The report can be accessed here.

Health Needs Assessment of Offenders in the community
Cheshire East, Cheshire West & Chester, Warrington and Wirral
This is now available for Wirral and the surrounding area as its first Health Needs Assessment (HNA) for offenders in the community. The research, on behalf of NHS Cheshire, Warrington & Wirral, seeks to understand the health needs of offenders in the community in order to inform local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Local Authority (LA) and Local Area Teams of the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB LAT) to their current and future commissioning arrangements.
The health needs assessment can be accessed
here.
The appendices for the HNA can be accessed
here

Health Needs Assessment of Young Offenders in the youth justice system on Merseyside
Liverpool Public Health Observatory report series No. 92 (March 2013)
This is a health needs assessment (HNA) of young offenders aged 10-19 on Merseyside. It covers the areas of Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, Wirral, and, Halton. It includes young offenders in secure children’s homes (SCH), secure training centres (STC), and young offender institutions (YOI), as well as those who are being managed in the community by Merseyside Youth Offending Services (YOSs). The HNA can be accessed via this link.

Health Needs Assessment of Adult Offenders across the criminal justice system on Merseyside - Liverpool Public Health Observatory report series No. 87 (July 2012)
Liverpool Public Health Observatory was commissioned by Merseyside Directors of Public Health to carry out a
health needs assessment (HNA) of adult offender health across the criminal justice system on Merseyside. The HNA covers the 3 prisons on Merseyside: HMP Liverpool, Altcourse and Kennet, as well as offenders on probation and in police custody across Merseyside. Because the majority of female offenders from the Merseyside area who are sent to prison are sent to HMP Styal, Styal was also included. This HNA covers offenders aged 18 and upwards. A health and wellbeing needs assessment of young offenders aged 10-18 is due for completion in December 2012. As part of the health needs assessment, quantitative data on prevalence of mental and physical health problems, as well as a wide range of other measures, were collected from the 4 prisons, as well as from Merseyside Probation Service. In addition, fifty eight interviews were carried out with key stakeholders, including offenders and key health care staff.
The HNA can be accessed via this link.

Cheshire and Merseyside's first Health Needs Assessment for Ex-Armed Forces personnel and their families
There is now available for Wirral and the surrounding area its
first Health Needs Assessment (HNA) for ex-armed forces personnel and their families.The research, undertaken by Liverpool Public Health Observatory on behalf of Merseyside and Cheshire Directors of Public Health, seeks to assess the level of health needs of the military veteran’s community and their families in the Cheshire and Merseyside area in order to inform local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Local Authority (LA) and Local Area Teams of the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB LAT) to their current and future commissioning arrangements. The HNA can be accessed via this link.

Maternity Services Review (November 2012)
Between November 2011 and November 2012 NHS Wirral carried out a
review of Wirral maternity services which evaluated both main providers of maternity services in Wirral to establish comparable evidence of the maternity outcomes and service user experience of both services. The approach included a review of the underpinning literature, case studies of good practice in maternity care, analysis of performance data, an externally commissioned evaluation and ‘patient learning’ and anecdotal evidence from service users. For earlier surveys of Wirral maternity services, undertaken in 2009/10, please see below. 

Wirral Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Needs Assessment (April 2012)
The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) identified a requirement for more robust data and intelligence on the health and social care needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in Wirral. Consequently, a comprehensive health and wellbeing needs assessment (HNA) was conducted. Findings from the report provide the basis of an action plan to support organisations and services in Wirral review their current models of delivery and enable them to make informed decisions to ensure equitable access for the LGBT population.
Full LGBT Needs Assessment Report
Executive Summary of findings for those aged over 18
Executive Summary of findings for those aged under 18
For more information on the above needs assessment, please contact Becky Mellor on rebeccamellor@wirral.gov.uk

Wirral Smoking Prevalence Report (November 2011)
This
prevalence report presents the results of telephone interviews with over 3,500 Wirral residents carried out in September and October 2011, with an emphasis on the more deprived areas of Wirral.

Wirral Smokers Panel Survey Report (June 2011)
This
2011 survey followed-up just under 500 of the smokers who agreed to be contacted again during an initial, bigger survey of over 3000 Wirral residents carried out in late 2009 (see the Wirral Smoking Prevalence Survey November 2009 below)

Wirral Quit Stop Final Report Presentation (August 2011)
This
presentation summarises the evaluation of the Quit Stop smoking campaign.

Wirral Quit Stop Evaluation Key Findings (May 2011)
This
evaluation of Quit Stop was commissioned by NHS Wirral to help re-engage smokers who may previously signed up with stop smoking services, but were reluctant to do so again.

Wirral Smoking Prevalence Survey: Follow-up Report (November 2010)
This
follow-up to the original 2009 survey on smoking prevalence in Wirral reports data on over 3,500 Wirral respondents. It was carried out predominantly in the areas of Wirral which are classed as being the 20% most deprived (in England).

Wirral Maternity Matters Survey (February 2010)
NHS Wirral commissioned this survey, which included both a
quantitative and qualitative survey of mothers who had used NHS Wirral maternity services between July and August 2009 to gauge satisfaction with the service and identify whether improvements made to in January 2009 had been noted by mothers.

Wirral Smokers Panel Survey: 1st follow-up (June 2010)
This
survey followed-up 600 of the smokers who agreed to be contacted again during an initial, bigger survey of over 3000 Wirral residents carried out in late 2009 (see the Wirral Smoking Prevalence Survey November 2009 below)

The North West Mental Wellbeing Survey 2009
The
survey was undertaken in response to a need to understand more about positive mental health and wellbeing. A total of 18,500 people from across the North-West were sampled using face-to-face interviews, the Warwick and Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing scale (WEMWBS) and 43 questions on feelings, relationships, life satisfaction, social capital and networks, general health, lifestyles, life events, finance (plus demographics such as employment and education). Every primary care trust (PCT) area in the North West was sampled. Some PCTs commissioning additional interviews to ensure they received more robust information for their local area (Wirral PCT commissioned additional interviews).

Quantitative Research into Smoking in Wirral (December 2009)
This
Powerpoint presentation shows the results of 200 x 16 minute on-street interviews carried out in December 2009 into smoking habits in Wirral. Interviewers concentrated on people from routine and manual (R&M) groups where smoking is known to be higher and the survey gives information on details such as how many times people have previously tried to quit, how many people want to quit, things which people thought would help them to quit etc…

Wirral Smoking Prevalence Baseline Survey (November 2009)
This
survey of over 3000 Wirral respondents was carried out predominantly in the areas of Wirral which are classed as being the 20% most deprived (in England). It was done because whilst we know that smoking is higher in areas of deprivation, it was not known what the prevalence of smoking in Wirral’s areas of deprivation actually was. In addition, 600 people of the original 3000+ who responded to this survey, have agreed to be contacted on an ongoing basis so future prevalence and trends can be monitored.

Insight research for NHS Wirral Stop Smoking Service (August 2009)
This
Powerpoint presentation shows the results on 30 in-depth interviews which were carried out with smokers and recent ex-smokers only in Wirral in August 2009. The aim of this campaign was to find out about people’s motivations, how they find out about things (like services) and what their ideal stop smoking service would look like.