Occupational Therapy PSP Engagement Summary


Published: 05 October 2020

Version: 1

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Gathering uncertainties

Methods used (e.g. survey, focus groups, interviews): A survey was made available in English, Welsh and easy read. It was available online in the English and Welsh languages. The easy read version was available in hard copy only. A small number of focus groups were held. 

  Number %
Total respondents (across all methods) 927 100
Total patients and carers and carers 328* 30
Total health and care professionals 721* 66
Total other** responses 38* 4
Total number of original uncertainties submitted 2193 100
Original uncertainties in scope 1255***  
Original uncertainties out of scope 1053  


Interim prioritisation

Methods used (eg survey, focus groups, interviews): An online survey was available in the English and Welsh languages. The impact of COVID-19 meant that we held some focus groups online (using the Zoom platform).

  Number %
Total number of indicative questions (answered & unanswered) 66 100
Number of verified answered questions 0 -
Number of verified unanswered questions 66 100
Number of verified unanswered questions included in the interim prioritisation 66  
Total respondents (across all methods) 1140 100
Total patients and carers 105 10
Total health and care professionals 1020 89
Total other** responses 15
Number of questions taken to final workshop 18  


Final priority setting workshop

  Number %
Total participants*** 19 95
Total patients and carers 9 45
Total health and care professionals 10 50


*Respondents were asked to mark the main box(es) that best described them. Some respondents ticked up to 3 boxes and therefore the total number of responses is greater than 927 (1087).

**We allowed people to identify as ‘a person with a different interest in this area’.

***Please note, on the grouped list of summary questions (with number of respondents for each question) – the number added up to 1096. The figure of 1255 on this form is different for a number of reasons: 

  • Some questions were posed as two or more questions, but they were fundamentally linked (so the meaning would have been lost if they were separated).  So, on the main spreadsheet of questions used for data analysis, these questions were counted as 2 (or more).However, if they were out of scope, on the ‘Out of Scope Questions List’ the questions were copied and pasted as they were originally presented, and therefore appear to be and were counted as only one question.  This was done for the sake of maintaining clarity of the question on the out of scope list.
  • Some ‘questions’ did not actually pose a question, but instead made a statement.  These were generally identified as out of scope.  On the main spreadsheet of questions they were not counted as a question, but had to be counted as a ‘question’ on the out of scope list due to the quantification requirement of the PSP engagement summary report.
  • Some questions contained elements that meant they could be grouped under more than one question.  Therefore, they are one question, but counted as two when added under more than one question grouping.
  • Where people self-identified in more than one participant category (eg. carer AND occupational therapist), this meant that one participant could be counted more than once.   To avoid confusion, the data management spreadsheet includes an indication of which participants asked questions related to each summary question, but not a full numbers breakdown.

**** one invited participant did not attend on the day of the final workshop.