We were really pleased to welcome three students from Bournemouth University recently. Katie Hunt, Lucy Bond & Leah Baker are undertaking a community assessment based on a Windshield Survey to assess the health needs of Chard residents.
A windshield survey is an informal survey where the health professional drives around the community/area they are researching, and records his/her observations.
For Nurses to be able to knowledgeably plan services for a community, it is essential to know a specific community, identify health-related resources that may be helpful to members, and learn about gaps in services.
We were happy to help & look forward to seeing the completed assessment.