by Michael Ly, Health Intelligence Manager, Versus Arthritis

In January 2019, NHS England published the NHS Long Term Plan, outlining its vision to improve the health and wellbeing of people over the next 10 years. Central to this vision is a commitment to designing and delivering services that are more joined-up, tailored and community-based to meet the needs of local people, including those who face health inequalities.

To do this effectively, the Long Term Plan recognises that local health and care systems will need to work in partnership with communities and charities to understand the health and care needs of their local population.

To support this, members of the Health and Wellbeing Alliance, together with Healthwatch and Versus Arthritis, have produced Health and Wellbeing Resources Packs for local health and care systems in England.

The Resources Pack brings together a range of information and data to build a shared understanding about the local population and the communities in which they live, the wider local context affecting health and wellbeing, and specific aspects related to the delivery of local health and care services. This includes existing information from national sources, along with other data about the voluntary sector, local people’s views, and wider social factors affecting health and wellbeing that is perhaps less well known.

It is intended for all those working in and with local health and care systems in England, including those working for the NHS or other public sector services, charities, social enterprises, or special interest and community groups.

Resources Packs have been produced for the 42 STPs and ICSs in England in July 2019.

Read more from the Age UK website.

 

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