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Prevention Programme - July 2019

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Update from Andrew Donaldson, Programme Director

Following on from our last update in May, we have been working hard to understand what work is currently happening in each of our agreed priority areas:

Cardiovascular

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Diabetes

Locomotor

  • Musculoskeletal
  • Frailty and falls
  • Physical activity
  • Obesity and poor diet

Respiratory

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Smoking
  • Air quality
  • Flu vaccination

Wellbeing

  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Suicide and self harm
  • Substance misuse and drugs/alcohol
  • Cancer screening

This has meant that we have been talking with our partners and existing STP programmes, along with local authority Public Health teams, Primary Care Networks, Clinical Commissioning Groups and voluntary organisations. Through these conversations, we have identified work that will achieve better outcomes with system wide engagement within our six workstreams.

During the next couple of months, we will be engaging and co-designing our delivery plan with localities and wider system colleagues. We will also be aligning with existing evidence from the likes of NHS RightCare and local Joint Strategic Needs Assessments to tell us where we need to prioritise our focus. Our plan is to have a draft ready for sharing and ultimately approval at the Health and Care Transformation Board in October.

What is clear so far is that there are three major strategic priorities with opportunities to deliver quickly across systems:

  • Social Prescribing (Supportive Communities)
  • Making Every Contact Count
  • Population Health Management