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What could strengthen the relationship between primary care, the communities and people it serves, and the wider health and social care system?

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Better connect people to community physical activity through open data

OpenActive ( www.openactive.io) has done great work opening up data to do with available physical activity opportunities in the local community - up to date information about what's on, where, when, spaces remaining, price, suitability etc etc. A simple intervention is for the health service to better leverage this investment by the physical activity sector - and use that data at the right time and place to support those who need to be more active with what's already available in their...

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Forget the sector or organisation, get systematic

Looking at quality of care or improving health outcomes through a practice or NHS trust lens will only get us so far.  Investing in more systematic qualitative and quantitative models for understanding experience and reasons for ill health across organisational boundaries (and beyond NHS) and planning improvements is needed.  Labels like primary care, PCN or the foundation trust model are irrelevant for most people.  ICS, Place and Provider Collaborative will be the same.  Healthwatch leans...

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Using pubic health programmes to drive improvements in oral health to improve general health

Oral health is an important part of general health and impacts on children's lives and futures. The evidence base around implementing programmes that increase access to fluoride is robust - so the question is can we move forward with some of these programmes in a targeted way - improving child health, school readiness and reducing unacceptable health inequality. Community Water Fluoridation is part of the H&C Act making its way through Parliament. This has the potential to make huge...

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Making prevention work in oral healthcare

The In Practice Prevention programme was an early flexible commissioning pilot in North Yorkshire and the Humber. The approach is whole team but the intervention is extended training  dental nurse delivered - so a skill-mix delivery system. The programme has since been widened and greater systems connectivity have been added which has led to  links to between health visitor services and social care services and NHS practices within the programme. This has led in the past year to 1299...

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Talk and listen to everyone not only who shouts the loudest or connected

To make a fair and inclusive health and care system, we need to be talking and listening to everyone. All voices are heard, not just those who shout the loudest or are well connected. First, use existing infrastructures and systems partners to gather intelligence, but also do your homework. Now more than ever, the health and care system needs creative disruptive thinking to tackle inequalities and spare people from bouncing around the system. Second, listen to those with lived...

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Using PHM data to find your health care gaps, who isn’t coming to see you?

Population health management data can be a powerful enabler to bring communities, health care providers and local services together. Where are the gaps? Who isn’t coming in to see you at the practice? How can we improve health outcomes and reach our underserved populations?  Developing links with community leaders, discussing the challenges, along with the data, and asking the community  for their ideas and then empowering with tools and knowledge. Our voluntary sector are the experts and...

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Epsom Pulls Together

We have an amazing team of health & wellbeing practitioners in Epsom who are doing great work in the community alongside community paramedics. There is so much unmet need which can be supported effectively within the community and not using medicine. We work proactively and stop people getting to acute need/crisis point. We are working with foodbanks to tackle health needs there and help support people engage with healthcare effectively/register with GPs. We want to work with community...

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Child Oral Health

This is an informative/ interesting resource around the impact of poor oral health, the fact that it is largely preventable and how we can target improvement strategies across the system including how we can work across health and social care to improve oral health contributing to better overall health.  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-matters-child-dental-health/health-matters-child-dental-health

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accepting and embracing the challenge

When truly wishing to engage with communities you need to understand their needs, challenges, their cultural differences and their beliefs. We need to move away from the approach of providing advice and engage our communities for what is important to them. We talk about 'empowerment' but true empowerment involves providing support, information and individualizing care dependent on our population. I work in an environment where I have learned my population, what the risks are,  and what...

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