Over the next five to ten years, the NHS will increase its focus on prevention and closing the gap in inequalities in health. Unnecessary variations in care is at the centre of all our plans.
Population Health Management (PMH) recognises people at risk, and in turn, identifies ways to help prevent ill-health and improve care and support for people with on-going health conditions.
In County Durham, we are developing tools and approaches that use data to identify health inequalities and differences in health outcomes across the whole of the County, and within Primary Care Networks.
Once identified we will use this information to help improve care pathways and services to reduce inequalities and promote behaviours that lower the risk of future illness.
Using whole system data we will monitor health outcomes, patient experience, and our workforce. This will enable us to demonstrate where we have been successful in reducing health inequalities and made improvements in outcomes and experience.
Find out more about this subject in the related Objectives, Goals, Initiatives and Metrics (OGIM) document on Durham County Council’s Committee Services website under the Heath and Wellbeing Board meeting agenda item for 24 November 2021.
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