Population Health Management and Health Inequalities
The NHS Long-Term Plan and People Plan has called for the integration care system (ICS approach including Primary Care and the evolution of Primary Care Networks (PCN). The ambition is to bring general practices, dental, optometry and community pharmacy together to provide coordinated healthcare solutions to the communities they serve. Learning from the challenges of operating within a Covid environment, the need to develop the leadership capabilities of those within the PCN is a key priority to the delivery of the ICS agenda and tackling health inequalities. Population health management (PHM) is one of NHS England core strategic aims for Integrated Care Systems; to improve physical and mental health outcomes, promote wellbeing and reduce health inequalities across an entire population, with a specific focus on the wider determinants of health (things like housing, employment, education).
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) response to date has highlighted the pivotal role of PHM, with Primary, Social and Secondary Care providers needing to risk stratify and proactively support key population groups with personalised care models. PHM will become increasingly important as systems move to formally establish ICSs and will be pivotal to the way that the new systems will work together to improve the health of their populations.
Objective of the session
Understand the meaning, and content of population health approaches in the context of system or ICS
Identify local, regional, and national opportunities for improving population health and evidence-based approaches (best practice).
Understand the role of system to challenge their approach toward population health
Who can attend the programme?
East of England region; South East region; London region; South West region; and Midlands region secondary (all system workforce), Social and Primary Care Networks including GPs, ICS’s, Pharmacy, Optometry and Dental, Paramedics, ARRS roles, community, and practice nurses; midwives and health visitors; social workers, family planning or sexual health clinics; out of hours GP services