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Population and preventative health

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What are we working on?

To support members to adopt population health approaches, and engage with patients and the public, we are focusing on:

  • providing support to improve public and patient engagement
  • supporting member to adopt population health approaches

Public and patient engagement

Engaging with patients and the public as active rather than passive participants in their care can improve service design and help them better manage their conditions thereby reducing the pressure on urgent and emergency care services.

Current work highlights

Health Education England has commissioned us to run a project to challenge and support arm’s-length bodies to improve strategic thinking about patient and public engagement. 

Watch this space for more information.

Population health approaches

The Five Year Forward View sights prevention as a key goal for the NHS going forward; the ability to take a population health approach to healthcare planning is crucial to achieving this goal. 

Current work highlights

As part of a wider project, aimed at supporting members to meet the National Outcomes Framework, we are looking at the opportunities and challenges faced by health economies working in rural areas. 

Find
out more about this project.

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Tackling medicines wastage through a scalable initiative | Diar Fattah

14 / 12 / 2018 12.08pm

With estimates exceeding £300 million wasted every year in the NHS on unused or partially used medicine, Diar Fattah, associate director of medicines optimisation at Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley (DGS) CCG, believes savings and efficiency opportunities around medicines wastage are ripe for the taking.

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