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Healthy Travel Choices in Warwickshire is now available

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Encouraging healthy travel choices within Warwickshire is an important agenda, and one that
cannot be owned by one single body. In order to help Warwickshire residents make healthier travel
choices, colleagues throughout the whole of Warwickshire play a part in enabling the right environment in which these choices can be made safely.

The Healthy Travel Choices document is a tool for members and others within Warwickshire County Council which outlines evidence based methods that have been proven to help reduce some of the difficulties people face when deciding on their commute, their journey and their choices.

Click here to view the full document.

Click here to view the executive summary.


Director of Public Health Annual Report 2016 is now available 

Annual Report 2016: Public Health Matters: Sex Drugs and Fluoridation

This year’s report has three main sections which include: an overview of the latest health and wellbeing needs; evidence of how Public health has and can make a difference; and outlines achievements against recommendations set out in the previous six annual reports.Public health cover-01 (3)

Key highlights from the report include:

  • physical activity in adults has improved across all district and boroughs – all are now similar to, or better than England;
  • physical inactivity in adults has reduced – from 1 in 3 down to 1 in 4;
  • smoking during pregnancy is now below the England average;
  • teenage conceptions continue to fall; and
  • number of Dementia Friends in Warwickshire has increased to over 11,000.

The report also outlines the importance of investing in Public Health and the impact this is having across Warwickshire. Public health offers a range services to people living in the county, from support to stop smoking, support for mental health and wellbeing, programmes for people to eat well, get fit and active.

To download the report, click here


 Children Looked After (CLA) JSNA JSNA-logos-on-white-276x300

The Children Looked After (CLA) JSNA has recently been approved and is another needs assessment published from the JSNA’s current work programme.

The recommendations from the needs assessment are currently being worked into an action plan to inform practice, service development and the commissioning of services to support children looked after in Warwickshire to improve their lives and future opportunities.

This needs assessment is intended to provide insight to better understand Warwickshire’s profile of children looked after. This work dovetails closely with the Prevention JSNA aimed at preventing and reducing the numbers of children coming into care which is due to be approved in July 2016.

For more information on Warwickshire’s JSNA, please email jsna@warwickshire.gov.uk.

To download the report, click here.


Carers JSNA Needs Assessment

The Carers JSNA is the second completed needs assessment of the JSNA’s 2015-2018 work programme. It will be used to inform the upcoming recommissioning of adults carer services in Warwickshire and the emerging carers strategy, based on the needs identified.

This needs assessment is intended to provide insight into the unpaid care provision across Warwickshire and the extent and nature of local support services.

It will also support in planning to meet future demand as a result of the Care Act. Unpaid carers make an important contribution to the overall supply of care services.

For more information on Warwickshire’s JSNA, please email jsna@warwickshire.gov.uk.

To download the report, click here.

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JSNA Annual Statement 2015/16: using intelligence wiselyJSNA 201516

The need for the intelligence supplied by the JSNA is more important than ever, to demonstrate value from our services in a time of reducing budgets and define the future direction of services across Warwickshire.

This is the first annual statement in the three year cycle of the JSNA and is an opportunity to refresh and update stakeholders on the priority topics agreed by the Health & Wellbeing Board in January 2015 that impact on the health and wellbeing of Warwickshire’s people.

For more information on Warwickshire’s JSNA, please email jsna@warwickshire.gov.uk.

To download the report, click here.


Best Health for Older People in Warwickshire Report 2015 

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This report entitled ‘Best Health for Older People in Warwickshire, 2015’ is an update to the Director of Public Health Annual Report 2009/10.

The report gives statistical intelligence around the health and wellbeing of Warwickshire’s older population. It aims to provide insight and knowledge of the circumstances and challenges the older population and those who support their health experience.

The report has been produced jointly with Age UK Warwickshire and is a reminder to agencies providing health and social care in Warwickshire to work innovatively and collaboratively to support our older people.

Highlights from the report:

  • Warwickshire has an above average proportion of older people, with over 20% of the total population aged 65 and over
  • Life expectancy for males is 79.4 years and 83.1 for females
  • Females have longer life expectancies but a shorter healthy life expectancy (66.3 years) than males (67.0 years). Females are spending relatively less time (79.0%) than males (83.7%) in ‘good’ health
  • With an ageing population, the issue of loneliness and social isolation has emerged as a major public health challenge
  • Long-term conditions are the ‘invisible epidemic’ for the older population
  • Warwickshire has a greater dementia prevalence projection than England; there will be an estimated 18.2% increase in cases by 2020 (3,200 new cases)
  • The number of carers has remained relatively stable, but the hours of care provided has increased

To download the report click here.


Public Health Warwickshire: Monitoring Outcomes and Performance 

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Monitoring Outcomes and Performance has now been published and is available here.

Public Health in Warwickshire: Monitoring Outcomes and Performance focuses on the most pertinent performance indicators and provides a blueprint for the work of Public Health
Warwickshire. Planned activity in response to identified future need is also assessed.


The Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing Portal is now live!

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Public Health Warwickshire have developed the Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing Portal (www.warwickshire.gov.uk/wellbeingportal). The Portal is an online directory of services for GPs, health professionals and practitioners to use in signposting patients, customers or clients to public health and preventative services. Features of key importance are that the Portal is accurately maintained, up-to-date, accessible and quick and easy to use.

Services under the following headings will be listed on the Portal:

  • Advocacy
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Healthy eating
  • Housing and benefits
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Physical activity and weight management
  • Screening
  • Sexual health and relationships
  • Smoking

Information about services to be listed on the public health system includes:

  • Contact details (name, address, telephone, email, website)
  • Service information with a detailed description and costs
  • How to book/refer and if applicable, link to online booking/referral form
  • Opening times and days
  • Profile of service audience

The Portal supports the delivery of a number of key outcomes for the public health business unit, including the delivery of the Making Every Contact Count programme and the wider prevention agenda. It also helps to discharge WCC and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) responsibilities under the Care Act.

The Portal supports ‘Making Every Contact Count’ (MECC), which encourages conversations between practitioners and the public to try and encourage and empower healthier lifestyle choices, by providing practitioners with confidence in signposting to reliable services. For more information about MECC in Warwickshire, please visit: publichealth.warwickshire.gov.uk/making-every-contact-count/


 

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