Understanding our population
As a CCG our decisions are based on the use of patient and public insight, experience and involvement (PPIEI) to identify, explore and fully understand the causes, consequences, impact and interdependencies of health inequalities and health inequities, which in turn inform the decisions we make.
The CCG works closely with Herefordshire Public Health to understand our population demographics and work together to develop the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. See their website for more information.
We monitor who takes part in our engagement activities so that we can target and improve our approach. When joining our membership scheme (Online registration form) we ask for demographic details. We also ask our survey respondents for demographic details to help with analysis and targeting further work.
As a CCG we produce an Equality Annual Report. Please see the latest report here. Equality and Diversity Annual Report
The CCG works with partners, including the voluntary and community sector, to enhance our engagement especially with traditionally seldom heard groups. Examples of this include:
- Herefordshire Carers Support host the STP wide Cares Advisory Group
- Maternity Voices Partnership with local mums
- Local School partnership for Youth Takeover Day
Our engagement activity is a key part of the Equality Delivery System. The Equality Delivery System requires NHS organisations to engage with their local populations and their workforce to determine performance through a grading process. The assessment process has enabled us to identify gaps in our equality performance and make plans for improvement. Our Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement is involved in this process.
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