News from the Healthwatch Wandsworth Assembly - 26 September 2019

We talked about Health Inequalities at our event in September 2019. Find out what's happening locally and what people said about efforts to tackle Health Inequalities.
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Health Inequalities are known as unfair and avoidable differences in the health of people across social and population groups.

Last year we started a conversation about the topic and wrote a report about what people told us about their experiences.

We wanted to build on feedback we received last year and look closer at one of the issues around communicating with people about health.

Key Topics Covered

  • We heard about Health Inequalities in Wandworth and how Public Health are trying to address them from Youssof Oskrochi, Public Health Registrar, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils.
  • We also heard about NHS work to understand and address health inequalities from Josh Potter, Director of Commissioning and Naomi Good, Patient and Public Engagement Manager, Merton and Wandsworth CCGs.

  • Louise Duffy Public Health Lead, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils told us more about how they have been trying to help people at risk of developing diabetes due to health inequalities.

  • We then went on to have a discussion about how people thought a campaign might work best for different community groups.

We will now write up the report of what people told us at the event so that we can use it in future discussions about health and community groups.

We will publish it on our website soon.

To find out more about our next event, visit our events pages.

Download the presentations

HWW Welcome and HWW update slides
WCCG - Josh Potter - Healthwatch Inequalities Presentation
HWW Assembly - Getting involved
Wandsworth Council - Youssof Oskrochi - Healthwatch Inequalities presentation
Discussion session introduction slides - Louise Duffy - Wandsworth Council

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