Luton Total Wellbeing - A joint approach, integrating lifestyle with Mental health services for better health outcomes & reduced health inequalities
PHE ePoster Library. Richards P. 09/12/19; 274357; 163
Patsy Richards
Patsy Richards
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Abstract Introduction
Luton has increasing levels of physical inactivity, obesity and poor mental health, which contribute to long term ill health and exacerbate health inequalities. Luton Council and CCG jointly commissioned a one stop wellbeing service to improve health and reduce inequalities through better service integration and moving resources towards prevention and early intervention and away from avoidable treatment and care.MethodThe service consists of psychological therapy services together with lifestyle services that include smoking cessation, weight management, NHS health checks and social prescription. Residents can self refer or be referred by front line professionals they are assessed through a single point of access, using the patient activation measure tool. Following referral, specialist staff make contact to discuss the reason for referral and complete an holistic pre-assessment. Clients are actively encouraged to move between services based on their needs, following their review.
Results
Since inception in 2018, the service has seen 3,977 patients. 68% have benefitted from multiple services and improved outcomes have been recorded. There are 56 established options for social prescription, which continues to expand. Mobilisation of the Health Check offer has been slower than expected due staffing capacity.
Conclusion
Clients report significant benefits of a holistic review and support of their needs and behavioural motivations, including better understanding of the psychological components of contributory lifestyle choices. A flexible social prescription offer means that clients can be offered a personalised solution to support their needs. The service will continue to expand and develop in response to Luton's needs. External funding details
Abstract Introduction
Luton has increasing levels of physical inactivity, obesity and poor mental health, which contribute to long term ill health and exacerbate health inequalities. Luton Council and CCG jointly commissioned a one stop wellbeing service to improve health and reduce inequalities through better service integration and moving resources towards prevention and early intervention and away from avoidable treatment and care.MethodThe service consists of psychological therapy services together with lifestyle services that include smoking cessation, weight management, NHS health checks and social prescription. Residents can self refer or be referred by front line professionals they are assessed through a single point of access, using the patient activation measure tool. Following referral, specialist staff make contact to discuss the reason for referral and complete an holistic pre-assessment. Clients are actively encouraged to move between services based on their needs, following their review.
Results
Since inception in 2018, the service has seen 3,977 patients. 68% have benefitted from multiple services and improved outcomes have been recorded. There are 56 established options for social prescription, which continues to expand. Mobilisation of the Health Check offer has been slower than expected due staffing capacity.
Conclusion
Clients report significant benefits of a holistic review and support of their needs and behavioural motivations, including better understanding of the psychological components of contributory lifestyle choices. A flexible social prescription offer means that clients can be offered a personalised solution to support their needs. The service will continue to expand and develop in response to Luton's needs. External funding details
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