OHID Northwest Webinar Programme

This is a temporary digital solution to host recordings of OHID Northwest Webinars in partnership with HEE North West, specifically the North West Population Health & prevention network. Pages will be developed to include more information about the work of OHID Northwest Health & Wellbeing team including, key resources, information regarding upcoming events, agendas and minutes of meetings, presentations and recordings.

The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) is part of the Department of Health and Social Care.  We focus on improving the nation’s health so that everyone can expect to live more of life in good health, and on levelling up health disparities to break the link between background and prospects for a healthy life. OHID supports the delivery of national and regional priorities for prevention and health inequalities and ensuring a joined-up approach to public health, building strong interfaces with different teams and areas of public health across the regional system.

OHID Northwest works with Local Authority Public Health Teams and other departments, NHS partners, other government departments in the north west and third sector organisations to address the health and wellbeing and health disparities across the north west.  This is achieved by sharing information, providing support and acting as an interface between national policy teams and local delivery.  We support a number of networks and frequently deliver webinars on key health inequalities issues in particular, drawing in nationally renowned researchers, key national personnel and examples of local delivery.  

To contact the team email NWHWB@dhsc.gov.uk

 

State of Healthy Ageing in North West 2022 report.

Read the full report here.

Let's Talk About the Cost of Living Impact on Adults and Older Adults Webinar 08/11/22

This webinar provided a collaborative space for stakeholders to explore and identify the challenges and opportunities for interventions and activities to help adults and older adults make healthier lifestyle and efficient heating choices, especially if they are experiencing fuel and food poverty this winter.


Learning outcomes:
· Learn about the North-West evidence base in relation to fuel poverty and food insecurity and the population groups most likely affected.
· Explore resources and existing infrastructure already in existence across the North-West system and discuss preventive approaches to reducing the risks of fuel and food poverty.
· Identify gaps and explore how connectivity and participation at scale can make a difference
· Discuss supportive approaches and interventions during periods of crisis for vulnerable adults.
· Explore how culturally safe messages can be delivered to ensure stigma is removed.

Agenda:
• Setting the scene: Abdul Razaq, Director of Public Health, Blackburn with Darwen Council
• The impact of fuel poverty on adults and older adults, an analysis of data: Thomas Hennell, Local Knowledge and Intelligence Service, OHID NW
• The impact of fuel and food insecurity on vulnerable people: Jane Emery, The Trussell Trust
• The impact of Cost of Living crisis on Older Adults: Angela Bardon & Anne Oliver Age UK Lancashire
• A review- Local interventions in addressing food insecurity: Mella Moylan, OHID NW Health and Wellbeing Team
• Cumbria Warm Spots: Carol Stewart, Consultant for Health Inequalities, Cumbria Council
• Closing comments

Watch the full webinar here.

Health Equalities Assessment Tool (HEAT) Training Session 20/10/2022

Following the success of previous recent Health Equity Assessment Tool (HEAT) training, DHSC’s Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) North West collaborated with Health Education England (HEE) to produce further HEAT training.

The HEAT tool enables professionals to systematically identify and address health inequalities and equity in their work programmes or services.

Access the agenda, certificate of attendance, recording and presentation slides.

Who is this for? The intended audience includes (but is not limited to):

  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Commissioners
  • ICSs
  • Public Health Teams
  • Wider Local Authority teams (Planning, education, housing etc)
  • Medical trainees
  • Providers
  • Public health Registrars
  • Screening and Immunisation teams
Let's Talk About Safe Sleep and Cold Homes, 04/10/22

This event explored and identified the challenges and opportunities for timely interventions and activities to help families make informed choices about safe sleep if they are experiencing fuel poverty this winter.

The agenda:

  • Setting the scene: NW Public Health
  • Safe Sleep, Cold Homes and Safeguarding: Sue Gunson, NW Regional Designated Nurse Safeguarding Children & Adults
  • The impact of fuel poverty on families and children, an analysis of data: Michelle Whittaker, Health and Wellbeing Programme Lead, Office of Health Improvement and Disparities.
  • Spotlight and Lived Experience Session: Lullaby Trust and examples from around the region. 
  • Call to Action

Watch the full recording here.

OHID NW: Public Health Taster Session 29/09/22

Public Health Taster Session – Recorded Webinar 22/09/22 & Slide Pack

Who is this for? This event is specifically for those interested in applying for the Public Health Specialist Registration Scheme.

A short introduction to Public Health presentation followed by the following topics:

  • A day in the life of a Public Health Specialist Registrar
  • Health Protection & Covid
  • Public Health in a Local Authority
  • Applying for the Public Health Specialist Registration Scheme
  • Q&A

Watch the full recording here and access the slides.

North Wales (east Area) Falls Webinar, 08/09/22

The North West region has some of highest rates of hospital admissions due to falls in people aged 65+ in England, with wide variation between local areas. Falls prevention is therefore a top priority in the North West. In this interactive session Joanne Davies, Head of Falls Prevention Services, and Sarah Kelly, Specialist Information Analyst, Informatics, at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board take people through the falls dashboard that they have developed. The dashboard is a result of joined up working across a number of departments and services and follows a patient’s pathway after hospital admission, and includes referrals into services and falls interventions. It is a highly effective tool which has led to a 97% increase in referrals to relevant services.

For any queries relating to this or healthy ageing in the North West please email Tasneem.Choudhri@dhsc.gov.uk

Watch the full webinar here.

Lets Talk About Food Poverty 01/03/22

Lets Talk About Food Poverty 01/03/22

Attendees had the opportunity to hear about work taking place across the North West and discuss the impact these workstreams are having on reducing the harm caused by Food Poverty. The session aimed to;
• Provide a national and regional overview of what is happening in relation to food poverty and share best practice examples over two webinar sessions.
• Present an opportunity to listen and take key information back to your organisation and to connect with others to progress shared agendas or practice.

Watch the Lets Talk About Food Poverty webinar here