There are five Primary Care Networks, made up from 28 Practices working together with the community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital, and voluntary services in local areas across it. Derby has some localities that have scored very poorly when looking at deprivation. Considered a social mobility ‘cold spot’ being measured in the worst 10% nationwide, with one in three residents living in an area that is amongst the top 20% most deprived in the country. 62% of residents over 18 are considered overweight or obese.
The Place Alliance is focussing on supporting around 250,000 residents to overcome some of these issues and to stay well for longer through a consistent set of work areas which include frailty, falls, care homes and in supporting people to die well. Derby is the UK’s most central city and some of the other challenges faced are, lower than nationwide average life-expectancies and an ageing and increasingly unwell population.
Bringing together every part of the health, social care, and voluntary system to address these challenges. Derby City Place is leading on the application of Population Health Management techniques to help ‘the system’ locally to understand and prioritise provision towards what is needed, with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of those worse affected