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Self Care Prevention Programme Board

The Health and Social Care Act (2012) and NHS Five Year Forward View (2014) recommends that commissioners, in partnership with providers and voluntary sector organisations play a significant role in supporting and empowering patients to self manage their health and wellbeing, especially patients with a long term condition(s).

In response to national requirements, the local Bradford District and Craven Five Year Forward View (2014-2019) states commissioners and providers need to work together, taking a system wide approach, to enhance the health and wellbeing of the local population through self care and self management. As such, Bradford District and Craven have formed a Self Care and Prevention Programme which is representative of health, social and voluntary sector organisations to progress the self care agenda.

In December 2015, the national NHS outlined a new approach to help ensure that health and care services are built around the needs of local populations.

To do this, every health and care system in England was asked to produce a sustainability and transformation plan (STP). This plan shows how local services will evolve and become sustainable over the next five years to deliver on the national Five Year Forward View.

Bradford District and Craven has a large geographic footprint incorporating significant deprivation, some affluence, urban, rural and city living. Our population is one of the most diverse nationally and significant health inequalities still exist across the different areas of the district. People, especially women, live a significant proportion of their lives in poor health and more than 33,000 children live in relative poverty. The District is known nationally for its work in Digital Healthcare in particular providing 24/7 face to face video consultation.

Bradford District & Craven: The triple aim

- Health and Wellbeing

- Care and Quality

- Finance and efficiency (subject to confirmation of treatment of risk and assumptions)

Note: These terms of reference set out the governance, membership, remit, responsibilities and reporting arrangements of the Self Care and Prevention Board.

1. Aims

The main aims of the programme are around 8 projects; Workforce Development, IT and Technology, Tools and Resources, Stakeholder Engagement, Children and Young People, Social Prescribing, Contracting and KPI's and Prevention. There are three themes:

- People and communities

To develop skills with citizens, with knowledge and resources that empowers people to better self care.

- Workforce

To train staff across health, social care and wider partner to develop understanding of change/ practice motivational interviewing skills and application into the workplace, with citizens.

- System Change

To implement and develop awareness of behavioural and cultural change in programmes and organisations to develop a system wide approach better understand self care.

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