Inspired By Others

People powered primary care

A community-centred approach to health called Community Wellbeing Practices (CWP) is being offered to patients at all 17 GP practices in Halton in order to respond more appropriately to patients’ social needs, which are often an underlying reason for their presentation at primary care services.

Mark Swift, Chief Executive Officer of Wellbeing Enterprises CIC has published a paper in the Journal of Integrated Care to share the learning from CWP in Halton. Download the paper here.

Can a whole town lose weight together? Ways to Wellville

Embarrassed to be named the least healthy county in Michigan, USA, in 2011, Muskegon is trying something quietly radical: turning the small cluster of towns in the county into a multifaceted support network to help people make healthy changes that stick - like losing weight and keeping it off. Read about their innovative approach here.

Healthier Fleetwood

Dr Mark Spencer, GP at the Mount View Practice, explains why he is overseeing ‘Healthier Fleetwood’, an ambitious year-long project in his town aimed at improving the health of local people.

“Healthier Fleetwood is about making Fleetwood a healthier place to live for current residents and generations to come. It will focus on ‘what makes me well’ rather than ‘what's made you ill’". Read more here.

Linking wellbeing to literacy

Dr Selwyn Hodge, an adviser to Well North, outlines a collaborative project to improve literacy in Denaby, Doncaster

Denaby is an area which, in common with many other places in the country, has suffered from the effects of a decline in traditional industries. As a result the area now has considerable needs in relation to employment levels and educational standards.

Well Doncaster is involved in finding innovative ways of helping to address this situation. Read more here.

A Manifesto for Health Creation

The new NHS alliance have recently launched A Manifesto for Health Creation, the manifesto sets out 10 high impact recommendations to create a wellness-based health system to address health inequalities. Click here to read the full manifesto.