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.

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