Keeping people well
We want to enable everyone to keep well by making healthy choices and providing services that help prevent illness, promote wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. Below you can find some of the work that has been happening to support this aim.
Supporting surge vaccination in Nuneaton
The vaccination programme is delivered through the collaboration of all partners across the whole of the Integrated Care System.
When cases of a new variant of COVID -19 were found in Nuneaton, the vaccination programme was stepped up in co-ordination with community testing. Local GPs, the George Eliot Hospital and Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust come together to help ramp up vaccination in the community. Using a “vaccination ambulance” we were able to take the jab directly to the wards where we knew the variant was spreading, supporting greater uptake and preventing further spread of the virus.
Working together to deliver endoscopy services
The need to respond to the Covid-19 Pandemic meant that many services had to be paused during the first wave of the pandemic. Although staff worked hard to restore services, the pandemic has resulted in increased waiting lists of patients needing care, as well as reduced capacity to deliver services, as we adhere to new infection control measures to keep both staff and patients safe.
Covid vaccination programme community engagement across Coventry and Warwickshire
Health Care Partners across the system recognised the need to ensure that accurate vaccination information was available to seldom heard groups. Data showed that some groups and individuals were more disadvantaged or subject to the most harm from the pandemic. It was crucial to reach out to our wider community and make sure that they had the facts available to make their own decisions about the benefits of getting the vaccination.
The Integrated Care System partners in Coventry and Warwickshire have been involving local communities and reaching out to seldom heard and vulnerable groups through many channels and approaches.