Making a difference through funded projects
NHS England have allocated an amount of funding to every ICB to tackle healthcare inequalities. For Coventry and Warwickshire, this was £3.54m in 2022/23. This allocation will recur each year as part of the ICB’s baseline funding.
In Coventry & Warwickshire we have taken the decision to use the funding to support a number of projects across the system that will trial new ways of working and provide evidence as to the value of different approaches in reducing inequalities. During 2022/23, partners across the system were invited to submit proposals for projects which would tackle healthcare inequalities. These proposals were reviewed by an Investment Panel, with recommendations being made to the ICB Executive Group for the final decision.
Sixteen projects have been funded to date, aligned with the Core20Plus5 priorities. These projects are currently in the initial stages of setup. As they progress, information about each of them will be included on these pages.
Our approach for allocation of the health inequalities funding is changing and will be more aligned to each of the four Places. When the new funding process is finalised, information will be available on the Health Inequalities Innovation Fund.