Addressing inequalities for residents in Frimley

All partners in Frimley Health and Care are working together to reduce health inequalities between different groups of residents.

By developing strong analytical functions shared across primary and secondary care, local authorities, community, and mental health services, they have implemented schemes to bring rapid support to the most vulnerable communities during the pandemic, including Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups at greatest risk.

These included piloting BAME preventive and support services, including pulse oximetry, a winter-focused community ‘deal’ with residents to help maintain voluntary networks, an early warning system to help anticipate winter pressures and providing culturally appropriate food parcels with support from local faith groups.

They have further developed community relationships and trusted sources of information that support and enhance their communication around how to stay safe, access services (including vaccinations) and access prevention and self-care information and support in a different way, targeted and tailored to those most in need and less likely to engage with our usual routes.

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