Reducing healthcare inequalities for children and young people. The Core20PLUS5 approach is designed to support integrated care system to drive action in health inequalities improvement.
The most deprived 20% of the national population as identified by the national Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD).
Integrated care system-chosen population groups experiencing poorer-than-average health access, experience and/or outcomes, who may not be captured within the Core20 alone and would benefit from a tailored healthcare approach e.g. inclusion health groups.
Key clinical areas of health inequalities
Asthma: Address over reliance on reliever medications and decrease the number of asthma attacks.
Diabetes: Increase access to real-time continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps in the most deprived quintiles and from ethnic minority backgrounds and increase proportion of children and young people with Type 2 diabetes receiving annual health checks.
Epilepsy: Increase access to epilepsy specialist nurses and ensure access in the first year of care for those with a learning disability or autism.
Oral health: Address the backlog for tooth extractions in hospital for the under 10s.
Mental health: Improve access rates to children and young people’s mental health services for 0-17 year olds, for certain ethnic groups, age, gender and deprivation.