LTP Priority: Cancer
Population Intervention Triangle Segments (link to Section 1 PHE PBA): Service
Type of Interventions: NHS Health Screening and Health Check Awareness for BME Communities in Trafford
Major driver of health inequalities in your area of work
National screening programmes and NHS Health Checks show that there is a significantly low number of BME take up in the North Locality of Trafford, which has the highest levels of deprivation and a high population of Black and minority ethnic (BME) communities in comparison to Trafford’s average.
- Deprivation and Protected groups – Black and Minority Ethnic Groups
NHS Health Screening and Health Check Awareness for BME Communities in Trafford
Saving Lives Project was established by VBME-T with Public Health, Trafford Council and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) NHS in March 2015 with a one-year delivery plan, focusing on improving the public health screening uptake in BME communities. While working with existing services, the aim of the project was to reduce inequalities and improving health outcomes in the North Trafford locality, create awareness and ultimately improve results in an increased number of people from BME communities attending screening and health checks. This would be reflected by the Public Health Outcomes framework indicators.
Here is a paper outlining the project: NHS Health Screening and Health Check Awareness for BME Communities in Trafford – Executive Summary