Bassetlaw takes a population health improvement approach. Population Health refers to improving the health of an entire population, improving the physical and mental health outcomes and wellbeing of people, whilst reducing health inequalities within and across a defined population. It includes action to reduce the occurrence of ill-health, including addressing wider determinants of health. This involves three interdependent pillars:
- Infrastructure: the structure of the Bassetlaw Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) (described here), and a collaborative partnership approach (see here) ensures that partners are involved, and support and challenge each other, in all elements of population health improvement;
- Intelligence: Partners collate their insights and data at place and primary care networks levels, and by population, to form a collective understanding of the needs of Bassetlaw people;
- Interventions: Interventions are planned and analysed using a population segmentation approach.