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Health Services: Disadvantaged

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL4140, tabled on 17 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need to incorporate Inclusion Health populations within NHS England strategies.

Answered on

29 December 2021

NHS England’s vision for health inequalities is to ensure exceptional quality healthcare for all, through equitable access, excellent experience and optimal outcomes. NHS England’s Health Inequalities Quality Improvement Programme is committed to deliver this vision by:

- Ensuring inclusion health is embedded across all core programmes and system policies to enable the restoration of NHS services inclusively;

- Mitigating against ‘digital exclusion’;

- Improving the ability to identify need and monitor/measure health outcomes by ensuring datasets are complete and timely;

- Accelerating preventative programmes; and

- Strengthening leadership and accountability across integrated care systems and national, regional and place-based systems.

NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Core20PLUS5 is a national approach to support the reduction of health inequalities at both national and system level, including for inclusion health populations. In support of Core20PLUS5, integrated care systems will be required to develop inclusion health plans. These will highlight key national, regional and local priorities.