Inequalities and the broader determinants of health BAP

11 November 2022

This board assurance prompt (BAP) is targeted at integrated care boards (ICBs) and addresses two of their aims:

  • tackling inequalities in outcomes, experience and access
  • helping the NHS support broader social and economic development.

In tackling inequalities, the ICB’s role extends beyond that of the commissioning planning and delivery of health and care services. It also has a role to play in ensuring healthcare organisations across the system collaborate and contribute to the broader social and economic development of their communities.

This guide is intended to stimulate debate both within the ICB and with partner organisations and stakeholders as part of building effective partnerships and collaborative approaches to achieving the above aims.

It develops thinking first presented by GGI in a paper jointly published with IBM Watson Health in 2018, called How population health management will deliver a sustainable NHS.

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