To help make the NHS sustainable, people need to be more proactive about prioritising their health and wellbeing, to reduce their risk of developing lifestyle related health conditions.

A key element at the heart of the NHS Five Year Forward View is to encourage behavioural change amongst communities, to help with the prevention of these conditions.

This requires a concerted collaborative effort between partners in the health system, at a local and national level.

To help deliver our prevention work across the BOB STP, we:

  • have bid for £1.1 million
  • are appointing a prevention project manager
  • have set up five working groups covering; smoking; alcohol; mental wellbeing; physical activity and obesity
  • have developed a local needs profile across the BOB STP area
  • are considering a ‘winter’ #Moving Can campaign

We also have plans to develop a ‘winter’ #Moving Can campaign under consideration.

We are also on track with four major initiatives:

  1. Rolling out of behavioural change programmes with system-wide training to support the adoption of prevention and self-care as a first principle
  2. Ensuring five lifestyle risk areas are being visibly tackled across BOB : obesity; smoking; alcohol; physical activity and mental wellbeing – particularly within the NHS
  3. Using and developing local data displayed at a BOB level to better understand population and place-based health issues. This will include developing prevention profile tools; inequalities tools and facilitating associated system level training.
  4. Identifying and promoting access to specific digital tools that support ill health prevention; self-management and workforce wellbeing and development