Health Inequalities in General Practice with Dr John Patterson
Doctors Sara and Lisa speak with Dr John Patterson about Health Inequalities. This is the second of our two talks on Health Inequalities, please check out Dr Laura Neilson’s talk before this one. Dr John Patterson is a GP and Medical Director of Hope Citadel, as well as their Focused Care Lead and the Chief Clinical Officer for Oldham CCG. We discuss the social determinants of health and a working definition of health inequalities. He talks to us about his journey into tackling health inequalities, his projects, and others of interest. He makes a compelling case as to the importance of health inequalities, and how ‘the right thing is always the smart thing to do’.
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Book: Tackling Causes and Consequences of Health Inequalities: A Practical Guide (2020) Edited By James Matheson, John Patterson, Laura Neilson: https://www.routledge.com/Tackling-Causes-and-Consequences-of-Health-Inequalities-A-Practical-Guide/Matheson-Patterson-Neilson/p/book/9781138499867
Hope Citadel Resources: https://hopecitadel.org.uk/
Focused Care (service model to work with the most vulnerable families in communities): https://focusedcare.org.uk/
The Shared Health Foundation: https://sharedhealthfoundation.org.uk/
Greater Manchester Deprivation GP training programme: https://www.docsindepgpst.org.uk/
The Marmot Review 10 Years On: https://www.health.org.uk/publications/reports/the-marmot-review-10-years-on?gclid=Cj0KCQjwkt6aBhDKARIsAAyeLJ28cEVgCnGVUAgk9SflEGZnM-Q0iZ76by6yxw7R-T0CktbmSGIqllkaAg9CEALw_wcB
Doctors John Patterson and Laura Neilson both mention the Eden Project: https://joineden.org/
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (discussed as an approach to Health): https://www.gp-training.net/communication-skills/communication-skills-theory/maslows-hierarchy-of-needs
Professor Steve Fields (Previously NHS England’s Deputy National Medical Director, with the lead responsibility for addressing health inequalities): http://www.homelessnessandhealth.co.uk/events/2017/professor-steve-field/
Interesting Paper Mentioned: North and South: addressing the English health divide, Clare Bambra, Ben Barr, Eugene Milne (2014): https://academic.oup.com/jpubhealth/article/36/2/183/2901779
Related Blog: What can German reunification teach the UK about levelling up? UK policymakers can learn lessons from the German experience to help level up the UK economy Kathrin Enenkel (2021): https://www.centreforcities.org/blog/what-can-german-reunification-teach-the-uk-about-levelling-up/
Common-Wealth health Inequalities Global Research: https://www.common-wealth.co.uk/
David Buck Kings Fund Focused Secondary Prevention in Primary Care is the fastest way to close health inequalities: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/blog/2011/04/incentivising-public-health-primary-care-learning-qof
The Black Report on Health Inequalities in 1980: https://navigator.health.org.uk/theme/black-report-health-inequalities
NHS Health Inequalities Oversight Group: https://www.england.nhs.uk/about/equality/equality-hub/national-healthcare-inequalities-improvement-programme/our-approach-to-reducing-healthcare-inequalities/strategic-drivers/
Core20PLUS5 A national approach to reducing health inequalities explained: https://www.england.nhs.uk/about/equality/equality-hub/national-healthcare-inequalities-improvement-programme/core20plus5/
Bentley C and Leaman J Health Inequalities: National Support Team Priority actions based upon best practice that could impact inequalities in mortality and life expectancy in the short term (accessed Oct 2022): https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/215329/dh_130949.pdf
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