BHP - Service provision rationale for SOM
Building Health Partnerships (BHP) is a national programme kindly funded by NHS England to improve health outcomes, through supporting the development of partnerships between Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations.
In Greater Manchester (GM), the project centred on the health inequalities faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) people, exploring the challenges encountered. We worked in partnership to identify solutions and reduce barriers for LGB&T people accessing healthcare services.
We need to create environments in which people are engaged stakeholders in the care that they receive, increasing the likelihood they’ll receive the right treatment, at the right time, first time round.
Understanding the make-up of our communities, and what their requirements are, is fundamental to both intelligent commissioning and the provision of effective and high-quality services. Without establishing and targeting resources to communities with the biggest need, value for money cannot be delivered.
Undertaking these considerations will help enable the right decisions to be made at both individual and community levels.