NEQOS, on behalf of the AHSN NENC, has recently produced an updated version of ‘The Population Health and Healthcare Surveillance report’ which provides a single reference source containing a regional oversight of activity across all areas of health and healthcare to assist users in identifying indicators where there is wide variation across the North East and North Cumbria.
The last full surveillance report was published in March 2019, with a version relating to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic published in three reports in 2020 and 2021.
As a result of the substantial effect of the pandemic on the healthcare system and wider determinants of health, a review of the report content was undertaken by NEQOS and the Medical Director of the AHSN. This has resulted in changes to some of the indicators in the report with several new indicators added including digital skills and digital exclusion, police recorded crime, ambulance incidents and response times, and an additional indicator relating to appointments in General Practice.
The report can be found on the AHSN NENC website Measurement – AHSN NENC (ahsn-nenc.org.uk)
Please contact us at NEQOS@cntw.nhs.uk if you’d like to discuss the findings of this report in more detail.