If you live or work in Portsmouth, we would like your views about health and wellbeing issues facing people in Portsmouth.
- Males in Portsmouth have significantly shorter life expectancy than the average for England? Or that males in the city’s most deprived areas live nearly 11 years shorter than males in the least deprived areas?
- In some areas, nearly 70% of children live in poverty?
- Obesity rates for primary school age children are improving?
- Teenage conception rates are improving?
- Smoking is the main reason for the gap in life expectancy between rich and poor?
An easy-to-read Annual Summary of these and other health and wellbeing issues in Portsmouth has just been produced: http://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/living/19369.html
The Summary covers a lot more than just information about the NHS or Social Care. Lots of factors affect someone’s physical or mental wellbeing – for example, the area they live in, whether they have enough money, whether they smoke or drink, whether they have a job, whether they have good educational qualifications to be able to get a job...
This information is used as part of the decision-making process about where and how to spend NHS, Social Care and other budgets. ‘Commissioners’ are the organisations that have the money to spend on NHS and Social Care. The information about ‘need’ is summarised in a strategic needs assessment. And, by law, Portsmouth GPs and Portsmouth City Council must work together to produce one.
Please look at the Summary and give your views on:
· What do you think are the main health and wellbeing issues facing people (children, adults, older people) in Portsmouth?
· What are the ‘causes of the causes’ of the issues you’ve identified?
· What should we do to improve wellbeing in Portsmouth?
· What isn’t working? Or what should we stop doing?
· Portsmouth has many assets – in our people, places and organisations. What assets do we have in Portsmouth to tackle the issues you’ve identified?
Views are very welcome by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by completing this online survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JSNA2012
A wealth of information about health and wellbeing in Portsmouth is here: www.jsna.portsmouth.gov.uk
We look forward to hearing from you