Preventing health and care issues for Norfolk

Healthwatch Norfolk was commissioned by the Health & Wellbeing Board for Norfolk, in November 2021, to explore prevention activity in line with the Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy for 2018-22 (Health & Wellbeing Board for Norfolk, 2018). The aim of this review is to inform and support the development of the Health & Wellbeing Board’s next strategy in relation to its specific priority on prevention.

The conclusions found within this piece of work will likely feel familiar to the Health and Wellbeing Board. This perhaps reflects that system wide, and with members of the public, there is established awareness of the importance of the prevention agenda for Norfolk and Waveney, but that it can struggle to reach priority when immediate demands and crises take hold.

It is hoped that this piece of work will help give some insight into the experiences of Norfolk and Waveney residents, in relation to prevention activity, as well as highlight some of the prevention activity that has been taking place over this period.

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