Can Do Health & Care - NHS Uncomfortable Truths Report

Part 1: WHY as system leaders we need to address culture to improve outcomes | 5 Panel 1: Are our services safe, integrated, equitable and compassionate Chair: Wendy Herber, Independent Chair, Healthwatch Suffolk Panel: Sharon Alexander, Chief Officer, CVS Tendring Nicola Cottington, Chief Operating Officer, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust Dean Dorsett, Clinical Lead for Personalised Care NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board, and Senior Partner and GP Principal, Burlington Primary Care Joyce McIntyre, Community Connector, African Families in the UK Rebecca Pulford, Director of Nursing and Chief Nursing Information Officer, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust Jeptepkeny Ronoh, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Suffolk County Council Wendy: This event is unusual, as we don’t usually have open ended and personal conversations. It is also a timely conversation, with marginalised people being subject to abuse, and racism on the rise. We worry about language, using the right words and saying the right things, but today let’s be curious, leave judgement behind and acknowledge we are all trying to do the best we can. Uncomfortable Truth 1: People in our most deprived places in Suffolk and North East Essex have consistently poorer health outcomes than those in more affluent areas. Essex and Suffolk Joint Strategic Needs Assessments