Health Inequalities Programme phase two
Using the learning from phase one of the Health Inequalities Scrutiny Programme, CfPS set out to create a way of doing a scrutiny review that assessed its impact.
In the spring of 2011, a small team of CfPS Expert Advisers, a member of the Marmot review team and CfPS staff met to consider how concepts of “rate of return” on investment might usefully be transferred from the world of economics, business and commerce to the world of health and wellbeing.
This work led to the creation of a new model that:
Makes overview and scrutiny more robust - focusing on impacts and outcomes.
Integrate the policy objectives of the Marmot review into scrutiny reviews and local authority leadership – enabling local leaders to lead on Marmot objectives and outcomes.
Embed the wider determinants and their impact on health.
Estimate and evaluate the impact of scrutiny recommendations.
Five Scrutiny Development Areas helped to develop this new approach:
Adur, Worthing and Arun – Homelessness.
Haringey – Men’s health.
Rotherham – Morbid obesity.
Sheffield - Diabetes in the South Asian community.
Tendring – Falls and fall prevention.
The model and how to use it can be found in our recent publication “Tipping the Scales”.
For more information, you can contact;
Su Turner, Principal Consultant,