‘Poverty proofing’ healthcare services

16 Jun 2022
Sustainable healthcare zone
Sustainable Healthcare

Minimising the impact of poverty on healthcare provision is key to breaking the link between an individual’s income and their opportunity to live a long, healthy life. From patient outcomes to workforce development, performance in healthcare settings is intimately aligned with the financial backgrounds of the individuals involved.

Children North East’s ‘Poverty Proofing’ experts support healthcare teams to listen to the experiences of their patients, staff and stakeholders on how poverty impacts them and then provide tailored guidance to support improvement in areas such as access, participation, experience and long-term engagement. This session will give some examples of the work Children North East have delivered across the country.

This session is part of the Sustainable Healthcare Zone, which is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.

Heather Corlett - North East and North Cumbria
Luke Bramhall, Head of Youth Services and Poverty Proofing - Children North East