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Strategy – why bother when you get crises coming along?

Having suggested what a health and wellbeing strategy should look like, the current Covid crisis raises the question: ‘if something like this comes along and throws everything into the air, why bother with a strategy?’ Generally, I think, it’s still worth having a strategy, though

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Systems modelling a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy

In my last blog, I outlined the broad shape of what a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy might look like.  I included a rough diagram to illustrate it but wanted to produce a slightly more detailed systems map, showing some of the connections and feedback

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Just how strategic are Health and Wellbeing Strategies?

I have long thought that our local Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS), and most of the others I have seen, are not very strategic.  They don’t do a good job of identifying a way in which ‘the whole system’ locally (including patients and the

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The five key elements that a strategy should contain

I want, in a future blog, to look at what Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies (JHWS’s) could and should look like, and how they so often fail to achieve their potential.  My feeling, for a long time [e.g. from 2014], has been that many

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Another month, another mental health meeting

V – so, another month, another mental health meeting? A – Indeed. V – so what happened?  Wasn’t there a presentation to be made to the Health and Wellbeing Board? A – Yes.  A draft presentation was circulated several weeks ago and I replied within