Health & Wellbeing Board
22/10/2015 10:02:00......Posted by Yvette Hopley
At the Health and Wellbeing Board meeting of 21 October we examined in detail the summary of the JSNA Key Datasets. In some areas Croydon’s performance relative to the rest of England was better or improving over time. However, in other areas there had been a significant deterioration over time.
The areas where Croydon is described as performing well include: breastfeeding, smoking during pregnancy, road casualties, chlamydia screening coverage, hip fracture care and smoking quitters, liver disease, life expectancy, households on local authority housing waiting lists, avoidable hospital admissions, healthcare associated infection. This was all good news.
The areas where Croydon’s performance is described as a challenge include: childhood immunisations, school attainment at age 11, youth offending, use of tobacco products other than cigarettes and e -cigarettes at age 15, mental health admissions for children, sexual and reproductive health, pneumococcal vaccination coverage for older people, injuries due to falls in older people, cycling, breast screening, people who have received an NHS health check, homelessness, diagnosis rate for dementia, patient reported outcomes for hip replacement and knee replacement, proportion of people dying at home, violence. Other areas where Croydon’s population has high or increasing need relative to other areas include: child poverty, looked after children, children with autism, population growth and turnover.
In our table discussions of particular concern was that Croydon’s performance has deteriorated over the last year for attainment at key stage 2 (primary school age) in reading, writing and mathematics relative to London and England, and Croydon is now among the 25% worst performing local authorities for this indicator.
Croydon’s teenage pregnancy rate has increased over the last year, whereas the rate for London and England has continued to decrease. Croydon continues to have a high rate of repeat abortions relative to other local authorities. Croydon has a higher rate of persons presenting with HIV at a late stage of infection than the London and England average.
There has been a large increase in gonorrhoea nationally over the last year. Croydon is in the worst 25% of local authorities in England. Prevalence of syphilis and genital herpes has improved in Croydon relative to other local authorities over the last year, whereas prevalence of genital warts has deteriorated.
Croydon is among the worst 25% of local authorities for flu and pneumococcal vaccination coverage for older people. Coverage for pneumococcal vaccination has deteriorated relative to London and England in the last 1-3 years.
It is important that this information is considered alongside broader information and that clear strategies are aligned to support those areas where we are not doing so well.
There was much to discuss at this meeting which also included a paper on Autism and an update on the Better Care Fund. Full details are available on the council’s website