Health and wellbeing strategy
Barking and Dagenham Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019 to 2023
As required by the Health and the Care Act 2012, the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy outlines Health and Wellbeing Board partners’ key priorities to improve population health. This is the first Health and Wellbeing Strategy to be co-produced with residents, use outcomes based commissioning and focus on three priority themes. The Health and Wellbeing Strategy was endorsed by Health and Wellbeing Board on 15 January 2019:
Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019 to 2023 (PDF, 1 MB)
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The healthy weight strategy 2016 to 2020 sets out our plans to tackle one of the biggest preventable health challenges the borough faces.
Healthy weight strategy (PDF, 1.00 MB)
The strategy’s vision is that Barking and Dagenham will be a place where residents can make a change to enable them to achieve or maintain a healthy weight.
The strategy will achieve this by addressing four action points:
- Enable families and individuals to take responsibility for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
- Make an active lifestyle and healthy eating the easier choice.
- Address causes that put particular groups of families and individuals at a greater risk of obesity.
- Ensure the built and natural environment support families and individuals to be more healthy and active.
Achievement of these four to dos will involve action across all stages of life, from childhood into adulthood, in line with the borough’s health and wellbeing strategy. An action plan is in place to deliver on the aims of the strategy.
The strategy and action plan was developed by the Healthy Weight Alliance, a multidisciplinary group of officers from the council and partners, and is overseen by the borough’s Health and Wellbeing Board.
Director of Public Health annual report Toggle accordion
This annual report is produced by the Director of Public Health for Barking and Dagenham, Matthew Cole.
Annual report 2020 to 21 summary (PDF, 4.6MB)
Annual report 2021 to 21 full version (PDF, 8.9MB)
Annual health report 2018 to 19 (PDF, 3 MB)
Annual health report 2016 to 17 (PDF, 1.94 MB)
Annual health report 2016 to 2017 pages 1-6 (PDF, 508 KB)
Annual health report 2016 to 2017 chapter 1 (PDF, 819 KB)
Annual health report 2016 to 2017 chapter 2 (PDF, 1.49 MB)
Annual health report 2016 to 2017 chapter 3 (PDF, 1.59 MB)
Annual health report 2016 to 2017 chapter 4 (PDF, 811 KB)
Annual health report 2016 to 2017 chapter 5 (PDF, 1.59 MB)
Annual health report 2015 to 2016 (PDF, 1.20 MB)
Annual health report 2014 to 2015 (PDF, 1.53 MB)
Annual report 2013 to 2014 (PDF, 1.46 MB)
Annual report 2012 to 2013 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
Pharmaceutical needs assessment 2018 to 21 Toggle accordion
We asked for your opinion on pharmacy services in the borough over the next three years. A pharmaceutical needs assessment helps ensure everyone in Barking and Dagenham has access to a pharmacy and the services they provide. The assessment provides information on what services are currently provided in the borough, what changes may occur in the future and if there are any gaps in coverage.
The data contained in the report was deemed to be correct at the time it was collected, but it should be noted that pharmacy provision is a changing and fluid service and we are aware that since the report was compiled, there are pharmacies that have closed, or changed their services, though these changes are minimal.
It should also be noted that Pharmacy in Riverside is an evolving situation, being part of the Barking Riverside regeneration scheme and services are in a state of development as the regeneration project progresses.
Pharmaceutical needs assessment
Pharmaceutical needs assessment 2018 to 21 - executive summary (PDF, 496.76 KB)
Pharmaceutical needs assessment 2018 to 21 - introduction (PDF, 406.80 KB)
Pharmaceutical needs assessment 2018 to 21 - context (PDF, 429.01 KB)
Pharmaceutical needs assessment 2018 to 21 - stakeholder engagement (PDF, 874.32 KB)
Pharmaceutical needs assessment 2018 to 21 - conclusions (PDF, 317.44 KB)
What you think of pharmacy services in the borough
As well as the pharmaceutical needs assessment, we asked residents to tell us what they thought of the pharmacy services available in Barking and Dagenham. We will publish the results of this survey in due course.