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Health and wellbeing strategy

Barking and Dagenham health and wellbeing strategy 2015 to 2018

This 2015 refresh of Barking and Dagenham’s joint health and wellbeing strategy outlines our top priorities for improving the health and wellbeing of all the people who live and work in the borough.

Joint health and wellbeing strategy 2015 to 18 (PDF, 1.26 MB)

Healthy weight strategy Toggle accordion

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:

  1. Enable families and individuals to take responsibility for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
  2. Make an active lifestyle and healthy eating the easier choice.
  3. Address causes that put particular groups of families and individuals at a greater risk of obesity.
  4. 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 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)

Previous reports

Annual health report 2015 to 16 (PDF, 1.20 MB)

Annual health report 2014 to 15 (PDF, 1.53 MB)

Annual report 2013 to 14 (PDF, 1.46 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 - population characteristics (PDF, 1.83 MB)

Pharmaceutical needs assessment 2018 to 21 - pharmaceutical service provision (PDF, 861.62 KB)

Pharmaceutical needs assessment 2018 to 21 - stakeholder engagement (PDF, 874.32 KB)

Pharmaceutical needs assessment 2018 to 21 - conclusions (PDF, 317.44 KB)

Pharmaceutical needs assessment 2018 to 21 - appendices A to D (PDF, 1.62 MB)

Pharmaceutical needs assessment 2018 to 21 - appendices E to F (PDF, 1.77 MB)

Pharmaceutical needs assessment 2018 to 21 - appendices G toN (PDF, 1.73 MB)

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.