Below are some of the outcomes of the surveys we have recently consulted on.
We commissioned some research to help us better understand the health implications of Covid-19 on our residents.
The research included desk-top reviews and interviews with NHS staff how the health of the population in Sunderland has been impacted due to COVID-19. An initial draft review was completed in June 2020 before being presented to local voluntary sector organisations for feedback.
The feedback received highlighted a need to add in insight into the impact on Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. This has now been incorporated into this final report, alongside the key areas of mental health, safeguarding, and the treatment of pre-existing or newly acquired health conditions.
The final report provided key insights and ideas for initiatives or interventions that could help support mitigating the health impact of COVID-19 as part of the Better Heath engagement programme. The following three areas were identified as main themes which need to be supported and explored further:
- Mental health
- Pre-existing or newly acquired health conditions
The research made several recommedations for involvement, including through tools and activities. These are currently being explored and a programme of work is being developed.