Morley and District Local Care Partnership

Morley and District Local Care Partnership is a well-established LCP with a geographical footprint covering Morley as well as Driglington, Gildersome, Churwell, Tingley and East Ardsley.

We have high levels of participation from colleagues across health, social care and the third sector. GP practices involved in our partnership are:

  • Drighlington Medical Centre
  • Fountain Medical Centre
  • Gildersome Health Centre
  • Leigh View Medical Practice
  • Morley Health Centre
  • South Queen Street Medical Centre
  • Windsor House Group Practice

We collaborated during the Covid-19 pandemic, sharing information to better coordinate our response in the local area. We work together to look at where we can make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of defined groups within the local population. Addressing health inequalities through a local perspective has to lead us to think about a proactive approach and how to utilise available resources more effectively.

Current priorities:

Population health management – frailty

We are participating in population health management with a focus on frailty. We are using a data-driven approach and have identified a group of people with diabetes, falls, mobility and transfer problems that live in some of the most deprived areas in the locality. We are currently designing an intervention that will take a person-centred approach to work with individuals to improve their quality of life and prevent more severe levels of frailty in this group. The success of this intervention will be evaluated by measuring the impact on the individuals who have agreed to take part in this pilot.

Taking part in the population health management programme has strengthened the relationships across health, social Care and the third sector in the locality. It has encouraged everyone to consider the broader determinants of health and how we can significantly impact these determinants by working together sharing skills, knowledge, and resources.

Health inequalities

Health inequalities are avoidable and unfair differences in health status between groups of people or communities. There are many kinds of health inequality and how the term is used. This means that when we talk about ‘health inequality, it is helpful to clarify which measure is unequally distributed and between which people. Health inequalities could be determined by the status of people’s health, e.g., life expectancy, access and quality of care, the behavioural risk to health, availability and experience of care. These could be influenced by different factors like income, geography, specific characteristics like (sex, religion, ethnicity or disability), socially excluded groups like people experiencing homelessness.

We are looking to identify the health inequalities within our geography, and the primary care network lead looking into Health Inequality is Dr Jill Gogna. She is currently working with people with learning disabilities. We are looking to expand more on health inequalities by looking into the access and quality of care in some of the issues that ranked high in the Morley and District LCP like diabetes, COPD, CHD, cancer, etc.



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