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What works: Finding ways to better support people who frequently attend emergency departments 

People who visit emergency departments more frequently than the average often experience multiple socioeconomic difficulties and health problems. In this brief we summarise evidence on how health care services can better support these patients. Meeting these patients’ needs requires an integrated approach that cuts across different health care services but may also involve local authorities and the voluntary sector.

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A new tool to help ICBs allocate general practice funding more equitably – introducing eFIT

In this blog, we introduce eFIT, a tool that helps Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) allocate funding more equitably by considering socio-economic factors. By addressing inequalities in general practice funding, eFIT aims to provide additional resources to practices serving disadvantaged communities, working towards fairer health care outcomes for all.

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Do practices with more funding employ more staff and achieve better patient satisfaction?

Previous research has shown an association between funding and patient experience; practices receiving less funding have lower levels of patient satisfaction. Our work explores how funding, workforce and patient experience are related.

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Navigating self-referrals to mental health services

In this blog, one of our Citizen Panel members reflects on their experience of using self-referral for seeking mental health care.

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What works: Health checks for patients with severe mental illness

Morbidity and mortality in people who suffer from severe mental illness (SMI) is substantially higher than the general population. In the UK, annual screening for physical health conditions is available for people with SMI, however uptake is low. This brief examines available evidence for interventions to improve delivery of physical health checks for people with SMI in primary care.

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What works: Mitigating inequalities in telephone and digital triage for primary health care 

Telephone triage and digital triage aim to improve access to general practice by making early clinical decisions with signposting where necessary. However, the impact of triage systems on health and care inequalities remains uncertain. This brief examines the differential impacts of telephone and digital triaging systems on disadvantaged groups.

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Inequality/equality cog

Welcome to the Health Equity Evidence Centre                

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What works: Fostering equitable access to primary health care for asylum seekers, migrants and refugees

The NHS policy for free primary healthcare has proven insufficient to remove barriers for unwell migrants. This brief presents current available evidence relating to what works to address inequalities for people seeking asylum, migrants and refugees accessing primary care.

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How to screen for social needs in primary care

This how-to guide aims to provide a practical guide to social needs screening in primary care by: summarising existing knowledge, opportunities and challenges; describing a step-by-step guide to implementation for integrated care boards, primary care networks and practices; and highlighting strategies to support design and implementation.

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What works: Addressing inequalities in the uptake of cervical screening

There are substantial inequalities in the uptake of cervical screening across socioeconomic and ethnic groups. This brief summarises the evidence on what works to address inequalities in cervical screening and provides recommendations for health practitioners and policymakers.

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How to undertake equity-focused quality improvement

This how-to guide aims to explain the principles of equity-focused quality improvement (EF-QI) and to provide practical guidance for policymakers and practitioners seeking to undertake or commission EF-QI.

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