NHSEI Prevention Programme set to improve healthcare for Killisick communities

Killisick in Gelding, part of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS, has been selected as one of five pilots to be funded through the NHSEI Prevention Programme; a scheme prioritising patient health and happiness in under-funded communities.

The project’s central focus is tackling health inequalities through sustained community engagement; maintaining an ongoing conversation between Killisick residents and partner organisations such as Nottinghamshire County Council, Gedling Borough Council, Newark and Sherwood CVS and more.

Over the last months, the ICS has been holding a series of conversations with residents and stakeholders in the area in order to gain insight into the impacts of living in these areas and the general health and wellbeing of the people.

Successful examples of engagement sessions include a Summer Fair and a cost of living event where residents were given the opportunity to talk to partners about living in the area.

Following these engagement, partners have identified some key themes emerging from the local narrative. Going forward, they plan to build on to form sustainable solutions and positively affect the health and well-being of residents in the future.

The ICS encourages further feedback from residents and stakeholders living or working in Killisick, and asks people to contact community@gedling.gov.uk if they would like to share their experiences.