In December 2021, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities announced £22.5 million would be used to help areas with low vaccine uptake. The money was given to councils to encourage people to come forward and get vaccinated by setting up or continuing with Community Vaccines Champion schemes. They targeted 60+ local authorities with the low uptake numbers, including Cambridge City.
We worked with Cambridge City Council to deliver a program of projects and activities around vaccinations and COVID19, including working collaboratively on the Time Capsule Project and the Lockdown, Legacy and Learning Conference. The project came to an end in March 2023.
Final vaccine access conference.
On 13th March we held a conference to wind up the project and to give people a chance to reflect on the learning and to think about the way forward.
The slides from the presentation can be found here.
We are in the process of writing up the next steps document.
We are uploading a selection of the artwork onto the Museum of Cambridge's Capturing Cambridge website to preserve it for the future (coming soon).
Coming soon the plans for what will come next and some reports drawing out the learning.
How the NHS is changing
These two resources explain a bit about the structural changes in the way the NHS is organised.
King's Fund video, 'How does the NHS in England work and how is it changing?' - Watch here
King's Fund article, 'Integrated care systems explained' - Read here
Local research on health inequalities
Healthwatch - A report from the latest survey by Cambridgeshire Healthwatch on local health inequalities can be found here
Vaccine Access project - This report was from a survey carried out by CCVS and CECF as part of the vaccine access project and looked at health inequalities in Cambridge. Read the report here.