Age Healthy Norwich

Age Healthy Norwich

Match funding a successful bid by Age UK Norwich to NHS Charities Together (Captain Tom funding) ONP has funded for one year a small pilot working with two practices to support patients over the age of 50 with comorbid hypertension and diabetes.

Patients are given six months of intensive support from a qualified health and wellbeing coach to identify their individual needs and deliver a personalised support plan. Patients are encouraged to attend physical and social activity events in their own time to sustain the health benefits beyond the course of the intervention.

Initial results have been extremely positive and have echoed feedback from patients. The service will be undertaking a full evaluation in the coming months to support a business case for wider expansion into the remaining practices within the PCN.