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Protecting Our Health

Population Outcome: People living in Suffolk and North East Essex Live Well are Protected from Preventable Diseases

There are a number of ways that we can help protect our health from risks of illness such as infectious diseases, and identify early signs of ill health so we can take action to prevent it from causing more harm. These include vaccination and immunisations, population screening programmes such as breast or cervical screening, and controlling outbreaks of infectious diseases.



Barometer Measure

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Disease Incidence Data

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Vaccination Coverage Data

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The Story Behind the Outcome

Lived Experience


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Accessing Covid vaccination

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Childhood injections

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Published Evidence

Barriers to vaccination

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Further Reading

References & Further Reading

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Our Ambition

What we know matters to people and why

What matters?Why?
I and those around me are protected from infectious disease through vaccinationVaccinating babies, children, young people and adults protects me and others against infection.
I have any disease diagnosed earlyScreening for preventable diseases enables quicker diagnosis and treatment to improve recovery.

Better access to health checks when I am eligible, and follow-up by the health and care professionals involved in my life, means I can obtain treatment for preventable diseases and stay well.

How will things be different in Suffolk and North East Essex

We will co-produce campaigns to reach the diverse people and communities most at risk of preventable diseases, improving their awareness of the importance of health checks, screening and vaccinations.We will improve convenience of access to vaccinations and screening.
We will ensure those at highest risk of preventable diseases have access to health checks/monitoring and follow-up to ensure access the treatment and care.

Case Studies – how we are making progress across Suffolk & North East Essex

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Relevant plans and strategies


NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board
Joint Forward Plan

Start Well
Stay Well
Age Well


Ipswich and East Suffolk
Alliance Delivery Plan

North East Essex 
Alliance Delivery Plan

West  Suffolk
Alliance Delivery Plan

Last Updated on 12 January 2024

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