Buckinghamshire Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2022 to 2025
The picture in Buckinghamshire
|Reducing the rates of cardiovascular disease||The number of health checks delivered is lower in the most deprived areas. Only 27% of all health checks in 2021/22 were from the 40% of adults living the more deprived areas||1 in 5 residents in our most deprived areas are current smokers according to GP records|
|Improving mental health support for adults, particularly for those at greater risk of poor mental health||It is estimated that 1 in 8 men (12.5%) and nearly 1 in 5 women (19.7%) in Buckinghamshire have a common mental health disorder such as anxiety or depression||People living in the most deprived parts of Buckinghamshire are more than twice as likely to have an emergency admission for mental health or self-harm|
|Reducing the prevalence of obesity in adults||61% (255,126) of adults aged 18 years in Buckinghamshire + are overweight or obese||58.4% (244,251) of adults aged 18 years + in Buckinghamshire eat the recommended ‘5-a-day’ portions of fruit and vegetables on a ‘usual day'|
What you've said to us
Reducing the rates of cardiovascular disease
"I never know if I am doing it [checking blood pressure] correctly so at home it's good to have everything explained to me"
"It was really good to get my blood pressure measured as I haven't been to the GP for a long time and I always forget to check up on my health unless it is urgent"
Improving mental health support for adults, particularly for those at greater risk of poor mental health
“I was made to feel very comfortable and not judged when I was talking"
“A good experience and a good service to recommend to others who are having problems”
Reducing the prevalence of obesity in adults
"We are constantly told to be healthy but aren't given the tools to be, able to achieve this, having the right tools to eat healthily is what I am missing and have never learnt"
"If you have the knowledge of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle you are more likely to eat better and be active, knowledge is key"