Throughout this assignment I aim to carry out a health need assessment on the borough of Brent. In this health needs assessment I will identify and discuss two key factors that influence the health and well-being of the local population of Brent. I will also discuss government policy that addresses the key factors and how the government have decided to better the community with these policies. I have chosen to look into ethnicity and overcrowding as my 2 key factors and discuss how these affect the health of the population of Brent. I will also investigate whether there is a correlation between ethnicity and overcrowding in the likelihood of contracting tuberculosis. While discussing these I will include how this policy or legislation helps to promote the health and well-being in Brent. I will then describe the role of the nurse, other health care professionals and other agencies in promoting health to address the identified health needs of the population of Brent and discuss the importance of effective inter-professional and inter-agency working in promoting health and well-being of this population. It will conclude by summarising the main issues addressed within the content.
I decided to do my health needs assessment on Brent. The NHS defines a health needs assessment as a “systematic method for reviewing the health issues facing a population, leading to agreed priorities and resource allocation that will improve health and reduce inequalities”. The reason I choose Brent is because I am on clinical practice in Northwick Park so I was interested to research the area. I also carried out my health assessment in Brent as I live close by to the borough and it is interesting to see what affects the community of Brent. Brent is located in North West London. It borders Barnet to the north-east, Camden to the east and Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, and Kensington & Chelsea to the south, and Westminster to the southeast and Harrow to the... [continues]
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