The project

The project aims to uncover the types of activities primary care and third sector organisations are engaged in to support the health of new migrant populations in the UK.

It runs from September 2015 to March 2016 and is funded by Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Aims of this project

  1. To undertake a mapping and formative evaluation of innovative practice at the primary care-community interface related to meeting the needs of new migrant populations
  2. To identify a promising package of innovation that warrants further refinement and testing
  3. To develop research capacity among primary care colleagues and strengthen research-practice linkages to support knowledge translation.

Why is this important?

Access to primary care has been identified as one of the key means through which health inequity can be reduced (Browne et al 2012). New migrant populations may be marginalised from the process of service access for several reasons. Service response to new migrant population growth at the local, primary care level often requires innovation, transgression from standard models of service delivery and commissioning and service responsiveness, including new ways of engaging with under-served populations. The purpose of the research is to map these innovations and provide case studies of promising practice.

How are stakeholders being engaged?

In local case study sites, local practitioners will be engaged in a Local Innovation Partnership. Local residents will consulted about service provision through Patient and Public Involvement activities towards the end of the project.

What will be the outputs from the study?

A case study book will be produced to demonstrate how and why local innovations can enhance new migrants’ access to primary care.