Standard 1.1 Health Promotion, Protection and Improvement
People are empowered and supported to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing and carers of individuals who are unable to manage their own health and wellbeing are supported. Health services work in partnership with others to protect and improve the health and wellbeing of people and reduce health inequalities.
The health service will need to consider the following criteria for meeting the standard:
- People know and understand what care, support and opportunities are available, locally, regionally and nationally, including community support and support for people from protected groups.
- People are supported to engage, participate and feel valued in society.
- People are supported to be healthy, safe, and happy, and to lead an active life.
- Children have a good, healthy, safe and nurturing start in life.
- Carers of individuals who are unable to manage their own health and wellbeing are supported.
- People are supported to make decisions about their health behaviour and wellbeing which impact on their health and the health and wellbeing of their children.
- Breast feeding is promoted and supported.
- Smoking cessation and smoke free environments are promoted and supported.
- People are supported to avoid harm to their health and wellbeing by making healthy choices and accepting opportunities to prevent ill health.
- There is active promotion of healthy and safe workplaces and communities.
- There is active promotion of the health and well being of staff.
- Systems, resources and plans are in place to identify and act upon significant public health issues so as to prevent and control communicable diseases and provide immunisation programmes; with effective programmes to screen and detect disease.
- Needs assessment and public health advice informs service planning, policies and practices.
- Health services have systems and processes in place that play their part in reducing inequalities and protect and improve the health and wellbeing of their local population.
- Relationships and allocations of responsibilities between the various organisations with public health responsibilities are clear and acted upon.
Standard 1.1 Health Promotion, Protection and Improvement Supporting Guidance