A Collaborative Approach to Living Longer Better

The System Approach

Polyatrics is a cross-sector collaboration between NHS, Public Health and allied health sectors.

Our aim is to harness the experience, manpower, resources, services and technologies from across these sectors to supplement and support the NHS Whole System approach.

Working with NHS Integrated Care Boards we are building on the Phase One Pilot conducted in South West London to empower citizens and patients to take more responsibility for managing their health and wellbeing. This improves population health, reduces service demand and takes workload out of the Health & Care System. 

First Wave locations are in London, Thames Valley and the South West.

The Long Term Goal

It has long been the goal of the NHS to put every individual in control of their own health and wellbeing. With the introduction of Integrated Care Systems and the emergence of new digital technologies, now is the perfect time to adopt a collaborative Digital First approach to improving population health. 

Our mission is to put the citizen at the heart of a healthcare system that enables them to live better for longer, to increase Healthy Life Expectancy and reduce the period of time at the end of life when people are very dependent on others. 

Everything we do is based on a clear understanding of the science and a strong evidence base.

A Data-Driven Approach

It is the ambition of the NHS to use an individual’s own NHS data and personal information to surround them with holistic person-centred care and support from leading patient charities, the activity and fitness sector, the life sciences and health-tech industries, health education and other key NHS and public health organisations. 

For the first time, we are able to use all of this integrated information to create a citizen's Personalised Health Service, and connect them directly to those organisations, technologies and services that will help them gain control of their own lives by increasing their capacity to act on issues that they themselves define as important. 

“It is clear that we need to promote and support self-care directly and not rely on primary care teams and NHS rehabilitation services to be the sole provider of knowledge and support.” 

Professor Sir Muir Gray, Public Health Consultant and former NHS Chief Knowledge Officer.

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