New workshops launched to tackle the social determinants of health

Following the publication of the All Together Fairer Strategy in May 2022, four new online workshops have been launched by the Champs Public Health Collaborative in partnership with the Institute of Health Equity, to develop the understanding of the social determinants of health approach across Cheshire and Merseyside.

These brand new workshops will be delivered by Dr Tammy Boyce of the Institute of Health Equity as part of the All Together Fairer development programme ‘All Together Inspired’. The aim of the workshops is to:

  • Increase understanding of social determinants of health amongst attendees.
  • Better support Integrated Care System (ICS) leaders in understanding their role and the health system’s role in tackling health inequalities.
  • Improve the effectiveness of the strategies to address the social determinants of health in the ICS system.
  • Accelerate progress on tackling health inequalities in Cheshire and Merseyside.

The two-hour workshops will run from 29th January to 7th February and will provide an understanding of the social determinants of health and how this approach can be adopted by system leaders.

Each workshop will focus on a specific theme; ‘Crucial approaches: Health equity and leadership’, ‘Can we afford to address health inequalities?’, ‘Actions for an equitable NHS’, ‘Planning more equitable places’ and will enable attendees to explore what the social determinants of health are, and what individuals and their organisations can do to improve health, reduce inequality and reduce demand for health and care services.

Ian Ashworth, Director of Population Health for NHS Cheshire and Merseyside, said:

“We’re extremely pleased to be launching the new series of workshops as part of ‘All Together Inspired’ and we hope they will enable further understanding of the social determinants of health for colleagues and partners throughout the system, as well as creating a space to inspire and support those audiences in highlighting and tackling the issues within their own organisation”

Please note: Each workshop has been developed for a recommended audience including; ICS directors, ICB members, local authority councillors, health and wellbeing leads, directors of finance NHS and local government, healthcare leaders and deliverers in primary and secondary care services, directors of growth, transport, planning, environmental health, regeneration, policymakers and is therefore invitation only.

For further information about All Together Fairer, visit