Using interactive maps to involve local communities in health and social care service development while informing commissioning decisions

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Kent and Medway Public Health Observatory has developed Health and Social Care Maps to give an overview of local healthcare needs and service gaps. The maps pull together information from a range of sources across both health and social care and are helping to involve local communities in health and social care service development while informing commissioning decisions. We spoke to Emily Silcock, Public Health Information Analyst at the Observatory about the interactive maps.

When did you first discover mapping software?

The team first became aware of InstantAtlas when looking at the SEPHO website (now SEKIT) over 5 years ago and had seen the mapping software being used on other health related websites…

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