Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)


School of Public Health

First Advisor

Anita Wang

Second Advisor

Meredith Stowe


A qualitative study was conducted to evaluate the Neighbourhood Team Model of the National Health Service in West Essex. The West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) initiated the community healthcare-based neighbourhood teams in West Essex in October 2015. A neighbourhood team consists of all levels of health and social care providers but is concentrated on a smaller, local population. The proposed Neighbourhood Team Model was developed to allow providers to better deliver efficient patient-centred healthcare. For the past six months, the West Essex CCG encountered challenges in implementing the model to seven local areas within West Essex. To evaluate the progress of this initiative, 24 participants were purposely selected for interviews to assess the challenges and potential for the Neighbourhood Team Model. Participants consisted of key stakeholders from the West Essex CCG, primary care, the voluntary sector, social care, and one of the main health centres in West Essex, Princess Alexandra Hospital. Ten major themes, 30 sub-themes, and over 30 practical suggestions for the implementation of the model were identified through the interview transcripts.


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