Successful bid to be a wave one implementer for CORE20PLUS Connectors Programme

18 August 2022

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, in partnership with Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Local Authorities, were successful in their bid to be selected as one of 11 sites across the country to become a wave one site to design and implement the NHSE Health Inequalities Core20PLUS Core Connectors programme.

Core Connectors are people who are part of communities who are often not well supported by existing services, who experience health inequalities, and who then help change these services to support their community better.

This will help health service providers and decision makers understand the perception of services and messages about healthcare from the perspective of those we wish to access our services. Most importantly, it’s about understanding how we can improve this. In Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, we will be specifically working to increase cancer screening uptake and symptom awareness by recruiting and empowering local, influential Cancer Champions (Community Connectors) from within areas with poorer access and health outcomes, to improve health and reduce inequalities.

You can find more details about the programme here.


Cancer Champions Webinar

Watch back our Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Cancer Champions Webinar.

We discussed the detail behind Core20PLUS5, what we’re doing locally and why we chose to focus on cancer inequalities.

Page last updated 18 August 2022