Khushbu Lalwani works in Public Health in Bexley, South East London. Khushbu has led the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) 2010-12 between the NHS and the Local Authority. Khushbu is the principal lead for Public Health Governance in Bexley. Khushbu is a member of the local Clinical Quality Assurance Group, which now also incorporates public health as part of the transition of public health to local authority and other organisations. Khushbu has also led the redesign of the childhood immunisations and questioned the processes of this traditional intervention in the new and complex public health system (Vaccines in Practice, Feb 2012 edition).
As a NICE Scholar, Khushbu will bring together all the elements of NICE public health guidance related to prevention of diabetes and present evidence of local savings and benefits as well as the impact on other non-communicable diseases in Bexley. An important element of this work will focus on how organisations at Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) level prioritise funds allocated to diabetes, and the proportion that should be allocated to prevention. Khushbu is engaging with the local diabetes network group to ensure endorsement of the project to reflect real local change. The result will be a 10-year prevention strategy between the Local Authority and the NHS to ensure alignment of resources to public health interventions for diabetes prevention in a borough significantly under-resourced for public health.
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