The maturity matrix
The aim of this programme of work, is to reduce the inequalities in the health outcomes of Nottingham’s Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. The PBP programme team have been developing a maturity matrix assessment which seeks to improve the cultural competence and responsiveness of the PBP partners, and to ensure better health outcomes for these communities. The point of the maturity matrix is to have those difficult conversations about inequality from the earliest onset. The matrix enables a route into having divergent voices and culturally mature conversations in the commissioning and provision of health and care services. Other enablers include greater strategic commitment and increased tools and resources to address health inequalities. This maturity matrix feeds into other PBP programmes and seeks to address any underlying structural racism that contribute to inequalities experienced in these communities.
Piloting the maturity matrix
We are piloting the maturity matrix over a four-week period before rolling out more widely across PBP partners. The piloting phase is intended to be completed by the end of July 2022. Keep an eye out for further updates as this work progresses.
What outcomes do we expect?
The pilot phase is crucial in providing the learning that will support the development of a robust implementation plan. The maturity matrix has the potential to create significant change across the
Improved collaboration between PBP partners and our Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities can create innovative and targeted solutions that are co-developed to address these inequalities.
Once the Maturity Matrix has been launched, the start of the change process will commence and over time all aspects of the organisation and community it serves should experience some change in delivering better health outcomes for these communities.