The Health and Care Bill starts a Revolution which will make Live Longer Better easier to achieve!
On 8th June we held our eighth Live Longer Better (LLB) National Thought Leadership Event titled - The Health and Care Bill starts a Revolution which will make Live Longer Better easier to achieve!
Over 257 people attended the webinar - a total of nearly 1,900 attendees from all sectors to our national events to date. Colleagues attending represented a variety of sectors including health, Age UK, housing, local government, Age UK and leisure providers.
Our excellent speakers told us how the Health and Care Bill is now enacting the most significant health legislation in a decade, outlining four purposes for Integrated Systems which were deemed essential:
(i) Improving population health and healthcare;
(ii) Tackling unequal outcomes and access;
(iii) Enhancing productivity and value for money; and
(iv) Helping the NHS to support broader social and economic development.
This marks a milestone in the recovery and reform of how health and care services work together. The Live Longer Better programme was designed on these principles, recognising that activity: physical, cognitive and emotional, is an essential part of population health management and MUST be integral to improving community health and longevity. Presentations from National Clinical Directors and Leads told us how a system wide transformational approach inclusive of physical activity can improve health, with specific examples for musculoskeletal conditions, Older People and person centred care, as well as improving the health of people with diabetes.
Presentations made at the event included:
▪ Down with physical activity, Up with Activity – physical, cognitive and emotional: preventing and delaying dementia, frailty and disability (Sir Muir Gray, Optimal Ageing Associates) Slides
▪ Musculoskeletal quality improvement – a system wide transformational approach to improve MSK health (Andrew Bennett, National Clinical Director for MSK NHSE / I, Consultant Physiotherapist Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust) Slides
▪ Ageing Well – Joined up care and what we mean by integration (Adrian Hayter, National Clinical Director for Older People and Integrated Person Centred Care, NHSE / I). Slides
▪ System wide change in the modern NHS (Professor Partha Kar, National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes with NHSE and co-lead of Diabetes GIRFT with NHSI) Slides
▪ All systems change – place-based connections across health and social care (Rich Claydon, Healthy Communities Manager, Active Oxfordshire) Slides
Attendees were asked what actions they would take following the event, a few of the answers below demonstrate the power of the event in helping upskill people who can then influencing the systems they are involved in.
Feed information in to our local healthy ageing needs assessment, which aims to highlight urgent actions ahead of winter. Share examples of good practice with other colleagues. Thanks for a very well organised event and fascinating presentations.
I will be taking this priority forward to hospital management and ensure it is a priority and begin a systems change
Take the messages out to wherever I can and not stop talking about Physical, Social and Cognitive activities to anyone I can bend the ear of.
Connect with more partners across the system, get more people to see the quality the Active Partnerships have and the links they can produce
A recording of the webinar can be viewed here
Look out for the next event planned Wednesday 19th October 2022