Westminster Health Forum

Where next for social prescribing in England - outcomes, patient choice and cost-effectiveness

Morning, Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will provide an opportunity to discuss the key issues in the increased use of social prescribing in England.


With plans to promote the development of social prescribing outlined in the General Practice Forward View and the Mayor of London’s Health Inequalities Strategy, delegates will discuss priorities for social prescriptions within Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs), the effectiveness and sustainability of different models in improving health outcomes, and the role of non-clinical interventions in supporting self-care and the prevention agenda, including initiatives such as the Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) programme.


With applications for the Health And Wellbeing Fund now open, attendees will also consider the role of the third sector, especially Voluntary and Community Organisations (VCO’s), in empowering local communities and transforming care through social prescribing, as well as priorities for developing quality assurance requirements for service providers.


Further planned sessions will examine implications for primary care and the development of a standardised referral mechanism, the role of link workers in assessing service users’ needs and identifying appropriate interventions, and the use of advice on prescription in addressing the underlying causes of ill-health.


This conference will bring together members of both Houses of Parliament, and senior government officials involved in healthcare, together with representatives from the NHS; Local Government Associations for health, public health and social care; the independent and third sectors; patients’ groups; and others affected by the issues discussed as well as academics and think tanks, and reporters from the national and specialist press.



Guests of Honour

Dr Michael Dixon

National Clinical Champion for Social Prescribing, NHS England; Co-Chair, Social Prescribing Network and Chair of Council, College of Medicine

James Sanderson

Director of Personalisation and Choice, NHS England

Guests of Honour

James Sanderson

Director of Personalisation and Choice, NHS England

Dr Michael Dixon

National Clinical Champion for Social Prescribing, NHS England; Co-Chair, Social Prescribing Network and Chair of Council, College of Medicine

Keynote Speakers

Rob Webster

Lead, West Yorkshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan Footprint and Chief Executive, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dr James Kingsland

President, National Association of Primary Care (UK)

Dr Janet Bliss

Clinical Director, Community Services, Healthy Liverpool Programme and Clinical Lead, Long Term Conditions, NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group

Chairs

Rt Hon the Lord Howarth of Newport

Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing

Lord Low of Dalston

Speakers

Professor Chris Drinkwater

Chair, Ways to Wellness

Dr Charlotte Augst

Director, Richmond Group Partnership

Senior speaker confirmed from the Greater London Authority

Martine Verweij

Founding Chief Executive Officer, Kids Run Free

Deborah Collis

Associate Director, System Engagement, NICE

Charlotte Pavitt

Darzi Fellow, Surrey County Council

Janet Wheatley

Chief Executive, Voluntary Action Rotherham