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



With pressures mounting upon primary care services, this seminar will provide a timely opportunity to discuss the next steps for scaling up social prescribing within England.


Delegates will discuss the 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 the third sector, especially Voluntary and Community Organisations (VCOs), in empowering local communities and transforming care.


Further areas for discussion include opportunities for digital innovation to increase the accessibility to social prescriptions, priorities for developing a specialised workforce such as link workers, and the role of social prescribing in supporting self-care and the prevention agenda.


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 Speaker

Dr Janet Bliss

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

Chair

Lord Low of Dalston

Speakers

Rob Webster

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

Professor Chris Drinkwater

Chair, Ways to Wellness

Dr Charlotte Augst

Director, Richmond Group Partnership

Dr James Kingsland

President, National Association of Primary Care (UK)

Charlotte Pavitt

Darzi Fellow, Surrey County Council

Janet Wheatley

Chief Executive, Voluntary Action Rotherham