Morning, Thursday, 16th January 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will consider the priorities for improving prevention and public health in England.
It is bringing together stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the Government’s Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s green paper, which proposes system-wide collaboration to increase healthy life expectancy in England.
Attendees will consider the potential impact of measures in the green paper, with discussion expected on funding for public health services, the role of industry and how the green paper addresses the root causes of health inequalities including poverty and social isolation.
The seminar also provides a timely opportunity to assess the commissioning arrangements for public health services, priorities for local systems and the development of personalised approaches to prevention.
We expect discussion on supporting a whole system approach to public health and opportunities for embedding health and wellbeing within wider policy making.
Further sessions will consider opportunities for addressing the social determinants of health, including how public health can be promoted in the built environment following the publication of NHS England’s Putting health into place.
Delegates will assess the commissioning arrangements for public health services, following the Government’s review which concluded that commissioning responsibility will remain with local authorities but recommended closer working between local government and the NHS to promote prevention.
They will consider which bodies should commission public health services as well as how to support collaborative working between the NHS and local authorities and make best use of shared resources.
It comes alongside the commitment to roll out Integrated Care Systems (ICS) across England by 2021 in the NHS Long Term Plan - with local areas required to publish plans outlining how they will meet public health goals - and we expect discussion on the opportunities for ICS to tackle health inequalities by pooling resources and integrating services.
Further sessions will consider the development of a personalised and targeted approach to prevention, in light of the recently announced review into the NHS Health Check service, and delegates will assess the impact of technology and data use on public health and how to avoid any unintended health inequalities among those less able to use new technologies.