Prevention is Better than Cure

Date: Tuesday 21 November 2017
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, CB10 1RQ
Event Fee:Base Price - FREE

The East of England LGA and Eastern ADASS are hosting a joint conference on 21 November 2017 to bring together delegates to address how we develop an integrated and transformative approach to preventing and minimising the need for care.

In the face of huge pressures from continued austerity and demographic changes the imperative to reduce the need for care has never been more urgent.  The delivery of integrated care is leading the way in tackling the challenges but the most transformative approaches will come from preventing and minimising the need for care and support. 

Prevention and encouraging people to be more proactive about their health and wellbeing has gained importance since the implementation of the Care Act 2014 and is central to the vision of the NHS Five Year Forward Plan. 

However, there are still a number of challenges to embedding preventative approaches into mainstream thinking, not least:

  • the limited resources which often result in a grinding immediacy to focus on crisis management;
  • the need for an evidence base of what ‘works’ to gain permissions from service commissioners; and,
  • the cost of preventative approaches where the benefits are not necessarily being reaped by the organisation that funds it.

Overcoming these challenges will require a system-leadership approach, delivered through closer partnerships between local authorities (including districts in two-tier areas), the health service, housing providers and the voluntary and community sector with a recognition that the benefits and the costs of preventive approaches be shared.

The event will bring together leading thinkers and expert advisors to identify future trends, stimulate debate and think about how to tackle the challenges and identify opportunities for collaboration. There will also be the opportunity to explore what works through case studies.

A draft agenda can be downloaded here

Objectives for the event:

  • To provide an assessment of the structural, legislation and policy updates impacting the agenda and discuss the implications of these with peers from across the region
  • To identify approaches to overcoming the challenges of delivering the prevention and early intervention agenda.
  • To showcase examples of innovation/transformation across the East of England and the wider UK.
  • To debate options for how organisations and disciplines work together across the East of England to support transformation..

Why attend?

  • Opportunity to network with others in the region
  • Learn from public sector leaders who have successfully implemented holistic approaches to prevention
  • Benefit from updates on the latest developments in prevention from around the region as well as the wider UK

NB. There are places for 6-7 representatives from relevant partner organisations from each local authority area (e.g. local authority, local CCGs, NHS or other provider organisations) to take back learning from the meeting to others in their organisation.  If the event is oversubscribed places will be limited by organisation and local authority area.

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This is a FREE event. However, a £100 cancellation fee will be levied for non-attendance or for cancellations made less than 48 hours before the event date.

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