Where are we now?

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29 March 2012

Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre

Now this event is over, please see:

The first event looked closely at the core challenges within the population of Lambeth and Southwark, and considered the implications of these for the future. Drawing on existing analysis, local and national, we looked at the current pattern of health services, the way in which they are evolving, and the degree to which they address our population’s needs. We also reflected on the evidence about models of care – particularly the shifts towards more integrated and community based models of care. This event provided the bedrock of evidence to underpin the future scenarios and ensure they are connected to our local population and their needs.

The event was externally facilitated, with expert input from Chris Ham and Nigel Edwards from The King’s Fund. RAND Europe provided underpinning data analysis, giving fresh insight to our population across the life course, from birth to end of life.

Key outputs

Shared appreciation of the core health and social care challenges within Lambeth and Southwark

Shared understanding of the evidence base supporting new models of out of hospital and integrated care

Supporting evidence on the website

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2 Comments to "Where are we now?"

  1. Sue Gallagher says:

    the potential for using staff in health and socail care to be role exemplars in improving health, for using the public as informed health champions and critical friends of the existing health service and for using senior secondary clinicians to redesign their services in partnership with primary care are all grossly unsupported and unexploited,

  2. Gabriel Scally says:

    I’m sorry to have missed an interesting day. Thank you for the impressive documentation of the day.

    Only two comments. Firstly, it’s always interesting to hear of the success of Torbay in helping the fictitious Mrs Smith. It is indeed true that, with substantial investment, good things were done. What it continuing disappointing is that the is no mention of the relative neglect of the needs of children and young people that accompanied the focus on care of elders. The unbalanced praise for the help provided for Mrs Smith doesn’t mention how Mrs Smith’s grandchildren were failed as a result of the focus being elsewhere.

    Secondly, I believe that it is difficult to improve the health of communities without improving communities. Coming at it from a health perspective we have a tendency to look at all the negatives, particularly as the data is often readily available. I think an alternative approach is needed and I am inspired by the Asset Based Community Development approach promoted by John McKnight in Chicago and as practiced by Barack Obama in his community organising days. http://www.abcdinstitute.org/

    Cormac Russell is the ABCD expert in Britain and Ireland http://www.abcdinstitute.org/faculty/russell/ Cormac operates from an organisation called Nurture Development http://www.nurturedevelopment.ie/nd_uk.html

    All my experience of trying to improve health in communities, going back as far as the 1980s in Belfast, tells me that an asset based approach is the best starting point.

    I hope the rest of the programme goes well.

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