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‘In Search of Wellness’

In Search of Wellness is a New NHS Alliance partnership with ITN Productions current affairs-style programme. With significant contributions from the pharmaceutical industry, the programme considers some of the innovative initiatives this sector is supporting in advancing the health and wellbeing of people and communities in search of wellness.

In Search of Wellness 2018

Natasha Camoplinsky – an introduction to the In Search of Wellness programme

Bristol Myers Squibb helping the NHS in the battle against cancer

Catapultcoordinating the creation of a network of NHS Advanced Therapy Treatment Centres

Firza advancing the role of community pharmacy

Methuselah Health addressing diseases associated with ageing

NAPP Pharmaceuticals delivering a significant contribution to managing drugs expenditure

Novartis facilitating collaboration in preventing blindness

Otsuka Health Solutions transforming mental health services

Peacock Medical Group addressing the orthodontics ´Cinderella Service‘ challenge

The Lewy Body Society driving education, understanding and research

Natasha Camoplinsky – an introduction to the In Search of Wellness programme.

Natasha considers the In Search of Wellness Programme and introduces some of the contributors to this.

Getting your ‘5 a day’

Otsuka Health Solutions – transforming mental health services.

In collaboration with the Global Digital Exemplar Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, Otsuka introduces us to innovation in digital solutions that aim to transform mental health services in the community by using data to understand risk.

Methuselah Health – addressing diseases associated with ageing.

One of today’s biggest unmet medical needs is finding a cure for diseases associated with ageing. These include Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Autoimmunity. Drug discovery company, Methuselah Health reveals new insights into why we develop these degenerative diseases and why the answers to a cure may lie in our proteins and not our DNA.

The Lewy Body Society – driving education, understanding and research.

Most of us will be familiar with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s as forms of degenerative dementia. However, awareness of dementia with Lewy bodies, also known as DLB is much lower, despite being the second most common form of dementia. The ‘Lewy Body Society’ is on a mission to change this.

Highlights from this Summer’s New NHS Alliance Action Summit

Coming up

Interview with Heather Henry

Bristol Myers Squibb – helping the NHS in the battle against cancer.

Using the body’s own immune system to fight cancer has broken new ground in how we address difficult-to-treat tumours… and these innovations are set to change how we think about cancer care in the future. Bristol Myers Squibb is a leader in the development of immunotherapies, and through collaborations with clinical care providers, it is working to equip the health service with adequate resources to meet this new challenge.

Firza – advancing the role of community pharmacy.

One of the biggest challenges currently facing the NHS is a shortfall of staff to meet increasing demand. Utilising the expertise of pharmacists can help alleviate the problem. Firza is supporting this in Essex through the provision of pharmacists to support GP practices and Care Homes.

NAPP Pharmaceuticals – delivering a significant contribution to managing drugs expenditure.

The NHS is under pressure to reduce the nation’s medical bill by £300 million by 2021. New solutions are needed to help manage costs whilst maintain high-quality patient care. Napp Pharmaceuticals considers one solution – biosimilar medicines. These are biologic treatments highly similar to original medicines that provide the same benefits at reduced cost.

Peacock Medical Group – addressing the orthodontics ´Cinderella Service‘ challenge.

The Centre for Economics and Business Research estimates that around £48 million could be saved by moving orthotics services from secondary to primary care. Despite calls for change from within the NHS, little has changed and most still agree that orthotics is a ‘Cinderella Service’ – often hidden, often forgotten. But Peacocks Medical Group is changing that with its directly commissioned service in Southampton.

Novartis – facilitating collaboration in preventing blindness.

The relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and the NHS is evolving – moving away from the traditional vendor/supplier relationship, to a more collaborative approach that combines resources and expertise to benefit patients. Novartis has been working with Buckinghamshire NHS Trust to provide a dedicated one-stop clinic to help patients who suffer from Wet age-related macular degeneration – a leading cause of blindness in the UK.

Highlights from the New NHS Alliance Winter Action Summit

The New NHS Alliance is excited to announce a partnership with ITN Productions to produce a news and current affairs-style programme about ‘wellness’.

Medical healthcare only contributes about 20% to our health outcomes and we want to explore work being done with people, patients and communities in the ‘80% zone’. There is outstanding work underway to remodel the health and care systems that will benefit everyone – to improve health and care outcomes, address health inequalities, manage demand for services and ‘humanise’ healthcare – and New NHS Alliance want to bring this to wider attention.

‘In Search of Wellness’ will celebrate the pioneering work of those both within and around the health and social care sectors who are innovating to improve the nation’s health and wellbeing. The programme will examine novel ways of involving communities, people and patients in creating health and reducing health inequalities, roles for IT-enabled involvement in health and care, better use of medicines in supporting wellness, how peer-groups can drive their own care and recovery, improvements to workforce wellbeing, the economic and educational benefits of a wellness-based approach for communities … and much, much more.

Drawing upon ITN’s 60 year heritage and expertise in storytelling, the programme will play an important role for New NHS Alliance in shaping the communication and ideas of how best to address health inequalities and promote wellness.

‘In Search of Wellness’ will premiere at the New NHS Alliance Action Summit on 6th December 2017. The programme will form part of an extensive communications campaign featuring New NHS Alliance members, thought leaders, government decision makers, as well as relevant journalists, writers and bloggers.

Merron Simpson, Chief Executive, New NHS Alliance, said: “The health and care sectors have embarked on a journey of transformation and it’s so important that the advances being made across the system are reported and showcased. New NHS Alliance is a platform that gives people and wellness-innovators a voice to influence across the system and we find the medium of film to be a great communication tool. We are pleased to be working with ITN Productions to create and showcase a video tapestry of some of the progress being made”.

Simon Shelley, Head of Industry News, ITN Productions, said: We’re delighted to be partnering with the New NHS Alliance to produce a programme that will explore how ‘wellness’ can become a core part of our health system in order to meet the challenges the health service faces. We are looking forward to bringing the vital stories, that often don’t get told, to screen; and engaging with people, professionals and organisations across the health community dedicated to improving outcomes for all.”

If you have a story to tell, we would be delighted to include you in the programme.  Please contact Simon Shelley, Head of Industry News at ITN Productions, on 0207 430 4810 or simon.shelley@itn.co.uk to discuss your involvement.

About ITN Productions

ITN Productions is ITN’s bespoke production hub producing creative and commercially valuable content for the business, commercial, broadcast and digital sectors. Industry News forms part of this offering and is a communications tool for leading industry bodies and national associations produced in a broadcast news programme format, including interviews, news items and sponsored editorial profiles.

For more information visit: www.itnproductions.co.uk

About New NHS Alliance

New NHS Alliance is a movement of people and organisations who are committed to building a sustainable, community-based health service. We have a particular focus on reducing health inequalities and on making the practice of health creation a core part of the UK healthcare system, alongside a stronger focus on preventing illness. We have a rapidly growing active membership, a current reach of over 15,000 passionate individuals and a unique style of influence of practitioners and policy makers.

Our mission is … ‘to infect the UK health sector with wellness’

For more information please visit: http://www.nhsalliance.org