A Manifesto For Health Creation

Click on the link below to read our newly launched ground-breaking Health Creating Manifesto, which sets out 10 high-impact recommendations to create a wellness-based health system to address health inequalities. A Manifesto For Health Creation calls for:

  • The adoption of health creating practices
  • System reforms to support Health Creation
  • Enhanced education on Health Creation

A Manifesto For Health Creation

Health Creation: The “missing jewel in the NHS” Crown?  

Trojan Mouse Success Stories

The New NHS Alliance describes the Trojan Mouse phenomenon as ’the introduction of a small change in practice which leads to a large and lasting positive change in the life of a person or a community’. Trojan Mice are valuable and necessary in the practice of Health Creation.

Watch our animation here:

We received several Trojan Mouse Success Stories in the run up to our Action Summit and you can read them all here:

A call to action to address health inequalities

The NHS is very good at treating many illnesses and there is a greater focus than in the past on preventing illness. But what about creating health? If we all understand and tap into the causes of wellbeing, could the NHS working with local partners create a ‘health’ service with a purpose of making people healthy and well?

This New NHS Alliance briefing paper explains that there are some proven ways of working with communities that can actually ‘create health’, by enabling people to build their levels of the 3Cs – Control, Contact and Confidence. We call these the 3Cs of Health Creation. It challenges all parts of the health service to move more quickly towards a social model of health – one that is based around places and outcomes for people and that put people in control – and for those responsible for education and workforce development to build health creating practices into education programmes and job descriptions.

To read this document please follow the link.


Manifesto for a healthy and health-creating society 

Brexit and the troubled state of the NHS call for re-thinking the UK’s approach to health. The EU referendum vote reveals deep social divisions as well as presenting the country with important decisions and negotiations about the future. At the same time, health problems are growing; the NHS faces severe financial constraints and appears to lurch from crisis to crisis, with leaving the European Union likely to exacerbate many problems including staffing issues across the whole sector. However, new scientific developments and digital technology offer societies everywhere massive and unprecedented opportunities for improving health. It is vital for the country that the NHS is able to adopt these discoveries and see them translated into improved patient care and population health, but also that the UK benefits from its capabilities and strengths in these areas.

To read this document please follow the link.

2018 Partnership Summit

Health Creation: Wealth Creation – fighting health inequalities using community assets

Kings House Conference Centre

Manchester, 21 November 2018

Join us at the New NHS Alliance 2018 Partnership Summit and be part of a powerful movement that is tackling the injustice of health inequalities through Health Creation.

Headlined by Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, and supported by top-class speakers, compelling case studies and people with lived-experience, the Partnership Summit will be a pivotal event in the transformation of health economies across the north.

Download here is the draft programme for the day.

Visit EventBrite today to read more about the Summit and to book your free place.

2018 Excellence in Health Creation Awards

Now Open for Entries

Now in its third year, the New NHS Alliance Excellence in Health Creation Awards provides you and/or your organisation with an opportunity to have your health creating work recognised and showcased at a national level.

Winners will be announced at the 2018 Partnership Summit being held in Manchester on 21 November 2018.

This year there are three categories:

  • 1. Trojan Mice (watch a video here >>)
  • 2. Getting our 5-a-day (watch a video here >>)
  • 3. Community Assemblers (NEW for 2018!)

>> Download your entry pack here.

DEADLINE: Wednesday 2nd November at 17:00

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Sheffield Flourish, winners of the 2017 Getting Our 5-a-day Award


TR14ers, winners of the 2017 Trojan Mice Award

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