NNHSA Summer Event & AGM
This flagship event was held in London on 5th July. It was attended by healthcare professionals and resident/expert witnesses, with a dynamic and interactive programme of presentations, workshops and panel discussions, chaired by Prof Paul Burstow, Birmingham Mental Health Commission.
The day was defined by the moving stories of motivational empowerment in action and how good being connected and in control made people feel; and the positive and enthusiastic sharing of ideas and innovations in health creation practice. We were encouraged by our delegate’s discussions, information sharing and energy for change, despite often citing how hard it is to change our mindset and to progress the journey of health creation in a reluctant system.
Welcoming delegates and speakers, NNHSA Chair, Heather Henry, commented that courageous new thinking is required to ensure that Health Creation and health creating practices become ‘business as usual!’ Chief Executive, Merron Simpson, gave a reminder that there is a growing urgency for the NHS and other sectors to move quickly to adopt Health Creation as a routine part of what it does.
Which is why the Alliance have identified the 5 features of health creating practices in our manifesto – because it offers those working at any level within any organisation a starting point for creating conditions for people to increase their levels of the 3Cs (Health Creation).
NB: ITN Productions filmed during the day and interviewed various speakers. You can view the video clip by clicking on to this link and downloading – https://itnproductions.wistia.com/medias/m0qmadosyn#
NNHSA Health Creating Workshop: “Measuring what matters: embedding health creating outoutcomes at scale”
Held in London on 12th July, the workshop was attended by a broad range of stakeholders and explored what needs to happen so that health and care systems focus their attention and value what matters to people.
Our workshop was supported by AbbVie, who are taking a lead in supporting the NHS to measure what matters. Through its work to kick-start decisions about value; its support of ‘Talking AS’ – a PROM for ankylosing spondylitis
and the Fit for Work Coalition’s focus on work as a health outcome, Abbvie has already done a lot to change the conversations at both strategic level and between clinicians and patients.
- Dr Emma Miller, University of Strathclyde
- Alan Long, The Mears Group: The Wiltshire Provider Experience
- NicholaStefanou, Head of Clinical Practice, The Home Group
- Ian Bottomley, Head of Mental Health and JointCommissioning, Oxfordshire CCG
- AndrewBigginton, Kent Fire and Rescue Service
- Julian Cox, Head of Research, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
- Georgina Craig, NNHS National Executive Member and Outcomes Lead
Recent thought provoking Blogs from NNHSA
- Blog by Mark Robinson, Health Creation Alliance Pharmacy Lead, discusses why pharmacy is at the heart of healthy living in communities – and explains how pharmacists can play a wider role in supporting the objectives of our new Health Creation Manifesto
- Merron Simpson, NNHSA CEO writes that only a revolution in listening and responding will improve our nation’s health
- NNHSA CEO, Merron Simpson, reflects on why we need a revolution in listening and responding
Peter Hay appointed NNHSA Treasurer
Peter Hay, our National Executive Member and former Strategic Director for People, with Birmingham City Council, has been appointed Treasurer of the Health Creation Alliance.
NNHSA National Executive Members
Following our AGM on 5th July, we are delighted to announce we have appointed some new members to our NNHSA National Executive. Our National Executive now comprises:
Heather Henry (Chair)
Dr Brian Fisher (Vice-Chair)
Merron Simpson (CEO)
Peter Hay (Treasurer)
Dr Ken Aswani
Dr Mark Spencer
Dr Niti Pall
Dr Campbell Murdoch
Dr Laura Hill
Dr John Walsh
Liberal Democrat Party Conference, Fringe Event
Michael Palmer will be speaking on behalf of Health Creation Alliance at the Lib Dem Party Conference in Bournemouth on 16 September, alongside Prof Paul Burstow and Sir Michael Marmot.
Look out for our Health Creation Alliance session on ‘Health Creation and STPs’ at NHS England’s Health and Care Innovation Expo 17, at Manchester Central. Our session kicks off at 9am on 12 September!
Recent Health Creation Alliance press releases and position statements:
Health Creation Alliance Responds To Accelerated Access Review (AAR) Funding Announcement
Health Creation Alliance Responds To King’s Fund Analysis – Local Authority Public Health Budgets For 2017/18
Health Creation Alliance Summer Event – A day of Debate, Discussion And Commitment To Health Creation!