Sustainable health and social care

Research and development summit
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About this event

This one-day summit brought together senior people with a role in funding, commissioning and co-ordinating research to explore how more sustainable, effective and affordable models of health and social care could be delivered.

The summit built on a scoping review of research needs conducted by The King's Fund and funded by the National Institute for Health Research and SCIE, as well as the work of the NHS Sustainable Development Unit.

You can download the speakers' presentations from the tab above.

Programme

Programme

Breakfast workshop sponsored by Philips

Inspiring Change: Driving sustainability through research

For a solution or initiative to be truly sustainable it must incorporate an economic, environmental and social benefit. The panel at our breakfast workshop explored the role of research in proving these sustainability credentials, taking energy efficient lighting as an example of best practice.

Chair: Tina Tan, Editor, Clinica

Panellists:

  • Dr David Pencheon, Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit
  • Phil Nedin, Global Healthcare Business Leader, ARUP, UK
  • Dr Luc Schlangen, Principal Scientist in Light, Health and Well-being; Brain, Body and Behaviour, Philips Research.

Session one: Sustainability as a core part of the quality agenda

Welcome, introduction, background, objectives
Chris Naylor, Fellow, Health Policy, The King's Fund

  • Climate change and the health co-benefits of the low carbon economy
    Sir Andy Haines, Professor of Public Health and Primary Care, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Questions and discussion
  • Transforming health care for a sustainable future – the challenge of delivering high value care
    Sir Muir Gray, Co-director, Righ Care, QIPP, Department of Health
  • Questions and discussion

Session two: The role of the research community

Welcome back
David Pencheon, Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit

  • The research agenda: an overview
    Professor John Appleby, Chief Economist, The King's Fund

Facilitated discussion 1: Where are the biggest needs and opportunities to develop a collaborative research base?

  1. Models of care and clinical innovation
  2. Technologies and facilities
  3. Individual and organisational behaviours
  4. Systems and policies at the national level
  5. Assessing the scale of the challenge

Feedback from discussion groups

Session three: Towards a collaborative research strategy

Introduction to session
David Pencheon, Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit

  • Towards a whole system approach to fair and sustainable health
    Sonia Roschnik, Operational Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit
  • Beyond a sustainable infrastructure: what we need to know
    Phil Nedin, Director, Global Healthcare Business Leader, Arup
  • Collaborative research principles
    Professor John Newton, Director of Public Health and Acting Chief Knowledge Officer, NHS South of England (Central)

Facilitated discussion 2: Proposals for collaborative action

  1. Models of care and clinical innovation
  2. Technologies and facilities
  3. Individual and organisational behaviours
  4. Systems and policies at the national level
  5. Assessing the scale of the challenge

Feedback from discussion groups

Session four: Collaborative next steps

Welcome back
Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-chief, BMJ

Panel discussion: How do we establish a coherent and collaborative process for basing future policy and practice in this area on good evidence?

Collaborative next steps
David Pencheon, Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit