The big population health conversation

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This free-to-attend virtual conference focuses beyond health and social care to areas where there is untapped potential for local and national action to support healthier lives. We will explore how a wide range of organisations – across local government, the voluntary sector, the private sector and local communities – have it within their power to improve people’s health.

Through a series of three hour-long online events, you will hear how local areas are making positive strides in improving the social determinants of health and wellbeing by joining up health and care, leisure, housing, transport, town planning, employment, welfare and education. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation to find out more about your role in driving forward population health and how to build relationships with other key partners across the system. 

Conference news 15/08/19: the programme has been created based on topics selected by our audience.

Register now to watch live or catch up later on demand.

'Health is not just the physical wellbeing of an individual but also the social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of the whole community, in which each individual is able to achieve their full potential as a human being, thereby bringing about the total wellbeing of their community.’
Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales, Australia

What is population health?

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Speakers include:

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Jacquie White

Director of System Development for Primary Care and System Transformation, NHS England

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Dr Sakthi Karunanithi

Senior Responsible Officer, Population Health and Prevention, Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria and Director of Public Health, Lancashire County Council

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Harry Evans

Senior Programme Manager, Primary Care and System Transformation, NHS England

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Sally Burlington

Head of Policy, Local Government Association

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Alex Bax

Chief Executive, Pathway

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Professor Chris Bentley

Former Head of Health Inequalities, National Support Team, Department of Health and Independent Population Health Consultant

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Isabel Young

Programme Manager, Places and Communities, The Young Foundation

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Alice Munro

Public Health Registrar, Health Education England (West Midlands)

Programme

10.00-11.00am

Networking: chat to our experts and view resources

11.00am-12.00pm

Session one: Involving others and joining the dots

The session will provide guidance on how leaders can enable a culture to develop that allows patients, service users and communities to be involved as active partners in improving health and care.

11.00amInvolving others and joining the dots

There are limits to what the NHS can achieve alone. This session will explore how working collaboratively with other parts of the public and third sector – as well as with patients and local people – is crucial to ensuring approaches to improving population health are joined up throughout the system. 

Our expert panel will explore the characteristics of collective and distributive systems and adaptable leadership styles needed to improve population health. We will discuss how local and regional system leaders and politicians can champion population health and ensure that plans that are co-ordinated across the area and across those responsible for the wider determinants of health are in place.

Speakers include:
Sally Burlington
, Head of Policy, Local Government Association 
Alex Bax, Chief Executive, Pathway 
Isabel Young, Programme Manager, Places and Communities, The Young Foundation
Alex Baylis, Assistant Director of Policy, The King's Fund.

12.00-1.00pm

Networking: chat to our experts and view resources

1.00-2.00pm

Session two: Moving from numbers to action

‘Population health management’ refers to ways of bringing health-related data together to understand the needs of a local population. This session explores how areas are using that new understanding to deliver transformational change for local people. 

1.00pmMoving from numbers to action

Drawing on learning from NHS England’s population health management development programme, you will hear how integrated care systems and primary care networks are using linked data sets to generate new insights that allow interventions to be tailored for specific cohorts of patients. 

Speakers include:
Harry Evans,
Senior Programme Manager, Primary Care and System Transformation, NHS England
Jacquie White, Director of System Development for Primary Care and System Transformation, NHS England
Becky Barwick, Head of Programme Delivery, System Integration, NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
Hannah Davies, Chief Executive, Healthwatch Leeds.

2.00-3.00pm

Networking: chat to our experts and view resources

3.00-4.00pm

Session three: Bringing it all together to tackle health inequalities

Our speakers in this session will discuss the role of the NHS and the wider determinants of health in reducing the gap between the most and least deprived areas of society.

3.00pmBringing it all together to tackle health inequalities

Health inequalities are unfair differences in health status between groups of people or communities and can be avoided.

Our speakers in this session will discuss the role of the NHS and the wider determinants of health in reducing the gap between the most and least deprived areas of society. They will also explore how to move from theory to practice, create meaningful societal change and monitor outcomes to reduce health inequalities.

Speakers include:
Alice Munro
, Public Health Registrar, Health Education England (West Midlands)
Professor Chris Bentley, Former Head of Health Inequalities, National Support Team, Department of Health and Independent Population Health Consultant 
Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, Senior Research Officer, Population Health and Prevention, Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria and Director of Public Health, Lancashire County Council 
Durka Dougall, Senior Consultant, Leadership and Organisational Development, The King’s Fund.

4.00pm

Close of conference

Frequently asked questions

This virtual conference will consist of three hour-long online events on a number of topics related to improving population health. During each session, our panel of speakers will introduce the topic and share their insights, before taking live questions from the audience. Between each of the sessions, you will have the option to ask further questions via our virtual chat rooms and continue your learning by accessing additional resources on population health.

You can register for free by completing the registration form. Once registered, you'll have the option to add the event to your calendar. You'll receive a reminder closer to the event date. If you're not able to watch live, the event sessions will be available to watch on-demand after the event. 

We want to involve as many people in the conversation. Help us spread the word by inviting your friends or colleagues to register.
 

Please email the events team at events@kingsfund.org.uk if you have any further queries.