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Supporting healthier lives – the shift towards prevention

The King's Fund, London, W1G 0AN
£115-£420 +VAT

There is currently remarkable consensus across think tanks, institutions, and political parties that a move towards a preventive state is key to creating a healthier nation.

A preventive approach can help people live healthily for longer while also addressing many of the problems within the health and care system, allowing for proactive population health management and tackling of health inequalities. 

Creating a healthier nation needs a collaboration between people, places, the NHS, and businesses, as well as government. If the new government is committed to improve the health of the nation, it should create an approach to health that spans all government departments, includes actions to reduce health inequalities, and implements measures that help people to make healthier choices. 

At this in-person event, we make the case for how prevention can create a healthier nation, why it is particularly important now, and propose tangible actions for making this shift at the national, system and local levels. Join us to understand why prevention is key to supporting healthier lives and how it can be made a reality. 

Event topics

Join leaders and experts from across health and care, thinks tanks and politicians to explore: 

  • why moving towards a preventive state is particularly important now given the context of widening health inequalities and stalling of life expectancy  

  • how to make the shift to prevention a reality at national, system, and local levels

  • the importance of measuring spending on prevention

  • the role of prevention when taking a population health approach 

  • the link between health and housing and how healthier communities can support a wider approach to prevention. 

  • how place-based approaches to prevention are key

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Speakers include

  • Lord Filkin photo

    Lord Geoffrey Filkin CBE

    Member of the House of Lords and Lead Author of A Covenant for Health
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    Professor Margaret Rae CBE

    Deputy Director of Regional Health Programmes, NHS England South West
  • Polly_Curtis_photo

    Polly Curtis

    Chief Executive, DEMOS
  • Mubasshir Ajaz Photo

    Dr Mubasshir Ajaz

    Head of Health and Communities, West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Andy Knox

    Andy Knox

    Associate Medical Director, Population Health, NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board
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    Dr Jess Steele OBE

    Director, Jericho Road Solutions and CEO, Hastings Commons Community Land Trust
  • Hugo Harper photo

    Hugo Harper

    Mission Director, Healthy Life Mission, Nesta and Director, The Behavioural Insights Team
  • Jagan John photo

    Dr Jagan John

    GP, Aurora Medcare & Primary care representative, North East London ICB


Wednesday, 16 October 2024

Join us as we make the case for how prevention can create a healthier nation and propose tangible actions.

Ticket prices

Please note, there is a £20 +VAT surcharge to cover the cost of processing invoices. This is in addition to the ticket price and will be added to your invoice. There is one invoice fee per order, not per ticket. There is no charge for paying by debit or credit card.

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Those starting out their career in health and care

If you are junior doctor or starting out in your career in health and care (first 3 years), you might qualify for a £115+VAT ticket. Please contact us to find out more. 

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We offer a number of free bursary places for patients and carers. These places are limited to maintain a balance of voices in the room between patients, service users, carers, and health and care professionals. To apply for a bursary place please email us a short paragraph explaining why you wish to attend.

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