The day focused on practical insights from work across the country which combines clinical expertise with self-management and strong social networks in a variety of settings from GP surgeries to specialist mental health services to hospital clinics. Long term conditions are socially complex with both social causes and consequences, so the success of the medical approach to long term conditions depends on a strong social fabric that promotes healthy norms and behaviours. This cannot be left to chance - we need to systematically bring the social into the medical through collaborative, socially embedded models of health that mobilise professionals, patients and communities to improve health outcomes.
This videos offers an introduction to Nesta's People Powered Health programme, which was designed to support the design and delivery of innovative services for people living with long term health conditions.
The video features comments from delegates at April 2013's People Powered Health summit on the need for innovation in our healthcare system. Supporters of the People Powered Health approach featured in this video are:
Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, Nesta
Lord Victor Adebowale, Turning Point
Michael Dixon, NHS Alliance
Richard Humphries, The King’s Fund
Halima Khan, Director, Nesta
Merav Dover, King’s Health Partners
Philip Colligan, Executive Director, Nesta
Paul Corrigan, Management consultant and executive coach