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Tackling Long Term Conditions: Working in Partnership to Effect Real Change

  • Tuesday, 27 October 2015
  • America Square Conference Centre, London
  • 08:30 - 16:15
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  • Overview

The statistics around long term conditions are well rehearsed: one in four of us – some 15 million people – are living with one or more of them. These people are cited as the biggest consumers of health and social care, with around 70% of the NHS budget spent on their care and support.

The NHS Five Year Forward View (5YFV), the blueprint for the future of the health service, acknowledges that long term conditions are now a central task of the NHS, stating that “caring for these needs requires a partnership with patients over the long term rather than providing single, unconnected ‘episodes’ of care”. The 5YFV heralds a change of focus to the management of networks of care rather than single organisations; further development of out-of-hospital care; and proper integration of services around the patient. It aims to challenge the traditional divide between patients and professionals, “offering opportunities for better health through increased prevention and supported self-care.”

What are the implications of these changes? Will they have the desired impact, making the health and social care system sustainable at the same time as improving the quality of care for patients, their carers and families? Open Forum Events’ second annual Tackling Long Term Conditions: Working in Partnership to Effect Real Change conference aims to answer these questions, with a high level programme of speakers discussing the future of health and social care, debating the personalisation agenda, and detailing practical examples which are effecting real change.

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  • Event Programme


Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area


Chair’s Opening Address


Keynote Address

  • Jacquie White, Deputy Director for Long Term Conditions, NHS England (confirmed)
"What matters most"

The presentation will focus on what matters most to people and their carers in improving long term conditions care, the importance of person-centred co-ordinated care and partnership working to deliver the changes needed.


Panel Discussion

Martin Routledge, Director, Coalition for Collaborative Care

Jacquie White, Deputy Director: Improving the Quality of Life for People with Long Term Conditions, NHS England

Anne Beales MBE, Director of Service User Involvement, Together

Renata Drinkwater, Chief Executive, Self Management UK

Dr Moira Fraser, Director of Policy and Research, Carers Trust

" Making personalised care happen"

Coffee in the Networking Area


Case Study

  • Angela Bradford, Commissioning and Healthy Lifestyle Director, The ExtraCare Charitable Trust (confirmed)
"Does ExtraCare Charitable Trust’s Well-being Service offer positive outcomes for healthy ageing and reduce NHS costs?"

 Released this summer, a three year study with Aston University examines this Charity’s unique and affordable housing model which properly integrates health, care and lifestyle through a dedicated Well-being Service. Findings demonstrate better outcomes for older people, less GP visits and reduced hospital admissions leading to measurable cost savings for both the NHS and local authorities.

  • Jonathan Higman, Director of Strategic Development, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)
"New Models of Care – A Journey to Improve the Care of People with Long Term Conditions in South Somerset"

 The presentation will focus on the work that has been underway over the last three years to change the model of care provision for the group of patients with the most complex needs in South Somerset. The talk includes an overview of the ‘Symphony’ dataset and an overview of where we have got to in the development of new care models resulting from this. The South Somerset area is one of the nine National Vanguard sites for Primary and Acute Care collaboration.


Case Study

  • Beverley Matthews, Long Term Conditions Programme Lead, NHS Improving Quality (confirmed)
"Navigating health and care: living independently with LTCs"

NHS IQ has been working with Ipsos MORI, on an ethnographic research project to understand the issues surrounding the planning, coordination and synchronisation of care and support of people (aged 65+) living with multiple LTCs – from the perspective of the individuals and their carers. An interactive report: Navigating health and care: living independently with LTCs, will have an accompanying toolkit with the ultimate aim of helping national, regional and local health and care economies design their future services effectively in order to meet the identified needs of people living with multiple LTCs as well as the needs of their carers.


Question and Answer Session


Lunch in the Networking Area


Chair’s Afternoon Address

"Developing a network of champions in primary care"

 The focus of the talk will be on the improvements that RCGP is doing to develop a network of champions in primary care but also about some of the very real challenges of trying to implement on the ground into regular clinical practice such as the multidisciplinary team meeting (MDT) David helds today in his surgery. David will touch on implications for future models of primary care delivery as well.

  • Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health (confirmed)
"Mental health and long-term conditions: better care at less cost"

•  The extent of co-morbidity and its consequences

•  The benefits of liaison psychiatry and psychological support

•  The future of collaborative care


Question and Answer Session

  • Dr Ruth Chambers OBE, GP and Clinical Chair, Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group (confirmed)
"Technology enabled care is a must – now"

So many pilots of telehealth, telecare, Skype and video consultation around the UK are demonstrating how technology can be integrated into the delivery of care in the NHS and social care. There’s some evidence of worth from many perspectives- enhanced productivity, improved patient convenience, change of patient behaviour, improved clinical outcomes. Now’s the time for us to redesign service provision to optimise prevention of long term conditions – its initial development and minimising the likelihood of deterioration – and technology can aid self care and shared management in doing so.

  • Dr Judith Carrier, Specialist Practitioner (Practice Nursing), Cardiff University (confirmed)
"Managing Long-term Conditions and Chronic Illness in Primary Care"

 The focus of the talk will be on the importance of providing systematic and evidence based care in the primary care environment, which takes account of the expert patient and reduces unnecessary hospital admissions. Judith will discuss the content of her book,“Managing Long-term Conditions and Chronic Illness in Primary Care”, identifying the key elements of practice that clinicians need to consider in order to provide effective care.


Question and Answer Session


Chair’s Closing Remarks and Event Close

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America Square Conference Centre, London

America Square Conference Centre, London

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