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06.11.17

Join Jeremy Hunt to consider the health and economic benefits of health creation

The New NHS Alliance (NNHSA) has announced that Jeremy Hunt, health secretary, will be a Keynote Speaker at its 2017 Action Summit being held at the Royal College of General Practitioners on 6 December 2017.

NHE is a media partner at the event, which will see Hunt join 25 top-class speakers including those who have enabled, delivered and lived-experience of Health Creation.

Health Creation is the enhancement of health and wellbeing that occurs when individuals and communities achieve a sense of purpose, hope, mastery and control over their own lives and immediate environment. It often starts when people develop meaningful and constructive relationships with each other and with service providers, and then inspire each other to make positive changes in their lives and the style of service provision. 

Entitled 'Health Creation: Wealth Creation – the power of people and communities', the 2017 Summit will explore, discuss and debate how the three Cs of Health Creation – Control, Contact and Confidence – can contribute to both the health and the economic wellbeing of people, communities and the society in which we live.

The Summit will challenge attendees to understand why they need to invest in Health Creation, what financial arguments there are for it and how adopting health creating practices may reduce demand on health and care services.

Commenting on the Summit, Heather Henry, Chair, NNHSA and an independent nurse, said: “The Health Creation movement is tackling health inequalities by increasing awareness about what creates health and by delivering disruptive ideas that are catalysts for real change.

“Given the pressures our health and care services are under, the Summit will explore the economic value of tapping into the renewable energy of communities and enabling them to play their part.”

Chaired by Victoria Macdonald, Channels 4´s Health and Social Care correspondent, in addition to those with real-world experience, delegates will hear from other top-class speakers including:

  • Duncan Selbie, chief executive, Public Health England
  • Michael MacDonnell, director for Health and System Transformation, Operations and Information, NHS England
  • Robbie Turner, director of England, Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Norman McKinley, executive director of UK Operations, Red Cross
  • Sophie Staniszewska, RCN Research Unit, Warwick University
  • Anne Cooper, chief nurse, NHS Digital
  • Felicity Thomas, co-director WHO Collaborating Centre on Culture and Health Centre for Medical History / Exeter Medical School, University of Exeter

The New NHS Alliance is a movement of people and organisations who are committed to building a sustainable, community-based health and care service through making the practice of Health Creation a core part of the UK healthcare system, alongside a stronger focus on preventing illness.

Tickets are now on sale for this best-in-class event, to buy yours click here.  

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