Following our landmark conference The Tipping Point: Where next for health and care?, we have produced a major report setting out our recommendations for the foundations for future models of health and care. Below, you can access this report and further explore the themes through selected exerpts from the conference keynotes.
The Foundations for the Future Model of Health and Care takes account of the economic, climate and wider pressures on the health and care system in Wales to find sustainable solutions for the future. Drawing upon the resources of the people, communities, and wider stakeholders it suggests a new way of approaching this in Wales. The Foundations for the Future Model of Health and Care sets out the agenda to achieve a sustainable, high quality, equitable health and care, for an equally well, healthy, resilient and resourceful Wales. This paper follows on from our landmark conference The Tipping Point: Where next for health and care? and you can watch all keynote presentation from the conference below.
Our Four Foundations for the Future Model of health and care
Health begins at home
Public health plays a pivotal role in enhancing resilience by actively involving people in their own well-being, and illness prevention. Programmes and services to support people “stay healthy at home”, self-care support, intergenerational and community based programmes, health skills education for people are needed. Health and care services will only become sustainable in the face of increasing life expectancy and growing demand by recognising the importance of the environments in which we live and the wider social support opportunities in promoting good health.
Vids or excerpts from: CH, NC, UK
Seamless health and care
Along with addressing needs locally, wider integration of services and systems are essential for ensuring quality services which meet people’s needs. A whole population approach is needed, including; new health and care roles, cross sector working, quality-centric approaches, and place-based integrated health and social care teams. Integrated systems at a national, regional and local level, focusing on key areas such as service planning, workforce, data and digital health will be needed to support this. The goal is to bring care closer to individuals’ homes and tailor services and innovative solutions to the specific needs of different populations and people. Upskilling and diversifying the workforce, embracing third sector, community skills and caregiver expertise are needed for sustainable service delivery.
Vids or excerpts from: DB, DF, SB
Fair and sustainable health
A mainstreamed perspective on sustainable health and care: addressing the social determinants of health with a whole society approach, developing a sustainable mode of operation (financial, environmental and social), going beyond the ‘volume approach’ to waste, reflecting on the inappropriate and overuse of resources and redesigning a prudent, lean health and care system fit for the future.
Vids or excerpts from: FA, AH, MM, DW
Radical change together
In an adaptive health and social care system, change in one area will inevitably have positive performance implications in other areas. The system and its processes should encourage and support innovation to be driven top-down, bottom up and horizontal within and between organisations, professionals and local people. Sustainable rapid adoption approaches would ensure new and efficient ways of delivering care and disseminated nationally.
Vids or excerpts from: JP, DH, DH, GC