We are delighted to host an evening on integration, looking at Age UK’s partnership with the NHS. If you work in healthcare with older people, this is the event for you.
Age UK, the leading charity for older people, have in the last few years taken a very different approach to support better care for older people. The model of care has been shared national and was exampled as a good case study in the 5 year forward view. They have tackled some of the ‘wicked’ issues’ to enable a combined medical and non medical approach to improve the wellbeing of older people living complex co-morbidities. They have sought to understand the impact of this approach; in particular the improved wellbeing of older people, the experience of receiving and delivering this model of care and the impact upon the whole system in terms cost and activity.
Age Uk have delivered their person centred integrated Care Programme to 14 system wide partnerships across England. Whilsst 5 are currently particapting in phase three of the programme, over 90% of the participating health and social care economies have recommissioned the model. The model has also been adapted to deliver within ACO and provider alliance models.
Our evening with Pam Creavan, Services Director and Jo Holmes, Head of integrated care : they will share their journey, their successes and their frustrations! The evening will be very much one of discussion so please join them!
Further information can be found at www.ageuk.org.uk/integratedcare
Jo-Anna Holmes – Head of Integrated Care, Age UK
Passionate about person centred care, Jo heads the Integrated Care team at Age UK. Jo is a qualified Nurse, and also had a career in Housing in operational and business development roles. Before joining Age UK Jo worked as an Associate Director at the Hurley Group (GP and Integrated Care Centres). She has worked within the NHS as a commissioner for primary care and mental health alongside wider roles leading service redesign and system wide transformation.
Pam Creavan – Services and Partnership Affairs Director, Age UK
Pam has extensive experience gained from working across the private, voluntary and public sectors. She worked for many years in local government before joining the NHS as a Non-Executive Director. This led to her taking up a substantive post in the NHS leading on Partnership, Communication and Engagement. Following this as Borough Director she has responsibility for joint commissionin, including mental health services, continuing health care and services for children and young people as well as leading public health and health improvement.
The evening will also include the opportunity for networking over drinks.
Free for IHM members.