ECPD Director speaks at World Health Summit on improving patient care

10 March 2016

Carrie Jackson, Director of the England Centre for Practice Development, will be a key note speaker at this year’s World Health Innovations Summit.

At a time when health services are stretched and under increasing pressure, innovative solutions are needed in order to maintain and improve how health care is delivered. The summit, which begins in UK today and will visit locations around the world including Greece, Brazil and USA, aims to promote and support innovation in healthcare delivery and help to deliver efficient and effective health care systems around the world.

Carrie’s speech will make the case that delivering a different care system beyond 2030 requires healthcare providers to think beyond current professional structures and traditional siloed thinking associated with current health and social care delivery. 

Delivering a high tech, service user driven care system, activated by the needs of the patient and the radical concept of ‘the patient will see you now’ rather than ‘the doctor will see you now’, requires immediate innovative and creative approaches to designing care systems, professional leaders and change platforms. 

The Centre works with a wide variety of organisations, community groups, practitioners, service user groups, researchers and scholars to drive practitioner led research to improve the quality of care experienced by service users. Carrie will share some examples of this collaborative work, including end of life care, health visiting and urgent and emergency care, to showcase a different approach and encourage the audience to participate in imagining the future unconstrained by our current thinking and practices in healthcare provision.

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