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‘Co-creating the Commons of health and how together we will make it work’

School of Commoning

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

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Raising awareness of our possibilities for generative action in healthcare.

Creating connections for sustained shared attention and structures of engagement for doing what needs to be done to make sustainable healthcare possible.

Formulating an idealized (re-)desing of a sutainable healthcare system,  while looking for new rules and principles underlying such a system

This will be a one day gathering of people who may or may not work in the health and/or socialcare sector and whose hearts know that a sustainable healthcare system is possible.   We invite professionals in both health and social care, decision makers, budget holders and everyone affected by the way our healthcare system works into a safe space to a day of action orientated exploration.

In the first part we will be exploring the commons framework and how it is a useful model for sustainable healthcare.

We will gain understanding in how the commons framework  provides a practical and strategically important way to empower civil society to take an active part in the future of healthcare.

We will hear different speakers talk about current social practices which point beyond the status quo towards a sustainable health care system.

Health, healthcare and relationships - John Ashcroft, Research Director, Relationship Foundation

Health, healthcare and sustainability - Henk Hadders,  Executive Director of the Board of GGZ Drenthe (ret)

Health, healthcare and institutions - James MacKenzie, Programme Manager NHS sustainable development unit 

Holistic Healthcare  - Prof. David Peters, editor of the ‘Journal of Holistic Healthcare’  co-founder of faculty of the University of Westminster’s School of Integrated Health

Healthy communities and self-care projects - Alex Laird, Medical herbalist and founder of  Living Medicine 


The second part of the gathering will be dedicated to formulating a policy agenda for the Commons of Health while learning how to grow our  common understanding and capability to make a sustainable healthcare system a reality.

The experience of commoning will encourage us to access and develop our creativity, to nurture and express our compassion and to use our shared knowledge & experience and collective wisdom to confidently build a sustainable and thriveable healthcare system

More information, recommended reading and  videos are listed at the bottom of the page here. Related information is also here

Have questions about ‘Co-creating the Commons of health and how together we will make it work’? Contact School of Commoning

When & Where

Indian YMCA
41 Fitzroy Square
W1T 6AQ London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

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School of Commoning

The purpose of the School of Commoning, as a Community Interest Company, is to benefit society, by enhancing individual and collective competences in the creation, protection, and governance of commons.

The Commons is at its best when autonomy and solidarity, creativity and community, are honoured, along with the deeply human urge to reach for improved lives lived in a just and caring world. It is why we believe, the Commons has the potential to reach the hearts and minds of millions in the years to come, just like the environmental movement did in the 80s.

We’re committed to turn that potential into reality.  We contribute to that by enabling people, organisations and social systems to develop better practices for strengthening and governing the Commons, as an autonomous partner to the private and public sectors.

We support the international commons movement and people who want to learn about the Commons, with well-organized knowledge resources and educational programs. We partner and build synergy with other organisations that have the Commons at their heart, and "strengthen the linkages between commons practitioners, scholars, and activists, so that we can learn from each other and support each other’s work." (David Bollier). 

We promote and support the collaboration of commons-related groups and organisations, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers.

We do all that by 1. developing and delivering educational, media, networking, "serious game," and mobile apps projects that promote the Commons, and 2. inspire others to do the same.

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