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'Disinvestment', or ‘freeing up’ resources for reinvestment?

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The Lighthouse

11 Mitchell Lane

Glasgow

G1 3NU

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There is a current emphasis on prevention and shifting the balance of care away from hospitals into social care in the community. To change the balance of spend in this way, in an era of tight fiscal constraints, depends on releasing resources from current (less valuable) uses of resources to invest in (more valuable) alternatives. But prevention and new forms of care in the community are not just seen as areas for additional investment. They are also seen as offering potential to make the savings necessary to fund that investment.

This seminar will discuss some of the beliefs and assumptions implicit in this narrative. It will try and achieve a common understanding of the different terms used in the discussion: prevention, savings, disinvestment etc. It will also focus on how to measure and how to realise potential savings, recognising that this raises both economic and political/stakeholder issues.

Our speakers offer a range of perspectives relevant to this policy area and topics covered will include:-

  • Ellen Stewart: 'Hospital change and closure in Scotland: studying the policy and politics of disinvestment';
  • Marissa Collins: 'An economic framework for priority setting'; and
  • Janet Boutell: 'What (HTA) methods have been used in disinvestment in health care?'

The day will bring together economists, public and third sector service providers, policy makers and academics with an interest in this subject (amongst others).

This event is free but places are limited, so please register through this page to secure your booking.

The programme starts at 10am (with registration from 9.30am).

There will be a networking lunch at the end of the seminar, from 1pm.

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