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GO Lab - Better Commissioning for Older People’s Services Symposium
Wed 17 May 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
About this event
This event will bring together senior commissioners in local government and the NHS, along with academics and practitioners, to explore opportunities for innovative commissioning practices around older people’s services, and to share insights into emerging innovative approaches and best practice.
Life Chances Fund
The timing of this event is aimed at helping local commissioners make informed choices about applying to the Life Chances Fund, a government fund managed by the Big Lottery, that seeks to develop better outcomes commissioning in six areas of policy:
- Children's services
- Drug and alcohol dependency
- Young people
- Early years
- Older people
- Healthy lives
The final two themes for Older People and Healthy Lives will be announced in June.
The morning will be dedicated to exploring what forms of services or interventions might work to deliver better outcomes. There are three broad themes:
I. Enabling better hospital discharge and reablement and rehabilitation
- The emerging practice and evidence around intermediate care and reablement
- Tackling delayed transfers of care and the implications for future commissioning choices
- The potential for commissioning services in this service are by outcomes, in general, and Social Impact Bonds, in particular
Professor John Bolton, Visiting Professor, Institute of Public Care, Oxford Brookes University
Saffron Cordery, Director of Policy and Strategy, NHS Providers
II. Supporting independent living through better adaptations in the home and measures to prevent falls
- Helping older people live independently for longer
- The potential for commissioning by outcomes services such as home adaptations and fall prevention
Daniel MacIntyre, Population Health Services Manager, Public Health England
Sue Adams, Chief Executive, Care and Repair England
Christine Lewington, Head of Strategic Commissioning, Warwick County Council
III. Tackling social isolation and inclusion
- Service innovations to tackle loneliness and isolation
- The potential for local authorities and clinical commissioning groups to commission for outcomes
Jill Mortimer, Policy Manager, Age UK
Alex Fox, Chief Executive, Shared Lives Plus
In the afternoon, we will host a series of themed workshops that will allow commissioners to develop their knowledge around the practice of commissioning for outcomes and to explore the feasibility of tackling local priorities through the LCF or other forms of outcome based commissioning:
I. Assessing the feasibility of an outcomes based approach
II. Developing an outcomes framework
III. Developing an outcomes based approach to tackling loneliness and providing end of life care
IV. Making an application to the Life Chances Fund
Each workshop session will run twice for 30 minutes and will be followed by a plenary discussion of the key issues.
The event is free to attend.
The full agenda for the event is available for download here.
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