Whilst there is consensus that collaborating across health and social care systems (place) is the right way forward and should deliver better outcomes with and for citizens and better workplaces for professionals, there is no question that it’s hard to do. In a series of recent interviews Health and Social care leaders say:
It’s a real struggle to work whole systems
More of the same won’t work, but it’s difficult to know where to put your effort and attention to best effect
It’s hard to know how best to work with citizens and communities
We are committed to collaboration and systems-wide change
But some health and social care systems are successfully tackling health inequalities, providing good care, making the most of local community’s assets to solve problems together and creating partnerships for population benefit.
This Master Class takes lessons from high performing health and social care systems from around the world to discover how to lead place based change that makes an impact.
We will be working on:
1. Knowing your system - generating a shared understanding of priorities for change
2. Developing effective collaborations between diverse stakeholders
3. Using data to catalyse innovation and change
4. Designing prototypes for your place
Meet Professor Rebecca Malby
Becky is a Professor in Health Systems Innovation at London South Bank University, where she is establishing a Health Systems Innovation Lab. She has a track record in systems innovation, organisational change and leadership development in the UK and internationally, and in leading networks. Her experience is an unusual combination of leader, manager, researcher, change agent and entrepreneur. She is known to be an energetic and enthusiastic leader of change and a forward thinker. Becky has a track record in organisational and leadership development in the public sector, working primarily with the NHS and with Local Authorities in the UK, and Europe.
She is an advisor to the NHS IQ Network Programme, the Kings Fund/ Health Foundation Readiness for Change Programme, and is a nominator for the Ashoka network.
Most recently Becky was the Director of the Centre for Innovation in Health Management at the University of Leeds where she also took a leadership role in the Leeds Institute for Quality Healthcare. Whilst in Leeds Becky was a founding member of the Leaders for Leeds Network. She has recently been an advisor to the Cabinet Office on the Choice Agenda, a Board Member of the European Health Management Association, and a critical friend of the New Economics Foundation Coproduction Network. She established the only PGCert in Coproducing Health in the UK.