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Prevention and Prediction: Can we predict the impacts of prevention to inform policy and practice?

What Works Scotland

Thursday, 30 March 2017 from 09:30 to 14:00 (BST)

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Socio-economic inequalities and an ageing population have challenging implications for health and social care spending. But demand for health and social care doesn’t just depend on social circumstances or age, it depends on need, which in part depends on decisions we make about investments in prevention. This is at the heart of the economics of prevention.

But how can we predict what the impact of a greater emphasis on prevention might be on the demand for health and social care? In this seminar, we will explore different methods and data sources for modelling the impacts of prevention and discuss whether they are of practical use in appraising different options for prevention policy and practice.

This seminar delivered jointly by NHS Health Scotland and What Works Scotland will include presenations and contributions from:

  • Eric SilvermanResearch Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, School of Computing, Teesside University, who will talk about agent-based modelling and simulation.
  • Diane Stockton, Evaluation Team Head, Public Health Sciences, NHS Health Scotland, who will talk about Burden of Disease data and their potential use to inform policy and practice around prevention.
  • Heather McAuley consultant and former senior civil servant both in New Zealand and Scotland, most recently in the Strategy Unit of the Scottish Government, who will talk about predictive analytics


Outline programme

09.30  Arrival, registration (coffee/tea)

10.00  Presentations followed by Q&A

11.15  Break (coffee/tea)

11.30  Workshops and discussions

13.00  Concluding remarks

13.15  Lunch


Places at this event are free but limited so please register to secure your place.

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The Lighthouse
11 Mitchell Lane
G1 3NU Glasgow
United Kingdom

Thursday, 30 March 2017 from 09:30 to 14:00 (BST)


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What Works Scotland

What Works Scotland

Organiser of Public service reform, scrutiny and inspection: Where to next?

What Works Scotland aims to improve the way local areas in Scotland use evidence to make decisions about public service development and reform. We are working with specific Community Planning Partnerships involved in the design and delivery of public services to:

  • Learn what is and what isn’t working in their local area
  • Encourage collaborative learning with a range of local authority, business, public sector and community partners
  • Better understand what effective policy interventions and effective services look like
  • Promote the use of evidence in planning and service delivery
  • Help organisations get the skills and knowledge they need to use and interpret evidence
  • Create case studies for wider sharing and sustainability

http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/

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