Building healthy communities – tackling the key challenges to health improvement in Scotland

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THURSDAY 02 FEBRUARY 2017

BRODIES LLP, CENTRAL GLASGOW

HALF-DAY CONFERENCE

Event Outline

Featuring a keynote address from Gerald McLaughlin, Chief Executive of NHS Health Scotland, this half-day conference will explore the impact of five leading public health challenges – obesity, diabetes, long term conditions, mental health and alcohol misuse – and showcase innovative community-led and community-based responses which seek to engage and empower efforts to build healthy communities.

Scotland has made significant progress in shaking off the tag “the sick man of Europe” and thanks to a long-term policy commitment life expectancy rates in Scotland have improved and are edging closer to European averages. Yet the nation faces significantly different health challenges now than in the past. Scotland’s health is no longer about combating the industrial diseases of the last century but rather about responding to a range of debilitating conditions that have the potential to perpetuate significant health inequalities within communities across the country.

Obesity. Diabetes. Long term conditions. Mental health. Alcohol misuse. These are the current leading challenges facing Scotland’s public health – each presenting a barrier to the ambition of community health improvement.

Supported by

Speakers

Gerald McLaughlin

Chief Executive, NHS Health Scotland

Zahid Deen

Digital Health and Care Strategic Lead, The ALLIANCE

Kirsteen Murray

Interim Director, Diabetes Scotland

Gwenn McCreath

Chief Executive, Health in mind

Lyndsey Hague

Head of Operations Scotland, Phoenix Futures

Joanne Allen

Partnerships Business Development Manager, Slimming World

Brian Cavanagh

Managing Director, Brian Cavanagh Consulting

Agenda

08:45-09:15     Registration and morning refreshments

09:15-09:20     Chair’s Welcome and Introduction
Brian Cavanagh, Managing Director, Brian Cavanagh Consulting & former Chair, NHS Lothian

09:20-09:45     Keynote Address
Gerald McLaughlin, Chief Executive, NHS Health Scotland

09:45-10:10     Adopting a community-led approach to tackling obesity
Joanne Allen, Partnerships Business Development Manager, Slimming World

10:10-10:35     Implementing a community-based programme – “DiabEtes at Your Finger-Tips (DEFT): Empowering Older Adults to Self-manage Type 2 Diabetes”
Kirsteen Murray, Interim Director, Diabetes Scotland

10:35-11:00     Panel and audience discussion session

11:00-11:20     Tea and coffee break, opportunities for networking

11:20-11:45     ‘Our GP’ – Designing GP digital services, together
Zahid Deen, Digital Health and Care Strategic Lead, The ALLIANCE

11:45-12:10     Joining the dots – community mental health services of the people, for the people and by the people
Gwenn McCreath, Chief Executive, Health in Mind; George Roy & Douglas Hall, SHARE project, Health in Mind

12:10-12:35     Community solutions to a national tragedy – providing effective alcohol treatment and care services
Lyndsey Hague, Head of Operations Scotland, Phoenix Futures

12:35-13:00     Panel and audience discussion session

13:00   Chair’s closing remarks

Venue

Hosted by

Brodies LLP,
110 Queen Street,
Glasgow,
G1 3BX