Our health services are under intense pressure.
Recent focus has been on the opening hours of GP practices, and funding needed for community based social care. Meanwhile, the extreme pressures make it almost impossible to make changes that could bring about lasting improvements.
Can these pressures be relieved? Is our NHS trying to cure the wrong ills?
Oliver Astley has identified issues around workplace stress, and debt; for which the NHS deals with the stress but is in unable to cure the root causes.
Could new thinking help the NHS meet the needs of a new age?
Join us as we bring together expert knowledge, informed speculation, and questioning minds so we can test whether new thinking could help the NHS meet the needs of a new age.
- Justine Schneider, Professor of Mental Health and Social Care – working within the University of Nottingham’s School of Sociology and Social Policy since 2004, with extensive experience in applied health research, particularly mental health service evaluation and the provision of social care, including specific services for young people and elderly people.
- Dr Chris Whale, Divisional Medical Director for Medicine and Cancer – from Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
- Dr Paul Wood, Chair & Clinical Lead – for Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
- Oliver Astley, journalist – working for the Derby Telegraph for a decade until January 2015 when he joined Bulletin, a communications consultancy specialising in finance and academia. He also provides freelance journalism for outlets including the Guardian.
- Julie Acred OBE – had a career in local government and the NHS, including 20 years as a hospital Chief Executive. She now works on NHS Private Finance schemes (chairing two PLC Boards for Coventry and Walsall hospitals), is chair of Sinfonia Viva, and teaches yoga and relaxation techniques to teenagers at a Derby school.