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Our Health - Our Money: Investing in the future of the healthcare system

Investing in the healthcare system

Date: 23 January 2020

Time: 3pm-4.45pm

Venue: Stratford Campus, ED.2.01

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Join us on our next public seminar @ IHHD to discuss the future of the healthcare system, financing in healthcare and social prescribing!

About this event

Healthcare systems invest most of their resources in the development and implementation of bio-medically oriented interventions rather than in interventions that would help with tackling the socio-economic factors that underpin health and wellbeing. 

This seminar will discuss how money flows in the NHS and some mechanisms to fund health interventions (eg social impact bonds, co-commissioning) as a strategy to re-address the imbalance of current healthcare systems. In doing this, it will take social prescribing as an example for further and more practical discussion.


Dr Anant Jani, Honorary Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford University

Anant’s experience in health care started when working with Sir Muir Gray on the QIPP Right Care programme in the England Department of Health. This involved helping localities across England to design and implement high value population-based healthcare systems, including building the first national system for stroke prevention for patients with Atrial Fibrillation, which was a joint venture with NHS England and Public Health England. Anant is working on the value based healthcare theme within the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and is interested in understanding and implementing value based healthcare.

Joined by in the panel:

Dr Marcello Bertotti, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Health and Human Development, University of East London

Marcello has 15 years work experience in research and evaluation of community health interventions, social enterprise, asset based approaches to health, and social prescribing. In the area of social prescribing, he has led a number of evaluations, co-authored journal articles and co-designed accredited level 3 training. At the policy level, he is involved in the development of social prescribing regionally and nationally as a regional facilitator for NHS England and is a founding member of the social prescribing network which unites many different stakeholders from primary, secondary care, voluntary sector and academia.

Dr Agnese Lazzari, Project Manager, Kings College Hospital Quality Improvement Team, NHS Foundation Trust

Agnese's work is focusing on quality improvement capability and supporting the Value-based healthcare programme. She was previously Improvement Advisor at UCL Partners AHSN where she supported primary care and multidisciplinary stakeholders in testing the function of an Improvement Academy. She has more than 5 years of NHS experience in the acute setting, working in Quality Governance (North West Anglia FT) and later on Strategy and Planning (Royal Free London Group Hospitals FT). She is an IHI QI Team Coach and has a background in applied research in Healthcare management and Public Health with a PhD on the creation of value in healthcare.

Refreshments will be served at 3pm.

Talk starts 3.15 pm.

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Thursday, 23 January 2020

Stratford Campus

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