A Healthier Perspective

We held a series of events throughout the course of our ‘A Healthier Perspective’ project. A summary of the project events can be found below.

A Healthier Perspective: final event

17 July 2012, London

This one-day conference aimed to inspire action to transform the relationship between voluntary sector providers and health and social care commissioners.

The event used the learning from the project to share:

  • the opportunities and barriers in the new world of commissioning by Clinical Commissioning Groups and Local Authorities
  • how commissioners can have a greater choice of cost effective, high quality service providers
  • how the voluntary sector can access and compete in the market place, alone or in partnership with other providers
  • a framework of actions that can be applied locally to strengthen relationships between commissioners and voluntary sector providers
We also launched our interactive Toolkit - raise-learning.org.uk


“The event was very thought provoking – it was good to hear it from different perspectives

“I’m going away with renewed incentive to move forward work with local networks, CCGs, HWB”

“Good quality info, ideas and solutions to real problems”

“A very useful event, thank you. Yes, it did inspire! Provoked some thinking about how to engage with CCGs and the HW Board”

“Has once again reminded me of what or how much we don’t know! Thanks for doing this piece of work”

“Just to say well done for today – a fantastic culmination to the project, lots of buy in from the right people and a really positive “can do” feeling throughout the event”


A Healthier Perspective: bringing it all together

30 May 2012, Winchester

This event focused on the three pilot areas involved in the project. Health and social care commissioners (from Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups and PCTs) and voluntary sector organisations enthusiastically discussed the project findings. Action plans were drawn up for each area to take forward.


A Healthier Perspective: launching the event

1 February 2012, Guildford

Attendees – both commissioners and voluntary sector providers – came from the three pilot areas (West Berkshire, Southampton and East Hampshire) and took part in lively debate around the early project findings.

Event presentations

Summary of launch event

Kathy Atkinson - A Healthier Perspective: what is it?

Jo Cookes – project overview and emerging findings

Duncan Goodes - A Healthier Perspective and the Strategic Health Authority


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