Morning, Tuesday, 12th May 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will be a timely opportunity to examine the ongoing implementation and impact of the Primary Care Model for Wales - a key element of the Transformation Programme in Wales - as the Model undergoes evaluation.
The context for discussion
The conference takes place in the context of issues emerging from recent policy developments, including:
- The publication of A Healthier Wales by the Welsh Government in 2018 and the initiation of the Transformation Programme to implement this vision;
- A number of announcements on how the £100m Transformation Fund will allow Regional Partnership Boards to deliver innovative projects across Wales, including projects to innovate within primary care or reduce pressure on primary care services;
- The report from the Auditor General for Wales finding that the application of the Model was inconsistent, the pace of reform should increase, and that improved engagement is needed with health staff and patients in order to develop a useful understanding of the Model - discussion at this seminar will look at the implementation of the Model going forward, as well as reform more generally and the communication of the Model to staff and the public;
- The first Health and Social Care Workforce Strategy for Wales, setting out actions required to meet key aims for the workforce for 2030 - with the final strategy from Health Education and Improvement Wales and Social Care Wales due to be published and implemented shortly, after approval from the Welsh Government.
There will be keynote addresses from: Jyoti Atri, Executive Director of Health and Wellbeing, Public Health Wales and Alex Howells, Chief Executive, Health Education and Improvement Wales.
Further confirmed speakers include:
- Jane Sloggett, Deputy Head, Porthcawl Comprehensive School, Bridgend - on the understanding of the Primary Care Model, and the implications of moving towards a ‘wellness system’ for education and children and young people; and
- Andy Swinburn, Assistant Director, Paramedicine, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust - on supporting out-of-hours care, in light of the recent introduction of ambulance service prescribing paramedics.
The agenda in summary
- Improving outcomes in primary care: reducing the impact of poor health and tackling health inequalities;
- Implementing the new model: creating a ‘wellness’ system, local coordination and accessibility;
- Supporting and developing the Welsh primary care workforce and the first Health and Social Care Workforce Strategy;
- Key issues for developing in-hours delivery and out-of-hours primary care: sustainability, access and support; and
- The future for primary and community services in Wales.