C3: Caring for older populations in the community through ceding power

Thursday 28 March
15:00 – 16:00  

Part A: Disrupting healthcare. Co-creating population health

Can the burden on tomorrow’s health care system be solved by cocreation and ceding power? This session explores the design, delivery and learning from a Danish improvement program taking place in local communities – aiming at preventing depression in old age. This program has bridged a mutual collaboration between volunteers, third sector and community health services. In pursuing the triple aim, the program develops and test a number of cross sector change ideas.

After this session, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the key factors of co-creating improvement work involving volunteers and public services.
2. Apply the learning from the Danish program to their own context
3. Understand how co-creation can disrupts the organisational structures and foster learning

Annelene Hoejvang Larsen, Communications consultant, Danish Society for Patient Safety; Denmark

Part B: Getting it right for older people every time

The session will explore the experiences of a person living with frailty in the context of the whole system, and showcase innovations that can support people to live as well as possible. Participants will learn about the approaches being used in Scotland which range from early community identification and multi-disciplinary support in the community to rapid care coordination in unscheduled services, and the importance of involving people in decisions about their current and future needs.

After this session, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the range of approaches available that can support people living with frailty to experience improved health and wellbeing
2. Apply the described innovations in practice and adapt them for their local contexts.
3. Redesign services and agencies to meet the needs of people with different levels of frailty following the principles of strategic commissioning which enables whole system thinking.

Graham Ellis, National Clinical Lead for Older People and Frailty, Healthcare Improvement; Scotland