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Social Prescribing Event - November 2017



You and representatives of your organisation are invited to attend the Social Prescribing and a new Health Initiative Meeting hosted by Medway Voluntary Action on

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

The event will be held at the St George Hotel,

8 New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6BB.

Guest speakers have been confirmed from Medway Council's Public Health Team and The NHS Improvement Programme.



9.00am-9.30am - Registration

9.30am-10.00am - Medway Voluntary Action AGM

10:00am-12:00pm - Social Prescribing Event (Details below)


1. Introduction 

Scott Elliot, Head of Health and Wellbeing Services, Public Health, Medway Council


2. Health and Social care profiles for the Medway Model 

Dr David Whiting, Consultant in Public Health, Public Health Directorate, Medway Council

Medway is developing an exciting new approach to improve the quality of care that is based around a concept called the Medway Model. The Medway Public Health team has developed a set of locality profiles that show the key needs in each of the six “sub-hubs” of the Medway Model, and this presentation will provide a brief overview of each area.


3. Opportunities for Medway

Scott Elliott

A wide range of Medway partners are seeking to develop a Medway Social Prescribing project, building on the positive existing work that is already in place. Opportunities are available to bid for external funds to support this. Medway Public Health welcome the opportunity to engage with a wide range of voluntary and third sector partners at the earliest stage of planning the project. The Medway Public Health team will provide a short overview of what social prescribing is and would welcome your input into how a successful project could be developed to help Medway residents lead healthier happier lives.

Breakout sessions will be available to investigate partnership opportunities and funding.


4. Joining the dots – how the VCS can work with Health and Social Care to achieve national Health priorities.

Lisa Riley, Associate Improvement Manager, Emergency Care Improvement Programme, NHS Improvement

How can we ensure that we keep people at home and well supported, reducing the demand on resources that are becoming increasingly scarce? This session will help us to understand the national focus on patient flow and the importance of patients’ time as the most important currency in health and social care and the impact the VCS can have on this agenda.

11.45am - 12:00pm - Presentation of REVAMP award to MVA

12:00pm - Close

Spaces are limited to the first 60 people; so to make sure you do not miss out on the AGM and Social Prescribing and Health session...

Book your place by visiting the Eventbrite portal.

For more information, contact Danielle Key on 01634 812 850.



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