Conservative Party Conference: Targeting the true drivers of demand for the NHS

Roundtable event

1 October 2019
12:00–2:00pm
Manchester

At this year's party conferences, the Centre for Progressive Policies will be holding a range of panel discussions and round table events on the social determinants of health, the future of adult education, and on measuring and delivering inclusive growth at the local level.

The Centre for Progressive Policy (CPP) has just completed a year long inquiry into health and social care in the UK.

In response to the stalling of life expectancy and rising health inequalities between socio-economic groups and regions, CPP has sought to determine how we address the root causes of poor health. CPP analysis has shown that the majority of health outcomes can be explained by factors that sit beyond the current prism of healthcare, including housing conditions, education, training and skills, crime levels and employment. And each of these drivers vary greatly by local area. The question the is how to integrate this findings into health policy and approach.

The aim of this roundtable decision is to determine how we can direct policy and investment to tackle the main drivers of good health. What is the role of place and where should accountability lie? How do we deal with the overlapping remits between health and other public leaders? What are alternative models of health delivery that focus on addressing these place-based social determinants?

This event will be situated outside the secure zone.

Read more about our series of events at the 2019 party conferences.