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Innovation and the New Public Service in Wales 

A series of workshops this summer in Cardiff. Each workshop will consider what effective process will be available to older vulnerable people to communicate their views and concerns about the new public service. Application

Workshop 1: Wednesday 14 June 2006, 10am
Round Table discussion:

Nutrition, fluids and nutritional care: the needs of Older People?

Workshop 2: 14th June 2006, 11.30am. Inquiry Topic:
Within a dispersed model of care, how do we achieve a better understanding of medicine, medication and preventive care to improve the health and wellbeing of older people?

Workshop 3: Friday 21st July 2006, 10am
The New Public Service - thinking differently

Workshop 4: Friday 21st July 2006, 11. 30 am
The New Public Service - working differently

{} The Welsh Food Alliance, the Open University in Wales, the Welsh Board of Community Health Councils, the Practitioner Network on Ageing, and Public Health Alliance Cymru are co-sponsoring the first series of four workshops on June 14th and 21st July 2006 to support the contribution of patients, service users and carers. Topics covered include (a) nutrition, (b) medication, the New Public Service – (c) thinking and (d) working differently.

 
The overall aim of these workshops is to refresh thinking around delivering improved public services, within a dispersed model of care. Each workshop will consider what effective process will be available to older vulnerable people to communicate their views and concerns about the new public service.

The workshops will be held at the Open University in Wales, 24 Cathedral Road, Cardiff and comprise a 90 minute learning session. This will culminate in a short summary document of ideas, issues raised and recommendations.

Wednesday 14 June 2006, 10am
Workshop 1: Round Table discussion
Theme - Nutrition, fluids and nutritional care: the needs of Older People?

Facilitator: David Smith                        Chair:  Hilda Smith

Aims:

To examine the needs of older people in various institutional and community settings

To exchange information and best practice across health and social care

To identify ways to collaborate and integrate work more effectively, and determine future action

Background
For some time the Welsh Food Alliance has championed the needs of older people. This has included: 650 respondents to two Food Surveys, three workshops in 2005 and presenting detailed evidence to government. WFA welcome the growing interest being shown by others. There is growing concern about this issue, especially malnutrition, which is of supreme importance for older people. Issues could include: growing malnutrition; fundamentals of care; nutrition, fluids and nutritional care standards; baseline data and data collection; public procurement; unified assessment process; workforce development, monitoring and evaluation.
 

Workshop 2: 14th June 2006, 11.30am
Inquiry Topic - Within a dispersed model of care, how do we achieve a better understanding of medicine, medication and preventive care to improve the health and wellbeing of older people?

Facilitator: Paul Walker Chair:  Lorraine Morgan

Aims
To explore the use of medicine, medication and preventive care, and identify holistic ways to promote and sustain the health and wellbeing of older people, including those living in care homes

To examine and make recommendations on how, within a dispersed model of care, we ensure: (i) patient safety and public protection, (ii) adequate support for carers and (iii) effective workforce development.

Background
More than half of the NHS drugs bill is spent on medication for people over 60. Concern has also been expressed about the interaction of drugs, the adverse impact on health and quality if life, inappropriate use with implications for autonomy and independence. With large-scale organisational change and the development of new drugs, how do we ensure citizen centred services and good use of public money? What effective process will be available to older vulnerable people communicate their views and concerns?
 
'Medicine' is a strand within the NSF for Older People, where reference is made to regular medicine reviews. Our initial intention was (i) to analyse why we should Quality Assure Medicine Reviews for Older People and (ii) examine how, when, what and where. However, our starting point will be to consider other factors, which require close consideration to obtain a holistic solution.

Workshop 3
Friday 21st July 2006, 10am
The New Public Service - thinking differently

Facilitator: Neil Wooding Chair:  Gwyneth B Jones

 

Aim: This session aims to build consensus and bring clarity to a varied and new policy jigsaw in meeting the health, social care and wellbeing needs of older people

Background
This will be a Collaborative Inquiry around new ways of meeting the health, social care and wellbeing needs of older people. This session is intended to refresh our understanding of the needs of older people. This at a time when a range of new policies are emerging or being consulted upon.

Participants will have the opportunity to consider a range of policies, including: Designed for Life, the Social Care white paper, the Beecham Review, the NSF for Older People - Implementation Plan, local Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Strategies, Making the Connections' Customer Service standards, education and training, workforce development, the review of medical and non medical regulation, fundamentals of care, accountability and the necessary governance, commissioning, the development of healthcare standards and the interim review of 'Food and Wellbeing'. What effective process will be available to older vulnerable people communicate their views and concerns about the new public service?

 
Workshop 4
Friday 21st July 2006, 11. 30 am
The New Public Service - working differently

Facilitator: Hugh Gardner                                    Chair: Barbara Bale


As the face of adult health and social care changes, one thing becomes clearer: the key to success is integration with other services to enable citizens to enjoy independence, wellbeing and optimum quality of life. Will it give better job satisfaction and a better service to patients and carers? This session focuses upon how health and social care interface in the care of older people.

Aim: to explore how do we work better across health and social care, and who does what and where? To this end we will focus on:
 
(i) A common code of practice as a first step towards consistency in the regulation of teams and team members
 
(ii) Explore the process by which a common code of practice can be introduced

(iii) Where is the accountability and the necessary governance arrangements across health and social care?

(iv) Commissioning community based services, how and by whom and with what choice?

(v) What effective process will be available to older vulnerable people to communicate their views and concerns?

Workshop Reservations, etc
The content of the four workshops are interlinked to optimally contribute to the new public service. We aim to prioritise applicants attending 2 or more workshops. A reserve list will be kept. Workshop space will be at a premium. Once the workshop has been confirmed no charge will be made, except we reserve the right to charge £20 per session if you fail to attend without notifying us three working days prior to the workshop.
 
This is a self-financed initiative. Background material will be posted on www.welshfoodalliance.co.uk three working days prior to each event. NSF for Older People details from (02920) 823454. A copy of the Social Care consultation paper available from 12 July on (02920) 826742. Many thanks to the OU for the venue and to WFA for support services.

 

Facilitators and workshop chairpersons:
Hilda Smith, co founder Welsh Food Alliance; David Smith, Policy Adviser, Welsh Food Alliance; Dr Paul Walker, chairperson, Public Health Alliance Cymru; Dr Neil Wooding, Director, Public Service Management Wales; Hugh Gardner, former Director of Social Service; Dr G B Jones, chairperson Cardiff CHC; Dr Barbara Bale, Project Manger, Welsh Assembly Government; Lorraine Morgan, OU Staff Tutor and chair of the Practitioner Network on Ageing. Special thanks to Ron Walton, vice chair of Vale of Glamorgan CHC – our official note taker.

Application form


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Please indicate the date and workshop number requested

 

14th June 2006

 

21 July 2006

 

Please let us know if you have any issues or questions you wish to raise and or return your application email to David Smith 

Or send a stamped addressed envelope to: Workshops, Anderley Lodge, 216 Stow Hill, Newport, NP20 4HA.

 

6 of 24 places have been allocated to older people. Places are at a premium. Early responses appreciated for confirmation of your reservation

 

If you are unable to attend and wish to contribute in any way please let us know and we will include your contribution as part of the process. 

Workshop Secretariat
01633 266781

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