Creating Collaborations: Sharing learning from research, policy, and practice to strengthen VCSE and health and care commissioning
Monday 30 October 2023 10:30-15:30
Where: Bayes Business School
The National Health Service (NHS) and local governments regularly commission voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations to deliver health and care services. Whilst this offers considerable opportunities, it can often be challenging for VCSE organisations and commissioners alike.
The aim of this one-day conference is to strength collaborative relationships between VCSE and health and care commissioners through sharing insights and learning from research, policy and practice. Together, we hope to help shape the future of VCSE and health and care commissioning relationships.
About the event
The National Health Service (NHS) and local governments regularly commission voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations to deliver health and care services. Whilst this offers considerable opportunities, it can often be challenging for VCSE organisations and commissioners alike. Changes during the pandemic, along with the development of Integrated Care Systems, a push towards prevention, and a desire to tackle health inequalities, all offer the potential to reset relationships, realising much wider roles for the VCSE and more collaborative ways of working. There is much to learn from current research, policy and practice developments to help strengthen VCSE and health and care commissioning relationships.
This one-day conference will bring together health and care commissioners, VCSE leaders, policy makers, academics, and wider stakeholders. It will mark the launch of findings from a three-year National Institute for Health Research-funded study into the VCSE and health and care commissioning relationships (NIHR Health Services Delivery Research programme, grant NIHR 128107). The aim of the workshop is to strength collaborative relationships between VCSE and health and care commissioners through sharing insights and learning from research, policy and practice. Together, we hope to help shape the future of VCSE and health and care commissioning relationships.
Please note that the below is a draft programme, and is subject to change.
- 10:30 Arrival with refreshments
- 10:50 Welcome and introductions
Angela Ellis Paine, Bayes Business School, and Rod Sheaff, University of Plymouth
- 11:00 What's the expectation? Insights from policy
Plenary discussion, with Pauline Allen, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- 11:30 What's the experience? Insights from practice
Jo-Anne Baker, West Yorkshire Integrated Care System, and Pip Goff, Forum Central (Others to be confirmed)
- 12:00 Break
- 12:15 What's the evidence? Insights from research
Option to attend one of three workshops
Workshop 1: From commodified to collaborative? How and why VCSE and health and care commissioning relationships vary
Angela Ellis Paine, Bayes Business School, and Mark Exworthy, University of Birmingham
Workshop 2: Community-led social prescribing
Ellie Munro, Sheffield Hallam University, and Olivia Engle, National Academy of Social Prescribing
Workshop 3: Mobilising community assets to tackle health inequalities
Professor Angela Harden, City, University of London and Dr Katie Rose Sanfilippo, City, University of London
- 13:15 Lunch
- 14:15 So what's next? From insights to actions
Panel discussion with Alex Boys, NAVCA, Jacob Lent, National Voices, Carrie McKenzie, NHS England
- 15:30 Conclusion
A brief description of the three simultaneous workshops can be found below:
Workshop one: From commodified to collaborative? How and why VCSE and health and care commissioning relationship vary
Drawing on findings from a three-year research study exploring the voluntary sector and health and care commissioning relationships, this workshop will highlight two different modes of commissioning – commodified and collaborative – that co-exist, interacting in complex and often confusing ways. Participants will be invited to share their experiences, whilst also reflecting on what our research found to be some of the core building blocks for more collaborative approaches within commissioning.
Workshop two: Community-Led Social Prescribing: Creating a Working Definition
In this workshop we will explore the concept of ‘community-led’ social prescribing. There is currently no shared understanding or definition of what this is, and little research on its role or value to the health system. Our proposed starting point is that community-led social prescribing is a social prescribing intervention initiated by the local community, often involving other local partners, but based on community-identified needs and solutions. We want to work with you to help us critique, develop and refine the definition during the workshop, to help us inform and direct future research projects.
Workshop three: Mobilising community assets to tackle health inequalities: a blueprint for change
In this workshop we will share some of the work we have done to develop the Well Communities Research Consortium, invite views on our blueprint for change, and illustrate some of the methods and tools we have used including stakeholder and community engagement and participatory system mapping.
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