Beyond healthcare - exploring new approaches to local health

On 9 February 2016 we brought together local health professionals, decision-makers, voluntary organisations, patient representatives and others explore ways of improving health by looking outside the confines of healthcare. We wanted to showcase and discuss approaches to improving health outcomes which tackle the wider aspects that impact on people’s wellbeing – from housing to education or social connections.

Jeremy Swain on connecting professionals to go beyond healthcare

Jeremy Swain, CEO of Thames Reach, explains how the Lambeth Living Well Network Hub can support people with mental health in a variety of ways thanks to close, collaborative work.

Imogen Moore from Citizens UK joined us to talk about PACT, our supported project using community organising to give babies in Southwark the best start in life.

Discussing the opportunities and barriers for alternative approaches to health in Lambeth and Southwark - could technology help bring together those in need with those with solutions?

Jeremy Swain from Thames Reach and Catherine Pearson from Healthwatch Lambeth discuss the challenges of measuring how improving social issues can lead to better health outcomes.

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