Fault lines and front lines: How do we fix our broken health system?
Partnering to deliver a new paradigm for citizen health
The European Healthcare Design 2023 Programme Launch Panel Debate was held last week, in collaboration with Archus and Maggie's Centres, at Maggie's Barts.
We would like to thank everyone who joined us in-person and virtually – if you were unable to join the debate live, you can now watch the recording.
The impacts of climate change, a pandemic, active conflicts, economic volatility and inflation have laid bare global health inequalities, creating hunger, poverty, displacement and disease that are testing the resilience of our health systems and infrastructure. Our political, social and economic systems and institutions, need to be strengthened to create a buffer against this turbulence. A resilient and high-performing health system can be the tie that binds citizens, communities and society together.
The global workforce crisis in healthcare is centre stage. By 2030, the world will be short of 15 million health workers.
But attracting more health workers to join exhausted professions burdened mentally and physically from the pandemic is, however, only part of the solution. New models of care and advances in the life sciences and digital and medical technology, from AI to personalised medicine, have huge potential to transform the quality and access to care and address health inequities in society.
Our expert panel explored the need for a new health paradigm that builds a culture of partnership between the public, independent and third sectors, aligns evolving professional roles to radically redesigned models of care across new settings, and creates sustainable infrastructure connected at the heart of our cities and communities.
Chair: Richard Darch, CEO, Archus, UK
Panel: Laura Lee, CEO, Maggie’s, UK
Nigel Edwards, CEO, Nuffield Trust, UK
Rachel Dunscombe, Digital Futures, Academic, Government Policy Advisor, UK
Professor Sir John Tooke, Chairman and co-founder, Academic Health Solutions;
former president, the Academy of Medical and Life Sciences, UK
View the images from the evening under the 'Gallery' tab above.