About this event

  • Date and time Wed 17 Mar 2021 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Medicine and Society

In this interactive seminar, we shall explore how to create flourishing, healthy communities by adopting a relational, grassroots and asset-based approach to health and wellbeing.

Leaders in the field Dr Julian Abel, Vice-President, Public Health Palliative Care International, retired palliative care consultant and author, Dr Margaret Hannah, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Director of Health Programmes, International Futures Forum and Senior Lecturer, St Andrew's University, Dr Frances da Cunha, Mendip Symphony project lead and retired GP and Professor Anthony Costello, Professor of International Child Health and Director, UCL Institute for Global Health, join us to offer shining examples and practical advice on how to implement this approach and enable compassionate communities. 

By collaborating with patients, local champions, community leaders and volunteers, health professionals can co-create healthier lives, leading to decreased demand on stretched healthcare services, significantly reducing costs and even saving lives.

By the end of the seminar participants will:

  • Obtain practical ideas and methods for creating healthy communities
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of what constitutes compassionate communities and sympathy groups
  • Gain greater confidence in implementing compassionate communities in their area of work

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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This webinar has been sponsored by Takeda. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

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Key speakers

Dr Julian Abel

Vice-President, Public Health Palliative Care International, retired palliative care consultant and author

Speaker's biography

Dr Julian Abel is a recently retired consultant in palliative care, and has worked for over three years as joint-leader of the roll-out of the Frome project with Dr Helen Kingston, the town’s lead GP, and is currently leading the implementation of the Frome Model in Wales.

 

He is Vice-President of Public Health Palliative Care International and, as a recognised expert on Compassionate Communities, has made presentations on the Frome model in Europe, the USA and Australasia.

 

He co-authored The Compassion Project - a case for hope and human kindness from the town that beat loneliness. 

Dr Margaret Hannah

Director of Health Programmes, International Futures Forum

Speaker's biography

Dr Margaret Hannah is Director of Health Programmes for International Futures Forum (IFF), an educational charity registered in Scotland that provides practical hope and enables wise initiative. 

 

She has a background in medicine, specialising in public health. She is co-author of The Future Public Health (Open University Press 2012) and Humanising Healthcare: Patterns of Hope for a System under Strain (Triarchy Press 2014). 

 

In addition to her work with IFF, she a visiting professor of public health at Robert Gordon University and honorary senior lecturer at St Andrew's University.

 

During the Covid-19 pandemic, she has worked part-time in the National Health Service in Scotland to support efforts to eliminate the infection.

Dr Frances da Cunha

Dr Frances da Cunha

Clinical lead, West Mendip Symphony

Speaker's biography

Dr Frances da Cunha is a recently retired general practitioner, a fellow of the Royal College of GPs, and has been involved in medical education and GP higher training for many years.

 

She has been leading the Mendip Symphony project which is based on the Frome Medical Practice model of enhanced primary care to prevent unplanned admissions into hospital. It involves multi-disciplinary teams working with community services, adult social care and outside providers and offers unified care plans and patient empowerment.

Professor Anthony Costello

Professor Anthony Costello

Professor of Global Health and Sustainable Development

Speaker's biography

After serving as Director of the Department of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, WHO Geneva, Anthony Costello returned to University College London in June 2018. Previously he was Director of the Institute for Global Health at UCL and founder of an international charity, Women and Children First.

 

He is co-chair of the international  Lancet Countdown for Climate Action and Health, and senior advisor to a new WHO Unicef Lancet Commission Countdown to 2030 on ‘A Future for our Children?’.

 

In May 2016 he received the BMJ Lifetime Achievement Award. His book ‘The Social Edge. The Power of Sympathy Groups for our Health, Wealth and Sustainable Future’ was published in November 2018.

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Paquita de Zulueta, Immediate Past President, Medicine & Society Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Dr Andrea Papanikitas, President, General Practice with Primary Healthcare, Royal Society of Medicine

Compassionate communities – the transformative role of primary care

Dr Frances da Cunha, Mendip Symphony Project Lead and Retired GP

The compassion project – a case for hope and human kindness

Dr Julian Abel, Vice-President, Public Health Palliative Care International, Retired Palliative Care Consultant and Author

Humanising healthcare – successful examples from Scotland and Alaska

Dr Margaret Hannah, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Director of Health Programmes, International Futures Forum and Senior Lecturer, St Andrew's University

The power of sympathy groups for our health, wealth and sustainable future

Professor Anthony Costello, Professor of International Child Health and Director, University College London Institute for Global Health

Panel discussion
Close of meeting

Sponsors

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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