On Tuesday 28th May we held our System Leaders Symposium on Population Health. This was the first in a series of workshops which form part of a programme of support on Population Health Management (PHM), commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement (Midlands).

The Strategy Unit is leading the programme, working with some excellent partners, including: Oxford Centre for Triple Value HealthcareDartmouth Instituteand The Centre for Health and Social Care Leadership (University of Birmingham).

Contributors on the day included Alison Tonge (Director of Commissioning, NHS England and NHS Improvement Midlands), Peter Spilsbury, Steven Wyatt, Muir Gray, Tim Wilson, Al MulleyMargaret Mulley and Belinda Weir.

Health and Social care leaders from STPs/ICS’ across the region came together to consider “What does Population Health Management (PHM) mean for us?”

Feedback from delegates on the day included:

“Thank you for the day, colleagues from Birmingham and Solihull found it really interesting and valuable and sparked their enthusiasm for the programme”

“Lots of helpful conversations about PHM…each STP/ICS is in such a different place so much potential learning from each other”

“Muir and Al challenged my thinking and gave me a different perspective”

In July Multidisciplinary “Core Teams” from each of the STPs/ICS will be meeting again to start work on their chosen project area. Analytical colleagues from each of the STPs will also have their own workstream led by Professor Mohammed Mohammed and Steven Wyatt, The Strategy Unit.

Slides from the day can be found below: