Supporting the ageing agenda

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Representatives from NHS trusts, local government, the academic sector, third sector and small and medium-sized businesses gathered yesterday (17 July) at a collaborative, regional event to discuss new ways of working to support happier, healthier ageing across the East of England.

Around 200 delegates attended the event, which was led by Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN), and delivered in partnership with NHS Confederation, the East of England Local Government Association and Public Health England.

Beginning the day with a keynote speech from journalist and presenter Jennie Bond, delegates then attended sessions in key topics on elderly care, including what the employment landscape should look like in later life and how to develop caring communities and multi-generational networks.

Phil McCarvill, NHS Confederation’s deputy director of policy chaired a session exploring the impact of technological advances, in which a panel of experts explained how new innovations could change what it means to grow old.

Find out more about the event on the EAHSN website.

Further resources

NHS Confederation has supported this agenda through a number of programmes. Take a look at our recent blog, Are we failing the frail? by EAHSN’s Dr Steve Feast, and the 2015 report, Growing old together: Sharing new ways to support older people from the Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People.

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