Wednesday 16th September 2015, 19:00 (for a 19:30 start), London

This private, invitation-only, dinner is to launch the first report of the Sustainable Older Society 2020 project from the International Longevity Centre - UK, with support from EY. The report, Adding Life to Years not Years to Life: Creating a Sustainable 21st Century Healthcare System, has sourced a bank of robust innovative global case studies, identified significant trends in the global health environment and assessed key influencing factors in the success and replicability of these health innovations. We believe the health and social care innovations identified all have the ability to drive improved patient and delivery outcomes with significant cost savings.

This dinner will be the UK launch of the report and will discuss how the UK, faced with the twin challenges of limited resources and an ageing population, can ensure current health provision is sustainable. This report has identified a number of trends which pose challenges including the rise of NCDs, the reactive nature of current healthcare policy and the changing nature of health spending; there are however trends which give reason for optimism including advances in healthcare technology, advances in the use of big data and integrated care.

This report has been endorsed and steered by an advisory group of high level health and social care professionals including representatives from Public Health England, a former special advisor on health and social care, Walgreens Boots Alliance, AIG and EY. For change to happen we need the right people around the same table; to discuss what the barriers are to achieving a health system which properly values prevention, innovation and integration and, most importantly, to discuss how to overcome these barriers.

Alongside the report, SOS 2020 will be releasing a ‘Manifesto for Action’. One of the primary purposes of the dinner will be to discuss how we can advance these pledges and ensure prevention and public is health is further embedded in healthcare delivery. The pledge includes calls for the adoption of personal budgets and personalised care plans, for premature mortality from NCDs to be reduced by 25% by 2025 and for NHS England to explore the cost effectiveness of expanding the diabetes prevention programme to cover the highest cost NCDs such as dementia and cardiovascular disease.

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