World Health Innovation Summit explores social prescribing on global level
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
star job
Xercise4Less
Competitive
Rugby, UK
star job
Coach Gyms
£15k basic + commission + Bonus
Leeds, UK
Leigh Sports Village
£18,950 - £22,302
Leigh Sports Village, Wigan, UK
Everyone Active
Unlimited earning potential
Camberwell Leisure Centre, London, UK
Leicester Grammar School
Competitive
Leicester, UK

World Health Innovation Summit explores social prescribing on global level

Job opportunities
training opportunity
Les Mills
location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
more jobs

An international panel of experts have examined how social prescribing can play a role in the future of health and social care.

Held by the World Health Innovation Summit (WHIS) on Friday 18 December, the webinar explored how social prescribing could create value by investing in prevention, health leadership and building trust.

Discussion also focused on using social prescribing to support the "Goal 3" of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs are a collection of 17 interlinked goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all" – and Goal 3 is to "ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages".

The session was moderated by Gareth Presch, chief executive of WHIS (to read an interview with Presch, click here for HCM Issue June 2019.

"The current healthcare system is based predominantly on a sick-care model, the system is essentially one that waits until we have fallen ill," WHIS said in a statement.

"We face unprecedented challenges, with staff shortages in healthcare globally expected to be 18m by 2030. Healthcare costs have been rapidly rising over the past few decades.

"This unsustainable demand and increase in costs can be largely attributed to the growth in the human population along with a diverse population that results in higher incidence of chronic and multiple conditions.

"As well as this, a one-size-fits-all approach to health doesn’t work. Both consumer preferences for convenience and affordability are shifting ans demand for a more efficient, personalised delivery model is growing.

"COVID-19 has dramatically unveiled the fragile state of the world’s health, health workforce, political and social systems – the lack of emergency health crisis preparedness, siloed policy frameworks (focus on individual conditions and the lack of integration of health into the whole of societal activity and its impact on individual as well as community wellbeing and prosperity), and unclear communication (misguided rationale of policies, inconsistent interpretation of data).

"The net result has been fear and panic– about the disease, about risks and survival, about which rules to follow, and about economic security.

"The opportunity exists to create a new model that creates value based on prevention, early intervention and using different types of resources that will enable people and communities to thrive and improve their health and wellbeing, support the existing health services, create new and meaningful jobs while supporting the implementation of the 17 sustainable development goals."

• The webinar can be viewed on Youtube.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
An international panel of experts have examined how social prescribing can play a role in the future of health and social care.
HAF,FIT,IND,PTS
2020/THUMB346799_171095_116931.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 43,096
19 Jan 2021
Fitness, sport and leisure sector professionals who have continued to deliver services to their communities throughout the pandemic are to be celebrated at industry networking ... More
19 Jan 2021
Design specialist BRC Imagination Arts (BRC) has been selected to design and produce the World Food Center Experience in Ede, the Netherlands. The attraction will ... More
19 Jan 2021
Broadcaster and natural historian, Sir David Attenborough, will front a new virtual app which will allow users to explore exotic plants and animals in their ... More
19 Jan 2021
A national survey has launched to chart the mental health of the fitness and physical activity workforce. Undertaken in partnership with CIMSPA, the survey will ... More
18 Jan 2021
One of England's highest ranking police officers has called on government ministers to clearly define the maximum distance people are allowed to travel to undertake ... More
17 Jan 2021
Virtuagym, a leading provider of fitness technology for gyms and trainers, has announced the launch of PRO+, a new solution that enables operators to generate ... More
MyZone Group Ltd
MyZone Group Ltd
15 Jan 2021
Fitness First has launched a new free digital fitness hub, offering users a wide range of virtual classes and training sessions. Called FitX Player, the ... More
15 Jan 2021
The Gym Group has brought in Rio Ferdinand and Wais Shaifta as non-executive directors, signalling a broadening of its remit, new horizons and an intention ... More
14 Jan 2021
As the global vaccine rollout brings reopening closer and heralds the end of lockdowns, jostling is beginning for the resumption of live fitness industry events ... More
14 Jan 2021
Less than half (44.9 per cent) of children and young people in England met the recommended levels for exercise (60 minutes or more a day) ... More
13 Jan 2021
An England-wide survey of over 5,000 adults found that 80 per cent of people aged over 18 have made the decision to change their lifestyle ... More
12 Jan 2021
The government needs to provide the fitness and physical activity sector with a plan which will not only provide immediate, essential measures to secure its ... More
TVS Sport Surfaces
TVS Sport Surfaces
12 Jan 2021
Book4Time, a leading cloud-based business management solution for the global hospitality, spa and wellness industry, has received a significant growth investment from Serent Capital, a ... More
12 Jan 2021
Some Brits drop their exercise habits, eat unhealthily and drink more alcohol during lockdowns, according to research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). A ... More
12 Jan 2021
The Museum of Military Medicine in the UK has received planning approval for a new building in the city of Cardiff. As a result, the ... More
1 - 15 of 43,096
Technogym
Technogym