Voices for Change

Health Creation, powered by local people and enabled by professionals across all sectors, is happening all around us and is challenging traditional ways of doing things. Those actively engaged in creating health need a national voice through which to express, represent and champion their work at national level. People with lived experience of disadvantage need a platform to be heard, to influence policy, systems and practice.

Health Creation can benefit everyone and its focus on power-shifting helps to level up by enabling underserved communities to take control, become active participants in their health and wellbeing and actively shape services that properly meet their needs and ambitions.

Now is the time to share, and build on the work of those creating health, to raise the profile and status of Health Creation, supported by a proper Framework through which we can all learn to create the conditions for all people and places to thrive.

Informing national policy

The Health Creation Alliance creates and takes many opportunities to influence national policy, advising civil servants and politicians on important matters.

LATEST: THCA’s 7 Asks of any new Government: Health Creation saves lives! It must become ‘business as usual’ for sustainability of the NHS and social care.Download here.

Willing to write you your MP? We have drafted a letter you might like to use. Download here

Following changes to the Health and Care visa announced on 4th December 2023, the Cavendish Coalition, of which THCA is a member, raised concern with the Prime Minister. Download here

THCA is delighted to make this NHS@75 submission to the NHS Assembly. May 2023. Download here

THCA submission to Labour´s National Policy Forum. March 2023. Download here

THCA submission to the Health and Social Care Select Committee Prevention Inquiry Call for Proposals, Feb 2023: Download here

THCA responds to Hewitt Review Call for evidence: How the oversight and governance of integrated care systems can best enable them to succeed: Download here

THCA responds to DHSCs Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan, discussion and call for evidence. Download here

Community Connectors

The Health Creation Alliance is part of a consortium codesigning the front end of the NHSEI Core20Plus5 Community Connectors programme and contributing to the Expression of Interest for ICSs.

This Report considers the key outputs from a workshop The Health Creation Alliance hosted with informal and formal connectors, communities and people with lived experience to help inform our contribution to the codesign.

It captures the key outputs in a presentation format and provides additional explanation of and implications from the conversations that were held. The presentation itself can be downloaded here.

Both of these documents are available to Integrated Care Systems that wish to make a submission to join the programme.

Some of our responses and submissions:

The Health Creation Alliance’s submission to NHS England and NHS Improvement on Core20Plus5. Download here.

The Health Creation Alliance response to NHS England and NHS Improvements consultation: ´Integrating care: next steps to building strong and effective integrated care systems across England´. Download here..

Letter to Danny Kruger MP: the role of community stakeholders in the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda in the wake of COVID-19: Download here.

‘What is the government going to do next to reverse the worrying trend in health inequalities?’ Article published in The Times on 10 March 2020 by Merron Simpson and Brian Fisher: Download here.

Statement in response to Marmot Review – 10 years on: Download here.

Response to the PCN Contract DES Draft Service Specifications: Download here.

Manifesto for a New Government, Get Health Creation Done: Download here.

Submission to Prevention Green Paper: Download here.

HSJ COMMENT              October 2023

The NHS needs to share power with the communities it serves. This contribution to Health Service Journal (HSJ) is in comment form and was published on 29 October 2023.

Download the comment here.

"I Have a Voice"

People with lived experience of trauma, poverty and discrimination have spoken at our events for many years.

It is important for professionals working in formulating policy, designing systems and delivering frontline services, as well as politicians and decision-makers, to hear first hand the impact that their practices, actions and decisions have on people – and indeed whole communities – who are living, or have lived, these experiences. They need to be helped to shift and share power with people and communities so that services are designed and commissioned to involve people and communities and support Health Creation.

We continue to evolve our capacity to connect the voice of lived experience to people setting the policies and designing systems and services. We offer suitable roles within our projects and programmes and encourage people to lead by drawing on and communicating their experience and their ideas for change. We pass on payments we receive to them in recompense for their valuable time and expertise.

Current ‘I Have a Voice’ partners include Witton Lodge Community Association, C2 National Network, the Justice Network, Birmingham Mind Experts Group, Turning Point and Lisa Holder, founding member of the North Yorkshire Health Creation Network. 

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