To further develop the strategic priority focused on Innovation the Board established a sub committee, the Innovation and Systems Change Working Group (I&SCWG). The first task of the I&SCWG was to identify an emerging issue in healthcare for which the group could add value.
During 2015 the group decided to focus on the global issue of ageing populations and the increasing pressure worldwide on healthcare systems which is transforming the nature of care needed. Healthcare systems must continuously innovate and adapt if they are to meet the challenge of delivering safer, better care to more complex patients within limited healthcare budgets into the future.
In October 2015 a one day seminar was held in Doha, Qatar where representatives from sixteen countries shared their vision, diagnosis and further challenges to address their ageing populations.
An Editorial based on the discussions held in Doha was published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care in March 2016. A White Paper, see below, was on 17th October 2016.
On Monday 17th October 2016 Professor Cliff Hughes officially launched our first White Paper:
Half Day Seminar Tokyo 16th October 2016
To build on the ideas discussed at the Doha Workshop a morning workshop was held in Tokyo on Sunday 16th October 2016. Details of what was discussed at this workshop will be available shortly.