Name to Motion 3: A complete individual strategy to well being
On the Competition, we noticed promising options integrating thoughts, physique and mind. But, in apply, well being and social companies are fragmented, inconvenient or inaccessible for most individuals.
Being the primary level of contact between an individual and the well being system, a powerful main care is crucial to advance in the direction of extra holistic healthcare, and ought to be extra built-in with social companies (i.e. training and revenue assist), contemplating the broader context of the individual. Normal practitioners, lay well being and social staff are basic to comprehensively assess the wants of an individual, present early assist and discuss with specialised companies when wanted. We additionally discovered from Tanatswa Chikaura and noticed from Kelvin Opiepie the troublesome situations by which they function, typically by way of unpaid work.
Options to advance on this path embrace: prioritising prevention, investing in main care, “combine and match” social and well being interventions (i.e. social prescribing, psychological counselling, revenue assist, employment recommendation), and growing alternatives for profession and wage development in lay and first care.
This was highlighted throughout the Untimely mortality discussions on Day 4 of the #MQScienceFestival, significantly by Professor Carol Worthman explaining the strategy of MQ’s Gone Too Quickly programme to handle untimely mortality.