January 2018 meeting: Jon Rouse

The £22 billion question: how can data help Greater Manchester
optimise the impact of public services on population health?

Greater Manchester’s health and care system faces many challenges in terms of improving the health and wellbeing of its population, and closing the gap in the disparities that exist between localities. Data and wider information have the power to help us change this, but they will be harnessed effectively only if they
are transformed into intelligence and insight that is compelling, meaningful and actionable. The ambition for Greater Manchester is to develop actionable information at civic scale that is accessible as appropriate to health and care professionals, decision makers, researchers and industry, and which will direct, empower and support improvements to the health and wellbeing of the resident population. The scale of ambition and the size of the system we are working with mean that we cannot simply spend time designing a perfect solution behind closed doors and then over a period of time seek to move what we have to what we want.We must build on what we have, from the ground up, making refinements and connections in the direction of our vision, and at a pace where our partners can see progress towards the vision and residents feel the benefits of our actions. This lecture will describe how we are going about that task.
Jon Rouse was appointed as Chief Officer for Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership in July 2016 to co-ordinate the delivery of Greater Manchester’s strategy for the transformation of health and social care services. Previously he was Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships at the Department of Health. Jon has also held a number of Chief Executive positions relating to housing and the built environment.
Jon has a first degree in law, a master’s degree in business administration and urban policy, and an honorary doctorate in urban design. He is also an honorary life member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Guests are welcome to attend free of charge, but registration is essential no later than midday Friday 5 January by e-mail to the Honorary Meetings Secretary: meetings.secretary@manstatsoc.org

The slides from the talk are available here: Jon Rouse presentation – Manchester Statistical Society.

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