Personalised Care Institute to launch ‘Personalised Care Week’ with flagship ‘Tackling Health Inequalities’ conference

The Personalised Care Institute is delighted to announce the launch of ‘Personalised Care Week’ – a four-day ‘roadshow’ of webinars, videos and educational activities showcasing best practice examples, lived experience and education on personalised care, as well as a free headline half day virtual conference.

Taking place from the 25th to the 28 September 2023, a major theme of the week will be the role of personalised care in tackling health inequalities – defined as unfair and avoidable differences in health across the population, and between different groups within society. These include how long people are likely to live, the health conditions they may experience and the care that is available to them.1. 

In England, there is a 19-year gap in healthy life expectancy (how long we live in good health for) between the most and least affluent areas of the country. Figures show that, in the most deprived neighbourhoods, people in certain ethnic minority and inclusion health groups get multiple long-term health conditions 10 to 15 years earlier than people in the least deprived communities, spending more years in ill health and dying sooner2.

To explore how personalised care can be used to tackle these health inequalities and support people’s health and wellbeing, an exciting lineup of health and care experts, along with people with lived experience, will share best practice, new research and ongoing projects. 

To kick off the week, a series of webinars from leading health and care experts will be published on: 

Webinar Date and Time Speaker 
Understanding the barriers and solutions to Personalised Care within healthMon, 25 Sep 2023 13:00 – 15:00 BSTSian Lockwood OBE, Co-chair of Coalition for Personalised Care
Katie Clarke-Day, Lived Experience Lead for the Coalition for Personalised Care
Shared Decision Making with the PCIs Virtual PatientsTue, 26 Sep 2023 11:00 – 12:00 BSTAndy Riley, Head of the Personalised Care Institute
SDM – Working towards a common international understanding of what worksTue, 26 Sep 2023 12:00 – 13:00 BSTJim Philips, Director at The Centre for Empowering Patients and Communities
Alf Collin, National Clinical Director, Personalised Care  
AHP role in Personalised Care and Nature Based Social PrescribingWed, 27 Sep 2023 11:00 – 12:00 BSTSam Pywell, Social Prescribing Unit Coordinator 
Kurt Lievesley, Senior Lecturer and First Contact Physiotherapist
How students can promote and implement personalised care approachesWed, 27 Sep 2023 12:00 – 13:00 BSTStephanie Edwards – Newly qualified Diagnostic Radiographer – Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS
Thailay Roscoe – Newly qualified Diagnostic Radiographer – Tameside and Glossop NHS
How to maximise the use of Non-Clinical ARRS workforce in general practice.Wed, 27 Sep 2023 13:00 – 14:00 BSTCharlotte Leonhardsen, Programme Manager and Social Prescribing Lead for NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership

The week will also see: the publication of an educational article from Neil Marshall, Connect Health’s Head of Operations and Relationships, on embedding shared decision making in practice; videos exploring health coaching, shared decision making; and an overview of the Community Health and Wellbeing Level 3 Apprenticeships. 

A particular highlight of the week will be the Tackling Health Inequalities: The Role of Personalised Care’ Conference – a free virtual event featuring Professor Bola Owolabi, Director of Health Inequalities at NHS England, as the keynote speaker. 

Taking place virtually on the 28th of September, 2023, from 09:00 – 12:30 BST, the conference will bring together a wide range of health and care experts and people with lived experience to discuss the role of personalised care in reducing health inequalities. 

Topics covered will include how to engage with marginalised communities and how to work with children and adults with complex disabilities, while attendees will also explore clinical examples of implementing health equity programmes and ongoing research focusing on health inequalities and more. 

The Tackling Health Inequalities: The Role of Personalised Care Conference agenda

Emma Hyde, Clinical Director of the Personalised Care Institute, said: 

“I am delighted to be part of the team delivering the Personalised Care Institute conference on Thursday 28th September 2023. Our conference theme this year is ‘Tackling Health Inequalities: the role of Personalised Care’. Personalised care has a key role to play in reducing health inequalities, by drawing out what matters to individuals, and supporting them to play an active role in their care. I am looking forward to hearing from our keynote speakers about their work to implement health equity programmes using personalised care approaches.”  

Reserve your spot at the free conference by signing up here



  1. ‘What are healthcare inequalities?’ NHS England  
  2. Health disparities and health inequalities: applying All Our Health. Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.  
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