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Health co-operatives conference, London 2005


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I co-organised this first London conference on health co-operatives, along with Mo Girach.

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Health co-operatives conference, London 2005

  1. 1. HEALTH CO-OPERATIVES: An international perspective... ... lessons for UK healthcare? A one day conference Thursday 10th February 2005 One Great George Street [off Parliament Square] Westminster London SW1P 3AA United Kingdom
  2. 2. o-operatives exist in all and credit unions, to housing Members get together in C walks of life worldwide. In the United Kingdom they and healthcare. small groups in pursuit of health-related activities, are best known in the "Co-operatives in their including both positive retailing sector - with various forms are becoming health and treatment. In the thousands of CO-OP shops an indispensable factor in United States of America, run by co-operative societies the economic and social Group Health Cooperative up and down the land. The development of all in Seattle was set up in 1947 largest of these societies - countries." to deliver a consumer- "Co-operatives in their the Co-operative Group, United Nations resolution controlled healthcare system. various forms are which is Europe's biggest 49/155, 1994 It now provides coverage and becoming an consumer co-operative - also care for over half a million indispensable factor in runs the largest chain of In Brazil a co-operative run people in Washington State the economic and social co-operatively owned by about a third of the and Idaho. development of all pharmacies in the world. country’s doctors provides countries” healthcare to more than 10 United Nations Around the globe million people. Japan has resolution 49/155, 1994 co-operatives are active in over two million households everything from agriculture obtaining healthcare from to tourism, running banks health co-operatives. Madrid, Spain Homerton Foundation Hospital, UK Dulwich Hospital, UK The United Nations Said to be the fastest Health co-operatives around published a survey in 1997 growing part of the the world are pivotal to on co-operative health and co-operative movement family healthcare and part of social care. At that time worldwide, the co-operative the healthcare provision of Fundación Espriu, Spain these were known to exist in healthcare sector cares for the local ‘state’ - they will 43 countries. around 100 million families. continue to be successful! “Mutual models can provide an attractive alternative to both State and private provision of local services - devolving ownership and control of services of the people who care most about them.” Ruth Kelly MP, then Minister at the Cabinet Office
  3. 3. This conference - the first service reform, the British foundation trust sector, plus "NHS Foundation of its kind to be held in the Government has begun new steps in co-operative Trust are a new type of UK - will bring together devolving power to frontline and mutual approaches in organisation ... to practitioners in the health staff and local communities NHS primary, social. There provide NHS services co-operative sector from in England, in the form of will also be a speaker from for NHS patients. other countries, side by side National Health Service the Benenden Healthcare NHS Foundation with speakers from the UK's (NHS) Foundation Trusts, Society, a friendly society Trusts offer a new form healthcare system. the first 20 of which are now with about a million of social ownership up and running. More are to members and its own modelled on co- The event is being led by come. (The very name hospital. The Society has operative and mutual SELDOC (South East "foundation" is used in part operated since 1905 - having traditions." London Doctors of the health co-operative not been nationalised along UK Department of Co-operative) and held in system of Spain, as with most other healthcare Health (DH) association with the conference participants will providers when the NHS Factsheet, DH website European region of the hear for themselves.) International Health Co-operative Organisation "NHS Foundation Trusts (IHCO) – a non- are a new type of governmental organisation organisation ... to provide that brings health and NHS services for NHS co-operation together patients. NHS Foundation globally – supported fully by Trusts offer a new form of Mutuo and Co-operativesUK. social ownership modelled There will be overseas on co-operative and mutual Co-operative healthcare - Canada speakers from Belgium, traditions." Canada, Russia, Spain and UK Department of Health was created in 1948. Sweden who run (DH) Factsheet, DH co-operative and mutual website The emphasis in this first hospitals and medical event is to focus mainly on centres. The conference will give an Europe, but there will be opportunity to hear the material on the worldwide In the UK there are general practical experience of people scene, and a preview of some practice (GP) co-operatives, involved in delivering exciting developments in and other co-operatives co-operative healthcare. It primary healthcare in providing social care. Also, as will also highlight early Canada. part of a process of public developments from the NHS SELDOC - South East London Doctors Co-operative
  4. 4. Conference programme 08:30 Registration and refreshments SESSION TO BE JOINTLY CHAIRED BY DR ALAN ROGERS - CHAIRMAN & DR MICHAEL BROOKS - MEDICAL DIRECTOR (SELDOC - SOUTH EAST LONDON DOCTORS CO-OPERATVE): 09:45 Opening remark from the joint chairs. THE POLICY CONTEXT: 10:00 Health sector welcome : Minister/senior civil servant from the Department of Health (DH) - UK invited 10:10 Dame Pauline Green (International Co-operative Alliance European Region, and Co-operativesUK) - co-operatives in Europe and the world (UK) 10:25 Peter Hunt (Mutuo): healthcare mutual policy developments (UK) 10:50 Geraint Day (IHCO) : development of National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trusts and link to international health co-operatives (UK) 11:00 REFRESHMENTS BREAK SESSION TO BE CHAIRED BY DR JOSÉ CARLOS GUISADO DEL TORO - CHAIRMAN OF IHCO: THE INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE (1): 11:30 Dr José Carlos Guisado del Toro (IHCO): the work of the IHCO (Spain) 11:50 Per-Olof Jönsson (Medicoop): Swedish health co-operatives (Sweden) 12:10 Valery Shipunov (Medical Centre of Central Soyuz, Russian Federation): Russia 12:30 Jean-Pierre Girard (Conseil Canadien de la Coopération): Canadian health co-operative experience (Canada) 12:50 Questions and discussion 13.00 LUNCH BREAK
  5. 5. SESSION TO BE CHAIRED BY DAME PAULINE GREEN (CO-OPERATIVESUK): THE INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE (2): Dr José Carlos Guisado del Toro (Fundación Espriu, Barcelona, and IHCO): 14:00 Spanish health co-operatives (Spain) Marc-Henri Cornély and William Janssens (Office des Pharmacies coopératives de Belgique: 14:30 Belgian co-operative pharmacies) - Belgium Questions & discussion 14:50 REFRESHMENTS BREAK 15:15 SESSION TO BE CHAIRED BY BARONESS THORNTON (SOCIAL ENTERPRISE COALITION): UK DEVELOPMENTS AND PRACTICE: Cliff Mills (Cobbetts Solicitors) - overview of legal structures of co-operatives (UK) 15:40 Mo Girach (South East London Doctors Co-operative): general medical practice 15:55 (GP) co-operatives (UK) Pauline Brown (Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust): 16:10 a foundation trust in action (UK) Paul Tinnion (Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust board of governors): user experience 16:25 Colin Christopher Bennett - Chief Executive, Benenden Healthcare Society: 16:35 a healthcare mutual (UK) SUMMING UP AND WHERE NEXT: DH official: Overview of NHS healthcare developments (UK) - invited 16:50 CLOSE 17:00
  6. 6. This event is brought to you by SELDOC is the GP Out of Hours GP members can be justifiably a number of subsidiary businesses, Co-operative for Lambeth, proud of their achievements and such as Primary Care Locum Southwark and Lewisham deliverables. With NHS Direct, Services (GP, Nurses, Social formed in April 1996. Technical Links, Walk-in Centres, Workers, Etc), Travel Clinic, Bulk Primary Care Trusts and the option Purchasing (eg. flu vaccines, gloves), The distinctive feature of the for GPs to opt-in / opt-out of the GPs in local A&E. SELDOC Co-operative is that it is new GP Contract, come a number owned, managed and resourced by a of challenges and opportunities for SELDOC Limited 475 GP members co-operative, who SELDOC and its GP members. Dulwich Hospital looks after around one million East Dulwich Grove patients. SELDOC, represents a powerful London SE22 8PT platform that provides SELDOC is a very successful generic/primary healthcare services. Tel: +44 (0) 20 8299 2619 healthcare co-operative and excellent SELDOC under the umberella of Fax: +44 (0) 20 8693 5512 example of a true co-operative. Its social enterprise has diversified into Co-operativesUK is the national Co-operative enterprise has proven develop effective co-operative member-owned and led organisation itself over more than one hundred solutions to public service delivery. that promotes the interests of co- and fifty years as a sustainable and operative enterprise, works to effective means of meeting Co-operativesUK increase awareness and community needs, whilst Holyoake House understanding of co-operative values simultaneously providing a Hanover Street and principles, and supports the participative and democratically Manchester M60 0AS development and growth of new and accountable approuch. United Kingdom existing co-operatives. It is a focal point for the sector, a forum for Co-operativesUK, through our Tel: +44 (0)161 246 2900 innovation and best practice, and a ‘Provide’ project is currently working strategic voice for the co-operative with local authorities and service email: movement. providers across the country to Mutuo is a think tank dedicated to Mutuo is extending the boundaries Peter Hunt – Director the promotion of mutual solutions of mutual enterprise by developing Mutuo to economic and social needs. new mutual ownership structures 77 Weston Street that can be applied to a wide range London SE1 3SD Mutuo operates as a publisher and of public services and private United Kingdom researcher for the mutual sector, businesses including housing, giving a stronger voice to mutual health, pre-school childcare, and Tel: +44 (0) 20 7367 4150 businesses by communicating the sport. value of mutuality to UK policymakers and opinion formers. The International Health Co- • To promote the development of IHCO was founded in November operative Organisation (IHCO) is a health co-operatives; 1996, by UNIMED of Brazil (a co- specialist organisation of the operative of doctors), the Japanese International Co-operative Alliance • To collaborate with other Consumers' Co-operative Union (a (ICA). specialised bodies of the ICA. user co-operative) and the Espriu Foundation in Spain (an integrated The IHCO's objectives: Membership is open to user and provider health co- organisations that are affiliated operative). • To provide a forum for the either directly or indirectly to the discussion and exchange of issues ICA and have as their main The IHCO currently has members of relevance to its member objective the provision of health care in Belgium, Brazil. Canada, Chile, organisations; to their members or the provision of Estonia, Japan, Malaysia, Paraguay, self-employment for health Russia, the Slovak Republic, Sweden • To provide information to United professionals (doctors, nurses, etc.) and the United Kingdom. Nations organisations, national or the integration of consumers' and governments, the media and the producers' co-operatives. public about the nature and role of health co-operatives;
  7. 7. Health co-operative - an international To register interest contact SELDOC on: perspective... lessons for UK healthcare? Tel: +44 (0) 20 8299 2619 Fax: +44 (0)20 8693 5512 To ensure a place at this conference queries please do not hesitate to the event simply phootocopy this please complete this booking form contact our conference manager Rita form, download a PDF of the form and return it to Co-operativesUK at Butler on +44 (0)161 246 2908. If, or call us for Reg. No. 03156031 the address below. If you have you wish to book multiple places for additional copies. Please reserve a place for me at the health co-operatives event on 10th February 2005 WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Your Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tel: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All those from NHS Foundation Hospitals, Job Title: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fax: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . prospective Foundation Organisation: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . email: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hospital applicants, GP co-operatives, Address: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Primary Care Trust:, voluntary sector bodies ............................................................. involved in the delivery ............................................................. of healthcare via co-operative models Fees including: The fee for the conference is £250 - Chief Executives J J +VAT (= £293.17) per person, to Please invoice me at the above - Corporate Directors include refreshments and a buffet I enclose a cheque. made payable to SELDOC Limited: address: - Heads of Foundation lunch. (£200 + VAT (=£235.00) for voluntary sector and CoopUK members) Hospitals Please contact SELDOC for group discounts. - Senior Managers - Chairs / Non Special needs Executive Directors We would be grateful if you let us ............................................................. - GP Co-operative know of any special needs Chief Executive / requirements (including dietary ............................................................. General Managers requirements) so that we can ensure an enjoyable and problem-free day ............................................................. - Medical Directors for you at the event. - Policy Advisors Please return your Conditions of Booking completed booking • By completing and returning this places if you find you are unable • The event programme may be booking form you accept the to attend. Please let us know in subject to change. form to: following conditions of booking a writing as soon as possible. Co-operativesUK place at this event: Limited • We reserve the right to cancel the Holyoake House • No cancellations can be accepted event at any point, and can be once a place is booked at the held liable for any costs incurred Hanover Street event, however we are happy to by delegates. Manchester M60 0AS accept substitutes for booked United Kindom Accommodation For accommodation, please contact SELDOC +44 (0)20 8299 2619 Tel: +44 (0)161 246 2908 Fax: +44 (0)161 831 7684
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