Clinical Summit 2015 Clinical Summit 2015

Clinical Summit 2015 logo"Creating a shared vision of integrated care delivery in Hambleton and Richmondshire."

On 25 November 2015, we held a Clinical Summit event in partnership with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, HeartBeat Alliance, North Yorkshire County Council and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

Why hold this event?

It is recognised that the model of care, the NHS and social care delivered today was created for a very different population, with different illnesses and care needs. Providing good, but episodic care does not meet the needs of today’s ageing population, many of whom have long term conditions. The challenge for health and social care organisations is that, in order to meet the needs of today’s population, the system needs to radically change its model of care.

This unique event brought together over 200 clinical professionals including GPs, hospital consultants, nurses, therapists and social care colleagues from across Hambleton and Richmondshire to discuss, influence and help shape how health and social care can be delivered effectively and sustainably in the future.

The key objectives of the event were:

  • to understand the challenges that face this health economy with a focus on Rural Care, Urgent Care, Technology in Health and Care of the Frail Elderly, from a range of perspectives,
  • to bring clinicians and other professionals together to share views and experiences
  • to identify the key opportunities for resolving the challenges and to start to create a shared vision of care delivery across Hambleton and Richmondshire.

Watch the event video

Fit 4 the Future Clinical Summit 2015 from Philip Wilson on Vimeo.

What did the event include?

An exhibition of local organisations including those from the voluntary sector was available throughout the day to event delegates and members of the public. A telehealth demonstration took place and some delegates, including the key note speaker, wore a 'dementia suit' simulating just some of the physical restrictions caused by the illness.

The key note speaker was Sir John Oldham - a GP by background working in inner city Manchester, before becoming a career long partner in a general practice in Derbyshire. 

The afternoon saw the attendees break-out into groups to discuss four topics:

  • Rural Care
  • Urgent Care
  • Technology in Health
  • Care of the Frail Elderly

Current strengths, challenges and opportunities were noted and key themes were collated. A summary of findings can be found in the Summary Report, below.

The final speaker was Professor Gordon Peterkin who has developed techniques to promote integrated working between primary and secondary care.


This milestone-event included over 200 clinical professionals across Hambleton and Richmondshire. The key theme from the summit was one of integration, joining up services on a local footprint, which make sense to local people and communities and enable care wherever possible to be delivered at home or as near to home as possible.

For more details on the event and the findings, please download the following:

Clinical Summit Exhibition 2016