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Posted by Christine Bertram on 30/10/2017 - 13:40

Integrated approaches: Women & Theatre stage "Phyllis" for health & social care professionals

Hi all,

This event is an interesting approach, I think, to developing a deeper understanding how inter-agency cooperation is currently not working in the Birmingham area and to engage health and social care professionals in developing solutions.

The piece of theatre has been commissioned by the Birmingham and Solihull Sustainability and Transformational Partnership (BSol STP) and is supported by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

"The performance, Phyllis, illustrates the story of an older adult, her family, and the challenges they face when using our health and care system.

Commissioned by BSol STP, Phyllis was devised in collaboration with health and social care professionals from organisations across Birmingham and Solihull, and in conversation with real patients, their families and carers.

As a result, the performance demonstrates numerous real life examples of where working between agencies isn’t joined up and how this often has a detrimental impact on the quality of life for our residents. As such it highlights the need to form effective partnerships, to work better together, and to work for the patients’ best interests regardless of organisational boundaries. These aims are core to the vision of the BSol STP.

Performances are delivered as part of two-hour engagement sessions, including refreshments, and the opportunity to offer your feedback and ideas of what needs to change in health and social care in Birmingham and Solihull, and what role you could play  in delivering a future health and social system for older people."

Performance take place between 7th and 10th November across various venues in Birmingham and Solihull.

More information and event booking can be found here.


Has anyone else go any experience on integrating arts performances with policy/ strategy development? Would be great to hear some examples if there are.


Best regards,