Healthy Ageing and Prevention


A summit was held on Wednesday 25 November 2015

Action to sustain wellbeing in later life


The aims of the day were to:

  • Develop a system-wide agenda for Health Ageing and Prevention across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Commit to embed preventative principles and healthy ageing vision across our organisations.


The Summit was held at Hinchingbrooke Park

View of Hinchingbrooke Park

Attendees at the Summit were representing the following organisations:

Age UK Cambridgeshire

Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Institute of Public Health

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group

Cambridgeshire County Council

Cambridgeshire Police & Crime Commissioner

Care Network Cambridgeshire

Carers Trust

Cambridge Council for Voluntary Services

Fenland District Council

Health Exchange CIC Limited

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire

Healthwatch Peterborough

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Huntingdonshire District Council

Hunts Forum of Voluntary Organisations

Institute of Public Health

Local Pharmaceutical Committee

Peterborough City Council

Peterborough Council for Voluntary Services

South Cambridgeshire District Council

Unitingcare Partnership


Attendees - group work

Slides from the Summit

Healthy Ageing and Prevention Summit 25 Nov 2015 from CambridgeshireInsight


Summit Programme

Welcome and Opening Remarks 

  • Summit Chair: Dr Liz Robin, Director of Public Health

Healthy Ageing: Current position

  • Dr Angelique Mavrodaris, Consultant in Public Health Medicine

Session 1: Healthy Ageing – Are we seeing the bigger picture?

Presentations by keynote speakers:

  • Professor Ian Philp CBE, Deputy Medical Director for Older People’s Care for Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
  • Professor Carol Brayne, Director of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health

Ian Philp

Carol Brayne

Panel Discussion:

  • Including Q&A with Carol Brayne and Ian Philp, joined by Liz Robin
  • Facilitated by Adrian Loades, Director of Children, Families & Adults, CCC

Panel 2

Break and Networking

  • Refreshments available (1 of your 5 a day)
  • Prevention into practice activity session (towards your 150 minutes/week)



Session 2: A system-wide agenda for healthy ageing - How can healthy ageing be actioned locally?         

Group Discussions chaired by our keynote speakers and Charlotte Black, Director of Older People & Mental Health, and Val Thomas, Consultant in Public Health, CCC.

Plenary Session

  • Feedback from group discussions
  • Identify key priorities (see below)
  • Agreement of next steps for a preventative agenda

Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks from Councillor Tony Orgee


Councillor Tony Orgee, Professor Carol Brayne, Professor Ian Philp and Dr Liz Robin


Guest speakers - Professor Ian Philp and Professor Carol Brayne

Professor Ian Philp CBE is Deputy Medical Director for Older People’s Care for Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and former National Clinical Director ("Tsar") for Older People in the Department of Health. He has advised the World Health Organisation and numerous governments across the globe on the care of older people.

Professor Carol Brayne is Professor of Public Health Medicine in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge and Director of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health. She is lead principal investigator in the group of Medical Research Council Cognitive Function and Ageing (MRC CFA) Studies which have informed and continue to inform national policy and scientific understanding of ageing and dementia in populations.

Further information on the guest speakers can be found here: