The NHS should learn lessons from health creators that use a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, creating conducive environment for people to flourish, says Nigel Crisp in this blog for HSJ.
Creating health is about creating the conditions for people to be healthy and helping them to be so. It’s what parents do and good teachers and schools – creating healthy, resilient, confident individuals.
One of they ways health creators do things differently from the usual NHS and public sector approach is their emphasis on relationships – people get things done primarily through building relationships rather than by just following systems.Their approach is vision and goal-led (rather than plan-led) so people learn by doing, being experimental, adaptable and entrepreneurial. And it is about doing things that have meaning and purpose and not just about processes, checklists and plans.