THE NHS can learn lessons from social care, according to the Wales health and social services minister.
Mark Drakeford AM will outline good practice which can be shared at the first public lecture in a new seminar series at Swansea University on Tuesday.
Mr Drakeford said: "I am keen the NHS in Wales shapes our future on the basis of the principles associated with prudent medicine and prudent healthcare.
"The NHS in Wales can learn much from the field of social care where the challenge is to develop sustainable models of service in terms of financial and workforce resources to help us manage demand while being equitable and fair to all.
"Our drive should be to promote independence, prevention and early intervention and not dependency."
The talk has been organised by Swansea University's Research Institute for Applied Social Sciences (RIASS) and the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods.
The free seminar begins at 1.30pm in the University's Wallace Lecture Theatre, in the Wallace building. Those wishing to attend will need to register at www.eventbrite.co.uk/o /riass-6327404947?s=23635945.