Through the work of Julian Tudor-Hart, who sadly passed away in July of this year, Glyncorrwg will be written in the annals of history as the birthplace of the inverse care law and preventative medicine as we know it today.
The Inverse Care Law Programme was set up in the South Wales Valleys - in the Cwm Taf and Aneurin Bevan University health board areas - to identify people at higher risk of developing the heart condition and to deliver a programme of community-based intervention.
It will provide the vital information that commissioners at all levels require in order to meet this growing need, to support more older people to remain independent, to reverse the inverse care law and to close the health inequalities gap.
The analysts concluded: "In part this may be influenced through the operation of an 'inverse care law' where the benefits of health programmes accrue to the more advantaged groups who have awareness and knowledge of how to use the system' and the reach of public services can be weaker in disadvantaged areas.
Victor encouraged delegates to work against the 'inverse care law', saying: 'Health visitors and school nurses need to join up and make your connection visible--because if we don't, the inverse care law will continue to exist.'