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Tackling health inequalities – devolution, integration and new models of care
15 November 2016 at 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Westminster Social Policy Forum Keynote Seminar – 15 November 2016
- Latest thinking and policy priorities for tackling health inequalities in England; and
- Improving coordination between the NHS, local authorities, the third sector, and other potential partners.
- Ruth Passman, Deputy Director for Equality and Heath Inequalities, NHS England;
- Dr Ann Marie Connolly, Deputy Director, Health Equity and Mental Health Division, Public Health England;
- Lord Smith of Leigh, Leader, Wigan Council and Chairman, Health and Wellbeing, Greater Manchester Combined Authority;
- Dr Jessica Allen, Deputy Director, Institute of Health Equity, University College London;
- Dr Ray Earwicker, Lead for Troubled Families, Homelessness and Wider Health Inequalities, Department of Health; and
- Dr Stephanie O’Keeffe, National Director, Health and Wellbeing, Health Service Executive, Republic of Ireland.
Further policymakers due to attend: Parliamentary pass-holders from both Houses of Parliament and officials from the DCLG; DH; DWP; Government Legal Department; HMCTS; NOMS and ONS.
Areas for discussion:
- Commissioning – including practical examples of how to use data to measure inequalities and commission services that are fair and accessible;
- New models of care – discussion on integrating services to improve community wellbeing with an expert panel;
- Health and social care devolution – its impact on localised commissioning, service design and regional variation;
- The Social Value Act and the Marmot Review – latest thinking behind using incentives within the system to tackle the social determinants of health inequalities; and
- Republic of Ireland case study – learning from innovative approaches to promoting health equity.
- The Public Health England Strategic Plan, which sets out how the organisation intends to protect and improve the public’s health and reduce inequalities over the next 4 years;
- ONS data on persistent inequalities in health and life expectancies in England;
- The Cities and Local Government Devolution Act which set out some of the accountability structures for health and social care devolution within England; and
- £200 million in savings that the Department of Health will implement across different local authorities, and concerns at how the relative impact of cuts in communities with varying levels of deprivation will affect health inequalities and the pressure on health care services.
The draft agenda is regularly updated and is available to download here. The seminar is organised on the basis of strict impartiality by the Westminster Social Policy Forum.
The Westminster Social Policy Forum are delighted to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from: Dr Jessica Allen, Deputy Director, Institute of Health Equity, University College London; Dr Ann Marie Connolly, Deputy Director, Health Equity and Mental Health Division, Public Health England; Professor Richard Cookson, Professor and NIHR Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of York; Dr Stephanie O’Keeffe, National Director, Health and Wellbeing, Health Service Executive, Republic of Ireland and Ruth Passman, Deputy Director for Equality and Heath Inequalities, NHS England.
Further confirmed speakers include: Dr Ray Earwicker, Lead for Troubled Families, Homelessness and Wider Health Inequalities, Department of Health; James Bullion, Director, Adult Operations, Essex County Council; Amanda Coyle, Assistant Director, Health and Communities, Greater London Authority; Heather Henry, Independent Nurse and Co-Chair, New NHS Alliance; John Ransford, Director and Head of Commissioning, HC-One; Dr Mark Spencer, GP, The Mount View Practice, Fleetwood, Lancashire and Co-Chair, New NHS Alliance and Dominic Williamson, Executive Director of Strategy and Policy, St Mungo’s.
Baroness Thornton, Chief Executive Officer, The Young Foundation and former Health and Equalities Minister and Lord Smith of Leigh, Leader, Wigan Council and Chairman, Health and Wellbeing, Greater Manchester Combined Authority have kindly agreed to chair this seminar.
This seminar will present an opportunity to engage with key policymakers and other interested parties, and is CPD certified (more details).
Places have been reserved by parliamentary pass-holders from the both Houses of Parliament and officials from the DCLG; DH; DWP; GLD; HMCTS; NOMS and ONS. Also due to attend are representatives from ABL; Action for Children; Anglia Ruskin University; Ashford Borough Council; Birmingham City University; Camberley Alzheimer Cafe; Campbell Tickell; Chorley and South Ribble and Greater Preston CCG; Coventry University; Healthwatch Bolton; Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust; London Borough of Merton; Macmillan Cancer Support; Mind Yourself; NHS North of England Commissioning Support; Public Health England; Salford City Council; Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council; Self Help UK; Suffolk County Council; The Behavioural Insights Team; Tree of Hope; Uclan; UEL; UKABIF; University College Cork; University of East Anglia; University of East London; University of the West of England and University of West London.
Overall, they expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group numbering around 100, including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government officials involved in this area of social policy, representatives of citizen groups, local authorities, campaigning organisations, businesses and their advisors and social and academic commentators, together with reporters from the national and trade press.
Output and About Westminster Social Policy Forum
A key output of the seminar will be a transcript of the proceedings, sent out around 10 working days after the event to all attendees and a wider group of Ministers and officials at DH, DCLG and other government departments and agencies affected by the issues; and Parliamentarians with a special interest in these areas. It will also be made available more widely. This document will include transcripts of all speeches and questions and answers sessions from the day, along with access to PowerPoint presentations, speakers’ biographies, an attendee list, an agenda, sponsor information, as well as any subsequent press coverage of the day and any articles or comment pieces submitted by delegates. It is made available subject to strict restrictions on public use, similar to those for Select Committee Uncorrected Evidence, and is intended to provide timely information for interested parties who are unable to attend on the day.
All delegates will receive complimentary PDF copies and are invited to contribute to the content.
The Westminster Social Policy Forum is strictly impartial and cross-party, and draws on the considerable support it receives from within Parliament and Government, and amongst the wider stakeholder community. The Forum has no policy agenda of its own. Forum events are frequently the platform for major policy statements from senior Ministers, regulators and other officials, opposition speakers and senior opinion-formers in industry and interest groups. Events regularly receive prominent coverage in the national and trade press.
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For those who cannot attend:
- Copies of the briefing document, including full transcripts of all speeches and the questions and comments sessions and further articles from interested parties, will be available approximately 10 days after the event for £95 plus VAT;
- Concessionary rate: £50 plus VAT.
If you find the charge for places a barrier to attending, please let Michael know (contact details above) as concessionary and complimentary places are made available in certain circumstances (but do be advised that this typically applies to individual service users or carers or the like who are not supported by or part of an organisation, full-time students, people between jobs or who are fully retired with no paid work, and representatives of small charities – not businesses, individuals funded by an organisation, or larger charities/not-for-profit companies). Please note terms and conditions below (including cancellation charges).
FINANCIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The delegate fee includes copies of the presentations via PDF and refreshments. Cancellation policy is as follows: (1) cancellations 14 or more days before the event: £70+VAT cancellation fee per delegate; (2) cancellations less than 14 days before the event: no refunds. Cancellations must be notified in writing to the Westminster Social Policy Forum. No charge will be made for replacement delegates. Transfer of any confirmed booking between events is not possible. The organisers reserve the right to alter the programme and change the speakers without prior notice. The Westminster Social Policy Forum is unable to grant extended credit and therefore must request that full payment be made within 30 days from the date of invoice. Should payment not be received within 30 days from the date of invoice, the Westminster Social Policy Forum will apply an administration charge of £40+VAT, likewise for payments made to our account in error.