Health and Social Care Conference 2011 (GovKnow)
Date: Wednesday 14th September 2011
Time: 9.25am - 4.50pm
Venue: Holiday Inn, Regent?s Park, London
?We save the NHS by changing it. We risk its long-term future by resisting change now.? - David Cameron, Prime Minister
This conference will offer an unrivalled opportunity to discuss the Government?s current plans for reforming the health service. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from key stakeholders addressing the key issues surrounding the policy changes outlined in the Health and Social Care Bill. This c onference will also provide a forum for debate on the Government's long term vision for the National Health Service.
The attendees will debate issues such as the success of GP commissioning pathfinder schemes, how the patient experience will improve as a result of these key reforms, the importance of working with the private sector to inspire innovation leading to new drugs and cures and also understanding new priorities for our health service, such as responding to the needs of an ageing population.
Key issues to be discussed at the Conference:
The future of NHS Reform
Health and Social Care Bill 2011 - a new direction for social care
Adopting a 'Big Society' approach to social care
The role of the third sector
The next steps for GP?s in commissioningWorkforce development for professionals working within social care
Addressing health inequalities - Greater efficiency through data and intelligence
Reforming the patient experience
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Invited speakers include:
Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE MP, Secretary of State for Health
Rt Hon John Healey MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health
Professor Steve Field, Chair, NHS Futures Forum (CONFIRMED)
Dr Clare Gerada, Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners (CONFIRMED)
Katherine Murphy, Chief Executive, Patients Association
Alan Rosenbach, Special Policy Lead, Care Quality Commission (CONFIRMED)
Michael Holden, Chief Executive, National Pharmacy Association (CONFIRMED)
David Behan, Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnership, Department of Health
Professor David Haslam, Chair, National Obesity Forum (CONFIRMED)
Paul Farmer, Chief Executive, Mind (CONFIRMED)
Paul Bearman, General Manager, WyvernHealth (CONFIRMED)
Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health, UCL.