25 Jan 2022 | Online
10:00am - 14:45pm
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The Health & Care Bill sets out how the Government plans to reform the delivery of health services and foster integration between health and care in England. It is the first significant piece of primary legislation since the Health & Social Care Act 2012.

The House Briefing will explore the key elements of the reforms and what it means for NHS organisations in both primary and secondary care, patients, and external partners in the health economy. 

Who should attend?

  • NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts (acute, mental health and community providers)
  • Commissioners, primary care networks, integrated care systems
  • GP Federations and CCG leaders
  • Care providers and care home managers
  • Health and Social Care Service Managers within local authorities
  • Age-related charities

Chair’s Introduction

Richard Vize, Director, Public Policy Media


Ministerial address

  • Focusing on improving health rather than just providing care services
  • Building a legislative framework for collaboration rather than competition
  • Timescales for implementation

Edward Argar, MP & Minister of State for Health


Integrated Care Systems

  • The two parts of the statutory ICS: integrated care boards, and integrated care partnerships
  • Geographies of ICS policy – ‘places’ and ‘neighbourhoods’
  • Determining how localities can follow different approaches dependent on local needs and circumstances
  • What are the implications for procurement? What will be the role of the private sector?

Jason Yiannikkou, Director, Department of Health & Social Care


What will be the impact on patients and service users?

  • Patient outcomes and optimising the patient experience

Sir Robert Francis QC, Chair, Healthwatch England


Does the bill really address the long term need to reform adult social care?

  • What does a sustainable funding model look like?

Nina Hemmings, Senior Researcher & Laura Schlepper, Researcher, Nuffield Trust


Increased powers for the Secretary of State over the NHS and care systems

  • What are the new powers for the Secretary of State and how will they be implemented?
  • Why are these powers justified? Why are they controversial?

William Pett, Senior Policy Advisor, NHS Confederation




Governance and accountability

  • Clarifying the statutory functions of ICBs and ICPs
  • The role and contribution of Health & Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) | What’s the relationship with ICPs?
  • What happens if relations between an ICB and ICP breaks down? How are disagreements resolved or mediated?

Addressing workforce planning and workforce challenges

  • How does the Bill address these issues?
  • Can an Integrated Care System be achieved in practice if the workforce challenges are not resolved?

Implications of the Bill for NHS Trusts

  • New capital expenditure limits for foundation trusts
  • The ‘triple aim’ of improving health and wellbeing, quality of services, and the efficient and sustainable use of resources

Exploring what the Bill means for mental health and mental health service providers

  • What does the Bill say specifically about mental health?
  • How, in practice, do we integrate mental health care with other services?
  • How should we weigh the importance of mental health against physical health? What does the Bill say about this?

Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health


Chair's summary of the day & event close

Edward Argar
Edward Argar, MP & Minister of State for Health

Edward Argar was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Health & Social Care in September 2019. He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice. He was elected as Conservative MP for Charnwood in 2015. As the Minister of State for Health he leads on NHS operational performance, NHS workforce, Long Term Plan Bill, finance, efficiency and commercial, NHS capital, land and estates, transformation, NHS England mandate, devolved administrations, Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories, secondary legislation. He works closely with NHS England, NHS Improvement, Health Education England, and the NHS Counter Fraud Authority. 

William Pett
William Pett, Senior Policy Advisor, NHS Confederation

William Pett is the organisation’s policy lead for system transformation. His work has involved supporting NHS England & Improvement and the government on the development of integrated care systems (ICSs) and primary care networks (PCNs).

He is the author of many of the organisation’s recent flagship reports, including ‘The future of integrated care in England’ and ‘NHS Reset: A new direction for health and care’, and has written for various publications including the Health Service Journal.

Before joining the Confederation he worked in the private sector, specialising in HIV and hepatitis C policy. He has also worked in Parliament for an MP and government minister.

LinkedIn profile: here

Twitter handle: @William_Pett

Jason Yiannikkou
Director, Department of Health & Social Care

Jason is the Director for NHS legislation at the DHSC. He has been at the department since 2001.

He was educated at St Johns College, Oxford, and graduated with a first in History.

Andy Bell
Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health

Andy Bell has been with the Centre since 2002. Previously working for the King's Fund, he began as Director of Communications, becoming Deputy Chief Executive in 2009.

He is a member of the Mental Health Policy Group and was chair of the Mental Health Alliance between 2006 and 2008. Andy has carried out research on the implementation of national mental health policies and on local mental health needs assessments. He writes a regular blog on mental health policy for the Huffington Post.

Nina Hemmings
Senior Researcher, Nuffield Trust

Nina joined the Nuffield Trust as a Researcher in Health Policy in January 2018. She provides support across the Policy team on a range of qualitative projects relating to health and social care.

Prior to joining the Trust Nina worked as a Policy Officer leading on NHS finances at NHS Providers, and as Coordinator for the Obesity Health Alliance (a coalition group comprising over 30 royal medical colleges and national charities). She has special interests in adult social care, children and young people, and mental health.

Nina holds an MSc in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford, and a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology.

Laura Schlepper
Senior Researcher, Nuffield Trust

Laura has been a Researcher at the Nuffield Trust since March 2018. She provides support on a range of quantitative and qualitative projects relating to health and social care. Her key interests include social care and mental health.

Prior to joining the Trust, Laura has worked as Research Assistant in Child Public Health at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. She has also worked as a support worker for a mental health charity in London, and has previously worked for a mental health charity in Leipzig, Germany, where she facilitated school-based mental health interventions.

Laura holds an MSc in Mental Health Service & Population Research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, and a BSc in Psychology with Sociology from the University of Hull.

Sir Robert Francis QC
Chair, Healthwatch England

Sir Robert has been a barrister since 1973 and became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992. Before his retirement from full time practice in March 2020 he sat as a Recorder (part time Crown Court judge) and  as a Deputy High Court Judge. He specialises in medical law, including medical and mental health treatment and capacity issues, clinical negligence and professional discipline. He has chaired several health-related inquiries, including two inquiries into the care provided by Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust and the Freedom to Speak Up Review into the treatment of NHS staff who raise concerns. He is a non-Executive Director of the Care Quality Commission and was appointed Chair of Healthwatch England in 2018. He is the honorary President of the Patients Association, a trustee of the Point of Care Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Research Centre. He has been awarded Honorary Fellowships of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of Surgeons (England) and the Royal College of Pathologists.

Richard Vize
Director, Public Policy Media

Richard is a journalist, public policy expert and communications consultant. He is a Guardian columnist and contributor to the British Medical Journal. He has a wide network of relationships and has worked with organisations across public policy, health and local government including the King's Fund, Health Foundation, NICE, NHS England, Nuffield Trust, Local Government Leadership Centre, Electoral Commission, and CIPFA. Before establishing Public Policy Media he was head of communications at Ofsted and editor of Health Service Journal and Local Government Chronicle. Awards include PPA Business Editor of the Year and Medical Journalism Awards Best Business Freelance (twice).

Who should attend?

Who should attend?

  • NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts (acute, mental health and community providers)
  • Commissioners, primary care networks, integrated care systems
  • GP Federations and CCG leaders
  • Care providers and care home managers
  • Health and Social Care Service Managers within local authorities
  • Age-related charities

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