25 Jan 2022 | Online
10:00am - 14:45pm

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£295 +VAT

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£195 +VAT

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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 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
  • Private healthcare

Chair’s Introduction

Richard Vize, Director, Public Policy Media


Health and Care Bill in relation to patient use of general practitioners servicers

  • General practitioners services and the impact on patients

Professor Martin Marshall, Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners and GP in Newham


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?

  • This talk will consider what provisions are set out in the Bill regarding reform of social care, and draws on learning from Germany and Japan on the design of a sustainable funding settlement for social care, including key principles for England to consider

Laura Schlepper, Senior Researcher & Camille Oung, 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 & Gerard Hanratty, Head of Health, Browne Jacobson




How will local organisations work together with ICSs?

  • How health system governance and accountability is changing
  • Clarifying the roles of ICBs and ICPs
  • The role and contribution of other partnerships and agencies with ICSs – including ‘places’ and health and wellbeing boards
  • What we know from the evidence on factors shaping successful local collaboration to improve health and reduce health inequalities

Hugh Alderwick, Head of Policy, The Health Foundation


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?

Andrew Goddard, President, Royal College of Physicians


Implications of the Bill for NHS Trusts

  • The ‘triple aim’ of improving health and wellbeing, quality of services, and the efficient and sustainable use of resources
  • Powers of direction and reconfiguration
  • New capital expenditure limits for foundation trusts
  • Health Services Safety Investigations Body

Miriam Deakin, Director of Policy & Strategy, NHS Providers


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


Closing remarks from the Chair

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

Martin Marshall
Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners

Professor Martin Marshall is Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a GP in Newham, East London. He is also Professor of Healthcare Improvement at UCL in the Department of Primary Care and Population Health. Previously he was Programme Director for Population Health and Primary Care at UCLPartners (2014-2019), Director of Research & Development at the Health Foundation (2007-2012), Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England and Director General in the Department of Health (2006-2007), Professor of General Practice at the University of Manchester (2000-2006) and a Harkness Fellow in Healthcare Policy.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine and was a non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission until 2012. He has advised governments in Singapore, Egypt, Canada and New Zealand, has over 230 publications in the field of quality improvement and health service redesign and his primary academic interest is in maximising the impact of research on practice. In 2005 he was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for Services to Health Care.

A co-founder and driving force of the Rethinking Medicine movement, Martin has a passionate commitment to the values of the NHS, patient care and ensuring the GP voice is central in a time of great change. When he’s not working he likes being outside, preferably on a mountain or a coastal path with his wife Sue and their puppy.

Miriam Deakin
Director of Policy & Strategy, NHS Providers

Miriam began her career in local government, working in management roles at the centre of large councils and in social care.  She developed her interest in policy and influencing work at the Local Government Association working on securing support and autonomy for councils to drive their own improvement.  Miriam joined NHS Providers in 2012 and has supported and led their policy and influencing programme on behalf of trusts since that time, with a particular recent focus on system working, and collaboration between trusts and their local partners.  Miriam has been director of policy and strategy at NHS Providers for the last two years.  She holds specific responsibilities for driving organisational strategy, and leads a strong team of professionals across analysis, policy and public affairs.

Andrew Goddard
President, Royal College of Physicians

Andrew Goddard is the president of the RCP, Honorary Professor, University of Nottingham, School of Medicine and a consultant physician and gastroenterologist at Royal Derby Hospital. 

He qualified in Cambridge and trained in East Anglia and the East Midlands before being appointed as a consultant physician and gastroenterologist in Derby in 2001. He was director of the RCP’s Medical Workforce Unit for 5 years until being appointed RCP registrar in 2014, overseeing professional and clinical affairs in the UK and internationally. In 2018 he was elected the 121st RCP president, the youngest for 400 years and first from the East Midlands. During the COVID-19 pandemic he has been instrumental in influencing the national response and representing the fellowship and membership views. He sits on the NHS Assembly as well as numerous NHS pandemic response and recovery groups. The impact of the pandemic on training and the workforce are his main concerns at the moment. During his presidency he has championed the need for a focus on health inequalities, workforce, wellbeing and research.  He established the Inequalities in Health Alliance which now has over 170 member organisations. He also has an interest in innovative technologies in improving healthcare and is currently Chair of the MHRA expert advisory group on AI, software and Apps.  

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.

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).

Gerard Hanratty
Head of Health, Browne Jacobson

Gerard heads up Browne Jacobson’s health sector and continues to be at the forefront of advising the NHS nationally and health sector overall on the development of ICSs, major service reconfiguration projects and advising on the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. He is regularly sought for advice on all matters relating to public law, especially when public bodies face judicial reviews. His expertise and pragmatic approach helps clients deliver on their plans and understand how to deal with challenges.

Hugh Alderwick
Head of Policy, The Health Foundation

Hugh joined the Health Foundation in 2018. He leads the Foundation’s policy team, which works to analyse, understand, and inform national policies on health and social care in England. Before he joined the Health Foundation, Hugh was a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice at the University of California, San Francisco, and Berkeley. Hugh’s research in the US focused on health system approaches to addressing patients’ social and economic needs, like unstable housing and food insecurity. Before that, Hugh worked at The King’s Fund as Senior Policy Adviser to the Chief Executive, where he published research and policy analysis on a range of topics, including national NHS reforms, integration of health and social care services, and opportunities for health systems to improve population health. He also provided policy advice to the NHS and government. Hugh has also worked as a management consultant at PwC, working on health policy and improvement, and on Sir John Oldham’s Independent Commission on Whole Person Care.

Camille Oung
Researcher, Nuffield Trust

Camille Oung is a Researcher at the Nuffield Trust, specialising in social care research and evaluation. She has authored Nuffield Trust research reports on social care reform and integration, including a comparison of the adult social care systems across the four UK countries. Her current work includes the NIHR-funded Social Care Recovery & Resilience project, which will generate learning from international responses to Covid-19 in the social care sector to improve the resilience of the English system. 

Camille holds an NIHR School for Social Care Research Career Development Award.

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
  • Private healthcare

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