Westminster Health Forum

Commissioning health services in England: funding, outcomes and delivering Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships

Morning, Tuesday, 16th May 2017

Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD


With Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP) areas beginning to deliver their work and NHS England publishing its ‘Next steps on the Five-Year Forward View’ document, this seminar is a timely opportunity to discuss the next steps for commissioning NHS services in England.

Delegates will assess the impact of population-based thinking in commissioning, with priorities for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) collaborating with local authorities and specialised commissioners as part of the STP process, as well as the steps taken to broaden the scope of commissioning services in the community as part of a national rollout of primary care co-commissioning in England.

Further sessions will look at the increasing role of choice and personalisation in commissioning, the impact of increased benchmarking of CCG performance, financial challenges, and the priorities for improving patient involvement and engagement.







Guest of Honour

Ian Dodge

National Director, Commissioning Strategy, NHS England

Guest of Honour

Ian Dodge

National Director, Commissioning Strategy, NHS England

Keynote Speakers

Mike Bonetto

Co-Founder and Partner, Tenfold Health and former Chief of Staff, Governor’s Office, State of Oregon (2011-2015)

Dr Michael Dixon

National Clinical Champion for Social Prescribing, NHS England; Chair, The College of Medicine and Adviser, New NHS Alliance


Rt Hon the Baroness Jay of Paddington


Dr Rupert Dunbar-Rees

Chief Executive Officer, Outcomes Based Healthcare

Bob Ricketts

Director of Commissioning Support Services Strategy, NHS England

Professor Sir Muir Gray

Co-Founder, NHS Right Care and Director, Better Value Healthcare

Dr Vaughan Lewis

Regional Clinical Director, Specialised Commissioning, NHS England South

Hazel Summers

Strategic Director of Adult Social Services, Manchester City Council

Carol Munt

Patient Partner and Advocate; Honorary Lecturer and Doubleday Affiliate, Manchester Medical School