Westminster Health Forum

Funding and resource utilisation in the NHS: priority areas, efficiency and stakeholder engagement

Morning, Thursday, 22nd November 2018

Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET


This seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss the next steps for funding in the NHS, looking at priority areas, productivity and integration.

Delegates will examine the impact of the 5-year funding increase for the NHS recently announced by the Prime Minister and the wider 10-year plan being developed for the NHS which will be geared towards mental health, cancer, cardiovascular disease, children’s services and reducing health inequalities.

Attendees will also discuss what more could be done to prepare for the winter demand, following the Government announcement that hospitals will receive £145 million to upgrade wards, redevelop A&Es and provide extra beds.

Further sessions will assess the initial response to the social care green paper, which is expected to be published in autumn following a delay to the publication and will set out plans for how government proposes to provide a sustainable long-term solution to improve care for older people.

Sessions will also cover how the new funding will affect the health and social care sectors more immediately - examining priorities for resource allocation, utilisation and efficiency as well as possible challenges, and further issues for the future of funding in the NHS.

Guests of Honour

Chris Hopson

Chief Executive, NHS Providers

Niall Dickson

Chief Executive, NHS Confederation

Guests of Honour

Chris Hopson

Chief Executive, NHS Providers

Niall Dickson

Chief Executive, NHS Confederation

Keynote Speaker

Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy

President, Association of Directors of Public Health and Director, Public Health, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council


Baroness Thornton

Shadow Spokesperson for Health


Senior speaker from The Patients Association

Anita Charlesworth

Director of Research and Economics, The Health Foundation

Dr Elizabeth Vallance

Vice-President, Centre for Mental Health and Chair of Trustees, YoungMinds

James Roach

ICP Director, West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group

Senior Speaker NHS Property Services

Sara Gorton

Head of Health, UNISON

Dr Nav Chana

Clinical Director, National Association of Primary Care

Greg Allen

Chief Executive, Future Care Capital