Westminster Health Forum

Next steps for health and social care in Greater Manchester: collaboration, innovation and the future for devolved services

Morning, Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Talbot Road, Manchester M16 0PX


This conference will bring key stakeholders from both the regional and national level together with policymakers, to discuss health and social care in Greater Manchester.

Delegates will assess the progress and future of Manchester’s devolution programme in transforming care within the region, the precedent this has set for further health devolution within England, as well as the emerging opportunities to develop Manchester into an international centre for research, collaboration and innovation in the life sciences industry.

Further sessions consider potential options for tackling inequalities at a local level, challenges for primary care in introducing 7-day services and priorities for embedding parity of esteem within the devolution programme.

Keynote Speakers

Marsha McAdam

Member, Carers & Public Network, Greater Manchester Combined Authority Strategic and Clinical Network and Member, Greater Manchester Mental Health Service User & Carer Forum

Dr Kiran Patel

Chair, Association Governing Group and Chair and Clinical Lead, NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group


Councillor Keith Cunliffe

Joint Chair, Wigan Health and Wellbeing Board and Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, Wigan Council


Rebecca Morris-Chippendale

Business Development Manager, NorthWest EHealth

Dr Carol Ewing

Vice President, Health Policy, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Jay Hamilton

Interim Associate Director, Health Implementation, Health Innovation Manchester

Simon Wallwork

Partner & Head of Corporate Commercial, Slater Heelis

Paul Schramm

Director, Partnership Engagement Healthcare, IQVIA

Simon Wallwork

Partner & Head of Corporate Commercial, Slater Heelis

Dr Tracey Vell

Chief Executive, Manchester Local Medical Committee

Charlotte Ramsden

Strategic Director, Community, Health and Social Care, Salford City Council

Andrew Foster

Chief Executive Officer, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Harriet Lewis

NHS Partnership Manager and Programme Lead, Medicines Optimisation, ABPI

Gary Leeming

Director of Informatics, Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network and Chief Technology Officer, Connected Health Cities

Professor Paul Johnstone

Regional Director, North of England, Public Health England

Ray Gridley

Chief Executive, Age UK Manchester