Westminster Health Forum

Next steps for integrated care systems - collaboration, innovation and lessons so far

Morning, Tuesday, 30th October 2018

Central London


This seminar will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss next steps for improving collaboration between health and social care systems - and to assess the initial performance of integrated care systems.

It immediately follows NHS England’s ongoing consultation on contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers, which seeks to provide greater detail about how such contracts affect integration between services.

With a recently published review by the National Audit Office into the performance of new care models highlighting mixed results so far amid some indications of progress, delegates will examine the challenges in transforming local health systems and disseminating good practice across the NHS.

Further discussion will focus on how the move towards more integrated and collaborative health services can be effectively communicated to build local systems, following an inquiry by the Health and Social Care Select Committee into integrated care which recommended the development of a national transformation strategy over the next year.

With the Prime Minister citing the better integration of health and social care as a key priority as part of the announcement of a 5-year funding plan for the NHS, delegates will also examine practicalities around governance, decision-making and resource management; challenges for ensuring patient and public involvement in service delivery and the key issues for the health and social care workforce, as the range of organisations involved in delivery work towards providing joined-up care.

Guest of Honour

Louise Watson

Managing Director, Buckinghamshire Integrated Care System and Advisor, New Care Models, NHS England

Guest of Honour

Louise Watson

Managing Director, Buckinghamshire Integrated Care System and Advisor, New Care Models, NHS England

Keynote Speakers

Aileen Murphie

Director, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government & Local Government Value for Money, National Audit Office

Paul Najsarek

Chief Executive, London Borough of Ealing and Policy Spokesperson, Community Wellbeing, Solace Group


Rt Hon the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

Shadow Spokesperson on Health and Social Care, Education and Cabinet Office

Rt Hon the Lord Warner

former Parliamentary Under-Secretary and Minister of State for Health


Professor Des Breen

Medical Director, Health and Care Working Together, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System

Rachel Power

Chief Executive, The Patients Association

Sharon Allen

Chief Executive Officer, Skills for Care

Dr Shirlene Oh

Director of Commerce, Innovation & Capability Development, Imperial College Health Partners

Dr Karen Kirkham

Clinical Lead, Dorset Integrated Care System and Assistant Clinical Chair, Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group

Professor Pauline Allen

Professor of Health Services Organisation, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Mark Hamilton

Executive Clinical Director, Surrey Heartlands Academy