Forthcoming events

The Westminster Health Forum aims to provide the premier environment for policymakers in Parliament, Whitehall and government agencies to engage with key stakeholders in timely discussion on public policy relating to health and healthcare. These include health professionals in the NHS and the private sector, and representatives of the organisations they work in; businesses in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors and their advisors; patients and other interest groups, and the voluntary sector; and academics and commentators, along with members of the reporting press.

In planning its programme of events, the Forum regularly consults Parliamentarians, senior government officials, regulators, industry representatives, charities and action groups, professional bodies and academics, local government and others.

The Westminster Health Forum is completely impartial and has no policy agenda of its own. Whilst we are grateful for the support and advice on themes that we receive from sponsors, all editorial decisions remain with the Forum in order to maintain impartiality.

Should you have any booking queries, please email sue.harris@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk.

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Priorities for urgent care and implementing the Emergency and Urgent Care Review

Tuesday, 6th December 2016
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Professor Keith Willett, Director for Acute Episodes of Care, NHS England

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Professor Huon Gray

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Professor Tony Rudd

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Dr Matt Kearney

Next steps for improving cardiovascular disease services: prevention, innovation and specialised commissioning

Thursday, 8th December 2016
The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Professor Huon Gray, National Clinical Director for Heart Disease, NHS England; Professor Tony Rudd, Professor of Stroke Medicine, King's College London and National Clinical Director for Stroke, NHS England and Dr Matt Kearney, National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, NHS England

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Baroness Cumberlege

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Dr Matthew Jolly

Key issues for maternity care in England: patient safety, choice and Review implementation

Thursday, 15th December 2016
Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Baroness Cumberlege, Chair, National Maternity Review, NHS England and Dr Matthew Jolly, National Clinical Director for The Maternity Review and Women's Health, NHS England

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Professor Gillian Leng

Assessing priorities for NICE - funding, improving quality and implementing the Accelerated Access Review

Thursday, 12th January 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care, NICE and Meindert Boysen, Programme Director, Technology Appraisals, NICE

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Dr Henrietta Hughes

Priorities for improving patient safety in the NHS: transparency, safeguards and developing a patient-centred culture

Thursday, 26th January 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr Mike Durkin, National Director of Patient Safety, NHS England and Dr Henrietta Hughes, National Guardian, CQC

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Improving care for people with learning disabilities: community provision, regulation and workforce development

Friday, 27th January 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer, NHS England

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Next steps for improving dementia care: funding, reducing variations and implementing the 2020 Challenge

Monday, 30th January 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive, Public Health England

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Dr Jacqueline Cornish

Next steps for policy on children and young people's health

Thursday, 2nd February 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Dr Jacqueline Cornish, National Clinical Director, Children, Young People and Transition to Adulthood, NHS England

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Beverley Bryant

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Will Smart

Next steps for IT, data and patient records in the NHS: funding, commissioning and implementing the Wachter Review

Tuesday, 7th February 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Beverley Bryant, Director of Digital Transformation, NHS Digital and Will Smart, Chief Information Officer, NHS England

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Professor Ian Cumming

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Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell

Priorities for the health and social care workforce and Health Education England: recruitment, leadership and the impact of Brexit on the NHS

Thursday, 9th February 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Professor Ian Cumming, Chief Executive, Health Education England and Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell, Chair, NHS Confederation; Chairman, LaingBuisson and former Secretary of State for Health (1995-1997)

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Professor Tim Kendall

Priorities for mental health services and delivering the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health

Tuesday, 28th February 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Claire Murdoch, Chief Executive, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and National Mental Health Director, NHS England and Professor Tim Kendall, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England

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Dr Ian Hudson

The future of the life sciences sector in the UK - funding, regulation and the impact of Brexit

Wednesday, 1st March 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Lord Prior of Brampton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Department of Health and Dr Ian Hudson, Chief Executive, MHRA and Member (UK), Management Board, European Medicines Agency

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Professor Kevin Fenton

The next steps for integrating health, housing and the built environment - new models of care and early indications from Healthy New Towns

Thursday, 16th March 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Professor Kevin Fenton, Director of Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England and Daniel McDonnell, Strategy Programme Manager - Healthy New Towns, NHS England

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Realising the potential of Allied Health Professionals

Thursday, 23rd March 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: David Mowat MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Health and Care, Department of Health

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James Sanderson

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Dr Sam Bennett

Next steps for Personal Health Budgets and challenges for widening implementation

Tuesday, 28th March 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: James Sanderson, Director of Personalisation and Choice, NHS England and Dr Sam Bennett, Head of Personal Health Budgets and Integrated Personal Commissioning, NHS England

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Next steps for palliative and end of life care: choice, standards and reducing inequalities

Tuesday, 25th April 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Professor Bee Wee, National Clinical Director, End of Life Care, NHS England

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Next steps for developing NHS estates

Tuesday, 9th May 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Elaine Hewitt, Chief Executive Officer, NHS Property Services

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

Tuesday, 16th May 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Ian Dodge, National Director, Commissioning Strategy, NHS England

In Production

Lots. The Westminster Health Forum is planning a very full programme for the next 12 months.

But as we're the ones others tend to follow, please give us a ring or email info@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk to discuss future conferences.

We'd be happy to share ideas on areas to focus on, speaker suggestions, and other ways of getting involved.

Core Sponsors

The core sponsors of the Westminster Health Forum are Boehringer Ingelheim and Optimity Advisors.

Parliamentary Patrons of the Forum

The parliamentary patrons of the Westminster Health Forum are: Lord Adebowale, Sir David Amess MP, Stuart Andrew MP, Rt Hon Sir Kevin Barron MP, Lord Best, Viscount Bridgeman, Maria Caulfield MP, Lord Clement-Jones, Lord Collins of Highbury, Lord Colwyn, Baroness Coussins, Baroness Cumberlege, Glyn Davies MP, Nadine Dorries MP, Nigel Evans MP, Professor the Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, Rt Hon the Lord Fowler, Baroness Gardner of Parkes, Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen OBE, Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP, Mary Glindon MP, Baroness Gould of Potternewton, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Baroness Greengross, Fabian Hamilton MP, Lord Harris of Haringey, Lord Haskins, Sir Oliver Heald QC MP, Rt Hon John Healey MP, Baroness Hollins, Rt Hon the Earl Howe, Rt Hon the Baroness Jay of Paddington, Baroness Jolly, Barbara Keeley MP, Eleanor Laing MP, Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Rt Hon David Lidington MP, The Earl of Lindsay, The Earl of Listowel, Tim Loughton MP, Lord Low of Dalston, Baroness Ludford, Karen Lumley MP, Baroness Masham of Ilton, Baroness Massey of Darwen, Professor the Lord McColl of Dulwich, Baroness Meacher, Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer, Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Baroness Morgan of Drefelin, Lord Moynihan, Sarah Newton MP, Lord Patel, Professor the Lord Patel of Bradford, Rt Hon Mike Penning MP, Lord Rea, Lord Scriven, Lord Sharkey, Lord Simpson of Dunkeld, Lord Skelmersdale, Karin Smyth MP, Lord Stone of Blackheath, Rt Hon the Lord Sutherland of Houndwood, Rt Hon the Lord Tebbit, Baroness Thornton, David Tredinnick MP, Lord Turnberg, Andrew Turner MP, Derek Twigg MP, Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Baroness Wall of New Barnet, Lord Walton of Detchant, Rt Hon the Lord Warner, Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe, Baroness Wheeler, Baroness Wilcox, Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP, Baroness Young of Old Scone and Daniel Zeichner MP. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.