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.

Dr Dominic Slowie

Dr Dominic Slowie

Improving care for people with learning disabilities - commissioning, regulation and reducing hospital admissions

Wednesday, 11th May 2016
Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Dr Dominic Slowie, National Clinical Director for Learning Disabilities, NHS England and Chair, North East and Cumbria Learning Disability Network

Dr Julia Simon

Dr Julia Simon

Bob Ricketts

Bob Ricketts

Dr Jonathan Fielden

Dr Jonathan Fielden

Commissioning health services in England: co-commissioning, improving outcomes and place-based systems of care

Thursday, 12th May 2016
The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr Julia Simon, Programme Director, Co-Commissioning of Primary Care, Head of Commissioning Policy Unit, NHS England; Bob Ricketts, Director of Commissioning Support Services Strategy, NHS England and Dr Jonathan Fielden, Director of Specialised Commissioning and Deputy National Medical Director, NHS England

Professor Chris Whitty

Professor Chris Whitty

Dr Declan Mulkeen

Dr Declan Mulkeen

Priorities for healthcare research: funding, regulation and collaboration

Thursday, 26th May 2016
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Health and Dr Declan Mulkeen, Chief Science Officer, Medical Research Council

Jim Mackey

Jim Mackey

Financial challenges for the NHS and priorities for NHS Improvement

Thursday, 9th June 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Jim Mackey, Chief Executive, NHS Improvement

Dr Paul Rice

Dr Paul Rice

Westminster Health Forum

Next steps for dentistry and oral health: regulation, prevention and dental contract reform

Tuesday, 5th July 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Sara Hurley, Chief Dental Officer, NHS England

Professor Mark Baker

Professor Mark Baker

Cally Palmer

Cally Palmer

Next steps for improving cancer care in England

Monday, 11th July 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Professor Mark Baker, Director, Centre for Clinical Practice, NICE and Cally Palmer, NHS National Cancer Director, NHS England

Dr Jim O'Brien

Dr Jim O'Brien

Professor Jonathan Valabhji

Professor Jonathan Valabhji

Improving diabetes outcomes: personalisation, innovation and rolling out the Diabetes Prevention Programme

Wednesday, 13th July 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr Jim O'Brien, National Programme Director, NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, Public Health England and Professor Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes, NHS England

Westminster Health Forum

The future for primary care in Greater Manchester

Friday, 15th July 2016
Central Manchester
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr Raj Patel, Medical Director, Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and Dr Robert Varnam, Head of General Practice Development, NHS England and GP, The Robert Darbishire Practice, Manchester

Sam Jones

Sam Jones

Next steps for delivering the New Models of Care and vanguard sites

Monday, 12th September 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Sam Jones, Director of New Models of Care, NHS England

Dr Will Cavendish

Dr Will Cavendish

Dr Ian Hudson

Dr Ian Hudson

The future of pharmaceutical pricing, transparency and access to medicines

Thursday, 15th September 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr Will Cavendish, Director General of Innovation, Growth and Technology, Department of Health and Dr Ian Hudson, Chief Executive, MHRA

Westminster Health Forum

Next steps for devolution of health and social care services in England

Thursday, 20th October 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Caroline Allnutt, Head of Legislation, City and Local Devolution, Department of Health

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh

Professor Keith Willett

Professor Keith Willett

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

Tuesday, 6th December 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director, NHS England and Professor Keith Willett, Director for Acute Care, 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, Professor the Lord Kakkar, 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, Lord Moynihan, Sarah Newton MP, Lord Patel, Professor the Lord Patel of Bradford, Rt Hon Mike Penning MP, Lord Rea, Lord Simpson of Dunkeld, Lord Skelmersdale, 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.