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 jayne.cole@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk.

Dr David Geddes

Dr David Geddes

Improving eye care in England: commissioning, standards and service delivery

Thursday, 4th September 2014
Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr David Geddes, Head of Primary Care Commissioning, NHS England and Samantha Peters, Chief Executive and Registrar, General Optical Council

Dr Mike Bewick

Dr Mike Bewick

Bob Ricketts

Bob Ricketts

Supporting effective commissioning in healthcare: Clinical Commissioning Groups, specialised services, and next steps for CSUs

Tuesday, 9th September 2014
Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr Mike Bewick, Deputy Medical Director, NHS England; Professor Peter Kay, National Clinical Director, Musculoskeletal Services, NHS England and Bob Ricketts, Director of Commissioning Support Services Strategy and Market Development, NHS England

Professor John Young

Professor John Young

Next steps for integrating health and social care, and implementing the Better Care Fund

Tuesday, 14th October 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Ivan Ellul, Director of Partnerships, NHS England and Professor John Young, National Clinical Director for Integration and Frail Elderly, NHS England

Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP

Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP

Rt Hon the Lord Warner

Rt Hon the Lord Warner

The future of the NHS: financial challenges, integrating care and policy priorities

Tuesday, 21st October 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP, Chair, Liberal Democrat Health Backbench Committee and former Minister of State for Care Services and Rt Hon the Lord Warner, former Parliamentary Under Secretary and Minister of State, Department of Health

Tim Spencer-Lane

Tim Spencer-Lane

Next steps for regulation in health and care, and improving patient safety and experience

Monday, 10th November 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Anna Bradley, Chair, Healthwatch England; Dr Mike Durkin, National Director of Patient Safety, NHS England and Tim Spencer-Lane, Lawyer, Law Commission and Lead, Law Commission Review of Health and Social Care Professional Regulation

Professor Keith Willett

Professor Keith Willett

Next steps for the 7-day NHS and improving emergency care

Tuesday, 18th November 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

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

Professor Alistair Burns

Professor Alistair Burns

Jeremy Hughes

Jeremy Hughes

Improving outcomes in dementia care: integration, personalisation and the Dementia Challenge

Tuesday, 25th November 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Professor Alistair Burns, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry and National Clinical Director for Dementia, NHS England and Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Society

Improving outcomes for sexual health and HIV: commissioning, integration and next steps for SRE

Thursday, 11th December 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Professor Jane Anderson, Consultant Physician in HIV, Sexual Health and Reproductive Health, Public Health England

Dr Bee Wee

Dr Bee Wee

Professor John Young

Professor John Young

Baroness Neuberger

Baroness Neuberger

Next steps for palliative and end of life care: funding, resources and One Chance to Get it Right

Tuesday, 13th January 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr Bee Wee, National Clinical Director, End of Life Care, NHS England; Professor John Young, National Clinical Director for Integration and Frail Elderly, NHS England and Baroness Neuberger, Chair, Independent Review of Liverpool Care Pathway

Professor Gillian Leng

Professor Gillian Leng

Paul Catchpole

Paul Catchpole

Next steps for NICE: integration, medicine pricing and value based assessments

Thursday, 15th January 2015
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 Paul Catchpole, Director of Value and Access, ABPI

Dr Alison Austin

Dr Alison Austin

Next steps for rolling out personal budgets in health and care: integration, commissioning and long-term conditions

Tuesday, 27th January 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Dr Alison Austin, Lead, Personalisation and Control, NHS England

Beverley Bryant

Beverley Bryant

Next steps for electronic patient records and implementing care.data

Tuesday, 10th February 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Beverley Bryant, Director of Strategic Systems and Technology, NHS England

Dr Mike Bewick

Dr Mike Bewick

Dr Michael Dixon

Dr Michael Dixon

Dr David Geddes

Dr David Geddes

Primary care and the developing role of the GP

Thursday, 12th February 2015
Central London

Guests of Honour: Dr Mike Bewick, Deputy Medical Director, NHS England; Dr Michael Dixon, Chair, NHS Alliance, Senior Advisor, NHS Clinical Commissioners and Chair, College of Medicine and Dr David Geddes, Head of Primary Care Commissioning, NHS England

The future for health technologies: innovation, funding and regulation

Wednesday, 18th March 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Dr Paul Rice, Head of Technology Strategy, NHS England

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

  • Priorities for the pharmaceutical industry
  • Mental health
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Next steps for pharmacy
  • Infertility
  • Nursing
  • Long term conditions
  • Healthcare research

Core Sponsors

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

Parliamentary Patrons of the Forum

Lord Adebowale, David Amess MP, Stuart Andrew MP, Rt Hon Sir Tony Baldry MP, Rt Hon Sir Kevin Barron MP, Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP, Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP, Lord Clement-Jones, Lord Collins of Highbury, Lord Colwyn, Baroness Coussins, Baroness Cumberlege, Nick de Bois MP, Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP, Nadine Dorries MP, Nigel Evans MP, Professor the Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, Rt Hon the Lord Fowler, Baroness Gardner of Parkes, Andrew George MP, 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, Rt Hon John Healey MP, Rt Hon the Earl Howe, Baroness Jolly, Professor the Lord Kakkar, Barbara Keeley MP, Eleanor Laing MP, Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Rt Hon David Lidington MP, The Earl of Lindsay, The Earl of Listowel, Tim Loughton MP, Andy Love MP, Karen Lumley MP, Baroness Masham of Ilton, Baroness Massey of Darwen, Professor the Lord McColl of Dulwich, Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP, Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer, Anne Milton MP, Austin Mitchell MP, Lord Moynihan, Sarah Newton MP, Rt Hon Stephen O'Brien MP, Lord Patel, Professor the Lord Patel of Bradford, Rt Hon Mike Penning MP, Lord Rea, Chris Ruane MP, Adrian Sanders MP, Mark Simmonds MP, Lord Simpson of Dunkeld, Lord Skelmersdale, Lord Stone of Blackheath, Rt Hon the Lord Sutherland of Houndwood, 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 and Baroness Young of Old Scone. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.