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.

Warren Heppolette

Warren Heppolette

Next steps for health and social care in Greater Manchester

Friday, 26th February 2016
Renaissance Marriott, Blackfriars Street, Manchester M3 2EQ
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Warren Heppolette, Strategic Director, Health and Social Care Reform Greater Manchester

Dr David Geddes

Dr David Geddes

Dr Chaand Nagpaul

Dr Chaand Nagpaul

Primary care and the developing role of the GP

Wednesday, 9th March 2016
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr David Geddes, Head of Primary Care Commissioning, NHS England and Dr Chaand Nagpaul, Chair, General Practitioners Committee, British Medical Association

Baroness Neuberger

Baroness Neuberger

Claire Henry

Claire Henry

Professor Sir Mike Richards

Professor Sir Mike Richards

Priorities for palliative and end of life care policy: choice, quality and integration

Tuesday, 19th April 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Baroness Neuberger, Chair, Independent Review of the Liverpool Care Pathway; Claire Henry, Chief Executive, National Council for Palliative Care and Dying Matters and Professor Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals, CQC

Next steps for improving NHS Estates and facilities management: efficiency, improving flexibility, and fit-for-purpose premises

Thursday, 21st April 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Peter Sellars, Deputy Director, Estates and Facilities, Department of Health and Ian Biggs, Programme Director, NHS England

Next steps for developing maternity services

Friday, 29th April 2016
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Baroness Cumberlege, Chair, National Maternity Review, NHS England

Dr Dominic Slowie

Dr Dominic Slowie

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

Wednesday, 11th May 2016
Central London
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

Next steps for health and social care commissioning

Thursday, 12th May 2016
Central London
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 and Bob Ricketts, Director of Commissioning Support Services Strategy, NHS England

Dr Declan Mulkeen

Dr Declan Mulkeen

Priorities for healthcare research: funding, regulation and collaboration

Thursday, 26th May 2016
Central London
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

Financial challenges for the NHS and priorities for NHS Improvement

Thursday, 9th June 2016
Central London

Guest of Honour: Jim Mackey, Chief Executive, Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority and Chief Executive Designate, NHS Improvement

Dr Paul Rice

Dr Paul Rice

Dr Stuart Dollow

Dr Stuart Dollow

Developing the role of technology in health and social care

Wednesday, 22nd June 2016
Central London

Guests of Honour: Dr Paul Rice, Head of Technology Strategy, NHS England and Dr Stuart Dollow, Founder, Vermilion Life Sciences and External Champion and Advisory Board Member, Accelerated Access Review and Board Trustee, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine

Professor Jonathan Valabhji

Professor Jonathan Valabhji

Improving diabetes outcomes: prevention, innovation and new models of care

Wednesday, 6th July 2016
Central London

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

The future for primary care in Greater Manchester

Friday, 15th July 2016
Central Manchester

Guests of Honour: Dr Robert Varnam, Head of General Practice Development, NHS England and GP, The Robert Darbishire Practice, Manchester and a senior speaker to be confirmed from Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Devolution

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.

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, 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.