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

Westminster Forum Projects |  Jim Mackey Photo

Jim Mackey

Financial challenges for the NHS and priorities for NHS Improvement

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

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

Westminster Forum Projects |  Sara Hurley Photo

Sara Hurley

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 - England

Westminster Forum Projects |  Professor Mark Baker Photo

Professor Mark Baker

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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

Westminster Forum Projects |  Dr Jim O'Brien Photo

Dr Jim O'Brien

Westminster Forum Projects |  Professor Jonathan Valabhji Photo

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 Forum Projects |  Dr Raj Patel Photo

Dr Raj Patel

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

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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

Westminster Forum Projects |  Dr Will Cavendish Photo

Dr Will Cavendish

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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

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Caroline Allnutt

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

Westminster Forum Projects |  Professor Sir Bruce Keogh Photo

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh

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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

Westminster Forum Projects |  Professor Huon Gray Photo

Professor Huon Gray

Westminster Forum Projects |  Professor Tony Rudd Photo

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
Central London

Guests of Honour: Professor Huon Gray, National Clinical Director for Heart Disease, NHS England; Professor Tony Rudd, 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

Westminster Forum Projects |  Professor Gillian Leng Photo

Professor Gillian Leng

Westminster Forum Projects |  Professor David Haslam Photo

Professor David Haslam

The future for NICE in health and social care

Thursday, 12th January 2017
Central London

Guests of Honour: Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care, NICE and Professor David Haslam, Chair, NICE

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 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, 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.