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 Geraldine Strathdee

Dr Geraldine Strathdee

Gregor Henderson

Gregor Henderson

Improving mental health outcomes: integrating services, parity of esteem, and patient-centred care

Tuesday, 29th April 2014
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr Geraldine Strathdee, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England and Gregor Henderson, Director, Wellbeing and Mental Health, Health and Wellbeing Directorate, Public Health England

Professor John Young

Professor John Young

Improving care services for older people: integration, personalisation and access

Thursday, 8th May 2014
Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Professor John Young, National Clinical Director for Integration and Frail Elderly, NHS England and Alan Rosenbach, Special Policy Lead, Strategy & Intelligence Department, Care Quality Commission

Professor Kevin Fenton

Professor Kevin Fenton

Professor Mike Kelly

Professor Mike Kelly

The developing role of Health and Wellbeing Boards and Public Health England: commissioning, integration and tackling inequalities

Tuesday, 3rd June 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Professor Kevin Fenton, National Director of Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England and Professor Mike Kelly, Director, Public Health Centre, NICE

Professor Wendy Reid

Professor Wendy Reid

Andrea Sutcliffe

Andrea Sutcliffe

Dr Glen Mason

Dr Glen Mason

The health and social care workforce: next steps for integration, staffing levels and training

Wednesday, 11th June 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Professor Wendy Reid, Director of Education and Quality, Health Education England; Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission and Dr Glen Mason, Director of People, Communities and Local Government, Department of Health

Dr Chaand Nagpaul

Dr Chaand Nagpaul

Dr Michael Dixon

Dr Michael Dixon

Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS England and next steps for commissioning policy

Thursday, 12th June 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr Chaand Nagpaul, Chair, GP Committee, BMA; Dr Michael Dixon, Chair, NHS Alliance and President, NHS Clinical Commissioners and Helen Hirst, Director of CCG Development, NHS England

Ciarán Devane

Ciarán Devane

Next steps for cancer care: commissioning, integration, research and improving outcomes

Tuesday, 1st July 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive, Macmillan Cancer Support and Non-Executive Director, NHS England

Dr Barry Cockcroft

Dr Barry Cockcroft

Dentistry 2014: commissioning, regulation and the dental contract

Wednesday, 2nd July 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Dr Barry Cockcroft, Chief Dental Officer, NHS England

Professor Jonathan Valabhji

Professor Jonathan Valabhji

Diabetes care - next steps for commissioning services and improving patient experience

Wednesday, 9th July 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Professor Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes, NHS England

Improving autism care and delivering the revised national strategy

Tuesday, 15th July 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Michael Swaffield, Autism Policy Lead, Mental Health and Disability Division, Department of Health

Dr David Geddes

Dr David Geddes

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

Thursday, 4th September 2014
Central London
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

Bob Ricketts

Bob Ricketts

The developing role of Commissioning Support: outcomes, standards and next steps for policy

Tuesday, 9th September 2014
Central London

Guest of Honour: Bob Ricketts, Director of Commissioning Support Services and Market Development, NHS England

Professor John Young

Professor John Young

Next steps for integrating health and social care

Tuesday, 14th October 2014
Central London

Guest of Honour: Professor John Young, National Clinical Director for Integration and Frail Elderly, NHS England

Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP

Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP

The future of the NHS

Tuesday, 21st October 2014
Central London

Guest of Honour: Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP, Chair, Health Select Committee

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

Monday, 10th November 2014
Central London

Guest of Honour: Dr Mike Durkin, National Director of Patient Safety, NHS England

Professor Keith Willett

Professor Keith Willett

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

Tuesday, 18th November 2014
Central London

Guest of Honour: Professor Keith Willett, National Director, Acute Episodes of Care, Medical Directorate, Domain 3, NHS England

Professor Gillian Leng

Professor Gillian Leng

NICE 2015

Thursday, 15th January 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care, NICE

Dr Alison Austin

Dr Alison Austin

Personal Budgets in health and care

Tuesday, 27th January 2015
Central London

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

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

  • Competition and tariffs
  • Long term conditions
  • Dementia
  • Sexual health
  • End of life care
  • Nursing
  • Digital health
  • Pharmaceuticals

Parliamentary Patrons of the Forum

Lord Adebowale, David Amess MP, Stuart Andrew MP, 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, 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, The Earl Howe, Baroness Jolly, Professor the Lord Kakkar, Barbara Keeley MP, Eleanor Laing MP, 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, 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, Baroness Wall of New Barnet, Lord Walton of Detchant, Rt Hon the Lord Warner, Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe, Baroness Wheeler, Baroness Wilcox, Jeremy Wright MP and Baroness Young of Old Scone. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.