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.

Professor Mark Baker

Professor Mark Baker

Professor Huon Gray

Professor Huon Gray

Next steps for improving cardiovascular disease services

Thursday, 16th July 2015
The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Professor Mark Baker, Director of Clinical Practice, NICE and Professor Huon Gray, National Clinical Director for Heart Disease, NHS England

The future for 7-day NHS services in primary and secondary care settings: funding, access and supporting the workforce

Thursday, 10th September 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Professor Maureen Baker, Chair of Council, Royal College of General Practitioners

Bob Alexander

Bob Alexander

Miranda Carter

Miranda Carter

Niall Dickson

Niall Dickson

Next steps for regulation in health and social care: leadership, accountability and improving patient safety

Thursday, 17th September 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Bob Alexander, Chief Executive, NHS Trust Development Authority; Miranda Carter, Executive Director, Provider Appraisal, Monitor; Niall Dickson, Chief Executive and Registrar, General Medical Council and Paula Mansell, Safety Programme Advisor, CQC

Dr David Geddes

Dr David Geddes

Improving eye care in England

Thursday, 15th October 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Dr David Geddes, Head of Primary Care Commissioning, NHS England

Sir Malcolm Grant

Sir Malcolm Grant

The future of the NHS: Delivering the Five Year Forward View and next steps for policy

Tuesday, 20th October 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Sir Malcolm Grant, Chairman, NHS England

Professor Mark Baker

Professor Mark Baker

Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy

Next steps for cancer care: access, integration and policy priorities

Wednesday, 28th October 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

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

Nigel Clarke

Nigel Clarke

Developing pharmacy services in England: community care, integration and policy priorities

Tuesday, 17th November 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Nigel Clarke, Chair, General Pharmaceutical Council

Priorities for integrating health and social care in England

Thursday, 26th November 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Ann Radmore, National Programme Director, Better Care Fund, NHS England

Improving children and young people’s health outcomes: integration, mental wellbeing and policy priorities

Thursday, 10th December 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Dr Jacqueline Cornish, National Clinical Director for Children, Young People and Transition to Adulthood, NHS England

Professor Gillian Leng

Professor Gillian Leng

Next steps for NICE, priorities for the pharmaceutical industry, and the Accelerated Access Review

Thursday, 14th January 2016
Central London

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

Professor Alistair Burns

Professor Alistair Burns

Priorities for dementia care: funding, research and integration

Tuesday, 19th January 2016
Central London

Guest of Honour: Professor Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia, NHS England

Next steps for rolling out personal budgets in health and care

Tuesday, 26th January 2016
Central London

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

Developing the health and social care workforce and priorities for Health Education England

Thursday, 28th January 2016
Central London

Guest of Honour: Professor Ian Cumming, Chief Executive, Health Education England

Next steps for electronic health records and IT in the NHS

Tuesday, 9th February 2016
Central London

Guest of Honour: Tim Kelsey, National Director for Patients and Information, NHS England

The future for mental health services

Wednesday, 10th February 2016
Central London

Guest of Honour: Dr Geraldine Strathdee, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England

Baroness Cumberlege

Baroness Cumberlege

Developing maternity services

Tuesday, 23rd February 2016
Central London

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

Next steps for health and social care in Greater Manchester

Friday, 26th February 2016
Central Manchester

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

Primary care and the developing role of the GP

Wednesday, 9th March 2016
Central London

Guest of Honour: Dr David Geddes, Head of Primary Care Commissioning, NHS England

Claire Henry

Claire Henry

Priorities for palliative and end of life care: funding, integration and regulation

Tuesday, 19th April 2016
Central London

Guests of Honour: Baroness Neuberger, Chair, Independent Review of the Liverpool Care Pathway and Claire Henry, Chief Executive, National Council for Palliative Care and Dying Matters

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

  • Autism
  • Competition in the NHS
  • Pathology
  • Procurement in the NHS
  • Specialised commissioning
  • Nursing
  • Innovation in healthcare
  • Allied health professionals
  • Devolution of health services
  • Telehealth
  • NHS finance
  • Diabetes
  • NHS estates
  • Health research
  • Health North

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, Rt Hon John Healey MP, 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, Baroness Ludford, 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, 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, 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.