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.

Carole Longson

Carole Longson

Next steps for healthcare research: funding, innovation, and informing public policy

Thursday, 21st May 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr Declan Mulkeen, Chief Science Officer, Medical Research Council and Carole Longson, Executive Director, Centre for Health Technology Evaluation, NICE

Professor John Young

Professor John Young

Andrea Sutcliffe

Andrea Sutcliffe

Improving care for older people: funding, integration, and implementing the Care Act

Tuesday, 9th June 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Professor John Young, National Clinical Director for Integration and Frail Elderly, NHS England and Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, CQC

Professor Jonathan Valabhji

Professor Jonathan Valabhji

Priorities for improving outcomes in diabetes care: prevention, integration and personalisation

Wednesday, 10th June 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

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

Dr David Geddes

Dr David Geddes

NHS Estates and healthcare facilities management: efficiency, strategic partnerships and priorities for improving GP premises

Thursday, 11th June 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr David Geddes, Head of Primary Care Commissioning, NHS England and James Latta, Strategic Asset Manager, Department of Health

Bob Ricketts

Bob Ricketts

The future for health and social care commissioning: CCGs, Health and Wellbeing Boards and commissioning support

Thursday, 18th June 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

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

Dentistry 2015: primary care, public health, and the dental contract

Tuesday, 7th July 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Senior speaker confirmed from NHS England

Dr Yvonne Doyle

Dr Yvonne Doyle

Next steps for public health and Health and Wellbeing Boards: priorities, funding and integration

Thursday, 9th July 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Dr Yvonne Doyle, Regional Director, Public Health England (London)

Professor Huon Gray

Professor Huon Gray

Next steps for improving cardiovascular disease outcomes

Thursday, 16th July 2015
Central London
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

Next steps for emergency care: funding challenges, out-of-hours care and delivering 7-day services

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

Guest of Honour: Bob Winter, National Clinical Director for Emergency Preparedness, NHS England

Miranda Carter

Miranda Carter

Next steps for regulation in health and social care and improving patient safety

Thursday, 17th September 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Miranda Carter, Executive Director, Provider Appraisal, Monitor

Dr David Geddes

Dr David Geddes

Improving eye care in England

Thursday, 15th October 2015
Central London

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

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

Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy

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

Wednesday, 28th October 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Sean Duffy, National Clinical Director for Cancer, NHS England

Professor Gillian Leng

Professor Gillian Leng

Next steps for NICE and priorities for the pharmaceutical industry

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

Next steps for dementia care

Tuesday, 19th January 2016
Central London

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

The health and social care workforce: staff pay, next steps for recruitment and priorities for Health Education England

Thursday, 28th January 2016
Central London

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

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

  • Women's health
  • Integrating health and social care
  • End of life care
  • Autism
  • Competition in the NHS
  • Pathology
  • Procurement in the NHS
  • Pharmacy
  • Specialised commissioning
  • Nursing
  • Respiratory disease
  • Innovation in healthcare
  • Mental health
  • Children's health
  • Personal health budgets
  • Patient records
  • Primary care
  • Allied health professionals

Core Sponsors

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