Westminster Social Policy Forum

Improving blue light services - integration, regulation and innovation

May 2018

The seminar focused on the next steps for improving blue light emergency services, looking at developments in integration, regulation and innovation.

Delegates considered the potential impact of the Policing and Crime Act (2017), and practical challenges for implementing the Act’s new duty for police, fire and ambulance services to work together more closely.

Attendees also assessed future priorities for regulation as the former HMIC extended its remit to cover fire and rescue services.

Further sessions on the day focused on the future for co-location of estates and coordinated procurement, as well as key issues around operational integration and the practicalities of utilising shared emergency services headquarters.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Social Policy Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates