Westminster Health Forum

Next steps for reducing health inequalities in England - population-based healthcare, local implementation and opportunities for innovation

Morning, Tuesday, 11th June 2019

15 Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London SE1 8DJ

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar is bringing together stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the way forward for system-wide collaboration to increase healthy life expectancy in England by five years by 2035 and to close the life expectancy gap between the richest and poorest in society, outlined in Prevention is better than cure.


The agenda includes discussion on delivering the key elements outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan, which commits to setting specific, measurable goals to reduce health inequalities and allocates funding worth over £1bn for areas with the greatest need.


The seminar also follows the recent publication by Public Health England of Quality in public health: a shared responsibility, which sets out a new framework for public health services - including steps to improve quality at a local level, working collaboratively and priorities for utilising technology to deliver improved health outcomes.


Attendees will also discuss what good public health services look like, the key issues for incentivising prevention-focused healthcare and the next steps for overcoming barriers to collaboration for local partners in the NHS, local authorities, the third and voluntary sector, industry and wider public health partners.


Delegates will discuss what further steps might be needed to tackle health inequalities, such as challenges around budgets and financial constraints, workforce and training, and adapting services to an ageing population.


Further sessions focus on initiatives at a local level to tackle health inequalities and the link between health inequalities and the local economy - including the impact of the London Health Inequalities Strategy and the Northern Health Science Alliance Health for Wealth report.


Discussion will also look ahead to the publication of Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On, scheduled for February 2020, and delegates will assess the lessons learnt since the original Review.



Keynote Speakers

Dr Neil Churchill

Director, Experience, Participation and Equalities, NHS England

Professor Paul Johnstone

Regional Director, North of England and National Lead for Health Inequalities, Public Health England

Keynote Speakers

Dr Neil Churchill

Director, Experience, Participation and Equalities, NHS England

Professor Paul Johnstone

Regional Director, North of England and National Lead for Health Inequalities, Public Health England

Dr Jessica Allen

Deputy Director, Institute of Health Equity, University College London

Chairs

Debbie Abrahams MP

Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Health in all Policies

Sir David Amess MP

Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Maternity

Speakers

Tim Elwell-Sutton

Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships, Healthy Lives Team, Health Foundation

Ewen Weir

Director of People, Newcastle City Council

Dr Janet Bliss

Clinical Vice Chair, NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group

Halima Khan

Executive Director, Health, People & Impact, Nesta

Chris Brookes

Programme Manager, UK Health Forum

Sue Frossell

Consultant in Public Health, Coventry City Council

Andy Bell

Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health

Dr Luke Munford

Research Fellow, Manchester Centre for Health Economics, University of Manchester and Co-Author, Health for Wealth: Building a Healthier Northern Powerhouse for UK Productivity

Caroline Bernard

Head, Policy and Communications, Homeless Link

Tracy Parr

Director of Transformation, Healthy London Partnership