Westminster Health Forum

Priorities for implementing the NHS Long Term Plan

March 2019

This conference was a timely opportunity to assess the way forward for putting the NHS Long Term Plan into practice - looking at funding, integration and next steps for delivery.

It was an opportunity to discuss the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, which committed to rolling out Integrated Care Systems across the country by 2021.

Those attending assessed the next steps for implementation ahead of the publication of local plans and the announcement of a new five-year GP contract, which included measures aimed at supporting the delivery of the Long Term Plan by establishing primary care networks across the country by July.

Delegates considered what additional arrangements might need to be put in place, and the roles of different stakeholder groups, in delivering the key aims for digital, efficiency and productivity, engagement, prevention, personalised care, and targets for clinical priorities such as cancer and mental health - as well as what further steps might be necessary to help transform health and social care over the next decade.

Further sessions considered what more could be done to integrate health and social care, following the publication of the Public Accounts Committee report on the interface between health and social care, which called for a separate plan for social care as a counterpart to the long term plan for the NHS.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Health 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