Westminster Health Forum

Next steps for developing healthy communities - planning, integrating services, and learning from Healthy New Towns


This conference will consider the priorities for developing healthy communities in England.

Bringing together policymakers with stakeholders in local authorities, public health and the housing and infrastructure sectors, areas for discussion include the way forward for:

  • Promoting health in planning and design;
  • Supporting local delivery of strategies that promote health and wellbeing;
  • Integrating services across health, housing and social care; and
  • Delivering prevention and public health improvements within the built and local environment.

Speakers and chair

There will be a keynote contribution from Professor Sir Malcolm Grant, Chancellor, University of York and former Chair, NHS England.

Further participants include: Sue Adams, Care and Repair England; Miriam Davidson, Darlington Borough Council; Ellen Halstead, Peabody; Richard Mazuch, IBI Group; Claire Pritchard, Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency; Dr Louis Rice, University of the West of England, Bristol; James Roach, NHS West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group; Dr Nichola Stefanou, Home Group and a senior speaker confirmed from Radian.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark, Shadow Spokesperson, Housing, Communities and Local Government, will chair part of this seminar.

The policy context

The discussion will draw on a range of policy reports and initiatives highlighting ways forward for the development of healthy communities, including:

The agenda

  • Improving wellbeing through the built environment;
  • Case studies from the Healthy New Towns programme demonstrator sites:
    • Supporting partnership working across sectors; and
    • Promoting prevention and improving public health.
  • Planning and designing healthy places - accessibility, developing standards, and adapting existing buildings;
  • Implementation priorities - funding, integrating health, housing, and social care services, and the role of the business community; and
  • The future for developing healthy communities and next steps for policy.

Engagement with policy officials at this conference

This Westminster Health Forum conference has attracted strong interest from policymakers. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: Department of Health and Social Care; MHCLG, BEIS; Cabinet Office and the National Audit Office.

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