Westminster Health Forum

Utilisation of increased NHS funding - priority areas, improving delivery of care, and long-term financial sustainability


With the Government’s commitment to prioritising the NHS in its legislative programme - and its commitment to increased financial support - this conference will bring out latest thinking on how funding should be used and targeted.

It follows the introduction of the NHS Funding Bill to Parliament, which will put into law an extra £33.9bn every year by 2024 for the NHS targeted at improving care.

The conference will be an opportunity for key stakeholders and policymakers to assess priorities for the distribution of funding, and how this will feed into the delivery of the targets set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

Areas for discussion include:

  • Key issues and priorities for funding;
  • Health and social care integration;
  • Investment in training and the workforce;
  • Innovation and technology; and
  • Securing the long-term financial sustainability of the NHS.

Speakers and chair

There will be keynote contributions from Niall Dickson, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation; Professor Paul Corrigan, Management Consultant and former senior prime ministerial health policy advisor and Professor Tim Briggs, Chair, Getting It Right First Time and National Director of Clinical Improvement, NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Further keynote speakers include Mike Adams, RCN England; Tom Fellows, Nuffield Health; Karolina Gerlich, National Association of Care & Support Workers; Dr Helen Meese, Institution of Mechanical Engineers; Martin Stevens, Disability Rights UK and Dr Cathy Winfield, Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group and Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System.

Anne Marie Morris MP has agreed to chair a session at this seminar.

The agenda

  • Key issues for NHS funding - priorities, challenges and next steps;
  • Meeting targets in the NHS Long Term Plan - funding allocations, system redesign and local variation;
  • Developing new models of primary care - and the role of digital-first primary care and changing commissioning structures;
  • Delivering high-quality care, increasing productivity and reducing unwarranted variation;
  • Improving integration between health and social care;
  • The role of the independent sector in supporting the delivery of care;
  • Stakeholder priorities for funding and financial sustainability:
    • The workforce: recruitment, training and retention;
    • Integrated Care Systems - their developing role of in service redesign;
    • Realising the potential from estates and procurement;
    • Utilising technology to streamline services, enhance treatment and innovate care; and
    • Ensuring patients are at the centre of care.
  • Next steps for ensuring the financial sustainability of the NHS.

Engagement with policy officials at this conference

Westminster Health Forum conferences typically attract strong interest from policymakers. This seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have already reserved places representing: DHSC; the Cabinet Office and Public Health England.

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