Westminster Health Forum

Conferences that are scheduled to take place before September will be conducted online.
The format will mirror physical conferences organised by the Forum with speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish.
The conferences will be chaired and there will be opportunities for delegate questions and comments.
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There will be some exceptions where conferences will be postponed, for instance those that would largely involve key stakeholders in the NHS or emergency services.
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Priorities for the NHS Long Term Plan and the role of the NHS Assembly

February 2020

Delegates discussed the progress on the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan, which aims to deliver improved care for patients over the next 10 years. Following local areas being required to publish five-year plans outlining how they will work towards the goals of the Long Term Plan, delegates discussed how these strategic plans can deliver on service improvement and prevention, effectively engage with local authorities and drive innovation.

Delegates also assessed the alignment of goals in the Long Term Plan with wider policy initiatives, considering what more can be done to promote cross-sector working with partners across local authorities and public health, and priorities for utilising population health management more widely.

Attendees then explored the next steps for meeting goals to roll out integrated care systems (ICS) across the country by 2021 - including how best to improve collaboration with partners outside the NHS, the progress of service redesign in local areas, and the role of the NHS Assembly in supporting the delivery of this target.

Further sessions saw delegates examine how best to utilise and integrate digital technology, data, and emerging technology, such as AI and robotics, across health and social care in a way that can improve patient care, prevention, and the general efficiency of systems. Delegates also discussed how collaboration between the NHS and industry partners can be improved.

Similarly, in light of the Long Term Plan putting a key focus on research and innovation to achieve its improvement aims, delegates scrutinised where research and investment should be focused and how to translate health research into the innovation required to meet the aims within the plan.

Finally, delegates debated the priorities for delivering the Interim NHS People Plan, which sets out how the NHS workforce will be developed to deliver the service required to meet the vision of the Long Term Plan along with priorities for developing multidisciplinary clinical teams and leaders across the NHS, and improving recruitment, training, and retention.

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