Party conferences 2017

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Members of our senior team will be attending the two main political conferences to represent, voice and share the experiences and concerns of health and care leaders across the country.

Here’s a rundown of our activity at both conferences.

Conservative Party conference (1 October – 4 October)

How new models of care are reshaping local health and care systems
Held in partnership with the Mental Health Network
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Our fringe event will explore in what way new models of care are supporting local NHS services to ensure and improve the provision of services at the local level.

It will also seek to address how these new models can further improve local health and care systems amidst a landscape of political uncertainty.

Speakers:

  • Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Warwickshire County Council
  • Simon Clarke MP (Invited)
  • Helen Whateley MP (Invited)
  • Steve Brine MP (Invited)
Conference dinner
Our dinner will bring together parliamentarians and key stakeholders in the health and care sector in an informal setting to discuss how the NHS can overcome some of the many challenges it faces over the next two years.

The event will promote the NHS Confederation and its constituent member organisations to MPs and members of the House of Lords to ensure that the voice of leadership in the NHS is heard by policymakers.

Conference breakfast
The breakfast will focus on the role of local government authorities in healthcare planning and provision and will provide a setting for councillors, providers and healthcare leaders to focus on how best to tackle local healthcare provision.

The event will provide local government officials and clinical leaders with the opportunity to engage in a dialogue about improving local population health to ensure that steps that can be taken to improve care.

Labour Party conference (24 September – 27 September)

How would Labour transform health services?
Held in partnership with the Mental Health Network.

Our fringe event will explore transformation within the NHS, and how best to achieve this over the coming years.

It will also look for solutions to some of the more pressing challenges facing the NHS, including funding, workforce and Brexit.

Speakers: 
  • Melanie Walker, Chief Executive, Devon Partnership NHS Trust 
  • Dr Paul Williams MP, Stockton South, member of the Health Select Committee
  • Cllr Daniel Yates, Brighton and Hove City Council
  • Cllr Julie Dore (Invited), Sheffiled City Council
  • Luciana Berger MP (Invited)
Conference dinner
Our dinner will bring together parliamentarians and key stakeholders in the health and care sector to discuss the challenges facing the NHS and the pressures on the system over the winter period.

The event will promote the NHS Confederation and its constituent member organisations to MPs and members of the House of Lords to ensure that the voice of leadership in the NHS is heard by policymakers.

Conference breakfast

The breakfast will focus on the role of local government authorities in healthcare planning and provision and will provide a setting for councillors, providers and healthcare leaders to focus on how best to tackle local healthcare provision.

The event will provide local government officials and clinical leaders with the opportunity to engage in a dialogue about improving local population health to ensure that steps that can be taken to improve care.

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