InFocus: Exploring the relationship between the health sector and local economies

This webinar for associate members will explore the NHS’ anchor role in local economies and share how systems are delivering on their ‘fourth purpose’
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30 April 2024 10:00 - 11:00 GMT
Member only
Free - for associate members only


  • Michael Wood
    Michael Wood
    Head of Health Economic Partnerships at the NHS Confederation
  • Headshot of Bridget Gorham
    Bridget Gorham
    Health Economic Partnerships Lead NHS Confederation

The links between the NHS and the economy have crystallised since the pandemic, with the NHS’ anchor role now seen as a critical part of local economic planning. By aligning organisational and ICS strategies with local growth priorities, NHS organisations can open themselves up to exciting new partnerships and resources that can help achieve their aims.

The Confed has led on the NHS’ role in the economy, including what systems are doing to deliver on their fourth purpose, the links between health and devolution, supporting the NHS to work with partners in new ways and quantifying the economic value of the health sector.

This webinar will explore how these issues collectively support communities in new and exciting ways, as well as the Confed’s reflections on what this means for our members. Delivered by Michael Wood, our Head of Health Economic Partnerships, and Bridget Gorham, our Health Economics Policy Advisor, this session will also touch on Confed initiatives such as our Value in Health series, the NHS Confederation and Local Government Association's jointly-hosted Health and Devolution Working Group, Health on the High Street, and our important work on the economics of women’s health.

The session will include an opportunity for questions and answers.

If your organisation is not an associate member/subscriber but wishes to attend, you will need to join first – details are available on our associate members page