Devolved Healthcare Conference: Delivering local solutions
“It is better to have decisions made locally, because local people understand what local problems are and what Greater Manchester needs. We need to work together.” – Lord Peter Smith, leader of Wigan Council
In April 2016, Greater Manchester became the first area in England to gain devolved powers over health and social care when it took charge of its £6 billion NHS budget. But the city region may not be alone for long after the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act set out provisions for other areas to take control of healthcare and deliver services to suit the needs of local people.
NHS England has said devolution deals are key to the wider vision of providing “place-based commissioning and joined up care pathways” as set out in the Five Year Forward view and Sustainability and Transformation Plans. Official guidelines stress the need for areas to have clarity of vision, local support and strong leadership in order for devolution to be successful.
Join us for the Devolved Healthcare Conference where experts from across the health and social care sectors and local government will discuss the challenges and opportunities posed by a decentralised NHS.
Expect to hear from Lord Peter Smith, portfolio lead for the transformation of health and social care services in Greater Manchester, and Jon Rouse, chief officer of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.
Please register interest below and we will keep you updated
Topics covered on the day will include:
- What are the latest developments in localised healthcare and what is the long-term future of the devolution policy?
- How can the devolved health and social care system in Greater Manchester become fully sustainable by 2021?
- What role will NHS England play in ongoing healthcare devolution in other areas?
- How does the devolution agenda fit with the broader aims of Sustainability and Transformation Plans?
- How is devolution delivering new models of care?
- How can population health improvement plans help the NHS focus on specific local needs?
- How has Greater Manchester been able to achieve health and social care devolution and what can other areas learn from this example?
- What lessons can be learned from NHS devolution in Scotland and Wales?
- What role can local government play in health and social care devolution?
- Network with delegates from across the NHS and discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by devolution.
- Benefit from unique insights in healthcare devolution and have your questions answered by our panel of expert speakers.
- Plan ahead and anticipate what healthcare devolution could mean for patients in your community.
- Analyse case studies and learn from examples of best practice from across Greater Manchester.
- Understand how your local area can meet the criteria to secure a health devolution deal and learn from the successes and failures of the first year of devolution in Greater Manchester.
Registration, Refreshments and Exhibition
Opening Remarks from Chair
Margaret Rowe, Dean of School of Health and Society, University of Salford
Devolution: what it means for health and social care in England
Lord Peter Smith, GM lead for Health and Social Care, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Peter Smith has been a member of Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council since 1978 and was chairman of the finance committee from 1982 to 1991. Since 1991 he has been Leader of the Council. He was created a life peer on 5 August 1999 as Baron Smith of Leigh, of Wigan in the County of Greater Manchester. Since 2005 he has been treasurer of the Rugby League Group and, since 2006, Vice-chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party's Departmental Committee for Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. He is currently the Chairman of Local Government Leadership, a body seeking to develop leadership skills in local government. Smith is chair of The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) from 2000-present and also chair of its successor the Greater Manchester Combined Authority from its creation in 2011 until the appointment of the interim mayor in 2015.
The GM Devolution strategic and strategic plan
Jon Rouse, Chief Officer, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
Jon Rouse was appointed as Chief Officer for the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, in July 2016, to co-ordinate the delivery of Greater Manchester’s strategy for the transformation of health and care services, ‘Taking Charge Together’, as part of the wider devolution plans for public service reform.
Previously, Jon was Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships at the Department of Health. Other previous roles include:
-Chief Executive, London Borough of Croydon
-Chief Executive, Housing Corporation
-Chief Executive, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment
Population health improvements and new models of care
Delivering population health improvements and new models of care through provider collaborations and devolution in the city of Manchester
Dr Sohail Munshi, GP partner, Chair, Northern health GP PO, CMO, Manchester Primary Care Partnership Ltd
Dr Sohail Munshi, Manchester GP, Chief Medical Officer of city-wide GP federation and Chair of North Manchester GP federation, has been recognised for his "contribution to General Practice and the communities and patients of North Manchester in particular" in the Queen's birthday honours list 2017. Dr Munshi has been a GP in North Manchester for 21 years, caring for and supporting his patients as well as mentoring and training young doctors.In 2015, Sohail mainly worked in his own time to set up Northern Health GPPO, a GP federation which includes all 36 GP surgeries in North Manchester. The federation was established to enable practices to come together to help improve GP services for patients in the area.Soon after, in the same year, Dr Munshi was instrumental in setting up The Manchester Primary Care Partnership, a GP Federation covering the whole of the city. Bringing together GP colleagues across North, Central and South Manchester resulted in doctors being able to launch a seven day service for patients, enabling patients to access a GP at evenings and on weekends, seven days a week.
Refreshments and Networking Break
Helping Salford Royal NHS FT manage is community services Malinko’s Intelligent Caseload Scheduling System
Using the Malinko system for caseload scheduling and patient appointment booking is enabling Salford Royal NHS FT improve productivity, service delivery and patient outcomes. This is the story so far
Rob McGovern, Co-Founder, Malinko Healthcare
Passionate about the NHS and passionate about applying ‘open’ technology and my ‘know how’ built up over the last 12 years to enable Health and Social Care organisations to solve some of the problems they face.
Through partnership working Malinko Healthcare have a strong belief that Health and Social care organisations should have the opportunity to use cutting edge, open software which is interoperable, easy to use and enables them to achieve the benefits and returns promised.
Devolution: a view from NHS England
Graham Urwin, Director of Commissioning Operations, NHS England
Graham Urwin is the Director of Commissioning Operations for NHS England North (Cheshire & Merseyside and Lancashire & South Cumbria). An Accountant, who started his career in Local Government, Graham has worked for the NHS for 28 years in various senior roles including Finance Director of a NHS Trust and Chief Executive of two Primary Care Trusts. Graham has previously worked for NHS England in Greater Manchester and was instrumental in developing their Devolution deal.
Lunch and Networking
Aligning industry's ambition and patient expectations with NHS capacity
KEYNOTE - Sir Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive, The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Sir Andrew Dillon joined the NHS in 1975 and has held a number of senior management positions, including General Manager of the Royal Free Hospital and Chief Executive of St George's Healthcare NHS Trust. He joined the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence as its founding Chief Executive in 1999.
A Breath of Fresh Air
Sarah Renshaw, Market Access Manager, Airsonett UK Ltd
An experienced nurse with a long working history in the field of asthma having worked for GSK and Phillips. Currently employed at Airsonett UK Ltd as a Market Access Manager supporting clinicians in applying for funding for AIR4.
Refreshments & Comfort Break
Lessons from devolution to the countries of the UK for devolution to Greater Manchester
The main findings from comparing health & NHS performance across England, Scotland & Wales are: Spend/capita similar, Scotland poorer health and Wales longer waiting time. The suggested lessons for devolution to Greater Manchester are to develop a system of benchmarking and reporting performance using agreed indicators
Professor Gwyn Bevan, Professor of Policy Analysis, London School of Economics & Political Science
Gwyn Bevan is a member of England’s Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation that advises the Secretary of State for Health on the formulas to be used in allocating resources for health care and public health.
His current research includes: evaluations of the ‘natural experiment’ of outcomes of differences in policy that have developed between the different countries of the UK after devolution; R&D of STAR (socio-technical allocation of resource) exploration of equity in health and health care; and identifying and reducing unwarranted variation in health care as a member of the Wennberg International Collaborative.
Closing Remarks from Chair
Margaret Rowe, Dean of School of Health and Society, University of Salford
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