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Integrating health and social care - Bridging the gap to deliver Better Care

More information: Community care conferences website 

Location: central London

Date Wednesday 1 October 2014

The current drive to integrate health and social care is undoubted one of the most ambitious policy changes to public services seen in a generation. The long-terms aims of this are to create better care pathways for local populations and to minimise the number of acute admissions. This comes with £3.8 billion funding through the Better Care Fund to force the pace of integration, with some of this to be hinged to payment by results.
However there are huge obstacles for both health and social care partners to overcome to achieve this. Formulating a culture of partnership between these sectors is critical to the success of achieving the rhetoric of integrated care pathways.
This inaugural Community Care conference is essential for all public sector Commissioners and Leads with a stakehold in the integration agenda and will focus on three core areas:

  1. Promoting a positive culture for change: Relationship building to support local populations
  2. The great funding debate: Exploring mechanisms for funding in an age of austerity
  3. Exploring models of delivery and evidencing outcomes

Attend this key event to benefit from:

  • Building relationships to forge an agreed culture of joint-working between health and social care
  • Overcoming boundaries: Achieving approaches to differing agency catchment areas
  • Agreeing funding arrangements in an age of austerity: Pooled budgets; Joint commissioning; the potential to ring-fence budgets across services and evidencing outcomes
  • Exploring models of delivery and lessons from the pioneer pilots

Encourage your colleagues from partner agencies teams to attend to benefit from:

  • A truly joined-up approach to overcoming your biggest challenges to achieve effective partnerships
  • Reduced fees for attendance through our group bookings with 5% off for 3 or more delegates or 10% off for 5 or more delegates


Next steps for integrating health and social care, and implementing the Better Care Fund

More information: Westminster Forum Projects website  

Location: central London

Date: Tuesday 14 October 2014

This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Ivan Ellul, Director of Partnerships, NHS England and Professor John Young, National Clinical Director for Integration and Frail Elderly, NHS England

With the chief executive of the NHS setting out plans for an Integrated Personalised Commissioning programme, this seminar will be a timely opportunity to consider next steps for integrating health and social care.

Delegates will discuss challenges and opportunities in implementing the Better Care Fund – following Government-announced changes to the regulation of the fund – and will consider what early lessons can be taken from the Integrated Care Pioneers.

Further sessions will focus on progress and priorities for NHS England, Health and Wellbeing Boards, local authorities and other key stakeholders in working together to improve outcomes, quality of care and efficiency; implementation of the Care Act; as well as challenges for improving data sharing, taking a joint approach to assessments, and training and supporting an integrated workforce.

We are delighted to be able to include at this seminar keynote addresses from Howard Catton, Head of Policy and International Affairs, RCN; Dr Angela Coulter, Senior Research Scientist, Health Services Research Unit, University of Oxford, and Member, Independent Commission on Whole Person Care; Jim Easton, Managing Director, Health Care, Care UK; Ivan Ellul, Director of Partnerships, NHS England; Professor John Young, National Clinical Director for Integration and Frail Elderly, NHS England; Carolyn Downs, Chief Executive, Local Government Association; Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, Foundation Trust Network; Catherine Pollard, Director of Pricing Strategy and Integrated Care, Monitor; Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive, National Voices and Dr Janet Williamson, Deputy Chief Inspector of General Practice and Dentistry, Care Quality Commission.

Dr Paul Husselbee, Clinical Chief Officer, NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group; Professor Lis Paice, Chair, North West London Integrated Care Programme and Imelda Redmond, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Marie Curie have also agreed to speak.

Baroness Eaton, former Member, Joint Committee on the Draft Care and Support Bill and Barbara Keeley MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Care have kindly agreed to chair this seminar. 


Safer and Stronger Communities 2014: Tackling Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour

More information: Inside Government website 

Location: Central London

Date: Thursday 11 December 2014


This  forum will examine how the government is currently reforming the criminal justice system to create empowered communities. Through a combination of policy lead and innovative, case study based sessions, delegates will learn methods to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour such as through using community triggers and restorative justice methods alongside creating effective partnerships to develop targeted interventions.


Delegates who will have an interest in attending this forum will include heads of community services, heads of engagement, heads of crime reduction, community safety managers, youth justice officers, heads of criminal justice boards, restorative justice coordinators, probation officers, police commissioners and will be drawn from central government, local government, police authorities, community safety partnerships, the housing sector, local criminal justice boards and the voluntary and community sector.

LGA guest speaker

Ann Lucas, Chair of the LGA's Safer and Stronger Communities Board will be giving the keynote address at 10.00am entitled 'Creatiing and maintaining effective partnerships to tackle and prevent crime'.