Annual Health and Social Care Conference


There’s no doubt about the big issues at the interface of health and social care at the moment: the parlous finances, and the programme of integration, potentially in the context of devolution.

Naturally the CIPFA Health and Social Care Conference, which takes place in London this year on 13 October 2016, will deal with relevant issues: Richard Humphries from the King’s Fund will assess the state of social care finance and its consequences for the NHS; Professor Matthew Cripps will set out the thinking behind what – together with the Carter Report – is the biggest strand of potential savings action in the NHS; and we will pick up integration learning from Scotland and Wales’ more advanced positions.

There’s plenty more going on, and so the gathering will constitute something of a variety show. We will also be considering such far from minor matters as the effects of leaving the EU, the importance of housing, and the fundamental changes occurring in the welfare system. The programme is currently being finalised, but at present the current plan is as follows.

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Time Session
09.30–09.50 Registration and coffee
09.50–10.00 Chairman’s opening remarks 
Richard Harbord (Consultant and member of CIPFA Health and Integration Board)
10.00–10.45 The Future for Social Care and the Consequences for Health 
Richard Humphries (Senior Fellow, Social Care – King’s Fund)
10.45–11.15 The Consequences of Brexit 
Elizabetta Zanon (Director of the NHS European Office, NHS Confederation)
11.15–11.30 Coffee and networking
11.30–12.20 Potential Lessons from Scotland and Wales
John Matheson (past president, CIPFA and former Director of Finance for NHS Scotland) and Mark Ash (Finance Business Partner, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board)
12.20–13.00 Social Care in a Time of Budget Risks, Sustainability and Transformation Plans, and the Better Care Fund
John Jackson (LGA advisor, formerly Director of Adult Social Care, Oxfordshire County Council)
13.00–13.45 Lunch and networking
13.45–14.15 Housing and Health 
Andrew van Doorn (Deputy Chief Executive, Housing Associations' Charitable Trust)
14.15–14.45 The RightCare Initiative 
Matthew Cripps (National Director of NHS RightCare)
15.00–15.15 Tea and networking
15.15–15.45 Welfare Update Including the New regime for Attendance Allowance 
Kevin Stewart (Local Taxation and Benefits Manager, Wealden District Council)
15.45–16.00 Summary and close - Richard Harbord