Health and Social Care - Insights into Integration

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Event summary

This event aims to bring together leaders and decision makers from across the health and social care sector, including elected members, board members and chief executives, as well as senior finance professionals.


30 October 2019
Starts: 09:30
Ends: 15:30


Central Hall Westminster
Storey's Gate,
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About this event

The NHS Long Term Plan and proposals for legislative changes have re-emphasised the government’s commitment to the integration agenda, but do little to address some of the practical challenges remaining in relation to finance and governance. 'Insights into Integration' aims to take a critical look at the current landscape of health and social care integration, the progress that has been made and the remaining barriers to be broken down.

Although the focus of the event will relate to the current landscape in England, many of the wider issues and challenges covered will be of relevance to the integration agenda in the devolved nations of the UK.

Who should attend?

Leaders across the health and social care sectors are facing the most difficult circumstances in the most challenging of times. Rising demand for high quality services mean that the money must stretch further than ever before, and after almost 10 years of austerity there is less money in the pot. The current challenges on the health and social care sector takes the cliché of 'doing more for less' to a new level of meaning, and the pressure on leaders to deliver on all fronts is immense.

How will you benefit from attending?

Attendees will:

  • Engage with peers from NHS and local government to cement existing relationships and forge new connections to improve understanding and exchange ideas, thus helping to advance collaboration and align priorities.
  • Learn from and challenge expert speakers in a safe and neutral Chatham House environment to further thinking on overcoming the remaining barriers to integration.
  • Lend your voice and experience to debates and discussions with key figures to help ensure that the needs of local health economies are considered in policy development.

Keynote Topics

  • Making the money work for integration.
  • Performance Tracker: Focus on health and care
  • How to solve a problem like social care funding?
  • Public health: Putting prevention into 'place'


  • Governance
  • / Health and social care
  • / Local government
  • / Value for money

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Speaker - Anita Charlesworth, Chief Economist, The Health Foundation

Anita Charlesworth

Before joining the Health Foundation in May 2014, Anita was Chief Economist at the Nuffield Trust for four years where she led the Trust’s work on health care financing and market mechanisms. Anita was Chief Analyst and Chief Scientific Advisor at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport from 2007 to 2010 and, prior to this, she was Director of Public Spending at the Treasury from 1998-2007, where she led the team working with Sir Derek Wanless on his reform of NHS funding in 2002. Anita has a Masters in Health Economics from York University and has worked as an economic advisor in the Department of Health and for SmithKline Beecham pharmaceuticals in the UK and USA. Anita is Vice-Chair of the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust and a trustee of Tommy’s, the baby charity.

Speaker - Nick Davies, Programme Director, Institute for Government

Nick Davies

Nick leads the Institute for Government’s work on public services, outsourcing and infrastructure. Before joining the Institute, Nick was Public Services Manager at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. Nick has been a commentator in print, on the radio and TV, for outlets including Sky News, Newsnight, BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 5 Live, the Guardian and Civil Service World.

Speaker - Andrew Burns, Associate Director, CIPFA

Andrew Burns

Until December 2018, he was Director of Finance and Resources for Staffordshire County Council (SCC) with strategic responsibility for Finance, IT, Digital, Property, Commercial and Customer Services and was Treasurer of the Staffordshire Pension Fund. Andrew led the financial transformation programme that delivered £200m savings and significant service improvement in Staffordshire.

Andrew has taken up the role as Associate Director at CIPFA, where his key role is to further develop strong links between CIPFA and local government treasurers' societies and the sector more generally. He is also a trustee of the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) which is the leading national organisation promoting and supporting excellence in governance and scrutiny across public services.

Andy has an MBA from Aston Business School and is also a former President of the Society of County Treasurers.

Speaker - Richard Gleave, DCE/COO, Public Health England

Richard Gleave

Richard Gleave is the Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of Public Health England, which is an Executive Agency of the Department of Health that leads on protecting and improving the public’s health. He is the Senior Responsible Officer for the Public Health Science Hub Programme which is the £500m project that brings together the national specialist laboratories and the headquarters of PHE to Harlow. He has a background in NHS management (was a Director in two hospital trusts and was a hospital Chief Executive), the civil service (was DH Performance Director and Patient Experience Director) and academia (is a Senior Associate Tutor at Oxford University and was a Harkness Fellow in California).

Speaker - Siva Anandaciva, Chief Analyst, The King's Fund

Siva Anandaciva

Siva is Chief Analyst at The King’s Fund, leading on projects on NHS funding, finances, productivity and performance. He also chairs the National Payment Advisory Group for NHS England and NHS Improvement and is a member of the advisory board for the Centre for Progressive Policy’s health care programme. Before joining the Fund in 2017, Siva was head of analysis at NHS Providers – the membership body for NHS trusts and foundation trusts – where he led a team working on NHS finances, workforce and informatics. Previously, he was an analyst in the Department of Health working on medicines policy and urgent and emergency care. From 2014 to 2017 Siva was a governor of the Homerton University NHS Foundation Trust.

Speaker - Bob Alexander, Independent Chair Surrey and East Sussex STP/Associate Director Health and Integration, CIPFA

Bob Alexander

Bob was previously Executive Director of Resources and Deputy Chief Executive and NHS Improvement. He is an experienced health finance professional, having held CE and DoF positions in a range of NHS organisations. Bob has chaired the Sussex and East Surrey STP for the last two years, and joined CIPFA as Associate Director for Health and Integration in late 2017.

Speaker - Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State (Minister for Care)

Caroline Dinenage

Caroline Dinenage was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care on 9 January 2018. Caroline was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions from June 2017 to January 2018. She was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women, Equalities and Early Years at the Department for Education from July 2016 to June 2017. She was elected Conservative MP for Gosport, Stubbington, Lee-on-the-Solent and Hill Head in 2010