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Health and Social Care Conference: Revisiting the Practicalities of Integration


Event summary

Earlier this year the UK Government mapped out the next steps on the road to integration in the white paper, Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all. In light of this, and the experience of the coronavirus pandemic, this virtual conference seeks to explore next steps and the remaining challenges, what this means for the partnership between the NHS and local government, and for the future of place-based public services supported by sound public financial management.


17 June 2021
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 13:30

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£49.00 excl VAT

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About this event

CIPFA has long been an advocate of multi-agency, place-based partnerships for delivering public services, and has been charting the evolution of health and social care integration since the development of sustainability and transformation plans. Our previous work has highlighted some of the practical challenges involved along this journey.

Who should attend?

Leaders and decision makers from across the health and social care sector, including elected members, board members, Chief Executives, as well as senior finance, health and social care professionals.

How you will benefit from attending

This event will offer the chance to:

  • engage with peers from NHS and local government
  • learn from and challenge expert speakers in a safe and neutral Chatham House environment
  • 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


10.00-10.15  Welcome and introduction
Andy Hardy, CIPFA President and CEO University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust 
Integration and Innovation
An insight into the white paper proposals and what they mean for Integrated Care Systems, the relationship between NHS and local government partners, and the future of public financial management in place-based health and social care.
Integration and uncertainty – the future of adult social care
The direction of travel for integration has been clarified, but the future of adult social care remains ambiguous, with proposals for reform still awaited. What impact could this have on the implementation and outcomes of integration?
11.15 – 11.30
Refreshment Break
A place for public health?
Local government’s public health responsibilities have been crucial during the pandemic, and with plans for an Office of Health Promotion in the DHSC and the Health Security Agency how do these partners engage with integration to ensure that prevention is at the heart of place-based health and care services?
12.30 – 13:15

Integration – Challenges and solutions
Join our panel from across the sector to for discussion of the integration proposals, the remaining challenges around finance and governance, and potential solutions.

  • Bob Alexander, Independent Chair, Sussex HSC Partnership and Associate Director Health and Integration, CIPFA
  • Andrew Burns, Associate Director Local Government, CIPFA
  • Lee Outhwaite, Director of Finance and Contracting, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Finance Lead, Joined Up Care Derbyshire ICS
  • Cath Roff, Director of ASC, Leeds City Council
13:15 – 13:25
Concluding remarks
Andy Hardy, CIPFA President and CEO University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

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