Westminster Health Forum: Next steps for health and social care in Greater Manchester

Paul Reed, Chair, Manchester Users Network: invited to speak at seminar in Central Manchester on implementation issues for £6bn devolved health and social care budget to Greater Manchester.




Warren Heppolette
Warren Heppolette

Guest of Honour: Warren Heppolette, Strategic Director, Health and Social Care Reform Greater Manchester

Please note that this seminar will take place in Central Manchester.

Delegates at this conference will assess implementation issues for the £6bn devolved health and social care budget to Greater Manchester, with the Government expected to hand over full control to local authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS providers in April 2016.

Delegates will consider progress made by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Devolution Programme Board in integrating care at local level, challenges for the workforce and the potential for devolved health and social care budgets in other areas across England.

We are delighted to include at this seminar keynote addresses from Warren Heppolette, Strategic Director, Health and Social Care Reform Greater Manchester; Nadra Ahmed, Chairman, National Care Association; Christine Burkett, Head of Area, North West, Skills for Care; Dr Mike Burrows, Managing Director, Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network; Felicity Dormon, Senior Policy Fellow, The Health Foundation; Professor Paul Johnstone, Regional Director, North of England, Public Health England and Alex Whinnom, Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation.

Ann Barnes, Chief Executive, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust; Stuart Cowley, Director for Adult Social Care and Health, Wigan Council; Paul Donovan, Lead Commissioner, Personalised Care, Manchester North, Central and South Clinical Commissioning Groups; Dr Mohammed Jiva, Medical Secretary, Rochdale and Bury Local Medical Committee and Paul Reed, Chair, Manchester Users Network have also agreed to speak.

Barbara Keeley MP, Shadow Minister for Older People, Social Care and Carers and Member of Parliament for Worsley and Eccles South and Mary Robinson MP, Member of Parliament for Cheadle have agreed to chair this seminar.

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