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Commissioning health services in England

16 May 2017

funding, outcomes and delivering Sustainability and Transformation Plans | Morning, Tuesday, 16th May 2017 | Central London 

This seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss the next steps for commissioning NHS services in England, following the submission of local Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) and commitments set out in NHS England’s Business Plan 2016/17.
We are delighted that Ian Dodge, National Director, Commissioning Strategy, NHS England has agreed to deliver a keynote address at this seminar. 
Delegates will assess the impact of population-based thinking in commissioning, with priorities for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) collaborating with local authorities and specialised commissioners as part of the STP process, as well as the steps taken to broaden the scope of commissioning services in the community as part of a national rollout of primary care co-commissioning. 
Further sessions will look at the increasing role of choice and personalisation in commissioning, the impact of increased benchmarking of CCG performance, financial challenges, and the priorities for improving patient involvement and engagement. 
Other areas for discussion include:

Case study on accountable care organisations and the impact of population-based commissioning; 
Priorities for social care commissioners and local authorities; 
Key issues for providers: tariffs, delivery and acute sector finances; 
Measuring outcomes and the CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework; 
Next steps for commissioning support and meeting the demand for population health; 
Opportunities for digital technology and building on findings from the Wachter Review; and 
Reducing unwarranted variation in the provision of specialised services. 
The agenda has been structured following consultation with representatives from NHS England.
We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar a keynote address from: Ian Dodge, National Director, Commissioning Strategy, NHS England and Dr Michael Dixon, National Clinical Champion for Social Prescribing, NHS England; Chair, The College of Medicine and Adviser, New NHS Alliance.
At this early stage, further speakers include: Carol Munt, Patient Partner, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and Co-Chair, NHS Thames Valley Patient Experience Operation Group.
Additional senior participants are being approached, but if you or a colleague would like to be considered as a speaker at this seminar, please contact us at specifying the event and session where you would like to speak and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If you are offering to speak yourself please don’t fill in the booking form, as this will be taken as an order and you will be charged for a place subject to our T&Cs.
Westminster Health Forum seminars present an opportunity to engage with key policymakers and other interested parties, and are CPD certified (more details). Typically, attendees at our seminars are a senior and informed group numbering around 120, including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government officials involved in this area of public policy, healthcare professionals, representatives of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, academics, charities and user groups, together with reporters from the national and trade press.
To book places, please use our online booking form
Once submitted, this will be taken as a confirmed booking and will be subject to our terms and conditions below. Please pay in advance by credit card on 01344 864796. If advance credit card payment is not possible, please let me know and we may be able to make other arrangements.
Options and charges are as follows:

Places at Commissioning health services in England: funding, outcomes and delivering Sustainability and Transformation Plans (including refreshments and PDF copy of the transcripts) are £210 plus VAT; 
Concessionary rate places for small charities, unfunded individuals and those in similar circumstances are £80 plus VAT. Please be sure to apply for this at the time of booking. 
For those who cannot attend:

Copies of the briefing document, including full transcripts of all speeches and the questions and comments sessions and further articles from interested parties, will be available approximately 10 days after the event for £95 plus VAT; 
Concessionary rate: £50 plus VAT. 
If you find the charge for places a barrier to attending, please let me know as concessionary and complimentary places are made available in certain circumstances (but do be advised that this typically applies to individual service users or carers or the like who are not supported by or part of an organisation, full-time students, people between jobs or who are fully retired with no paid work, and representatives of small charities - not businesses, individuals funded by an organisation, or larger charities/not-for-profit companies). Please note terms and conditions below (including cancellation charges).

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