Health and Local Government Partnerships – Best Practice, Future Developments
28 August, 2002

One day national conference, Central London, Tuesday 17 September

Speakers include David Browning, Associate Director, Public Services Research, Audit Commission; Professor Chris Ham, Director, Strategy Unit, Department of Health; Dr Keith Robinson, Chief Executive, Wiltshire County Council; Richard Humphries, Director of Health and Social Care Change Agent Team, Department of Health; Jeremy Hallett, Care Trust Lead, National Primary and Care Trust Development Programme; Cllr Terry James, Leader, Herefordshire Council; Cllr Rita Stringfellow, Chair, LGA Social Affairs and Health Executive.

Health and Local Government Partnerships are emerging as an essential part of the new drive to deliver better services to patients at home, in the community and in hospital. In the biggest programme of reform ever implemented in the NHS, cooperation between health and social services is making it possible to implement a variety of partnership models, such as integrated home care teams and rapid response teams for older people.

Through best practice case evidence, this one day conference will provide an opportunity for delegates from the NHS, local government, social services and the voluntary and private sectors to explore current developments in health and social care partnerships. Plenary and workshop topics include:

  • Delivering Improvements in Local Health
  • The Role of Local Strategic Partnerships
  • Practical Aids to Partnership Working
  • The Role of the Elected Member in Health and Local Government Partnerships
  • Shifting the Balance of Power – Progress Towards Care Trusts
  • Training for and Supporting Organisational Change
  • Public and Patient Involvement in Health
  • Tackling Delayed Hospital Discharges

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