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New ways of delivering health and social care services

NHS England, with the support of local authorities and local Health and Wellbeing Boards, are working to develop local integration plans with the aspiration that integrated health and social care will be the ‘the norm’ by 2018.

Our final Independence Day session will ask what more needs to be done to make integrated care happen. It will look at first principles and best practice and demonstrate how innovation and new models of integration can help to deliver greater independence.

This hearing will:

  • showcase the good practice emerging from Government’s integration pioneers and international experience in delivering integrated, innovative and new models of health and social care;
  • examine whether the Oldham Commission’s approach to Whole Person Care could work to generate integration and better local health and social care services.

The session will also examine the opportunities for charities, social enterprises and private sector providers have to bring their capacity, skills and new sources of investment to support the NHS and local councils to deliver new sustainable forms of integrated care closer to home that improve people’s independence, health and wellbeing.

The final session in the series will be solutions focussed and ask: “What practical policy solutions are needed to deliver genuine integration and improve quality of care?”

Please click here to read the Third Hearing report .

Read our storify summary of this hearing.


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Each ‘Independence Day event series’ will lend itself to an exciting format which is both interactive and engaging. There are a range of opportunities to get involved in, and support the Independence Day Hearing and Policy Conference, either through sponsoring the series or an individual session as well as attending, exhibiting and speaking opportunities.

The output of Independence Day will provide evidence and examples of new ways of thinking about health and social care and help to shape policy and public opinion in the decades to come.

Both the Independence Day conference and the hearings offer a unique opportunity to make a lasting contribution to the health and social care debate and position your organisation as a leading voice in the sector.

For further information please contact James Noble on 020 7592 9490 or independenceday@connectpa.co.uk

Who Attends

The Independence Day panel of experts includes:

  • Phil Hope, Director, Director, Improving Care and former Minister for Care Services
  • Kieran Brett, Director, Director, Improving Care and former Special Adviser to the Prime Minister
  • Michelle Mitchell, Chief Executive, MS Society
  • Emily Holzhausen, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Carers UK
  • Baroness Sally Greengross, Chair, International Longevity Centre
  • Sir Tom Hughes-Hallet, Executive Chair, Institute for Global Health Innovation
  • Pam Creaven, Director of Services, Age UK
  • Andrew Hawkins, Chair, ComRes
  • Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission
  • David Worskett, former Chief Executive, NHS Partners Network

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Date & Time

Date: Thursday 15 May 2014

Time: 9.30 - 11.00

Independence Day: Reinventing health and social care

The Independence Day Health and Social Care Hearings bring together policy makers, representatives from the health and social care sectors and the public to contribute fresh thinking to the policy debate and come up with practical solutions.

The road to 2015 is a difficult one for policy makers of all parties and how they propose to deliver independent, affordable and integrated health and social care presents a massive challenge.

The Independence Day Hearings will provide a unique opportunity for you to help shape and re-invent health and social care policy and public thinking, and address the following questions:

How can we tackle the cost pressures on the NHS and social care budgets given the UK’s growing and ageing population?

What does ‘good’ or ‘better’ look like for the public in terms of improved quality in health and social care?

What practical policy solutions deliver genuine integration and improve quality of care?

We would welcome your views on the above questions. Your comments would be fed into our final conclusions. Please email us your views or formal submissions.

Read our Storify summary from the second hearing

For further information please contact James Noble on 020 7592 9490 or independenceday@connectpa.co.uk


Grand Committee Room
House of Commons