Hunt, Lamb and Burnham sign up for party conference
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt is among the top politicians who will be attending the Health Care Forum events at party conferences this autumn.
Norman Lamb, the Lib Dem MP and Minister of State for Health, and Labour’s shadow Secretary of State Andy Burnham are also confirmed speakers at the events.
The Health Care Forum will bring together the stars of the health and social care sector, through their exciting collaboration with 10 of the leading health and social care organisations.
United by health and social care, but diverse in their strengths and opinions, the Health Care Forum will provide an opportunity for key regulators and charities to debate their concerns with leading MPs.
With the general election just months away, Dods will be hosting both a roundtable and an evening reception at each party conference, facilitating the exchange of ideas and experiences in both a formal and informal setting.
The manifesto commitments of the parties on health and social care policy now will be a significant determining factor at the polls. These conversations hold the potential to shape manifestos and future health and care policy.
Henry Aldridge, Senior Account Manager at Dods, said:
“This is an important forum, facilitated by Dods, to raise the profile of the sector and to foster intelligent and impactful debate.
“The Health Care Forum will facilitate debate around key issues of the health and care sector.
“There are two discussion points to guide the roundtable events. The first will centre around ‘A person’s journey through the health and social care system: support and prevention’, this will include discussing the changes needed in the commissioning of specialised care services and what can be done to ensure a greater focus on scaling up successful preventative interventions. The second discussion point will be based upon ‘What’s Next for Professional Regulation?’, this will look at solutions to safeguard the public and improve care, and also address the value of independent professional regulation.”
Roundtable discussions will target senior MPs and local government leaders at each conference.
The party conference season begins on 21 September when the Labour Party will meet in Manchester. The Conservatives will gather in Birmingham from 28 September, while the Lib Dems will hold their conference in Glasgow, beginning on 4 October.
Any health journalists who would like to attend any Health Care Forum events, or for any other enquiries, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: You will need to be accredited to attend party conference as all Dods events are held inside the secure zone.