Spending Review

What it means for health and social care
Date: 
Venue: 
The King's Fund

Event highlights

The coalition government set out its spending plans for 2011-2015 in its Spending Review on 20 October.

It was announced that the health budget will increase over the course of parliament. However, an increase of 0.1 per cent a year in real terms is unlikely to keep pace with demand for services and cost pressures.

At the same time it was revealed that social care will receive an extra £2 billion a year by 2014-15, with £1 billion of this being provided by the NHS.

The conference provided an analysis of the outcome of the Spending Review. It looked at how spending decisions on social care will affect the NHS, and explored how those working in health and social care will need to develop strategies to provide a more integrated, cost-effective service.

Presentations and talks from the conference

Andrew Cozens, Local Government Association Strategic Adviser for Children, Adults and Health Services, gives his take on the impact of the Spending Review on social care.

  • Thomas Youldon on the Spending Review and health

Thomas Youldon, Senior Policy Advisor at HM Treasury, gave an overview of the Spending Review's impact on health. 

  • Richard Humphries on future challenges for health and social care

Richard Humphries, Senior Fellow at The King's Fund, looked at the impact the Spending Review will have on health and social care in the future.

Programme

Programme

Opening session

Chair: Professor John Appleby, Chief Economist, The King's Fund

  • The Comprehensive Spending Review and health
    Thomas Youldon, Senior Policy Advisor, Health Spending, HM Treasury
  • The Comprehensive Spending Review and social care
    Andrew Cozens CBE, Strategic Adviser for Children, Adults and Health Services, Local Government Association
  • Future challenges for health and social care
    Richard Humphries, Senior Fellow (Social Care), The King's Fund


Expert Panel: What does the CSR mean for the NHS and social care, and how will they work together in the future?

Chair: Richard Humphries, Senior Fellow, Social Care, The King's Fund

Panel speakers:

  • Professor John Appleby, Chief Economist, The King's Fund
  • Dame Julie Mellor, Partner, Consulting, PriceWaterHouseCoopers LLP
  • Sarah Pickup, ADASS Honorary Secretary. ADASS
  • Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive, National Voices