About this event
This interactive event was for commissioners and providers from the NHS and local government.
Through small group discussions and activity-based workshops, we explored the key factors to consider when making difficult commissioning decisions, including strong leadership, early strategic planning and getting stakeholder engagement right.
Session one: Opening plenary
Exploring the impact of financial pressures on access to services, patient experience and patient outcomes
- Ruth Robertson, Fellow, Policy, The King’s Fund
Making difficult decisions: commissioning health care in times of change
- Dr Graham Jackson, Co-Chair, NHS Clinical Commissioners and Chair, NHS Aylesbury Vale Clinical Commissioning Group
Interactive session: hypothetical scenarios
- Dr Iestyn Williams, Director of Research, Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham
Sessions two-three: Breakouts
Influencing and intervening in the decision-making process
- Councillor Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, London Borough of Hackney
How Greater Manchester engaged with national leaders on the devolution agreement and their five-year plan
- Sarah Price, Executive Lead, Commissioning and Population Health, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
Choosing the best model of stroke services for patients
- Dr Angus Ramsay, Senior Research Associate, University College London
How commissioners can work more effectively with clinicians to ensure access to the highest quality surgical care for local populations
- Mr Ian Eardley, Vice President, Royal College of Surgeons and Consultant Urologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
How clinical senates can support commissioners in transforming services
- Dr Lawrence Goldberg, Chair, South East Clinical Senate and Consultant Nephrologist, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals
Session four: Closing plenary
Closing keynote: what does the future of commissioning look like?
Ian Dodge, National Director, Commissioning Strategy, NHS England