Making health and wellbeing boards a success

Transforming local health services
The King's Fund

About this event

This conference provided an opportunity to reflect on the current health care landscape and the upcoming challenges and opportunities of transforming local health services.

A forum for health, local government, the third sector and other providers, who came together to discuss the issues they face and considered how health and wellbeing boards can cement the growing relationships between organisations and manage demanding priorities to deliver health services locally.

Highlights from this event

Norman Lamb: health and wellbeing boards – the key to an integrated system


In his first speech as Minister for Care Services, Norman Lamb MP discusses the importance of building an integrated system of care and how health and wellbeing boards can help to achieve this.

Listen to Norman's presentation

John Wilderspin: building on local partnerships to improve services


John Wilderspin, National Director of Health and Wellbeing Board Implementation at the Department of Health, discusses some of the challenges currently facing health and wellbeing boards.

Watch John's presentation

Matthew Ellis: Staffordshire health and wellbeing board


Matthew Ellis shares the opportunities, challenges and way forward for Staffordshire health and wellbeing board.

Watch Matthew's presentation

Liz Bruce: Manchester health and wellbeing board


Liz Bruce talks through how Manchester health and wellbeing board promotes partnership across local government, public health, the local NHS and third sector.

Watch Liz's presentation


Event programme

Session one

Welcome and introduction
Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King's Fund

Health and wellbeing boards: the key to an integrated health care system
Paul Burstow MP, Minister for Care Services

Panel session: How ready are we to deliver health care locally? What are the keys to success?

  • Sarah Pickup, President, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
  • Dr Janet Atherton, President, Association of Directors of Public Health
  • Dr Joe McGilligan, Chair, EsyDoc

Session two: Integrated working

  • Commissioning locally for integrated services
    Dr Steve Laitner, GP and Consultant, NHS East of England
  • How do we use local knowledge to provide holistic public health solutions?
    Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive Designate, Public Health England
  • Using local resources to provide local services
    Jo Cleary. Executive Director. Adults' and Community Services, London Borough of Lambeth (Please note: this presentation was given by Helen Charlesworth-May, Director of Integrated Commissioning, London Borough of Lambeth)
  • Questions and discussion

Session three: Working with providers to deliver excellent care

Panel session: What are the best ways to engage with providers? How can we work with providers to provide the best health care locally?

  • Sian Lockwood, Chief Executive, Community Catalysts CIC
  • Janet Rowse, Chief Executive, Sirona Care and Health
  • Bill Mumford, Chair, Voluntary Organisations Disability Group
  • Cllr Mohammed Khan, Executive Member for Adult Social Care, Health and Wellbeing Board, Blackburn and Darwen Council

Session four: Building on local partnerships to improve services

  • Building on local partnerships to improve services
    John Wilderspin, National Director, Health and wellbeing board implementation, Department of Health
  • Staffordshire County Council Case study
    Cllr Matthew Ellis, Cabinet Member for Adults' Wellbeing, Staffordshire
  • Manchester City Council Case study
    Liz Bruce, Strategic Director, Adults, Manchester City Council
  • Summary and closing comments
    Richard Humphries, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King's Fund