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The Future of the NHS and Telford Memorial Lecture

Sir David Nicholson

  • Date: Wednesday 31st January 2018 from 2.00-5.00 pm (Coffee & Registration from 1.30 pm)
  • Venue: Manchester Dental Education Centre (MANDEC), Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester, M15 6FH
  • Members £0
  • Non Members £25-60
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MANDEC directions

1.30 pm
Registration and Coffee

2.00 pm
Professor John Ashton CBE,
“70 years of fighting the 5 Giants – Lessons from the front line”

Lecture Synopsis
Professor Ashton will base his talk around the new edition of The Five Giants by Nicholas Timmins.  The five giants are “Giant Want.  Giant Disease.  Giant Ignorance.  Giant Squalor.  And the insidious Giant Idleness, “which destroys wealth and corrupts men”.  These were the Five Giants that loomed over the post-war reconstruction of Britain.

2.45 pm
Mr Jon Rouse, Chief Officer, Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership
“Devolution: evolution or revolution”

Lecture Synopsis
In April 2016 Greater Manchester became the first place in the country to ‘take charge’ of its health and care system.  What though does this mean in practice?  Are we talking about a fundamental shift in a 70 year dominant paradigm or just a different interpretation of the prevailing model.  And if devolution is a new means, to what ends?  The lecture will unpack some of the myths and realities of DevoManc, and pick out the course that lies ahead.

Learning points:

  • To gain better understanding of new models of organisation and governance in the NHS, including devolution, Accountable Care Systems and Sustainability and Transformation Plans
  • To consider what this might mean for the medical community in terms of impact on services and workforce
  • To identify opportunities for greater medical leadership in the delivery of the process of change under the different models flowing from the Five Year Forward View.

3.30 pm
Coffee Break

4.00 pm
Telford Memorial Lecture to be given by Sir David Nicholson (Chair impact committee Evercare, a health provider delivering services to poor and middle income people in Africa and Asia)
“Messing about masquerading as action?” A history of health reform in the NHS

Learning points:

  • What has been the effect of structural reform on patient outcomes?
  •  Which countries in the world do this well?
  •  Does politics produce great care?

5.00 pm