Public Health Forum 2012: Transitions and accountability #phf12
04 Dec 2012
Broadcast from London

Headline Speakers

With public health moving back into the remit of local government next year, there is a need to overcome the obstacles and utilise the opportunities for real service improvement.

The transition represents more than a move of workforce and responsibility. It provides the chance to move towards a more holistic understanding of health.

This event will provide an opportunity to explore what a smooth transition looks like, examine how to meet the new requirements and, most importantly, ensure that all the opportunities are taken to find new ways of achieving lasting health improvements and reducing health inequalities.

Throughout the day, you will be provided the opportunity to hear practical examples from service providers who will advise on what works… and what doesn’t.

Programme
10:00
Dr Janet Atherton President, Association of Directors of Public Health
Chair's introduction and setting the scene

10:05
Anna Soubry MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Public Health
Keynote address

10:25
Dr Rashami Shukla Director of Public Health, Public Health England Transition Team, Department of Health
Achieving excellence in public health

10:40
Rachel Flowers, Joint Director of Public Health, London Borough of Newham
Preparing local government for public health

10:55
Panel questions:
• Will the transfer of public health responsibility improve accountability to local priorities?
• Can we secure a balance between autonomy and the need for regulation and guidance?

11:20
Break
11:50
Dr Bobbie Jacobson OBE, Director, London Health Observatory; Member, NICE Advisory committee on NHS Evidence
Evidencing, improving and measuring local public health

12:05
Tim Gilling, Acting Executive Director, The Centre for Public Scrutiny
The value of overview and scrutiny to you

12:20
Dr Diana Forrest, Vice-chair, Sale West and Ashton Partnership
Assets based approach to public health: unlocking the potential of the community

12:35
Panel discussion:
How can we integrate services to reduce health inequalities?

13:00
Break
14:00
Urban vs rural challenges in public health delivery
Dr Peter Marks, Director of Public Health, Leicestershire and Rutland Dr John Middleton, Vice-President , Faculty of Public Health and Director of Public Health at Sandwell Primary Care Trust

14:20
Dr Laura Haynes, Head of Policy Research, Behavioural Insights Team, The Cabinet Office
Identifying value for money and "What Works" in public health

14:40
Julie Watson, Senior Lecturer, Project Lead Maternal & Infant Health, York Health, Innovation & Education Cluster
Developing complex, high level strategic partnerships

15:00
Questions and discussion
15:15
Break
15:45
Key issue seminars
One of the following seminars will be broadcast live

15:45
Key seminar 1: The NHS Health Check in the local authority – challenges and opportunities
Jamie Waterall, NHS Health Check Programme Manager, NHS Diabetes and Kidney Care

15:45
Key seminar 2: Big budget estate changes: housing and adapting living, telecare etc
Domini Gunn-Peim, Director of Health and Well Being, Chartered Institute of Housing

16:30
End of broadcast