Delivering good commissioning & reducing health inequalities (TEST)
Monday, June 11, 2012 from 12:15 PM to 4:00 PM (BST)
Delivering good commissioning and reducing health inequalities
A Department of Health joint learning event
Come and meet with national and local voluntary and community provider organisations, and national and local health and social care commissioners to share learning, insights and best practice in order to influence commissioning and reduce health inequalities.
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Themes and focus
- NHS Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning groups
- What good commissioning looks like: quality assurance, understanding the needs of communities
- Citizen, community and voluntary sector engagement
- Tackling health inequalities: improving the health of those with the worst health outcomes first
- Reconfiguring services: innovative ways of improving health and wellbeing.
For VCS organisations
- Greater understanding about the remit and responsibilities of national and local health commissioning structures and how they relate to each other
- Greater understanding and confidence in engaging with and influencing commissioners and the potential for ongoing dialogue - tips/learning for increasing engagement with commissioners
- Increased understanding of what good commissioning looks like and its role in reducing health inequalities
- Increased awareness of the support available to voluntary and community organisations on commissioning
- Greater understanding of how voluntary and community organisations can help deliver good commissioning and reduce health inequalities, both by supporting effective commissioning and as service providers
- Stronger relationships with the voluntary and community sector through dialogue and an opportunity to maintain this through the DH SP programme and direct relationships
- Practical ideas and suggestions for improving commissioning processes and working in partnership with the voluntary and community sector
Event location and times
The training will take place from 10.15 - 16.00 and lunch will be provided. Please arrive for registration at 10.15 as the event will start promptly at 10.45am
The event will take place at Baden Powell House, 65 - 67 Queens Gate, London SW7 5JS
Please ensure that the correct email address is entered as you will receive an automated confirmation email to confirm your place.
If you have problems with on-line registration you can email email@example.com or telephone 020 7843 6084 with your full details and we will make the booking for you.
This event is free but please let us know three working days in advance if you are no longer able to attend so we can offer your place to somebody else from the waiting list. No shows will incur a £50 admistration charge.
10.15 Arrival and refreshments and visit to market place
10.45 Introduction from the Chair, Olivia Butterworth – Department of Health
10.55 Commissioner and Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) perspective
► Mark Davies, Director, Children, Families and Health inequalities, DH
► Malcolm Cunningham, Commissioner Lead, Sefton CCG
► Amy Rylance, KIVCA
11.40 Question and answer session
11.50 Table discussions to discuss questions/issues raised by and feedback in plenary
12.30 Lunch, networking, market place of commissioning resources and running display of ‘tweets’ from delegates via Twitter.
13.15 Introduction from the Chair, Barbara Hearn – Deputy Chief Executive NCB
Commissioner and VCS presentations
► Professor Drinkwater, Independent Chair, Newcastle Bridges CCG
► Richard Caulfield
13.45 Question and answer session and discussion at tables to start identifying solutions and ‘asks’ on themes identified.
14.15 DH and Voluntary and Community Sector perspective
► Yvonne Thomas, DH
► Bernd Sass, Disability Rights UK
14.45 Question and answer session CTND
15.30 Feedback and discussion in plenary
16.00 Chair’s summary and close