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Health and social care quality in Wales - governance and transparency, workforce development, and next steps for inspection, regulation and legislation
Wednesday 04 December 2019

Policy Forum for Wales keynote seminar

Health and social care quality in Wales - governance and transparency, workforce development, and next steps for inspection, regulation and legislation

with

Dr Kate Chamberlain, Chief Executive, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

Darren Hughes, Director, Welsh NHS Confederation

Mario Kreft, Chair, Care Forum Wales

Dame Clare Marx, Chair, General Medical Council

and

Dr David Bailey, BMA Cymru Wales; Nigel Downes, RCN Wales; and Louise Hughes, Age Cymru

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Morning, Wednesday, 4th December 2019

Central Cardiff

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Note: fees apply for most delegates, but concessionary and complimentary places are available

 

Invitation to attend the above seminar, which focuses on:

  • raising the quality of health and social care in Wales;
  • the future for inspection and regulation; and
  • recruitment, development, and support of the workforce.

As we expect discussion relevant to charities, hospices, and third sector care providers - with contributions from Louise Hughes, Programme Manager, Golden Thread Advocacy Programme, Age Cymru and Mario Kreft, Chair, Care Forum Wales - I thought this might be of interest.

It will be an opportunity to discuss the Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Bill as it progresses through the National Assembly - including its proposals for a ‘duty of candour’ for NHS bodies and the creation of a citizen voice bodyto replace Community Health Councils.

Keynote speakers

  • Dr Kate Chamberlain, Chief Executive, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales;
  • Darren Hughes, Director, Welsh NHS Confederation;
  • Mario Kreft, Chair, Care Forum Wales; and
  • Dame Clare Marx, Chair, General Medical Council.

The agenda

  • The way forward for raising the quality of health and social care;
  • The Quality and Engagement Bill - assessing the potential impact on improving care and outcomes for patients and service users;
  • Governance and transparency of health boards and enhancing the voice of patients;
  • The workforce and delivering higher quality care - recruitment, development, and support for health and social care professionals;
  • Inspection and the regulation system in Wales; and
  • Regulating professional standards.

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The details: areas for discussion at this conference

 

Governance and transparency

Policymakers and key stakeholders will assess provisions in the Quality and Engagement Bill, with discussion expected on the key opportunities for improving governance, transparency, and patient outcomes across services at health boards.

It takes place as Healthcare Inspectorate Wales begins workstreams to review maternity services, including on health board governance.

Enhancing the voice of patients and improving provision of information

Delegates will also consider proposals in the Bill related to protecting vulnerable groups and enhancing patient voice.

Further sessions discuss how to improve the effectiveness of information, advice and assistance.

It comes as the Wales Audit Office concludes that although local authorities have made progress in reducing demand for social carein recent years, challenges remain, including:

  • ensuring provision is consistent across Wales,
  • supporting carers, and
  • improving awareness and accessibility of available information, for example, providing information in Welsh and other languages.

As the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act comes into force - aimed at making the complaints process easier and allowing the Ombudsman proactively to initiate some investigations - we also expect discussion on the care pathway.

Workforce issues and delivering higher quality care

Further sessions consider how current challenges for the workforce in the health and social care sector might be overcome - particularly in the area of meeting skills needs.

Delegates will also examine the way forward for improving care and identifying a future social care model.

We also expect discussion on the potential implications for the delivery of training and development in the future - including changes to training and upskilling that are most needed to support improvements in the delivery of care.

It takes place in the context of proposals in the Quality and Engagement Bill and the further integration of health and social care services.

Funding and UK-wide policy developments

With the Inter-Ministerial Group on Paying for Social Care exploring the feasibility of introducing a levy or alternative funding mechanismin Wales, those attending will consider the impact in Wales of the UK Government announcements on healthcare.

It comes:

The draft agenda is copied below my signature, and a regularly updated version is available to download here. The seminar is organised on the basis of strict impartiality by the Policy Forum for Wales. Follow us @PFWEventsfor live updates.

Speakers

We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from: Dr Kate Chamberlain, Chief Executive, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales; Darren Hughes, Director, Welsh NHS Confederation; Mario Kreft, Chair, Care Forum Wales and Dame Clare Marx, Chair, General Medical Council.

Further confirmed speakers include: Dr David Bailey, Chair, Welsh Council, BMA Cymru Wales; Nigel Downes, Associate Director, Interim Employment Relations, RCN Wales and Louise Hughes, Programme Manager, Golden Thread Advocacy Programme, Age Cymru.

Additional senior participants are being approached.

Networking

This seminar will present an opportunity to engage with key policymakers and other interested parties, and is CPD certified (more details). Places have been reserved by officials from the HSE and the Welsh Government. Also due to attend are representatives from Age Cymru; British Red Cross; Hafod Care; Healthcare Inspectorate Wales; HMPPS ; Kidney Cancer UK; Marie Curie; National Collaborative Commissioning NHS Wales; National Probation Service; Public Services Ombudsman for Wales; Swansea Bay University Health Board; Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust and Western Bay Regional Partnership Board.

Overall, we expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group including Members of the National Assembly for Wales and senior officials from the Welsh Government, regulators and other agencies, NHS and social care representatives, local authorities, health boards, primary care and social care professionals and their representative bodies, private healthcare providers, patient representatives, trade unions, specialist academia and charities, hospices and third sector care providers and law firms, together with reporters from the national and trade media based in Wales and elsewhere.

Output and About Us

A key output of the seminar will be a transcript of the proceedings, sent out around 12 working days after the event to all attendees and a wider group of Ministers and officials in the Wales Office and Welsh Government departments affected by the issues; as well as Assembly Members with a special interest in the subject. It will also be made available more widely. This document will include transcripts of all speeches and questions and answers sessions from the day, along with access to PowerPoint presentations (subject to agreement with individual speakers), speakers’ biographies, an attendee list, an agenda, sponsor information, as well as any subsequent press coverage of the day and any articles or comment pieces submitted by delegates. It is made available subject to strict restrictions on public use, and is intended to provide timely information for interested parties who are unable to attend on the day.

All delegates will receive complimentary PDF copies and are invited to contribute to the content.

The Policy Forum for Wales is strictly impartial and cross-party. The Forum has no policy agenda of its own.

Booking arrangements

To book places, please use our online booking form.

Once submitted, this will be taken as a confirmed booking and will be subject to our terms and conditions below.

Please pay in advance by credit card on 01344 864796. If advance credit card payment is not possible, please let me know and we may be able to make other arrangements.

Options and charges are as follows:

  • Places at Health and social care quality in Wales - governance and transparency, workforce development, and next steps for inspection, regulation and legislation (including refreshments and PDF copy of the transcripts) are £230 plus VAT;
  • Concessionary rate places for small charities, unfunded individuals and those in similar circumstances are £85 plus VAT. Please be sure to apply for this at the time of booking.

For those who cannot attend:

  • Copies of the briefing document, including full transcripts of all speeches and the questions and comments sessions and further articles from interested parties, will be available approximately 12 days after the event for £95 plus VAT;
  • Concessionary rate: £50 plus VAT.

If you find the charge for places a barrier to attending, please let me know as concessionary and complimentary places are made available in certain circumstances (but do be advised that this typically applies to individual service users or carers or the like who are not supported by or part of an organisation, full-time students, people between jobs or who are fully retired with no paid work, and representatives of small charities - not businesses, individuals funded by an organisation, or larger charities/not-for-profit companies). Please note terms and conditions below (including cancellation charges).