Policy Forum for Wales

Putting Healthier Wales into practice - integrating the health and social care system in Wales

Morning, Tuesday, 15th January 2019

Central Cardiff


The timely seminar will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss proposals in A Healthier Wales -  which sets out goals for improved public health, care increasingly being kept out of hospitals and closer to home, and greater involvement of people and their loved ones in shaping their individual care.

Delegates will discuss implementation, assessing how the practical issues of delivering services can be addressed, and how the Welsh Government’s £100m transformation plan should be deployed.

Further discussion will focus on the role of Regional Partnership Boards (RPBs) in creating and promoting innovative new models of care.

With the seminar taking place as each RPB is required to identify and implement two seamless models of local care services and prepare them for inspection, this will be an opportunity to consider examples of best practice, how these might be enhanced, and the lessons to be learnt for wider adoption.

Further sessions focus on how the health and social care system as a whole can be prepared for delivering these new models, including workforce development, infrastructure and funding.

We also expect discussion on how barriers to collaboration can be overcome - as well as how delivery mechanisms can be aligned, next steps for the design of governance systems, and options for refining the new national standards for rapid evaluation of innovations and improvements.

Keynote Speaker

Sue Evans

Chief Executive, Social Care Wales


Dawn Bowden AM

Member, Health, Social Care and Sport Committee


Dominique Jones

Regional Partnership Co-ordinator, Powys County Council

Carly Skitt

Strategic Planning Manager, Powys Teaching Health Board

Sarah Jennings

Director, Partnerships and Corporate Services, Hywel Dda University Health Board

Nigel Downes

Associate Director (Professional Practice), Royal College of Nursing

Professor Stephen Riley

Dean of Medical Education, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

Kate Cubbage

Head, External Affairs, Carers Trust Wales

Stanislava Sofrenic

Interim Director for Independent Living and Crisis Response, Wales, British Red Cross