Morning, Wednesday, 12th January 2022
***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This conference will be a timely opportunity to assess the next steps for the healthcare sector in Wales, looking at priorities and outstanding issues for service recovery in the wake of COVID-19, support for the workforce, and the implementation of system modernisation.
We also expect discussion on taking forward ambitions for digital transformation and options for building on the increased role of community pharmacy in delivering health and care services following the pandemic.
We are pleased to be able to include a keynote contribution from Alun Jones, Interim Chief Executive, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales.
The discussion takes place in the context of the Health and Care Services Pandemic Recovery Plan from the Welsh Government, as well as the announcement of more than £500m extra funding for health and social care services aimed at tackling the issues caused by the pandemic.
Overall, the agenda will bring out latest thinking on:
- raising service quality and standards
- tackling waiting lists
- implementing system modernisation and mitigating the impact of digital inequality
- the future role of community pharmacies
- supporting the workforce, and staff recruitment and retention
Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Places have been reserved by officials from the Welsh Government. Also due to attend are representatives from Amgen and Bridgend College.
Overall, we expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group including Members of the Senedd Cymru and Welsh Parliament and senior officials from the Welsh Government, and regulatory officials involved in this area of policy, as well as from health and social care professionals, representatives from integration authorities, local authorities, trade unions, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, academics, think tanks and law firms, together with reporters from the national and trade media based in Wales and elsewhere.
This is a full-scale conference taking place online***
- full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
- information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
- conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
- speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
- opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
- a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
- delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
- networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!
Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference