Following their successful breakfast discussion in June, examining the interim findings of the Kings Fund / Barker Commission into new ways of funding health and social care services, Odgers Interim and Berwick Partners hosted a follow up dinner at the NCAS conference in Manchester. Lord Michael Bichard, a Kings Fund Commissioner and Chair of SCIE, very kindly agreed to reprise his role as host and we were joined by a number of our original guests and also some new participants keen to add their experiences to the discussion now that the report, ‘A New Settlement for Social Care and Health’ has been published.
Fuelled by some of the sessions and seminars at the conference, the Chatham House conversation was lively. It revolved around how best to achieve simpler care pathways that start with the person rather than the institution and how best to influence policy as we speed towards the 2015 Election.
With grateful thanks to all who joined us and contributed to such a thought-provoking and enjoyable evening.
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