NHS Long Term Plan: Supporting NHS/Local Government Relationships

Who should attend:


•             NHS staff involved in implementing STPs/ICSs

•             Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee members

•             Officers supporting health overview and scrutiny

•             Health and Wellbeing Board members

•             Directors of Adult Social Care

•             Directors of Public Health

•             CCG lay members

•             Provider non-executives and public governors


The NHS and the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) have come together to deliver a ½ day workshop to support you to improve your understanding of the NHS and local government in the context of the NHS Long Term Plan. The workshop is designed as a ‘go to’ event for those working on the day-to-day delivery of STPs and ICSs in both the NHS and local government.


The ambitions of the NHS Long Term Plan will be delivered through STPs and ICSs, but partnerships between the NHS and local government are vital to success. Colleagues working across the NHS and local government have told us that they would like to better understand the different political dynamics, structures and cultures of local government and the NHS and especially how council health scrutiny functions can best engage with the strategic, operational and outcome measurement issues.


The workshop aims to: 

  • improve partnership work and well-informed dialogue between health and local government in STPs/ICSs
  • ensure that NHS managers, clinicians and non-executive members of governing bodies, particularly those involved in major change programmes, have the knowledge and skills to engage effectively with local government partners, especially scrutiny
  • increase knowledge of local government councillors about the NHS Long Term Plan and drivers of change


The workshop will be facilitated by senior NHS and local government experts. The workshop will generate shared conversations, joint learning, personal reflection and action planning. A detailed programme will be available shortly.


A further event may also be held later in the year as conversations about the implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan move forward  

NHS Long-Term Plan

Supporting NHS and Local Government Relationships

09.30am - 1.00pm 19th March 2019

Novotel London City South, 53-61 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HH




09.30   Registration, refreshments and networking


10.00   Welcome and introduction

Tim Gilling, Centre for Public Scrutiny


10.15   Insight into the NHS Long-Term Plan

            Donna Hall - former Chief Executive, Wigan Council and Chief Officer, Wigan Clinical Commissioning Group



10.45   Insight into the view from local government

Councillor Richard Kemp, Local Government Association Community Wellbeing Board



11.15   Break and networking

            Comfort break


11.30   Facilitated ‘action learning’, sharing key themes and action planning

Paul Cutler, CfPS Consultant


13.00   Close, lunch and networking