Health Summit London 2016

Global Government Health Summit Logo London 2016

Venue: Marriott County Hall, London
Dates: 14 – 16 October 2016
DRAFT AGENDA

The event is free to attend for public servants.  To register for the event please complete the form below the agenda.

The format of the event is a roundtable discussion. For each topic, short presentations will be made to inspire frank and open discussions throughout the event.

Day 1
19:30 – Welcome dinner

Welcome from Dame Una O’Brien, former Permanent Secretary, Department of Health, United Kingdom

During the dinner a scene setting presentation will be made on Global Healthcare Trends

Day 2

8:30 – Tea, Coffee and Refreshments

9:00 – Welcome from Dame Una O’Brien, former Permanent Secretary, Department of Health, United Kingdom

9:15 – The Role of a National Health Department
This session looks at the fundamental roles that national health departments have across different countries and healthcare systems. The presentations will provide discussion points around two very different approaches, including health system stewardship, and will aim to explore how the role of health departments has evolved, and is evolving with global mega trends.

The session will touch on components of the formulation of a strategic policy framework, such as: articulation of health system goals and objectives; clear definitions of roles; identification of policy instruments and institutional arrangements; outlining feasible strategies for making required changes; guidance for prioritizing health expenditures; and outline arrangements to monitor performance and the effects of change.

Presentation by Dame Una O’Brien, former Permanent Secretary, Department of Health, United Kingdom followed by a group discussion

11:00 – Financing Health Care
This session looks at market-based and government financed approaches to financing healthcare, and the advantages and disadvantages to these approaches. The discussion focus on approaches for funding care provision for vulnerable people, including elderly and disabled, as well as those with low-income.

The session also looks at challenges such as coordination of care and duplication of services; as well as financial incentives in market-based systems for developing new medical advances.

Case studies include ‘single-payer’ systems such as in the UK, and part government funding models such as in France and Germany. The session also considers safety net programmes such as Singapore’s 3m programs, Brazil’s Sistema Unico de Saude and Medicare, Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)in the US.

Presentations by delegates in attendance with specific best practice to share, followed by a group discussion

13:00 – Networking Lunch

14:00 – Meeting the needs of Citizens
Citizen expectations of health services are rising: new governance approaches are needed to support a shift from governments anticipating citizens’ and business’s needs (citizen-centric approaches) to citizens and businesses determining their own needs and addressing them in partnership with governments (citizen-driven approaches).

The session will touch on issues which may deserve special emphasis, such as attention to addressing inequalities as well as levels of health and responsiveness, protection of consumers, vulnerable groups, and the poor.

The session also discusses how service demands are changing with an ageing population, and an increase in long term conditions; as well as how mechanisms for accountability of stewards and health sector actors.

Presentation by Mark Pearson, Deputy Director, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), followed by a group discussion

16:00 – Refreshments break

16:30 – Stewardship Implementation: building and retaining skills and competencies
This session looks at challenges such as capacity building and talent retention that health ministries face in stewardship implementation, as well as how these can be overcome. The session also looks at core civil service skills, including highly developed policy and analytical skills and effective relationship management skills.

The session also explores the importance and reality of maintaining an operational grasp of service delivery and expectations of movement between health ministries, the civil service and the wider health and care system, as well as succession planning.

The session will also discuss workforce shortages, in the context of global movement of doctors, nurses and other health professionals; and the shortfall of skills across the board that this brings.

Presentations by delegates in attendance with specific best practice to share, followed by a group discussion

18:30 – Day ends

Day 3

8:30 – Tea, Coffee and Refreshments

9:00 – Welcome from Dame Una O’Brien, former Permanent Secretary, Department of Health, United Kingdom

09:05– Good Governance
This session looks explores how good governance is central to enhancing performance in health care stewardship and delivery. Crucial to high performance are standards, information, incentives and accountability. While the outcomes are critical, measures of performance indicate whether the health system is meeting its objectives or whether resources are being used appropriately and if the priorities of the government are being implemented.

The session also looks at how health ministries ensure that strategy-based information, research evidence and other important data is generated, analysed and used for decision-making by policy makers, clinicians other health system actors and the public.

The session will conclude by looking at health outcomes benchmarking, using the case study of the Netherlands’ outcomes benchmarking study.

Presentations by delegates in attendance with specific best practice to share, followed by a group discussion

10:40 – Refreshments break

11:00 – Building Coalitions and Partnerships
The session will look at how governments can encourage engagement and participation of citizens, private sector and non-governmental organisations in policy making, public service design and delivery. This includes the use of business models to motivate the relevant actors’ involvement to adjust supply and demand; and the establishment of frameworks for collaboration, both within the public and private health sectors and with external actors. The session will explore the relationship between the public and private sector, from the role of large pharmaceutical companies to Public Private Partnerships and the role of private sector provision generally.

This session looks at types of partnerships; the purpose of relationships for parties involved; and the purpose for which partnerships need to be established, including specific ‘one-off’ events or issues and ongoing/regular activities. The discussion will also touch on effective communication with the general public and health sector.

Presentations by delegates in attendance with specific best practice to share, followed by a group discussion

12:30 – Looking to the future: The Role of Digital and Big Data
There are a number of technological challenges with big data, however this disruptive digital technology also offers significant strategic opportunities to reconfigure the health ecosystem around new business models.

The session will look at the opportunities and risks associated with both emerging and future scenarios. Drawing their experience of both commercial and healthcare organisations the presentations will provide insight into strategic and organisational possibilities. With big data holding the potential to act as a catalyst in transforming new forms of value creation and capture across healthcare, turning this vision into reality will require bold experimentation in new forms of collaboration and co-creation.

This session also explores the role of digital and big data in the generation of intelligence, and how this intelligence can contribute to more informed decisions and thus better health system outcomes. This includes intelligence on: current and future trends in health and health system performance; important contextual factors and actors; possible policy options, based on national and international evidence and experience.

Presentations by delegates in attendance with specific best practice to share, followed by a group discussion

14:00 – Day ends

 

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