Health and social care conference to take place in Scarborough

Well known health commentator, Roy Lilley, will chair a conference in Scarborough about innovation in health and social care integration.

The conference will explore new and more effective ways that health and social care can work together to support and improve outcomes for older and vulnerable people

It is hosted by NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and North Yorkshire County Council.

Examples of best practice, where health and social care already work well together in North Yorkshire and elsewhere, will be showcased at the event.

Dr Phil Garnett, chairman of the Scarborough and Ryedale CCG, said: “Along with our joint commissioning colleagues at the county council, we are delighted to be hosting this conference and we’re thrilled that Roy Lilley has agreed to chair it. He’s among the top speakers on NHS topics; his knowledge and insight is vast.”

Richard Webb, Director of Health and Adult Services at North Yorkshire County Council, added: “This is a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase our vision for health and care as well as hear from other guest speakers about their innovative approaches to providing joined-up services.”

More than 100 delegates are expected to attend the conference at Scarborough Spa on Tuesday 4 April.

Speakers will include leaders of the county council’s Living Well Team who will present a patient story. Also due to speak are Dr Ian Sturgess, Regional Medical Director (South) at NHS Improvement, Professor Brian Dolan, Director of Health Service 360 UK, freelance health consultant and primary care expert, Dr Steven Laitner, Stephanie Cartwright, Director of Organisational Development and Human Resources for Dudley CCG, one of the new flagship Care Model Vanguards, and Jonathon Hayden and Rachel Whitaker from Browne Jacobson commercial health group.

Local health and social care professionals from all sectors, voluntary and independent sector staff and/or volunteers who would like to attend the conference, can do so by emailing or call Jenny on 01609 532969.

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