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Scrutiny and Social Care Summit – now 3 for 2

March 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Designing new scrutiny solutions to help tackle the social care crisis

The ongoing problems facing the NHS this winter have taken the spotlight temporarily off the pressures local authorities face in providing high quality, affordable social care. Yet the two are linked, with arguments made up and down the country that better, more sustainable funding for social care could alleviate some of the demand on the NHS. With the Minister for Health stating his determination to improve co-ordination between primary and acute health services and social care, it is clear that current structures and arrangements are not as effective in all areas as they could be.

The development of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and learning from NHS vanguard projects may provide part  of the solution but there are challenges in ensuring services are joined up, fully funded and sustainable.  

CfGS believes that part of the solution lies in better scrutiny and governance of local arrangements. We are inviting scrutiny officers and councillors, as well as colleagues from the NHS, to join us for a one day summit to hear the latest from national leads and experts, network with colleagues and co-design actions that will help scrutiny make more of an impact in your council. This interactive day will prove to be stimulating and practical and help you navigate the scrutiny challenges ahead.

Draft programme


Arrival and refreshments



Tim Gilling, Director, Centre for Governance and Scrutiny

10:45 -11:15

What we know local government is saying about social care

Simon Williams, Director of Community and Housing, London Borough of Merton and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

11.15 – 11.45

Social care scrutiny in action

Councillor John Muldoon, Chair of the Healthier Communities Select Committee, London Borough of Lewisham


Question time with speakers

Q&A with speakers


Lunch and networking


Quality of care for people who use services

Neil Tester, Deputy Director, Healthwatch England

13.30 – 14.45

Table discussions

Co-designing a ‘social care checklist’ for scrutiny

Developing an ‘action plan’ for social care scrutiny 


Reflections and conclusions




Cost £130 + VAT.  

This event is now offered on a buy 3 for the price of 2 basis. If you book three delegates it costs £260 instead of £390. This discount is applied automatically at check-out.




March 29, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Centre for Governance and Scrutiny
020 3866 5100
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Holiday Inn, Kensington Forum
97 Cromwell Rd, Kensington
London, SW7 4DN United Kingdom
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