Supporting NHS and local government partnerships

Posted on 08/02/2018 by Nicolay Sorensen.

Events to build links between the NHS and local government – free to attend 

Improving understanding of the NHS and local government

Partnerships between the NHS and local government are vital to the successful delivery of sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and accountable care systems (ACSs). 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.

The NHS and the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny (CfGS) have come together to deliver a half-day workshop to support you to improve your understanding of the NHS and local government, facilitated by NHS and local government experts including councillors/cabinet leads. The workshop is designed as a ‘go to’ event for those working on STPs in both the NHS and local government.

The workshop aims to:

  • Improve partnership work and well-informed dialogue between health and local government in STPs/integrated care systems
  • 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
  • Increase knowledge of local government councillors about the health policy context and drivers of change.

Dates and venues

All the events run from 10:00 to 13:30

Birmingham – Clayton Hotel, B5 5JE  |  Tuesday 27 February 2018  |   BOOK HERE

Leeds – Clayton Hotel, LS11 9AT  |  Thursday 1 March 2018  |  BOOK HERE

London – Friends House, NW1 2BJ  |  Tuesday 6 March 2018  |  FULLY BOOKED

Bristol – Holiday Inn City Centre, BS1 3LE  |  Thursday 8 March 2018  |  BOOK HERE


There will be a mix of speakers from local government and the NHS at each event.

Confirmed for all events are Cath Broderick  and Cllr Ian Parry.

  • Cath Broderick – is an independent consultant and engagement specialist, Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists  and a lay member on the midwifery panel. Cath previously sat on the independent reconfiguration panel until 2017 and has been involved in reviews reconfiguration proposals across the country.
  • Cllr Ian Parry – is a County Councillor at Staffordshire Council where he was formerly Deputy Leader. With extensive experience of local government’s inner workings including the delivery of health services, Ian currently works at the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny as the organization’s Business Development Manager.

Additional speakers will be confirmed for each location nearer the time.

Sample programme – details TBC

10.00   Registration, refreshments and networking

10.30   Welcome and introduction

10.45   Insight into better health and independence – common ground for local government and the NHS

11.05   Insight into NHS leadership

11.25   Insight into local government and politics

11.45   Break

11.55   Insight into public voice and the Independent Reconfiguration Panel

12.15   ‘Ask the experts’ – Q&A with speakers

12.30   Facilitated ‘action learning’ and sharing key themes 

Identifying key themes, tricky issues and potential solutions 

13.30     Lunch and networking

Who should attend

  • NHS staff involved in developing and implementing STPs and ACSs
  • Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee chairs
  • Officers supporting health overview and scrutiny
  • Health and Wellbeing Board chairs
  • Relevant councillors from two-tier districts
  • Provider non-executives and CCG lay members

There is no cost for attending.


About the Author: Nicolay Sorensen

As Head of Communications, Nicolay oversees CfGS’s communications strategy, events, branding and media relations.