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Special Policy Briefing

7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP, The Studio
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Monday 30th November 2015 (17:00-19:30)
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You are invited to a special policy briefing and discussion on how the NHS will be affected by the forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review, which will be published on 25 November.

This will likely be the most significant CSR in recent times for the NHS and other public services, as the government seeks to get public finances back into balance. It comes at a key moment, as most NHS Trusts and foundation trusts are reporting deficits, and the NHS as a whole is heading for an overspend of at least £2 billion at the end of 2015/2016.

The government has promised an additional £8 billion a year of funding for the NHS in this parliament, but has not said when or how this additional finance will be introduced. On present estimates, the NHS is facing thelongest period of constrained spending growth in its history, and spending on healthcare is due to fall as a share of GDP for the first time in many years.

The briefing will be co-hosted by Manchester Business School and the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham, and is supported by Monitor. We are delighted that Anita Charlesworth, Chief Economist at the Health Foundation, will be our keynote speaker. Anita has previously worked as Director of Public Spending at the Treasury and as Chief Economist at the Nuffield Trust. She is well known for her perceptive analysis of NHS funding and public spending. There will also be contributions from Professor Judith Smith of HSMC at the University of Birmingham and Professor Kieran Walshe of Manchester Business School.

The briefing will take place under the Chatham House rule, and is aimed primarily at chief executives, chairs and finance directors of NHS/Foundation Trusts and CCG. We hope it will provide an opportunity for a participative and candid discussion of the financial situation facing the NHS and social care and prospects for 2016/2017 and beyond.

Tea/coffee will be available from 4.30 pm with light refreshments afterwards, and opportunities for networking.

With only 40 places available, we advise booking early by emailing with the following details:

  • Name
  • Job Title
  • Organisation
  • Phone number and email address
  • Any special requirements - for example, dietary, mobility, visual

This is a FREE event, but please do not book a place unless you are definitely able to attend. We do hope that you will be able to join us for what promises to be a timely and stimulating event.

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