Andrew Webster, director, health and social care integration with the LGA examines Better Care, Pioneers, and public service transformation.

Integrating Health and Social Care is now centre stage. It calls for new political leadership from Health and Well Being Boards and mature partnerships between leaders, professionals and with communities.
The financial pressures driving shared approaches have never been greater, and sustaining effective health and care services relies on the success of joint programmes. The risks are very real.

This workshop looks at the learning from the first year of Better Care, Pioneers and Public Service Transformation, draws out the key issues on resources, working with hospitals and GPs, leading system change locally, and charts the challenges ahead as we look forward to the next parliament and spending review.