England & Wales

Making the reform agenda work: Health and Social Care Act


The Health and Social Care Act has significant implications for local government. Its headlines measures include the creation of Clinical Commissioning Groups to commission care for groups of between 200,000 to 500,000 residents; Health and Wellbeing Boards to lead integrated commissioning and provision of health services; and transfer of responsibility for Public Health to local government from PCTs.

This seminar will provide delegates with an opportunity to get an in-depth understanding of the legislation as enacted; find out how HWBs can drive integration of health and local government; and hear how authorities are managing the transition to public health.

In addition to the Act, the Government will also be publishing a White Paper on adult social care in the near future. The seminar will provide an opportunity to gain an insight into key aspects of the White Paper, including the Law Commission’s proposals and their implications for local government, and what this means for the future of adult social care.


10:00 Registration and refreshments

10:30 Welcome: Laurie Thraves, Policy Manager, LGiU (confirmed)

10:45 Law Commission proposals: Tim Spencer-Lane, Lawyer, Law Commission (confirmed)

11:30 Progress update on the government’s reforms: Janet Sillett, Policy Manager, LGiU (confirmed)

12.00 Lunch

13:00 Health and Wellbeing Boards driving integration: Director of Adult Social Care (TBC)

13:45 Managing the public health transition: Director of Public Health (TBC)

14.30: Future of adult social care: Jonathan Carr-West, Director, LGiU (confirmed)

15:00 Close

This programme is correct at time of publication, but programme content may be altered without notice to reflect speaker changes which are beyond our control.


Tim Spencer-Lane, Lawyer, Law Commission

Janet Sillett, Policy Manager, LGiU

Jonathan Carr-West, Director, LGiU

Who should attend?

Executive members / portfolio holders for health and adult social care

Councillors who have an overview and scrutiny role

Officers working in adult social care, housing