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‘The Tipping Point – where next for health and care?’

This is the key question being asked by some of the sector’s leading figures this Wednesday 5th July at the Celtic Manor, Newport.

The Bevan Commission are hosting a major conference to mark the 75th anniversary of the NHS and its achievements over the last 75 years, with a focus on finding solutions to current and future challenges to ensure we have a sustainable health and care system that meets needs now and in the future.

Helen Howson, Director of the Bevan Commission said: “Our health and social care systems are under unprecedented and unsustainable strain and our NHS faces its greatest challenges to date. We must work together and find the courage to make radical decisions to create a health and social care system that is sustainable and fit for the future.”

The conference will involve international experts alongside insights and contributions from all levels of the health and social care sector. This includes a ‘Question Time Panel’ of invited guests for an open and honest conversation and critical discussions on where next?  The conference will also be awarding prizes to ‘Future Thinkers’, schoolchildren and university students from across Wales, who have set out their thoughts for the future.

Sir Terry Matthews, owner of the Celtic Manor Resort said: “I am delighted that the Bevan Commission has chosen to celebrate a milestone anniversary for the National Health Service by holding this important conference at the Celtic Manor… it is exciting to think that our venue will now be the birthplace for some new initiatives and future innovation.”

Note to Editors

On the 5/6 July, the Bevan Commission will be holding a major conference “The Tipping Point: Where next for health and care?”, hosted by Celtic Manor.

This conference recognizes that for 75 years our NHS and social care services have been the bedrock of our society, protecting and supporting our communities, our friends, and our families. These services have achieved so much but now face unprecedented global challenges, including Covid-19, ageing populations, and the climate emergency. This conference calls upon all health, social care, the third sector organisations, and the public to work together to face these challenges together to rebuild our healthcare system so it can thrive in tomorrow’s world.

This conference centered on 4 key themes:

  • Developing Resilient and Resourceful People and Communities
  • Integrating Quality Health & Social Care fit for People
  • Creating Sustainable & Equally Well Approaches
  • Transformation to be Fit & Flexible for the Future

These themes were explored with internationally renowned speakers including;

  • First Minister Rt Hon Mark Drakeford MS
  • Lord Nigel Crisp KCB
  • Sir Frank Atherton CMO
  • Dame Sue Bailey
  • Professor Sir Michael Marmott
  • Minister for Health and Social Services, Eluned Morgan MS
  • Judith Paget CBE
  • Professor Donna Hall CBE
  • Professor Sir Chris Ham
  • Professor Sir David Haslam

For enquiries, please contact Bevan Commission Communications manager Hugh McCann:

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