My mission statement

The times we are working in now need a great deal of accelerated change and there must be no negotiating that down. So my mission statement for this part of my consultancy career is to be clear that there needs to be and will be a lot of change from the work that I do with individuals and organisations and if organisations don’t want that, then it is probably best to go somewhere else.

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To the Confed Conference in Manchester…

Filed Under (Health Policy, Nicholson Challenge, Reform of the NHS, Self Management, Speaking) by Paul on 21-06-2012

The NHS Confederation Conference is the most high profile annual healthcare event in the UK. Every year, Chief Executives, Chairs and senior leadership teams from the most influential health care organisations attend the event. The Confed also attracts Government officials, Ministers and the national media. Potential private sector providers turn up to make contacts and it’s always a location for networking.

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Fringe meeting at Labour Party Conference 28 September Brighton

Filed Under (Health Policy, Resources, Speaking) by Paul on 30-09-2009

Meeting for the Smith Institute

Off to the seaside to talk at a fringe meeting at Labour Party Conference. For those who have never been to political party conferences it is not the main set pieces in the Conference that are the main attraction but the fringe meetings. Hundreds and hundreds of meetings packed into lunchtimes, breakfasts and early evenings.  At the beginning of the week people usually fill their diaries with events they want to go and then spend all their time rushing between them.
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Commissioning in a cold climate

Filed Under (Culture of the NHS, Health Policy, Primary Care Trusts, Speaking, World Class Commissioning) by Paul on 14-06-2009

Went to the Confederation conference in Liverpool where I chaired a session about Commissioning when there is less money to commission health with. Matthew Swindells from Tribal and Malcolm Scott Chief Exec of  Westminster PCT spoke.

The whole conference took place against the backdrop of what will be a radical change in the resource available to the NHS. I will discuss some of the content but first its interesting to chart the different groups of responses to the issue of what to do about the money .
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Hong Kong – the Conference May 5th

Filed Under (China, Health Policy, Public Health, Speaking) by Paul on 15-05-2009

So far the two posts I have made about my trip to Hong Kong concerned the way in which they were dealing with the swine flu outbreak that coincided with my visit.

The Conference I went to speak to – a Hong Kong hospital authority conference – was cancelled on the Friday evening I arrived. However, on Sunday, with several speakers having arrived, the Authority decided to hold a session where we would share with an audience from the Authority, the papers that we had prepared.
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Hong Kong, May day weekend – Saturday

Filed Under (China, Health Policy, Mexican 'flu, Public Health, SARS, Speaking) by Paul on 02-05-2009

Every year – well nearly every year- Hong Kong Hospital Authority has a really good Conference about the developments in health and health care. Two years ago I was asked to give the keynote opening address on the progress in health care reform in the English NHS. I have a 5 year relationship with Hong Kong that amongst other things has given me an honorary relationship as the Adjunct Professor of Public Health at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. So two years ago I was both pleased and excited to start this conference off.
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