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'Big Society' Challenges to Commissioning




Registration 6.00pm / Lecture 6.30pm / Refreshments and Networking 8.00pm

Speakers: Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive, Turning Point, Nigel Edwards, Acting Chief Executive, NHS Confederation, Martin Green, Chief Executive, English Community Care Association

You are invited to join us at the launch of City University London's new interdisciplinary Centre for Better Managed Health and Social Care. The event will be attended by academics from City University London and other universities, policymakers and representatives from the broader health and social care community.

To commemorate the launch we have invited a panel of leading figures in the health and social care sector to discuss the challenges the 'Big Society' agenda entails for the development and organisation of services aimed at improving health.

The evening will also offer the chance to learn more about and find out how to get involved in the activities of the Centre for Better Managed Health and Social Care.

Discussion panel members

Lord Victor Adebowale has been the Chief Executive of Turning Point since 2001 and has more than 25 years experience in the health, social care and housing sector. He has advised both Labour and Conservative administrations on various issues relating to the sector.

Nigel Edwards is the Acting Chief Executive for the NHS Confederation. His role is to influence health policy on behalf of members, develop policy positions on areas of key interest and speak on behalf of NHS organisations.

Martin Green is the Chief Executive of the English Community Care Association, the largest representative body for Community Care in England. Martin has had an extensive career in NGO development, both in the UK and internationally.

The Centre for Better Managed Health and Social Care was founded with the aspiration to provide a space for dialogue between policy, practice, theory and research, which is pivotal for better understanding the range of global challenges social care, health and development currently face. Our focus is on the intersection between complex systems (communities, organisations, institutions, societies) and processes of managing and promoting health and enabling collective action. We aim to enhance sustainability and shared responsibility in health and social care as well as promote social well-being and equality in global health.

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When & where

6.00pmWednesday 13th October 2010

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building City, University of London 10 Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom