Conference on the reform of healthcare in Ireland

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The reform of healthcare in Ireland
with
Tony O’Brien, Director General, HSE

and
Ian Carter, RCSI Hospitals Group; Liam Doran, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation; Fran Thompson, HSE; Sandra Gannon,Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland and Medicines for Ireland; Chris Goodey, National Association of General Practitioners;Stephen McMahon, Irish Patients Association; Sean Murphy,Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT);Marie Sherlock, SIPTU; Professor John Higgins, Health Innovation Hub Ireland and University College Cork and Simon Nugent, Private Hospitals Association

Chaired by:
Louise O’Reilly TD, Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Health

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Morning, Thursday, 23rd November 2017
Central Dublin
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Don’t miss the above seminar if you are able to attend.Please note there is a charge for most delegates, although concessionary and complimentary places are available (subject to terms and conditions – see below).

Timed to follow the Minister for Health’s Report on the implementation of the cross-party Slaintecare Report this seminar will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to examine the future for healthcare policy in Ireland.

We are pleased that amongst thoseregistered to attend are the HSE National Directors for: Social Care; Primary Care; Clinical Strategy and Programmes; Quality Improvement; Strategy and Planning; Operations; Health and Wellbeing; Health Service Improvement; HR; Emergency Management and National Ambulance Service; Communications; Quality Assurance and Verification; the office of the Director General and the Chief Financial Officer.

Delegates will discuss priorities for the ‘disentanglement’ of public and private healthcare and for increasing capacity in public hospitals, including key issues for the workforce.

They will also consider next steps in funding of services,the role for private healthcare, and priorities in delivering the new model of care, centred on comprehensive primary and community care services.

The agenda also examines the role for the HSE as a national strategy centre – assessing the potential impact of this change on the improvement of leadership and governance – as well as lessons from other jurisdictions in the provision of a universal healthcare system.

Further sessions will assess options for developing infrastructure, e-health and innovation to support a reformed health service, and opportunities for cross-border collaboration post-Brexit.

Overall, areas for discussion include:
Options for the implementation of universal care in primary, acute and secondary care – and tackling the potential impact on staffing, funding, capacity and delivery of services;
The future structure of services, including geographical alignment of hospital and community health organisations and meeting the needs of patients;
The future leadership of the health service, including the role of the HSE and regional bodies in effective workforce planning and resource allocation; and
Priorities for the development of infrastructure, the roll out of best practice, innovation and health technology, and options for delivering a more integrated e-health system to meet the needs of the reformed health service.

The draft agenda is copied below my signature, and a regularly updated version is available to download here. The seminar is organised on the basis of strict impartiality by the Policy Forum for Ireland. Follow us @IrelandPolicy for live updates.

Speakers

We are delighted that Tony O’Brien, Director General, HSE has agreed to deliver a keynote address at this seminar.

Further confirmed speakers include:Ian Carter, Chief Executive Officer, RCSI Hospitals Group; Liam Doran, General Secretary, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation; Fran Thompson, Assistant National Director, Engagement & Delivery, HSE; Sandra Gannon, General Manager, Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland and Joint Chairperson, Medicines for Ireland; Chris Goodey, Chief Executive, National Association of General Practitioners; Stephen McMahon, Co-Founder and Chair, Irish Patients Association; Sean Murphy, Chairman, Acute Strategy Group, Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT); Marie Sherlock, Economist, SIPTU; Professor John Higgins, Principal Investigator, Health Innovation Hub Ireland and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University College Corkand Simon Nugent, Chief Executive, Private Hospitals Association.

Louise O’Reilly TD, Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Health has kindly agreed to chair part of this seminar.

Additional senior participants are being approached.

Networking

This seminar will present an opportunity to engage with key policymakers and other interested parties, and is CPD certified (more details).

Places have been reserved by parliamentary pass-holders from the Irish Parliament and officials from the Department of Health; Department of Health (NI); Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Republic of Ireland); HSE and the Northern Ireland Executive. Also due to attend are representatives from 3M Ireland; Acquired Brain Injury Ireland; AIIHPC; Air Liquide Healthcare; Allergan ( Pharmaceuticals ); Bartra Capital Property Group; Belfast HSC Trust; Boehringer Ingelheim; Bon Secours Hospital Dublin; Bon Secours Hospital, Dublin; ByrneWallace; Cancer Fund for Children; Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital; Central Remedial Clinic; Change Healthcare; Coeliac Society of Ireland; College of Anaesthetists; Community Healthcare Organisation 8, Consilient Health; Cregg Medical; Cystic Fibrosis Ireland and Rare Disease Taskforce and Medical Research Charities Group; DCU; Drury Porter Novelli; Eversheds Sutherland; Extern; GS1 Ireland; Health and Social Care Board; Health Service Executive; Heart Children Ireland; HRB; IBM Watson Health; IMPACT; IMPACT Trade Union; Intercept; Invacare Ireland; Irish College of General Practitioners; Irish Heart; Irish Hospice Foundation; Irish Institute of Pharmacy; Irish Kidney Association CLG; Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association; Katharine Howard Foundation; LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice; LEO Pharma; Louth County Council; MAP BioPharma; Mason Hayes & Curran; Mater Private Hospital; McGee Pharma International; Medlab Pathology; Medtronic; National Ambulance Service; National Maternity Hospital; New Vistas Healthcare; NIPEC; Nutricia Ireland; Ontex Healthcare; Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Louth Hospitals; Patient and Client Council; PEI Surgical; Pharmacosmos UK; Philip Lee Solicitors; Prospectus Management Consultants; RCSI Institiute of Leadership; Roche Diabetes Care; Roche Diagnostics; Roche Products (Ireland); Rotunda Hospital; safefood; Seanad Eireann; Servisource Healthcare; Shield Therapeutics; Simpler Consulting; Sisk Healthcare; Sonas Domestic Abuse Charity; Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland; Spinal injuries Ireland; St James’s Hospital; Tallaght Hospital; TCP Homecare; Teneo PSG; Texthelp; The Migraine Association of Ireland; Trinity College; University College Dublin; Vhi swiftcare clinic; Voluntary Healthcare Forum; WALK; Western Health and Social Care Trust; William Fry and Zehnacker Healthcare Ireland.

Press passes have been reserved by representatives from RTE News and VIEWdigital.

Overall, we expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group numbering around 200, including Members of the Oireachtas and senior officials from Government of Ireland, regulators and other agencies, healthcare professionals, senior health service representatives, frontline staff representatives, healthcare businesses and their advisors, representatives of citizen and interest groups, and academics – with reporters from the national and trade press based in Ireland and elsewhere.

Output and About Us

A key output of the seminar will be a transcript of the proceedings, sent out around 12 working days after the event to all attendees and a wider group of Ministers and officials in the Department of Health; as well as TDs with a special interest in the subject. It will also be made available more widely. This document will include transcripts of all speeches and questions and answers sessions from the day, along with access to PowerPoint presentations, speakers’ biographies, an attendee list, an agenda, sponsor information, as well as any subsequent press coverage of the day and any articles or comment pieces submitted by delegates. It is made available subject to strict restrictions on public use, and is intended to provide timely information for interested parties who are unable to attend on the day.

All delegates will receive complimentary PDF copies and are invited to contribute to the content.

The Policy Forum for Ireland is strictly impartial and cross-party. The Forum has no policy agenda of its own.

Booking arrangements

To book places, please use our online booking form.

Once submitted, this will be taken as a confirmed booking and will be subject to our terms and conditions below.

Options and charges are as follows:
Places at The reform of healthcare in Ireland(including refreshments and PDF copy of the transcripts) are €275 plus VAT;
Concessionary rate places for small charities, unfunded individuals and those in similar circumstances are €105 plus VAT. Please be sure to apply for this at the time of booking.

For those who cannot attend:
Copies of the briefing document, including full transcripts of all speeches and the questions and comments sessions and further articles from interested parties, will be available approximately 12 days after the event for €125 plus VAT;
Concessionary rate: €65 plus VAT.

If you find the charge for places a barrier to attending, please let me know as concessionary and complimentary places are made available in certain circumstances (but do be advised that this typically applies to individual service users or carers or the like who are not supported by or part of an organisation, full-time students, people between jobs or who are fully retired with no paid work, and representatives of small charities – not businesses, individuals funded by an organisation, or larger charities/not-for-profit companies). Please note terms and conditions below (including cancellation charges).

I do hope that you will be able to join us for what promises to be a most useful morning, and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely

Sean

Sean Cudmore
Leas-Eagarthóir, Fóram Beartais d’Éirinn / Deputy Editor, Policy Forum for Ireland

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Policy Forum for Ireland Keynote Seminar: The reform of healthcare in Ireland
Timing: Morning, Thursday, 23rd November 2017
Venue: Central Dublin

Draft agenda subject to change

8.30 – 9.00
Registration and coffee

9.00 – 9.05
Chair’s opening remarks
Senior Member of the Oireachtas

9.05 – 9.15
Key points from the Future of Healthcare Committee recommendations for the shape of healthcare in Ireland
Senior speaker to be announced

9.15 – 10.10
Shaping the health service: structure, capacity and meeting the needs of patients
What possible issues arise from the proposed disentanglement of public and private healthcare – particularly for staffing, funding of services and ability to meet demand – and which options should be considered for tackling the challenges? In what ways might the geographical alignment of services – including in hospital and community health organisations – be altered in population-based health planning and delivery to ensure effective treatment of patients throughout the country? To what extent might the phased reduction and eventual removal of costs for healthcare services in hospitals and in primary care settings impact on delivery of service – in particular in reacting to the increase in demand – and how might this be addressed? What barriers exist in the shift toward primary and community care services – such as improving pathways between primary, acute and secondary care, and shaping services effectively – and in what ways might these be tackled? Given the possible impact of the separation of public and private healthcare services on the workforce, what options are available to ensure staffing is sufficient – including through training and recruitment, and possible incentivisation for retaining staff in each sector? How might the announced €685 million rise in healthcare funding from the Budget best be utilised to support the reform of services, including in regard to the provision of additional frontline staff?
Ian Carter, Chief Executive Officer, RCSI Hospitals Group
Simon Nugent, Chief Executive, Private Hospitals Association
Stephen McMahon, Co-Founder and Chair, Irish Patients Association
Chris Goodey, Chief Executive, National Association of General Practitioners
Marie Sherlock, Economist, SIPTU
Liam Doran, General Secretary, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation
Questions and comments from the floor

10.10 – 10.35
Lessons from other jurisdictions
Senior speaker to be confirmed
Questions and comments from the floor

10.35 – 10.40
Chair’s closing remarks
Senior Member of the Oireachtas

10.40 – 11.05
Coffee

11.05 – 11.10
Chair’s opening remarks
Louise O’Reilly TD, Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Health

11.10 – 11.40
The future role of the HSE: national strategy, organisation and oversight
Tony O’Brien, Director General, HSE
Questions and comments from the floor

11.40 – 12.30
Supporting healthcare services: priorities for innovation, e-health and infrastructure
Where innovation and good practice is developed and proven to be effective, what mechanism can be put in place to ensure that it is rolled out across the health service? To what extent will Brexit impact on cross-border collaboration currently in place, and what options exist for the development of further collaboration on inter-jurisdictional healthcare? What action is needed – including from industry, the health service, government and others – to ensure the effective delivery of the eHealth Strategy and the full integration of all information? Where are the priorities for infrastructure development in both primary and secondary care, and how might the Capacity Review be used most effectively to deliver key infrastructure projects in order to support the effective reform of the health service?
Fran Thompson, Assistant National Director, Engagement & Delivery, HSE
Sean Murphy, Chairman, Acute Strategy Group, Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT)
Professor John Higgins, Principal Investigator, Health Innovation Hub Ireland and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University College Cork
Sandra Gannon, General Manager, Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland and Joint Chairperson, Medicines for Ireland
Senior representative, infrastructure
Questions and comments from the floor

12.30 – 12.55
Next steps for healthcare policy in Ireland
Senior speaker to be confirmed
Questions and comments from the floor

12.55 – 13.00
Chair’s and Policy Forum for Ireland closing remarks
Louise O’Reilly TD, Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Health
Sean Cudmore, Deputy Editor, Policy Forum for Ireland