Exploring Devolution – the future of healthcare spending

Exploring Devolution - the future of healthcare spending

This webinar was recorded on Wednesday 8th February 2017


"The most informative and relevant webinar I have attended in a very long time"

Greater Manchester has become the first English region to gain control of its health spending. From 1 April 2016, the £6bn health and social care budget will be managed by councils and health groups as part of an extension of devolved powers.

The Greater Manchester Strategic Partnership will now make decisions on how to target specific health issues. The new partnership, chaired by Lord Peter Smith, comprises 37 organisations including hospital trusts, NHS England, the ten borough councils and GP commissioners.

The webinar will examine what is actually happening on the ground in Manchester and how these changes affect the pharma industry’s customer base and how they are likely to spread over coming years.

Key learning Outcomes:

  • An understanding of how devolution is being implemented in Manchester and what the key changes are
  • And awareness of emerging new customers and their relationships at a local level
  • Knowledge as to the extent to which similar organisations are likely to be established elsewhere in the country
16:00Welcome & Introductions
16:05Exploring Devolution - the future of healthcare spending
16:30Live Questions from the Audience

peter-rowePeter Rowe
Deputy Chairman of East Lancashire NHS Trust, former Chief Executive of Ashton, Leigh and Wigan PCT and National QIPP Lead for medicines at the Department of Health.

Peter Rowe is Non-Executive Director at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. A qualified pharmacist, who has held healthcare posts in most regions in England, he first joined the Trust in 2013.

In 2002, Peter became Chief Executive of Ashton, Leigh and Wigan Primary Care Trust. He then went on to join the Department of Health, working on the QIPP agenda. Peter was a Non-Executive Director of Skills for Health and he possesses a vast amount of NHS knowledge and experience.

In 1989 he took on general management responsibility for Primary Care development in North Liverpool and became Regional Director of Primary Care in 1995. Peter is passionate about the need to deliver a consistently high quality of care to the local community.