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Bevan Commission International Conference 2018

3rd Jul 2018 - 4th Jul 2018

The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales

The Conference

The Conference offers ‘A Call to Arms’ – challenging current thinking and practice to find sustainable solutions for health and care fit for the future.

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Conference Objectives:

  • To reflect upon the origins of the National Health Service.
  • Share and debate the diversity of approaches across the UK and internationally.
  • Consider a new Prudent Social Model of health and care as a way of thinking and doing things differently.
  • Consider citizens ‘Rights and Responsibilities’ - health is everyone's responsibility.
  • Creating a climate to challenge and transform thinking and practice.
  • Finding and adopting innovative solutions to meet future needs with key partners.
  • Challenging health inequalities - finding practical actions for change.
  • Identify leadership challenges and solutions to transformational change.


Sponsorship & Exhibitor Details

Celtic Manor Accommodation Booking

If you engage in Continuing Professional Development this conference counts up to 15 CPD hours. You will receive a certificate after we receive your completed post-conference evaluation.

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Speaker profiles

Professor Chris Ham CBE

Chris Ham took up his post as Chief Executive of The King’s Fund in April 2010. He has been professor of health policy and management at the University of Birmingham, England, since 1992. From 2000 to 2004 he was seconded to the Department of Health where he was director of the strategy unit, working with Ministers on NHS reform. Chris is the author of 20 books and numerous articles about health policy and management. His work focuses on the use of research evidence to inform policy and management decisions in areas such as health care reform, chronic care, primary care, integrated care, performance improvement and leadership. Chris has advised the WHO and the World Bank and has served as a consultant to governments in a number of countries. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and of the Royal College of General Practitioners, an honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a companion of the Institute of Healthcare Management, and a visiting professor at the University of Surrey. In 2004 he was awarded a CBE for his services to the National Health Service.

Lieutenant-General (Retd) Louis Lillywhite

Louis Lillywhite retired as Surgeon General of the UK Armed Forces in 2010. His 42 year career in the Army included medical appointments as a Consultant Occupational Physician, operational deployments, and Command and Staff appointments in the Ministry of Defence and various Army and NATO Headquarters. These included command of the Army’s Parachute medical unit, Chief Executive of British Forces Germany Health Services, Commander Medical of the 1st Armoured Division (including during the First Gulf War) and Director General of the Army Medical Services. Although remaining “retired”, he was in 2017 appointed as Master-General of the Army Medical Service. He was from 2010 to 2016 Chief Medical Officer St John Ambulance England. Since retirement from the Army he has worked as a Senior Research Consultant for the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), leading on the relationship between conflict and health and responsible for a number of research projects and for developing a global health security track as part of the Munich Security Conference. He was also a member of the WHO International Health Regulations Review Committee set up after the 2014 Ebola epidemic.

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