Care England 2014 conference to focus on integration

The integration of health and social care is high on the political agenda and will provide the theme for ‘Better Together. The Road to Integrated Care’, the first annual conference under the Care England banner on 13 November.

Introducing the event, Professor Martin Green, Care England chief executive, said: “At a time of restricted budgets and growing demand for services, ensuring the seamless provision of health and social care presents a real opportunity to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Unless we now rise to the challenge and do something radically different, there is a danger that services will deteriorate, costs will rise still further and service users will suffer.”

Sir Andrew Dillon, chief executive of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has accepted an invitation to address the conference. He will be joined in the speaker line-up by other influential figures from health and social care sharing their views on the benefits of an integrated system and how best to achieve it.

Delegates at the conference will also be able to attend seminars and view an exhibition of products and services from leading sector suppliers.

Further information is available from www.careengland.org.uk or conference@careengland.org.uk.

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