Conservative Party Conference 2018 | Localis Fringe Events
Its nearly the time of year again to engage in powerful discussion and network for what promises to be a multitude of interesting, and charmingly provocative speeches, debates, dinners and more at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.
This year, we will be hosting three events at Jury’s Inn, 245 Broad Street, on Monday 1 October:
Beyond Devolution – how could Conservatives empower and grow our Core Cities?
10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m
In this event, sponsored by the Core Cities group, we look to understand how major cities can be better supported by central government. With political, economic and social divides limiting conversation, we debate the tools, power and money needed to resolve each area’s unique set of challenges.
Breaking Badly – Is the funding of local government services fixable?
12.00 p.m. – 13.00 p.m.
Faced with a trajectory of anticipated spending cuts, increasing demand for cost-intensive social care and widespread concern on council tax, we will ask panellists in this fringe sponsored by CIPFA C.Co how effective local procurement, efficient public services and strong economy can unite in the face of fiscal reform.
Does Patient Power Exist?
14.30 p.m. – 15.30 p.m.
In the first of our fringe events, we will use a panel of healthcare experts to ask the question: How can we ensure the NHS is responsive to people’s needs? Working with NHS Partner’s Network, this is an opportunity to fully consider what is truly meant by the government policy of “putting patient’s first” and how this can be translated into integrated models of healthcare.