This free, interactive conference for Academy members focussed on learning from the past with sights set clearly on the future. The landscape, challenges and opportunities ahead were all discussed and the day featured panels of expert speakers, round table discussions and question and answer sessions that explored 3 key questions:
- What is changing in commissioning public services?
- How will the commissioning of public services have changed in 5 years’ time?
- What does the direction of commissioning mean for skills for commissioners?
Paul Ryder, Head of Partnerships, Interserve Justice and Lee Whitehead, Business Developer, 3SC
Diane Eaton, Joint Director of Adult Social Services, Trafford Council
Robert Pollock, Director, Public Service Transformation Network
Professor Chris Fox, Director of the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit, Manchester Metropolitan University
Tom Fellows, Head of NHS Relations, Nuffield Health
Mat Ainsworth, Head of Learning, Skills & Work, Salford City Council and Working Well Lead, Greater Manchester
Please find attached the slidepack for the conference speakers.