Lessons from history: regional working in the NHS

This seminar will bring together key stakeholders who worked in or with the different regional bodies in the NHS to look at what we can learn from the previous incarnations of regional tiers between 1996 and 2011.


Start date: 04/12/2019 | 12:00

End date: 04/12/2019 | 16:30

Nuffield Trust
59 New Cavendish Street

For more information on this conference contact:

020 7631 8450

Over the last 20 years there has been a loss in collective institutional memory of how NHS systems worked and the impact of different reforms. Historically, evaluations of different system architectures have been lacking or non-existent despite there being lessons to be learned.

In order to address this, The Nuffield Trust have conducted a series on interviews with stakeholders to examine what we can learn from the previous incarnations of regional tiers within the NHS between 1996 and 2011.

This seminar aims to: 

  • Test findings about what was or was not effective in how these organisations operated – in particular the nature of their key relationships with local NHS organisations, the NHS nationally and other stakeholders, and how well they discharged their roles in performance management, policy implementation and other functions;
  • Look at questions about style, scale, the importance of coherence of place for which regional body is responsible and other factors that may be important in determining success or failure;
  • Identify lessons which will be helpful in current practice as the regional bodies develop.

This event will take place on Wednesday 4th December at the Nuffield Trust from 12-4:30pm, and Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust will chair the event.

For more information, please get in touch by email via events@nuffieldtrust.org.uk

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