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Healthy Communities 2012: Delivering Healthier, Happier and Longer Lives - 19th September 2012

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Govtoday is pleased to announce Healthy Communities 2012, the 2nd National Conference and Exhibition to explore the Healthy Communities Agenda. Delivering healthier, happier and longer lives will be held at the prestigious Brewery Conference Centre, London, on Wednesday 19th September 2012.

In 2006, the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA), funded by the Department of Health, designed a programme that would assist local government in tackling health inequalities and improving health. The Health Communities programme aimed to build the capacity of local authorities working with communities to:

  • Tackle local health inequalities;
  • Provide leadership to promote wellbeing, partnership working and integration; and
  • Foster a joined-up approach to health improvement across local government, through Local Strategic Partnerships, Health and Wellbeing Boards, Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and Local Area Agreements.

The Programme initially addressed the agenda of the previous government, as well as NHS reform, modernisation of public services and the creation of services delivered jointly throughout the public, private and voluntary sectors. Funding was initially allocated for two years, and was extended until 2011 to reflect the need for continued support to the local government sector. The programme finally closed on 31st December 2011.


A full programme for the event day including speakers, masterclasses and plenary sessions is available here.

full event programme
latest speakers
  • Fred Turok Co-Chair, Department of Health’s Responsibility Deal Physical Activity Network and Chairman ukactive

  • Dr Janet Atherton President Association of Directors of Public Health

  • Simon Blake OBE Chair Compact Voice

  • Phillip Woodward Chair, Local Government Reference Group National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

  • Paul Hayes Chief Executive National Treatment Agency

  • Mo Girach NHS Alliance Social Enterprise Network Lead NHS Alliance

  • Deborah Evans Director of Pharmacy National Pharmacy Association

  • Caroline Fanshawe Senior Manager, Training and Operations, Lets Get Cooking Children s Food Trust

who should attend

We will be inviting delegates to attend from across all areas of the NHS and local government, including the following positions:

  • Directors of Public Health
  • Heads/Managers of PCTs
  • Head of Public Patient Engagement
  • Directors of Commissioning
  • Directors of Purchasing
  • Directors of Drug and Alcohol Services
  • Heads of Commissioning
  • Chairs of Primary Care Trusts
  • Town Planners 
  • Directors of Facilities Management
  • Directors of Provider Services
  • Heads of National/Regional Public Health Groups
  • Heads of Treatment and Prevention
  • Health Promotion Professionals
  • Heads of Nutrition
  • Health Inequalities Policy Officers
  • Health and Wellbeing Managers/Directors
  • Service Director for Sexual Health
  • Heads of Health and Life Sciences
  • Heads of Healthy Eating
  • Directors/Managers of Care Services
  • National Directors for Health and Work
  • Health and Social Care Professionals
  • Customer Focus Directors
  • Directors of Strategic Development
  • Chief Executives
  • Chairs/Directors of Health Charities
  • Directors of Children`s Services
  • Patient Service Managers
  • Procurement Directors/Managers
  • Heads of Healthy School Programmes
  • School Sports Coordinators
  • Medical Directors
  • Directors of Nursing
  • Directors of HR
  • Heads/Managers/Directors of Strategic Health Authorities
  • Occupational Health Managers
location of venue

The Brewery

Set within it's own private courtyard within the vibrancy of the city, the Brewery traces its heritage back some 250 years.

A Grade II listed building and holder of a City Heritage Award, the Brewery's attitude has always been consistent; to be the best in it's field by offering an unrivalled customer experience.

The stunning setting is matched with a modern attitude and world class technology.

Ensured to keep pace with the changing landscape of live events - the award winning status is evidence of a deep rooted attitude founded over two centuries ago.

Travelling to the Brewery by public transport is quick and easy; situated in the heart of the City within walking distance of several Underground and Mainline train stations.

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