Morgan Academy Health and Social Care Symposium

26 February 2018

Avoiding a crisis: How can we better invest in health and wellbeing of Wales?


This symposium seeks to examine the challenging issues around the health and care budget, questioning whether current levels of spending are sustainable and examining alternative approaches to achieving the health and well-being outcomes we all wish to see.


Pierhead Building (Main hall)

Cardiff Bay


CF99 1NA


Monday 26 February, 2018

9:30am – 4:45pm GMT


09:00am – 09:30am: Registration

09:30am – 09:45am: Welcome from Ms Helen Mary Jones (Deputy Director, Morgan Academy) and introduction to Bethan Rhys-Roberts (Conference Chair)

09:45am – 10:00am: Why we can’t carry on like this – Setting the challenge

  • Sir Mansel Aylward

10:00am – 11:00am- Evidence panel

  • David Phillips (Associate Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies)
  • Adam Roberts (Head of Economics. Health Foundation)
  • Edward Davies (Director, Policy Centre for Social Justice)
  • Dr Daria Luchinskaya (Research Associate, Public Wales Service)

11:15am – 13:00pm: Strategy debate 1 – investing in the wider determinants of health and wellbeing

  • Gerald Holtham (Visiting Professor, Cardiff Metropolitan University)
  • Sophie Howe (The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales)
  • Debbie Wilcox (Leader, Welsh Local Government Association)
  • Dr Tracey Cooper (Chief Executive, Public Health Wales)
  • Alun Thomas (Chief Executive, Hafal)

13:45pm – 15:15pm: Strategy Debate 2 – Investing in health and social care

  • Steven Phillips (Chief Executive, Neath Port Talbot Council)
  • Tracy Myhill (Chief Executive, ABMU)
  • Cllr Susan Elsmore (Cabinet Member for Social Care and Health)
  • Dr Robin Roop (Vice President, Royal College of Emergency Medicine, Wales)
  • Tina Donnelly CBE (Director, RCN Wales)

15:15pm – 15:45pm: Keynote speaker: Mark Drakeford AM (Cabinet Secretary for Finance)

15:45pm – 16:30pm: Political Panel Debate

  • Assembly members respond to issues raised

16:30pm – 16:45pm: Closing remarks – Helen Mary Jones (Morgan Academy)


Parking options

The nearest multi-storey car park can be found on Pierhead Street (CF10 4PH), which is only a short walking distance away. Cardiff Waterside Car Park offers secure parking with 1,238 space and is open 24 hours a day as well as being awarded the Park Mark award for safer parking. Prices start from £2 an hour.

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