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'Crisp' Address For Warwick University Health Service Partnership

Sir Nigel Crisp
Sir Nigel Crisp
Originally published 2 June 2004

On the 11th June 2004 Sir Nigel Crisp, Chief Executive of the NHS, will address the new Health Service Partnership founded by the Warwick Institute of Governance and Public Management.

The Partnership of over 30 NHS organisations is now twelve months old and Sir Nigel will talk to members about his vision for the NHS over the next three to five years. Sir Nigel has requested that the session is kept as informal and interactive as possible so that he gets the maximum opportunity to hear the views of his audience.

The event is being hosted at Walsgrave, now the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, whose Chairman Bryan Stoten is an active member of the Health Service Partnership. After Sir Nigel’s address there will be an opportunity to see some of the latest developments at the hospital and to have lunch.

The Programme Director of the Warwick University Health Service Partnership, Dame Yve Buckland, said “The Partnership is a national network of some of the most influential and forward thinking NHS organisations in the country that see the benefits of sharing evidence and ideas on how the NHS can best deliver real value to the public. They will look forward to sharing some of their thinking with Sir Nigel.”

During the last twelve months Partnership members have held a variety of working groups, seminars, study visits and confidential briefings and looked at the impact of foundation hospitals on the NHS; developed thinking on new ideas for Primary Care Trusts and began work on the likely implications of the new Funding Flows on the ability of the NHS to offer choice to the public.

Three important research themes are being developed. The requirement for more adaptive styles of leadership to deal with choice and improvement of the NHS; governance structures and accountabilities – what kind of processes and procedures need to be developed to hold together complex partnership structures and account for their performance; and ways in which patient service users and communities might be best engaged as co-producers of health.

The Health Service Partnership draws upon Warwick University’s research and expertise in public policy and management linked to the work of Warwick Business School, Warwick Medical School, Warwick Institute of Health, the Local Government Centre and the English Regions Network.

For further details about the Health Service Partnership:

Dame Yve Buckland,
Programme Director

Dr Jonathan Tritter,
Research Director

Warwick Business School
University of Warwick,
Coventry CV4 7AL
Tel. +44 (0)24765 24505