The UK’s National Care Forum has just announced its 9th Annual Conference, this year entitled Shifting Boundaries: Integrating social care, health and housing. The event will take place Tuesday 22 – Wednesday 23 May 2012, at the Hilton Reading Hotel. NCF members are invited to attend and participate in the debate on the challenges and realities of integrating social care with health and housing. Themes to be covered include:

Health and social care reforms

Collaboration and competition

Plurality of the market

New commissioning structures

Outcomes and evidence

Driving quality, improvement and innovation

Managing transition and change

Keynote speakers include David Behan CBE, Department of Health; Professor Steve Field CBE, NHS Future Forum;  and Dame Jo Williams, Chair, Care Quality Commission.  The NCF/VODG member rate will be only £420 (£350+VAT) which includes lunch, conference dinner and accommodation on 22 May plus breakfast and lunch on 23 May. A booking form will be sent to all NCF members this week.

Check out this video from Dame Jo Williams on the state of care.