I4P Public Lecture – Professor Jon Glasby, University of Birmingham

14th Apr 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Faculty of Education


‘If integration is the answer, what was the question?  What next for health and social care partnerships.’

Integrated care is a key policy priority, and has been crucial to recent developments such as NHS England’s Five Year Forward View, the Better Care Fund and debates around the regional devolution of health spending.  However, greater integration has been a longstanding priority, and we have discussed many of these issues before.  Against this background, this lecture reviews the recent policy context (including both opportunities and challenges) and explores the underlying evidence base around ‘what works in partnership working’.

Professor Jon Glasby

Jon is Head of the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham and Professor of Health and Social Care.  A qualified social worker by background, he is involved in regular research, teaching, consultancy and policy advice around health and social care partnerships, community care and personalisation.  He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Integrated Care and a Non-Executive Director of Birmingham Children’s Hospital.  He has provided policy advice to the Department of Health, the Cabinet Office and Downing Street on the future of health and social services, and from 2003 to 2009 was the Secretary of State’s representative on the Board of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).  He is currently a Senior Fellow of the UK School for Social Care Research and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Academy of Social Sciences.


  • 5.30pm – Registration and Wine Reception
  • 6.00pm – Lecture
  • 7.00pm – Close

Further information is available here

Presented by the Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice


This event is part of a wider programme of events taking place at Edge Hill over the coming months as part of the Festival of Ideas 2016, a diverse range of events exploring culture, health and society. The main theme is Imagining Better – envisioning ways for communities, arts and healthcare to develop and flourish, even in times of austerity and inequality.

Details of all events can be found here