ADPH 2018 Annual Conference

January 9, 2018 in Events, Headline Events by Teresa Grandi

Disruptive Leadership

Monday, 3rd December 2018, Woburn House, London

With over 90 delegates in attendance, the ADPH Annual Conference offered thought-provoking discussions and explored different perspectives on this year’s theme ‘Disruptive Leadership’.

Morning Sessions:

Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy opened the day with some reflections on her first 200 days as ADPH President and set out her vision for the Association’s future. Click here to read the full speech.

Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health and Social Care,  followed with a compelling presentations titled “Can Public Health Professionals Change the World?”, in which she outlined her take on on disruptive leadership and offered her reflections on the impact of public health professionals on the wider health landscape.

Dr Ben Maruthappu, Co-Founder of NHS Accelerator and Cera, then offered an insight into the challenges and opportunities offered by the new digital environment with his presentation titled “Redefining Leadership in an Age of Digital Disruption”.

Click here to listen to Ben’s presentation.

The Health Foundation Project Panel Discussion welcomed Dr Dagmar Zeuner, Director of Public Health for the London Borough of Merton, Nicky Hawkins, Communications Strategist at the The FrameWorks Institute and Tim Elwell-Sutton, Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships (Healthy Lives) at the The Health Foundation. The panel offered a discussion on the impact of framing on public health narrative. 

Click here to view Tim’s presentations slides.

Afternoon Sessions: 

The DPH Panel Perspective, chaired by Rupert Suckling, DPH for Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, welcomed Dominic Harrison, DPH for Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Greg Fell, DPH for Sheffield City Council, Ruth Tennant, DPH for Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Helen Atkinson, DPH for Surrey County Council. 

Helen Howson, Director of the Bevan Commission, followed with an insight into the Bevan Commission and its role in transforming health and care in Wales.

Click here to listen to Helen’s presentation and here to view the slides.

Professor Tim LangProfessor of Food Policy at City University London finished the day with a presentation titled “Food Brexit: the Realities of Disruptive Management”, which gave  an insight into the challenges and opportunities that Brexit presents in regard to food production and distribution and how this will affect local authorities in the UK. 

Click here to view Tim’s presentation slides and follow this link to read Tim’s paper: Why Local Authorities should prepare Food Brexit Plans by T Lang, E Millstone, T Lewis & G McFarlane, November 30, 2018.

Further details on the lessons learned at the conference can be found here. You can also click here to read a summary of the feedback collected after the conference and follow this link to view read the social media reactions. Please contact Teresa for further details.