Policy Forum for Wales Keynote Seminar: – Improving public health and wellbeing in Wales

Date: Thursday 2nd July 2015
Location: Central Cardiff

With the Public Health (Wales) Bill scheduled to be introduced into the Assembly by summer 2015, this seminar will provide an timely opportunity to discuss the proposals outlined in the Bill, the challenges these proposals present and the opportunities for further reforms to improve public health and well-being across Wales.

Central to discussions will be the implementation and likely impact of the Bill’s key proposals on smoking, alcohol, substance misuse and obesity as well as steps to improve prevention of ill health more widely and encouraging greater participation in physical activity. 

During this event delegates will also consider how to overcome the challenge of health inequalities including the role of early interventions, improving access to services, the impact of wider poverty alleviation policies. The progress of the Future Generations Bill, which is scheduled to become law by summer 2015 and includes an aims to embed long-term thinking around well-being into all public policy in Wales will also be discussed. 

The conference will bring together key policymakers and regulators with stakeholders from across NHS Wales, Community Health Councils and other patient groups, allied health professionals and their representative bodies, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and other healthcare product providers, business and trade association representatives, academics and other interested parties.

Policy Forum for Wales are delighted that Professor Sir Mansel Aylward, Chair, Public Health Wales; Director, Centre for Psychosocial and Disability Research and Professor of Public Health Education in the School of Medicine, Cardiff University and Professor Simon Murphy, Professor in Public Health Improvement, Principal Investigator on PHIRN and Cardiff Co-Director for DECIPHer, Cardiff University have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.

For more information and to register for this event please click here