The Future of Care – The Impact of COVID-19 on future delivery of care

24/11/2021|Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Location: UWE - Hewlett Packard Enterprise Building
Organised by: UWE and West of England AHSN
Tel: n/a

Event summary

In this Future of Care distinguished address Professor Maggie Rae will explore the impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of NHS services

About this event

COVID-19, and the response to it, has led to significant changes in how NHS services are delivered and used. This has included an acceleration of policies that have previously only made incremental progress. Areas of change have included health promotion and support for vulnerable people in the community, remote consultations in primary and hospital care, new ways of receiving emergency acute and mental health services, and new collaborations across the health and care system.

In this first Future of Care event since the outbreak of the pandemic, Professor Maggie Rae, President of the Faculty of Public Health, will explore how COVID-19 has emphasised the importance of public health teams being part of local government and also accelerated some policies that have previously only made incremental progress.

This is the first in a series of Future of Care distinguished addresses and is hosted jointly with the University of West England. It continues the work of our 2019 events in highlighting the potential of new and emerging technologies to address the ambitions in the NHS Long Term Plan.


  • Introduction – Professor Marc Griffiths, Pro-Vice Chancellor & Executive Dean, Health and Applied Sciences
  • Keynote speaker – Professor Maggie Rae
  • Q&A (10 mins)
  • Closing remarks – Natasha Swinscoe, CEO WE AHSN
  • Networking (30 mins)

Professor Maggie Rae, PrFPH FRSPH FRCP (Hon) FRCP Edin FRCPath (Hon)

Maggie Rae is currently the President of the Faculty of Public Health. She has particular interests in health inequalities, sustainable development, workforce, education and standards setting for Public Health. She is Head of the South West Academy of Population and Public Health for Health Education England. She leads the South West Specialist Public Health Training Programme and is committed to helping develop the Public Health future workforce. She also works in the SW Regional PH Team.

Maggie is a Visiting Professor of Public Health, University of the West of England, and has extensive experience of working at all levels in public health. She has been a Director of Public Health – twice! She also led on Health Inequalities and Local Delivery at the Department of Health.

In her role as President she works closely with the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges, Local Government Association and a wide range of partner agencies who have interests in Public Health. Maggie is also involved in a number of National groups developing Population Health Strategy. She is committed to working with all four nations of the UK and FPH members across the world.

This event is organised in partnership with and hosted by, the University of the West of England.

Please note: All attendees will be asked to abiode by UWE’s code of behaviour for events –

This includes providing:

  • proof of double vaccination, either through the NHS Covid Pass app or by bringing your vaccination card or;
  • proof of a negative lateral flow test taken within 24 hours prior to arrival or;
  • a positive PCR test within the past 180 days showing natural immunity following a COVID infection (you must have completed the self-isolation period)


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