Events

From high-level in-conversations and policy webinars, to large-scale conferences, our events draw from a network of government, industry, academia and civil society to foster debate and discussion. If you would like to register your interest in attending, follow the link under each session. Please note that some events are for Global Counsel clients only.

Health Data – a national approach to research and innovation

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Digital panel discussion with Matthew Swindells, Senior Advisor, Global Counsel; Dr Alison Cave, Chief Safety Officer, MHRA; Professor Martin Severs, Caldicott Guardian and former medical director, NHS Digital; Dr Justin Whatling, Managing Director Global Health & Life Sciences, Palantir; Dr Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS; and Dr Claire Bloomfield, Deputy Director for Value of Data, Centre for Improving Data Collaboration, NHSX, to discuss how technology can help resolve the challenge of reaching national scale in health data research to realise the UK’s Life Sciences vision whilst maintaining the trust of the public and care providers.

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Poland and Central Europe: black sheep or unicorn?

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Digital panel discussion with Stanisław Pietrzak, Director, Intelligence, CEC Group; Tom White, Director, Global Counsel; and Anikó Zsebik, Senior Associate for Central and Eastern Europe, Global Counsel, to look into the root causes of the current challenges, better understand the domestic debate in CEE countries and discuss possible scenarios for the short and medium-term.

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Towards fit for 55: making sense of where negotiations stand

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Digital panel discussion with Nicola Rega, Director of Energy, CEFIC; Elisa Giannelli, Senior Policy Advisor on EU Politics, E3G; Dimitri Vergne, Team Leader Sustainability, BEUC; and chaired by Giorgio Corbetta, Senior Associate, Global Counsel, to discuss the current state of the package.

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Covid-19 policy update: the UK Gov’s ‘Plan B’, NHS crisis and the ‘twindemic’

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Digital panel discussion with Rosie Hill, Senior Associate for Health and Life Sciences, Global Counsel; Matthew Swindells, former deputy CEO, NHS England; and Dr. Harpreet Sood, former Chief Clinical Information Officer, NHS England and clinician to discuss the UK government’s response to covid-19, recent developments, and an outlook on the coming months.

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Diagnostics and the route out of the NHS backlog

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Panel discussion with Professor Sir Mike Richards CBE, Chair of the Independent Review of Diagnostic Services for NHS England; Dr Justin Whatling, Managing Director Global Health & Life Sciences, Palantir; Katherine Ward, Chief Commercial Officer and Managing Director, Healthy.io; Danielle Joseph, Programme Director, the Black Country and West Birmingham Acute Provider Collaboration, Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust; Dr Sarah Byron, Interim Programme Director for Devices, Diagnostics and Digital Technologies, NICE; and Matthew Swindells, Senior Adviser, Global Counsel and former deputy CEO of NHS England to discuss the role of diagnostics in the NHS recovery and how reform could revolutionise the patient experience compared to the pre-pandemic era.

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Adapting to a new normal: How small businesses have innovated in unprecedented times

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Digital panel discussion with  Andrew Goodacre, CEO, British Independent Retailers Association; Jordan Shwide, General Manager of Business Banking, Monzo; Paul Scully MP, Minister for Small Business, Consumers & Labour Markets; Kaushalya Somasundaram, Head of Payments Partnerships & Industry Relations, Square UK; and Steve Wright, Business Owner, Tiny Idea Food. The discussion will be chaired by Rebecca Park, Senior Practice Lead, Financial Services, Global Counsel.

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Delivering a Net Zero NHS: sharing best practice

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Digital panel discussion with Matthew Swindells, former Deputy Chief Executive of NHS England and Improvement; Dr Nick Watts, Chief Sustainability Officer, NHS England and Improvement; Jason Snape, Global Head of Environmental Protection, AstraZeneca; Elizabeth Beall, Practice Lead for Climate and Sustainability, Global Counsel; and Séverine Turgis, Senior Associate on Climate and Sustainability, Global Counsel to discuss the lessons to be learnt when it comes to green plans, and the expected role Trusts and ICS's can play to support the national targets to reach net zero by 2050.

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Spending review flash call

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Digital panel discussion with our GC team of experts to discuss the Chancellor’s approach to fiscal discipline and what this means for Number 10’s priorities, the sectoral winners and losers from the changes to departmental spend, the emerging attitudes to previously deferred issues like cladding and business rates reform and the extent to which new net-zero ambitions are reflected in tax and spend measures.

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Outcomes of the 21-22 October European Council

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Digital panel discussion with GC team of experts to discuss the outcomes of the October European Council, particularly on the EU leaders’ response to the energy crisis and the rule of law and next steps in the heated debate between Brussels and Warsaw.

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Russia’s next political cycle: who sets the rules of the game?

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Digital panel discussion with Benjamin Wegg-Prosser, Managing Director, Global Counsel, Alexander Smotrov, Practice Lead for CEE, Russia and Eurasia, Global Counsel; and Abbas Gallyamov, Russian political commentator, to understand who and how will set the political agenda in Russia in the coming years, what factors will drive this agenda and how Russia’s economic partners and investors might be impacted.

The event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

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