Andrew Lansley will address hundreds of GPs and health professionals at the Commissioning Show 2011 in his first speech since the government’s “listening exercise” ended - and HSJ is offering subscribers the opportunity to attend for free.

The first 50 HSJ subscribers to register for the Commissioning Show 2011 will be able to attend absolutely free.

Visit, register with your details and enter the code ‘hsj50’ on the final registration page to receive free entry to the conference.

The health secretary will update hundreds of GPs next week on the proposals for health service reform following the end of the government’s “listening exercise”.

His speech will come just a day after the Future Forum reports its recommendations on the reforms back to the government.

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has already vowed to send the Health Bill back to parliament unless Liberal Democrat concerns are satisfied by the changes to the proposals.

Mr Lansley will speak on Wednesday 15 June at Olympia, on the first morning of a two-day conference. The speech gives him the chance to communicate directly with a large number of GPs, as well as hundreds of other healthcare professionals.

The Commissioning Show 2011 will take centre stage as an open platform where the reforms can be debated by healthcare professionals in full.

The show’s director Ralph Collet said: “With PCTs disbanding, and no legislation in place to give GPs the authority to replace them, there is a gaping hole at the heart of the NHS – a £60bn budget with no-one managing it. 

“The Commissioning Show 2011 is bringing together healthcare professionals from across the NHS, including the largest grouping of GP’s this year, to propose solutions to this most urgent of issues.” 

Other key speakers at the event include:

  • Dr Hamish Meldrum, chairman of the BMA;
  • Professor Steve Field, chairman of the Future Forum;
  • Dr Johnny Marshall, chairman of the NAPC.

The two day conference runs until Thursday 16 June, and is aimed at GPs and other medical professionals. The programme will cover a range of topics integral to professionals delivering the new healthcare agenda: GPs, PBCs, practice and PCT managers, as well as other stakeholders including secondary care leads, local authorities, and providers from private and not for profit organisations.

Visit to book your free place now.