Chairs and chief executives network - 05 December 2017

Date 05 December 2016

Time 10:30

Venue Etc venues County Hall, Riverside Building, London, SE1 7PB

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This is one of 13 professional networks that meet regularly (four times a year) to provide members with opportunities to:

Who is it for?

Please note that this event is for NHS Providers members only.

All chairs and chief executives of NHS trusts and foundation trusts.
Interim/acting/assistant chairs and chief executives are also welcome to attend.

How do I book?

Attendance at the meetings is free for all members but you are asked to book in advance.
Members of the network will be emailed as soon as bookings have opened, usually 6 weeks beforehand.
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5 December 2017, 11.15am – 4.00pm  

Etc. Venues County Hall, Riverside Building, London SE1 7PB



10.30 – 11.15am



 11.15 –11.25am  

  1. Welcome

Dame Gill Morgan, chair, NHS Providers


11.25 – 11.30am

  1. Annual general meeting

The purpose of the AGM is to receive and approve the annual accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017. Agenda and minutes of 2016 AGM, annual report and accounts and proxy forms were sent to members separately prior to today.


 11.30 – 12.30pm

  1. Workforce - update on strategic issues from HEE

Our last network meeting discussed workforce issues. We have since issued an important new report on NHS workforce challenges. As discussed at the last network, HEE occupies an important role in the workforce space - delivering high quality education and training for a better health and healthcare workforce. Ian will outline HEE’s current priorities and work, and take questions from members.

Professor Ian Cumming, Chief Executive, Health Education England 


12.30 – 1.30pm


 1.30 – 2.30pm



  1. New chair of NHS Improvement

This session will provide a great opportunity to hear from the new chair of NHS Improvement in what we expect to be her first public speaking engagement. Baroness Dido Harding will give her initial impressions and is keen to hear what members think the priorities for NHS Improvement should be going forward.

            Baroness Dido Harding, Chair, NHS Improvement

 2.30 – 4.00pm

  1. Strategic and policy update and dialogue

A presentation from NHS Providers’ chief executive on strategic and policy issues, interspersed with table discussion and Q&A/ dialogue.

Chris Hopson, chief executive, NHS Providers 



  1. Wrap up and close


Date of next meeting
The next meeting will take place on 22 March 2018 at Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Place, London NW1 4RG.

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