Strategy Directors Network - 23 January 2018

Date 23 January 2018

Time 10:30

Venue 15 Hatfields, Chadwick Court, SE1 8DJ

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

Who is it for?

Anyone with responsibility for strategy in their trusts including directors of strategy/planning/performance
Interim/acting/assistant/deputy directors are also welcome to attend.

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Attendance at the meetings is free for all members but you are asked to book in advance.
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23 January 2018, 10.30 – 3.30pm  

15 Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London, SE1 8DJ





10.00 – 10.30am   




10.30 – 10.40am                                                                                                               

  1. Welcome from the chair

Jackie Parrott, director of strategy, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS FT 


10.40 – 11.40am

  1. Essex group model

This session will focus on the development of the provider group model in Essex. You will have an opportunity to hear about how the three hospital trusts in Mid and South Essex have gone from being feared unsustainable and with local history of special measures, to being one of the first group models in the NHS.  Charlotte will share detail on the development of the group model and broader clinical strategy, and her reflections on how the approach is contributing to the system’s overall improvement for patients.

Charlotte Williams, Group Director - Strategy & New Care Models, Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust and Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

11.40– 12.40pm

  1. Workforce

            This challenging and thought provoking session will focus on workforce solutions. Ben Morrin will share his thoughts on how strategy directors can support their medical and nursing directors to address workforce challenges in the system and share insight on the innovative solutions he is developing at his trust, lessons learnt and things to consider going forward.
Ben Morrin, Director of Workforce, University College London Hospitals NHS FT

12.40 – 1.30pm



1.30 – 2.15pm

  1. Update from NHS Improvement

An opportunity to hear from NHS Improvement on STPs and accountable care with a particular focus on oversight of STPs, ACOs/ACSs and the Integrated Support and Assurance Process (ISAP).

Ben Dyson, Executive Director of Strategy, NHS Improvement  


 2.15 – 3.20pm

  1. NHS Providers strategic policy update

An update on current strategic and policy issues from NHS Providers.

Amber Jabbal, head of policy, NHS Providers


3.20 – 3.30pm           

  1. Wrap up and close

Any other business & date of next meeting.

 The next meeting will take place on 3 May 2018, venue tbc.

 Today’s meeting will close at 3.30pm.

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