Annual Conference and Exhibition 2023

14 - 15 November, ACC Liverpool

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Our Annual Conference and Exhibition 2024 will take place in Liverpool on 12-13 November 2024

why attend annual conference?

Our flagship Annual Conference and Exhibition was a unique event with unrivalled health content and networking, giving you the insights you need to perform your role more effectively.

This year's event was a chance for everyone to come together again to share, debate and discover how to shape the sector. You got the chance to engage with like-minded people and organisations to help future-proof your board and your business. 

We explored the health landscape with top speakers from inside and outside the sector.

About the event

This year’s theme was Vital!, representing the essential care the provider sector delivers, the deep commitment of staff, and the importance of ensuring our health service is sustainable for the future. We had a mixture of keynote speeches, panel discussions, interactive breakouts and networking opportunities, focussing on the key issues facing provider sector leaders.

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Programme


08.30

Registration and exhibition viewing

09.45

Welcome and introduction

Welcome and introduction

Samira Ahmed, award winning journalist and broadcaster will open the conference.

 

09.50

Plenary 1

Opening address from NHS Providers chief executive

NHS Providers chief executive, Sir Julian Hartley opens the conference, reflecting on the achievements in the provider sector despite the challenges being faced, as we head into the Winter period.

 

10.20

Plenary 2

Vital for recovery – How do we achieve sustainable, equitable recovery of care backlogs across all sectors?

Significant progress has been made over the last year to recover care backlogs, but there is still work to do to reduce waiting times and lists across all sectors. This session will examine the current situation, exploring what recovering care backlogs sustainably and equitably really means, and what it requires at both national and local levels.

11.10

Exhibition, refreshments, and networking (60 minutes – Exhibition Hall)

11.25

Delivering with partners 1

1a. NHS estates infrastructure – Opportunities for a sustainable future (Supported by Capsticks)

The NHS Workforce Plan is a major step forward in moving towards a sustainable future for NHS staff and improving patient care. Staff retention has a significant role to play in ensuring the ambitious plan is delivered. A major factor for retention is ensuring that NHS staff who need it have access to accommodation which is high quality and sustainable, as well as located near to hospitals and other core healthcare facilities. The supply of suitable accommodation has been limited over recent years, mainly due to the restricted capital funding available to NHS Trusts and the need to focus on front line services.

The NHS Homes Alliance is a collaborative group made up of representatives from the public and private sector, brought together to consider the challenges in relation to NHS staff accommodation and how they might be overcome in order to unlock the delivery of new homes for NHS staff. The group has published a White Paper making recommendations on delivery models for accommodation, which has gained traction with both the Department of Health and Social Care and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Capsticks have contributed to the White Paper and this session will focus on the recommendations that have been made and the available models for delivery. We will draw upon various case studies and we will be joined by our client Aileen Hogan (programme manager) from Community Health Partnerships to provide insight from the client perspective into the issues and challenges faced and how they can be resolved.

 

1b. Delivering financial sustainability – Why procurement collaboration and supply chain resilience are key (Supported by NHS Supply Chain)

With the ongoing focus on recovery of care backlogs, efficiency improvements and unprecedented savings targets, NHS Supply Chain continually strives to deliver a resilient procurement and supply chain service, enabling the NHS to deliver safe and excellent patient care.

Presenting with trust and ICS representatives NHS Supply Chain will share insights from an Orthopaedic hip and knee project saving South Yorkshire £1 million per annum, and the tangible benefits that greater innovation, clinical and procurement collaboration, and supply chain resilience will deliver on behalf of the system – contributing to the Provider and ICS efficiency plans and the NHS Supply Chain target of driving £1 billion incremental value back to the NHS by 2030.

View the session slides here.

 

1c. Beyond virtual wards: How digital home care can help in urgent care (Supported by Doccla)

In this session we will outline how bringing together new clinical models supported by innovative technology can make a huge difference to the provision of sustainable healthcare, and how the future hospital will look very different as a result.

With practical examples from across the country of ways in which a home based focus with digital support is transforming care pathways, as well as extending the reach of clinical staff beyond traditional boundaries, with successful schemes operating through acute, community and ambulance trusts.

We will discuss the implications for care in the twenty-first century and board level leadership and hear the rich experiences of those in the room.

View the slides here.

 

12.10

Breakout sessions - Vital for Communities

2a. Evolving relationships with place: Sharing lessons from mental health provider collaboratives

This session will explore the lessons learnt and ongoing experiences of the relationships between provider collaboratives and place based working, looking at how trusts are working together to achieve shared aims and ambitions for local communities. The focus will be on mental health services, although the lessons will be relevant to all providers, giving insight on both vertical and horizontal collaboration.

 

2b. Reshaping urgent health and care in Coventry and setting up for an integrated future (Supported by Newton)

The ‘Improving Lives’ programme is about fundamentally changing the way people with urgent need are supported in Coventry. It is being delivered against a backdrop of developing Coventry place within the Integrated Care System.

In this session, those delivering this ambitious, large-scale programme will describe the new model being implemented in Coventry, what it has taken to make it happen and the challenges faced along the way. They will describe the impact it is having for residents, colleagues and how the system works together going forwards.

More about the programme: The programme is underpinned by an ambition that people’s experience of health & social care in Coventry will be dictated by what they need, rather than by the services the system has. An initial diagnostic phase identified a number of places where the system wasn’t operating as effectively as it could, resulting in non-ideal outcomes for residents. There were opportunities within the hospital to progress people's treatment more quickly and discharge them as soon as they were ready, and to join up fragmented intervention services across the City. 

The current phase of the programme involves addressing these opportunities. Central to this is the creation of Local Integrated Teams with single operational management across Coventry. These teams handle all urgent health and social care needs for residents, either directly providing the support or coordinating specialist teams. They are connected through relationships and digital interfaces to a wide range of people and services, from care providers and the ambulance service, to those working front door. Achieving this in Coventry will be the first of its kind in England and could transform the way we provide care in the NHS.

2c. Embedding a health inequalities approach to recovery

Recovering core operational performance and taking a population health improvement approach, that reduces inequalities, to recovery can be seen as mutually exclusive. In this session, we will explore how trust leaders across the acute, community, mental health and ambulance sectors have taken a health inequalities approach to recovery and how they have communicated the value of this approach across their organisation and to system partners. 

 

13.10

Exhibition viewing, lunch and networking (60 minutes – Exhibition Hall)

13.25

Delivering with partners 2

3a. Supporting one trust’s ‘productivity and efficiency’ challenge (Supported by NHS SCW) - Theatre A

Improving productivity and balancing the books are a priority for the NHS. With efficiency targets increasing, NHS providers need to develop skills and share best practice to ensure this challenge is met whilst still improving service quality and reducing backlogs.

In January 2023, with less than 20% efficiency target identified through their traditional planning process, a Midlands Acute Trust approached NHS South, Central and West (SCW) to help them co-produce a ‘robust and credible’ plan.

This session describes how bringing in external support resulted in detailed plans for delivering £24m in 23/24, plus lessons learned across systems and providers that optimise delivery of efficiency targets.

View the session slides here.

 

3b. Supporting the sustainability of the NHS with cost-effective, proven, and clinically led EPRs (Supported by Altera Digital Health) - Theatre B

In the era of rapidly advancing technology and the pressing need for sustainable healthcare systems, Electronic Patient Records (EPRs) play a crucial role in improving patient care, enhancing efficiency, and reducing costs.

However, the high price tags associated with traditional EPR implementations have posed significant challenges for the NHS and raised questions about the best use of taxpayer’s money.

In this session, Mark will lead a discussion with two digital transformation leaders from NHS trusts who will share valuable experiences and insights into recent EPR deployments including:

  • The importance of sustainability in healthcare and the role of EPRs, exploring the current challenges faced by the NHS and highlighting the need for sustainable practices to ensure long-term viability.
  • How it is possible to accelerate digital maturity with a cost-effective approach that improves patient safety and reliability of patient care.
  • The benefits of a scalable and modular EPR system that can be implemented in a phased approach, reducing upfront costs, and enabling faster deployment.
  • The importance of interoperability and data integration to maximise the value of your EPR.
  • Usability and clinical leadership as critical success factors.

 

3c. Three ways to develop great NHS leadership (Supported by GatenbySanderson) - Theatre C

In this session, GatenbySanderson will share the trends from their research of public sector leadership. They will draw on evidence-based findings to present the typical profile of NHS leaders, and look at how these compare to wider public sector leadership. They will explore how NHS leaders can build on compassionate leadership approaches, enhance collaboration, and drive outcomes to address current challenges, leveraging their strengths and considering areas for growth.

 

14.10

Breakout sessions - Vital for Staff

4a. System, place and neighbourhood – Personal leadership reflections - Room 3a

In recent years the NHS has moved from an emphasis on competition to one that encourages collaboration and integration. As system working continues to mature, we aim to explore the challenges and opportunities senior trust leaders have experienced in moving to a new way of working, from the leadership of single organisations to leadership across organisational boundaries. The discussion will allow speakers to share their thoughts on what they have learnt about their leadership styles in this new context and the practical tips they can share with their peers.

4b. Closing the gap: A discussion about strategies and insights for addressing the disciplinary gap (Supported by Hempsons) - Room 3b

Join us for a discussion about the race disciplinary gap and how NHS providers are successfully addressing the inequality. We will consider the implications of the disciplinary gap for staff morale, patient care and legal risk. This session presents an invaluable opportunity to gain insights from Hempsons’ extensive legal expertise coupled with real-world experience and approaches from a senior NHS HR/Equality leader. By attending, delegates will be empowered with the knowledge and tools to devise effective, strategies aimed at reducing the disciplinary gap.

Read more on this topic in the latest guide developed in collaboration with NHS Providers race equality programme here.

 

4c. Partnering with staff to restore morale and improve culture - Room 1c

An opportunity for NHS leaders' thinking to be shaped by engaging diverse staff voices to improve organisational culture. With morale at an all-time low in the NHS, this is an opportunity for delegates to hear from NHS staff and leaders as they speak openly and directly about enablers and blockers to work which they are enacting to improve their and their colleagues’ experience at work.

 

15.10

Exhibition, refreshments, and networking

15.25

Delivering with partners 3

5a. Establishing a management system: creating that special sauce! (Supported by Virginia Mason Institute) - Theatre A

Showcasing how to create and deploy a bespoke Management system (aligned to NHS Impact) that strategically aligns everyone’s work, removes unwarranted variation, celebrates our people and creates a culture of learning. This is not additionality, rather a foundational way of working which harnesses the talent and imagination across the organisation and sets it free to innovate, deliver their own service improvements and build sustainable solutions that are defined by high quality safe care.

View the session slides here.

 

5b. Making collaboration happen (Supported by Browne Jacobson) - Theatre B

There is a lot of evidence that providers and provider collaboratives articulate concerns about ‘governance’ as one of the key challenges they are experiencing. Whether it is from NHS Providers own survey of provider collaboratives or case studies and feedback from the provider collaborative programme, or insights from providers’ approaches to Browne Jacobson for legal advice – it’s clear that ‘governance’ in provider collaboration can be seen as a stumbling block to be overcome rather than a facilitator of effective oversight and control.

5c. In conversation with Dr Habib Naqvi - Theatre C

In the format of a conversation with Dr Habib Naqvi, this session will explore the importance of data in reducing health inequalities, looking at the following:

  • Understand where the health inequalities lie within the communities being served and their impact.
  • The actions required to improve the quality of the data held.
  • How these can support the development of evidence-based interventions that improve experience and outcomes.

View the session slides here.

 

16.10

Plenary 3

Keynote speech from Margaret Heffernan, experienced leader, professor and author

Following a successful career in television production, Margaret led a number of successful businesses before turning to analysing business leadership, highlighting issues such as wilful blindness, dealing with uncertainty and the benefits of creative collaboration. We welcome Margaret to discuss key leadership challenges facing NHS provider organisations.

 

16.50

Plenary 4

Vital for improvement: How can we embed a culture of improvement and innovation?

This session will discuss: improvement approaches (sharing experience and learning from the NHS and beyond); regulators’ role in supporting improvement and innovation; and the importance of embedding a culture of improvement within organisations.

View the session slides here.

 

17.40

Closing remarks

17.45

Drinks reception (Sponsored by Newton)

Drinks reception (Sponsored by Newton)

Sir Ron Kerr, opens the drinks reception with a speech.

Conference day 1 close.

We would like to thank Newton who will be sponsoring our drinks reception. 

 

19.00

Conference dinner (Supported by Hempsons, BD and Altera Digital Health)

Conference dinner (Sponsored by Hempsons, BD and Altera Digital Health)

Sir Julian Hartley will provide the opening remarks and hand over to our sponsors.

We would like to thank Altera Digital Health, BD and Hempsons who will be sponsoring conference dinner. 

 


07.30

Registration and exhibition viewing

08.00

Breakfast session 1

How enhanced system visibility is helping to enable transformation at place and improved outcomes for people in Leeds (Supported by Newton) - Theatre C

The Leeds Health and Care Partnership is currently delivering “HomeFirst”, a bold and innovative programme aiming to achieve a sustainable, person-centred, home-first model of intermediate care across Leeds that is joined up and promotes independence.

The programme consists of five core projects which aim to collectively address areas of opportunity identified in a Place-wide diagnostic to better support people in Leeds. Fundamental to all of these is a new system control mechanism which combines new ways of working and data visualisation to embed a culture of data-driven decision making in Leeds.

In this session, leaders from the programme will describe how they have significantly enhanced system visibility in a way which is helping them to manage system pressure, improve the efficiency of services and ultimately to deliver services which lead to the most independent outcomes for patients.  They will also explore themes around the system-wide cultural shift that this enhanced visibility is enabling, as well as the practicalities of combining data sets from multiple system partners, processing and visualising this data and the system governance required to maximise the use of this new reporting.

Delegates attending this session will have the opportunity to interact with the dashboard themselves, in addition to plenty of Q&A time with the team involved in delivering it. 

 

08.00

Breakfast session 2

How do we shift from the current disjointed siloed model of healthcare to fully integrated community healthcare? (Supported by NAPC) - Theatre A

Neighbourhood Care focuses on a collaborative and innovative approach to personalised care within communities, delivered through integrated neighbourhood teams. It shifts the approach from a disjointed siloed one to a fully collaborative healthcare system that prioritises health inequalities and results in positive patient outcomes with flourishing local teams. It is aligned to the Fuller Stocktake report’s three pillars of preventative, chronic, urgent and episodic care.

What will you get out of this session: This session will provide an opportunity for you to explore how successful collaborative Neighbourhood Care could be delivered with input from an expert panel who have first-hand experience of developing new approaches aligned to this model.

 

09.00

Welcome to day two

Welcome to day two

Samira Ahmed, award winning journalist and broadcaster welcomes delegates to day two of the conference.

 

09.05

Plenary 5

Keynote speech from Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is invited to join us and share her vision for the NHS as we enter an election year, following a turbulent time of industrial action and immense pressures on the service.

 

09.40

Plenary 6

Keynote speech from NHS England Chief Executive

A chance to hear from NHS England’s chief executive about the key priorities for the NHS provider sector.

 

10.25

Exhibition viewing, refreshments and networking

10.35

Delivering with partners 4

6a. Reforming medical education and training to support an evolving workforce and population (Supported by GMC) - Theatre A

Today's generation of doctors wish to exercise different career and life choices, while the needs of the patients they serve are also evolving. To meet these challenges, and put the workforce on a sustainable footing for the future, we need to re-think medical education and training to be more flexible, and help doctors better meet the different challenges of demographic changes.

Join the GMC for this interactive session to:

  • understand the changing patterns and preferences of doctors in training, and how to support those choices to keep trainees in the workforce
  • learn what employers can do, even when there are significant service pressures, to prioritise education and training
  • see where the opportunities lie to evolve traditional training routes, to the benefit of the profession and the public.

 

6b. What does 2024 hold for procurement law: What board members need to know? (Supported by Hempsons) - Theatre B

2024 will be a significant year for procurement. This session will cover the key issues that board members will need to know in relation to the following changes:

  • The rules governing healthcare procurement will change on 1 January 2024 with the introduction of the Provider Selection Regime (subject to Parliamentary approval). This will significantly change how healthcare is commissioned.
  • The Procurement Act is expected to come into force in October 2024. These new rules will replace the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

 

View the session slides here.

 

6c. Taking a system-wide view to deploying patient centred care (Supported by Skin Analytics) - Theatre C

What does truly collaborative working look like?  Where are the successes, the failures and what impact does local infrastructure variation have, when redesigning the skin cancer pathway utilising technology. This session will provide insight into the approach taken by SNEE ICB, to meet the needs of their patients, with a constrained dermatology workforce, to embed AI triaging technology into the skin cancer pathway. The session will use skin cancer pathways as an example, the approach taken and considerations made can be applied more broadly across care pathways and services.

Looking across pre-primary CDCs to secondary care pathways, SNEE will talk to the successes, failures, challenges and opportunities that have enabled system transformation. Discussing how you can ensure everyone within a system can benefit from embedding innovative AI technology, but never assuming one size fits all with skin cancer pathway design.

What you can expect to learn:

  • How understanding the differences for each provider can lead to successful transformation and provision for your patients.
  • How open doors and strong clinical buy are key to system transformation.
  • How to recognise the failures and use these to design optimal pathways for success.
  • Understanding the workforce that can deliver successful skin cancer assessments using AI.
  • How continually pushing for improvement can transform systems and successfully serve your population.

 

View the session slides here.

 

11.20

Breakout sessions - Vital for the future

7a. Making the most of what we’ve got – Using existing resources to deliver digital transformation - Room 3a

This breakout session will explore how trusts leaders from across the provider sector are leveraging existing organisational capacity and capability to deliver digital transformation. Funding constraints and workforce shortages can pose a barrier for trusts looking to harness the potential of digital transformation to help tackle trusts' most pressing issues; our panel of trust board leaders will share their quick fire learnings and advice on topics such as electronic patient records, strategy and workforce.

7b. Enabling an environment for patient - Room 3b

In this breakout session, trust leaders will hear from organisations that have overcome challenging circumstances to create positive environments focused on improving quality of care and patient safety. We will discuss the enablers of patient safety, such as national frameworks and co-production with staff and communities. The session will draw upon themes of governance and leadership, culture and behaviours, resourcing and workforce levels. 

 

 

7c. Mind the gap - The productivity and financial challenges facing trusts in systems - Room 1c

This session will discuss the productivity and financial challenges facing trusts in systems. While the drivers of productivity and financial challenges will be explored, the session will focus on how trusts are working to improve productivity, what can be learned from key system partners, and the wider national support needed to scale up potential solutions.  

 

12.20

Exhibition viewing, lunch and networking

13.20

Plenary 7

Speech from Shadow Secretary of State for Health

The Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care will join us to discuss what he sees as the priorities for the NHS as we head towards a general election.

 

13.55

Plenary 8

Vital for reform – What should the public expect from the future NHS?

This discussion will explore the underlying challenge of healthcare reform. We will consider how organisational leadership can improve, and give senior leaders at the conference a chance to share their views on the future of the NHS.

View the session slides here.

14.50

Closing remarks

15.00

Conference closes

Speakers

Aaron Cummins
Aaron Cummins

Chief Executive, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust and Lead Chief Executive, Lancashire and South Cumbria Provider Collaboration Board

 
Adam Sewell-Jones
Adam Sewell-Jones

Chief Executive

East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

 
Adam has worked in the NHS since 1992 and is passionate about continuously improving services for patients. He has held a number of executive roles before taking the national leadership role of director of improvement and then regional director for the Southwest of England. In these roles he led several national programs including the Virginia Mason NHS partnership, the Culture and Leadership programme and Aspiring CEO programme.
Adonis Sithole
Adonis Sithole

Deputy Head of Financial Consultancy, NHS South Central and West (NHS SCW)

 
Adonis is a CCAB fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants with several years' experience in the public and private finance sectors. He is an accredited practitioner in HM Treasury’s Better Business Cases qualification, an MBA graduate, a Lean Six Sigma - Green Belt Professional and Prince2 Practitioner.

Adonis is also an experienced business intelligence and financial consultant, a health service modelling associate, chief internal auditor, and National Finance Committee member for a national charity.
Aileen Hogan
Aileen Hogan

Interim Programme Manager

Community Health Partnerships

 
Aileen is a programme consultant currently working with Community Health Partnerships and has a mix of business and healthcare experience from the public and private sector. Aileen has held senior clinical, hospital and project management roles in UK, Ireland, and the Middle East. Many of her senior clinical roles extended to hospital development and delivery ranging from value engineered solutions to new build hospitals. Aileen has worked with a variety of organisations, linked to healthcare programmes and development projects.
Alex Whitfield
Alex Whitfield

Chief Executive

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 
Alison Sortwell
Alison Sortwell

Principal Consultant, Leadership and Talent Consulting

GatenbySanderson

 
Alison is a business psychologist who has worked in the field of people and talent for over 15 years. In addition to her wealth of C-suite executive profiling experience, her work includes the design and delivery of assessment and development centres, 360 feedback, executive coaching and leadership development programmes for public sector and commercial organisations. She is fascinated by the intellectual challenge of working with people and is passionate about harnessing potential to support organisational performance and individual career success.
Amanda Pritchard
Amanda Pritchard

Chief Executive

NHS England

 
Amanda is chief executive of NHS England, which leads the NHS’ work nationally to improve health and ensure high quality care for all. Her prior role was NHS England chief operating officer (COO) and NHS Improvement’s chief executive. Amanda was previously chief executive of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to that she served as chief operating officer, after joining from Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, where she spent six years as deputy chief executive.
Andrea Smith
Andrea Smith

ICS Procurement Director

South Yorkshire ICS and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 
A proficient commercial leader with 25+ years experience spearheading strategic and operational improvements in commercial and procurement realms, spanning public and private sectors. Andrea's impactful journey includes pivotal roles within the NHS, currently steering operations at Sheffield Teaching and Children's Hospital, Andrea's influence extends to procurement leadership across South Yorkshire. A Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply fellow and engaged in regional and national procurement circles, Andrea's dedication shines as an Health Care Supply Association (HCSA) Council member, nurturing future healthcare leaders.
Andrew Daly
Andrew Daly

Partner and Head of Procurement

Hempsons

 
Andrew is a partner and the head of procurement within Hempsons’ specialist procurement law team. He has over 20 years’ experience of working with the NHS and specialises in procurement law, acting both for contracting authorities and bidders. Andrew utilises the knowledge gained from acting for clients on both sides of the fence to provide pragmatic advice on running defensible procurement processes/defending procurement law challenges, and also to advise bidders on improving their chances of success/challenging defective processes.
Andrew Davidson
Andrew Davidson

Partner and Head of Employment

Hempsons

 
Andrew supports employers in the health, social care and private sector on employment law issues in his role as head of employment. Andrew has a national reputation for his work in handling concerns about doctors (under the MHPS framework), dealing with discrimination issues, employment tribunal claims and TUPE in particular and he has considerable expertise across healthcare employment law. He regularly provides training for clients on a wide range of employment law and HR issues and is a regular speaker at national conferences.
Andrew New
Andrew New

Chief Executive Officer

NHS Supply Chain

 
Andrew joined NHS Supply Chain as chief executive officer (CEO) in September 2021 and has focussed on leading the organisation to deliver a broad range of value to the NHS. Prior to this, Andrew was executive director for Procurement and Supply Chain at JCB and has also held senior roles at Magnox Ltd and Babcock International Group PLC. Andrew has extensive experience in business transformation, total lifecycle cost management, customer and supplier engagement, and deploying technology to optimise operational performance.
Angela Greatley
Angela Greatley

Former Chair

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 
Angela is the immediate past chair of Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH). She was chair from 2016 until October 2023. Angela has played an active role in four integrated systems and in place-based work. Angela was previously chair of The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She was awarded the O.B.E. in the 2012 Birthday Honors list recognised for services to mental health and was formerly Chief Executive of the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, and Fellow in Mental Health at the Kings Fund. Angela has also been an elected local authority member.
Anna Quigley
Anna Quigley

Head of Health and Social Care, Public Affairs

Ipsos UK

 
Anna leads on research and evaluation into the health and social care sector at Ipsos. She has led many notable studies, including large-scale surveys of patient experience and public attitudes towards the NHS, giving her a deep understanding of how users interact with services and what they expect from them. Her work extends to cover the breadth of issues within the sector, most recently focusing on cancer diagnostics and service recovery, and the integration of health and social care services.
Anushta Sivananthan
Anushta Sivananthan

Medical Director, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

 
Ben Garside
Ben Garside

Partner in Health and Integration

Newton

 
Ben is a partner in Health and Integration at Newton. He has significant healthcare operational expertise and experience in service redesign, strategy development and performance improvement, delivering £150m in recurrent savings for NHS clients as well as improving outcomes that matter to patients, residents and staff alike. He has worked as a consultant specialising in healthcare for over 12 years and before that worked in the NHS as an operational manager for nearly a decade.
Caroline Angus
Caroline Angus

Head of Innovation

NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board

 
Caroline Angus is head of innovation at Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board and works in partnership with Health Innovation East. She has a background in academia, local authority and the NHS, leading transformational change programmes. Caroline is supporting Suffolk and North East Essex ICS to create a culture of innovation readiness and collaboration across the system. The ambition is to accelerate the prioritisation, development and uptake of innovation that addresses the needs of the NHS and partner organisations, based on input from patients, staff and key stakeholders.
Dr Cat Chatfield
Dr Cat Chatfield

Director

Health Service Research UK

 
Cat is director of Health Services Research UK, a self-supporting membership organisation which convenes creators and users of health services and social care research and has been involved in editorial work for over 10 years. Previously, she was head of education for The BMJ and co-led The BMJ’s work on doctor wellbeing during the pandemic. Before that, she set up the Research Integrity team across BMJ’s portfolio of journals, was quality improvement editor for The BMJ, leading the creation of a series of articles on the science of improvement in collaboration with the Health Foundation, and was interim editor-in-chief for the journal BMJ Open Quality. Cat trained as a doctor in Brighton and London, was a Darzi clinical leadership fellow, and practised as a GP before moving to full-time editorial work.
Cathy Hassell
Cathy Hassell

Managing Director

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Acute Federation

 
Cathy is managing director of the South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Acute Federation, a provider collaborative of five acute trusts. Previously Cathy was director of Clinical Policy, Quality and Operations for NHS England where she led the implementation of the NHS Long-Term Plan for cardiovascular disease and respiratory care, and has significant experience of leading large, complex NHS programmes to improve patient outcomes. Cathy is dedicated to supporting the NHS to tackle health inequalities and provide high quality, patient-centred care.
Charlie Massey
Charlie Massey

Chief Executive and Registrar

General Medical Council

 
Charlie leads the General Medical Council (GMC) senior management team and is responsible for what the GMC does day-to-day. The chief executive is also the Registrar, in which role Charlie has various functions specifically assigned in legislation. He builds on the key reforms, including expanded medical education and training role, revalidation, language checks for doctors from Europe and Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. Charlie joined the GMC from his director general role at the Department of Health England. Before that, Charlie was director for ageing society and state pensions at the Department for Work and Pensions. He has also worked in a variety of roles across government and the wider public sector.
Chris Holt
Chris Holt

Chief Transformation Officer, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 
Christian Dingwall
Christian Dingwall

Partner, Browne Jacobson

 
Claire Corbett
Claire Corbett

Head of Cancer and Long-Term Conditions

NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board

 
Claire is the head of cancer and long-term conditions for Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board. She has a background in nursing, health visiting and has considerable programme management experience gained in both the health and community care settings. Claire currently leads on a complex transformation programme for cancer services, including working across two acute trusts supporting the faster diagnosis standard pathways including the non-site specific pathway.

Other areas include improving the interface between primary and secondary care to deliver personalised care programmes to support self-managed pathways, and ensure care is delivered closer to home and patient-centred.
Colin Edmondson
Colin Edmondson

Director Commercial Strategy

BD

 
Colin is director commercial excellence Strategy UK and Ireland for Becton Dickinson (BD), a leading global medical technology company committed to Advancing the World of Health. With over 25 years’ experience in medical technology companies, Colin has held senior leadership roles in the UK and international markets. Prior to joining BD, Colin has worked as regional director for Canada and North West Europe in Urology, UK Country General manager in sterilisation and decontamination, and sales director in Medication delivery Businesses covering Anaesthesia, Infusion, Clinical Nutrition, Aseptic compounding and Pharmacy automation. His key areas of expertise are in public policy, Marketing, and commercial strategy. Colin holds a Master of Science degree in Marketing.
David Bradley
David Bradley

Chief Executive Officer

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

 
David joined South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust as chief executive in July 2019. He has extensive NHS operational experience in mental health, acute and community services. David began his career in the NHS in 1980 and has over 20 years’ experience at board level across different NHS trusts in London, Oxford and Surrey including nine years as a chief executive officer. He is a board member of King's Health Partners, a trustee on Maudsley Charity (the largest mental health charity in the UK) and on the advisory board of Mindful Healthcare. David is a partner member (Mental Health) of the NHS South East London Integrated Care Board as well as chair of the Cavendish Square Group, which provides a collective voice for the providers of NHS mental health services in London, and for the broader mental health community including clinicians and patients.
Dr Dominque Allwood
Dr Dominque Allwood

Director of Population Health, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Chief Medical Officer, UCLPartners

 
Dominique is director of population health at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT). She is leading work in the trust on improving population health and equity.
Prior to this she was an associate medical director at ICHT. Dominique has almost 20 years of experience in healthcare as a doctor, a public health consultant, and a healthcare leader. She has worked in a range of NHS provider and commissioning organisations, policy, academia, think tanks, and management consultancy. She is also chief medical officer of UCLPartners, a large health innovation partnership, and holds board roles within the UK and internationally.
Professor Durka Dougall
Professor Durka Dougall

Chief Executive

The Centre for Population Health

 
Durka is a medical consultant and specialist in population health, public health, health inequalities, and leadership development. She is the chief executive of the Centre for Population Health, chair of the Health Creation Alliance, non-executive director for two NHS trusts, and an honorary professor in Public Health and Population Health working to support University of East London and University College London. Durka is an influential BAME leader in health and care and very proud of both her Sri-Lankan heritage and of being a working mother of two.
Emma Mendes da Costa
Emma Mendes da Costa

Workforce Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Chair of the Southern Disability Support Network

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

 
Emma is the workforce equality, diversity and inclusion lead at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, chair of the Southern Disability Support Network, and a trustee for Flourish Mentors, an LGBTQI+ inclusive mentoring charity that supports young women in Brighton and Hove. She is passionate about disability rights and inclusion, and using staff networks to both support and empower her colleagues. Emma has profound bilateral hearing loss, and uses a mixture of captions, lip-reading and basic British Sign Language in her day-to-day communications.
Emma Pickup
Emma Pickup

Partner, Health Practice

GatenbySanderson

 
Emma has over 15 years’ experience of executive recruitment in the health sector. She has recruited to a wide range of executive and non-executive board positions within Acute and Mental Health providers, commissioning organisations, Regulators and Special Health Authorities. She frequently works on multiple appointment processes and large campaigns. Emma is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and prior to her recruitment career was a manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Human Resources Services.
Fatima Khan Shah
Fatima Khan Shah

West Yorkshire Inclusivity Champion

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

 
Fatima is known regionally and nationally for leading complex change and transformation programmes across systems and geographies. She was recently appointed to a shared role across the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership and the Combined Authority as the West Yorkshire’s first ever inclusivity champion, as part of the Mayor’s pledge to achieve greater equality across the region. As part of her role Fatima works closely with regional leaders and the communities they serve, providing expert advice on inclusion and addressing regional disparities including social, economic and health.
Dr Gareth Roberts
Dr Gareth Roberts

Chief of Medicine and Digital Transformation

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

 
Reporting directly to the chief executive officer, Gareth is the trust’s clinical lead for digital transformation and responsible for managing a large clinical directorate, encompassing all of the Acute Medical and General Medical specialities for in-patient and out-patient care. Gareth qualified as a doctor in 2001 after training at St Mary’s Medical School in Paddington and continues to practice clinically, as a consultant in respiratory medicine, alongside his leadership commitments. In 2020, he was one of the respiratory team responsible for managing the early stages of the Covid pandemic within the trust.
Gethin Hughes
Gethin Hughes

Chief Operating Officer

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

 
Gethin is the Chief Operating Officer of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, am integrated Health Board serving 450,000 people in South Wales. Prior to joining CTM in April 2022, Gethin has had experience of working within a number of Foundation Trusts in Southern England encompassing Acute, Community, Mental Health and Primary Care Services.
Gill Ryan
Gill Ryan

 
Gill has 23 years’ experience of managing and leading within the NHS across a number of providers, commissioners and systems plus regional roles.
With a track record of delivery, Gill now works at NHS South Central & West supporting transformation in areas including productivity & efficiency, elective recovery, system flow, service reconfiguration, planning and strategy development.

Gill is a non-practising solicitor having specialised in clinical negligence, family, and mental health law and is experienced in NHS corporate governance, procurement and contracting.
Dr Habib Naqvi
Dr Habib Naqvi

Chief Executive

NHS Race and Health Observatory

 
Habib is chief executive of the NHS Race and Health Observatory, which works to identify and tackle ethnic and racial inequalities in healthcare. He has worked at the Department of Health and Social Care and at NHS England where he led national equality and diversity policy and implementation programmes. Habib was awarded an MBE in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to equality and diversity in the NHS, he received a fellowship through distinction at the Faculty of Public Health in 2023 and is listed in the HSJ’s ‘100 most influential people in health’.
Helen Ray
Helen Ray

Chief Executive

North East Ambulance Service

 
Helen has been Chief Executive at North East Ambulance Service since 2019. Prior to this, she was chief operating officer at Northumbria Healthcare since that post was formed in July 2018. Since joining the NHS in 1983 and training as a nurse, Helen has held the role of joint managing executive director (operations) for North Cumbria acute and community services; deputy chief executive for North Cumbria University Hospitals and chief operating officer for South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust.
Isabel Hardman
Isabel Hardman

Assistant Editor

The Spectator

 
Isabel is assistant editor of the Spectator and presenter of Radio 4’s ‘The Week in Westminster’. She regularly writes political columns for other publications, including The Times, Sunday Times, Observer and the Independent. Isabel is the author of Why We Get the Wrong Politicians – which was longlisted for the 2019 Orwell Prize, shortlisted for Waterstones’ 2018 Book of the Year, and won a Parliamentary Book Award – and The Natural Health Service. Her most recent book, Fighting for Life, explores the critical moments in the history of the NHS.
Jackie Edwards
Jackie Edwards

Chief Clinical Engagement Officer

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

 
Jackie has recently taken the role of chief clinical digital engagement officer, a new role that is supporting digital transformation of the electronic patient records in the journey of digital innovation directly with and for health care staff. With a background of 38 years as a clinical nurse, clinical and operational leader as a chief nursing officer she brings a strong focus on promoting clinical and patient engagement. Jackie’s keen interest is in developing strategies to promote enhancing further the seamless integration of digital technologies into clinical practice as the NHS makes ready for advancements in digital services that support better patient outcomes.
Jacquie Mowbray-Gould
Jacquie Mowbray-Gould

Director – MHLDN Provider Collaborative

Devon NHS Partnership Trust (DPT)

 
Jacquie has 35 years of experience working in the NHS delivering mental health services, firstly as a nurse and in the past 20 years in a range of senior leadership roles latterly at executive level. Jacquie is still as passionate today as all those years ago as trainee mental health nurse in wanting to ensure people who use services, especially when they are at their most unwell, get the best care the NHS and the wider system can provide. This was one of the main reasons for her decision to move into a system role to lead, alongside Dr Colm Owens (medical director), the development and delivery of Devon Mental Health, Learning Disability and Neurodiversity Collaborative.
James Benson
James Benson

Chief Executive Officer

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust

 
James Benson, chief executive officer for Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH).
James started his career in healthcare in Sydney, Australia working as a speech pathologist, and has held a number of specialist clinical roles within the UK. James has worked for CLCH since it was founded as a trust fulfilling a number of senior management roles - director of improvement and chief operating officer; having previously also been one of the divisional directors of operations for the trust. James is also presently the NHS England National Delivery Advisor for Virtual Wards.
James Wilson
James Wilson

Transformation Director

Mid and South Essex Community Collaborative

 
James is director of transformation for the Mid and South Essex Community Collaborative, a joint appointment across North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT), Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) and Provide Community Interest Company (CIC). The Community Collaborative was established in May 2020 and James has driven the development of the collaboration bridging the commissioning and provider divide to focus on how we can improve patient outcomes working as one across the Mid and South Essex system.
Jane Saunders
Jane Saunders

Programme Director for EPR and Digital Transformation

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW)

 
Since 2021, Jane has led MTW’s roll out of Altera Sunrise EPR, EPMA and EDN, and introduced a UK first-of-type with Altera EPR, the iRefer CDS system. Jane wrote the Trust’s current digital transformation strategy that is currently being implemented. She is also involved in regional work and co-chairing the national supplier forum. She brings clinical experience to the digital transformation agenda having worked as a nurse before moving into service provision and operational management.
Janine La Rosa
Janine La Rosa

Chief People Officer

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

 
Janine joined Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust in November 2022, having previously been the strategic head of equality and inclusion for the NHS in London. Among other things, she provided leadership and expertise for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) activity across the capital. Janine has led culture transformation programmes in large and complex organisations. Before working in the NHS, Janine was the diversity lead for Sky where she was responsible for ensuring the broadcast company represented the UK.
Jenny  Reindorp
Jenny Reindorp

Interim Director of Funded Programmes, NHS Providers

 
Jinjer Kandola MBE
Jinjer Kandola MBE

Chief Executive

North London Mental Health Partnership

 
Jinjer is an experienced NHS chief executive and has worked in the NHS for more than 35 years. Her experience covers both mental and physical healthcare at a senior level. Jinjer joined Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust in north London in July 2018 as chief executive. In October 2021, Jinjer also became chief executive of neighbouring Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and now leads both trusts, who are working together as the North London Mental Health Partnership. The Partnership has recently confirmed its intention to formally come together to create one new organisation by autumn 2024. As chief executive, Jinjer leads the Partnership’s work to improve outcomes for service users and make the Partnership a great place to work for staff.
John Ashcroft
John Ashcroft

Director of NHS IMPACT and Pathway Transformation

NHS England

 
John is currently director of NHS IMPACT and Pathway Transformation at NHS England. John has held a number of posts in both the NHS and private sector healthcare and was previously chief executive of Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and University Dental Hospital of Manchester Trust. He has also worked at Great Ormond Street and the Royal Free London hospitals.

John has expertise in leadership, strategy and operational delivery both within and across organisations in health and care.
Sir Julian Hartley
Sir Julian Hartley

Chief Executive

NHS Providers

 
Sir Julian joined NHS Providers as chief executive in February 2023, having been chief executive of Leeds Teaching Hospitals since 2013. NHS Providers is the membership organisation for the NHS hospital, mental health, community and ambulance services that treat patients and service users in the NHS. We help those NHS foundation trusts and trusts to deliver high-quality, patient-focused care by enabling them to learn from each other, acting as their public voice and helping shape the system in which they operate. NHS Providers has all trusts in England in voluntary membership, collectively accounting for £104bn of annual expenditure and employ 1.4 million staff.
Kara Marshall
Kara Marshall

Director of Corporate Delivery, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

 
Kara is director of corporate delivery at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and lead for the ‘One Coventry Integrated Team’ community pathway transformation in the Improving Lives programme. Kara is working with system partners to re-design and trial new ways of working across health and care for the local population. Kara started her career on the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme before undertaking a number of senior operational roles in acute trusts and is now responsible for delivery and transformation of the trust’s major strategic programmes under the strategy portfolio.
Katrina Percy
Katrina Percy

Deputy CEO and Lead for Neighbourhood Care Development

National Association of Primary Care

 
Katrina has worked across all sectors of the health service, including internationally, since joining on the NHS graduate management training scheme over 27 years ago. Katrina was an NHS chief executive officer for nearly 10 years, winning the coveted NHS chief executive officer of the year and being named amongst the 50 most inspirational women in healthcare. She is known for her capability to lead organisations, both big and small through transformational and innovative change including the creation of integrated neighbourhood care models.
Professor Kiran Patel
Professor Kiran Patel

Chief Medical Officer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Consultant Cardiologist

University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

 
Kiran is chief medical officer, deputy chief executive officer and consultant cardiologist at University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire. He came to that role in 2019 after six years as medical director for NHS England (West Midlands). He graduated from Kings College, Cambridge University in 1993 and has been a practising Consultant Cardiologist 2005 and continues to practice despite a busy managerial role. He was appointed an Honorary Professor at Warwick and Coventry Universities in 2018. He was also clinical lead for the Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care System (2019-22).
Lesley Terry
Lesley Terry

Lesley Terry, Head of Integration, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

 
Lesley is head of integration at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. Her work focusses on the development of strategies to drive system health and care integration, delivering the acute trust's 'More Than an Hospital' strategy. Lesley is leading the Improving Lives transformation programme on behalf of Coventry Place, bringing together NHS and care partners to deliver improved health outcomes for the local population.
Liz Hackett
Liz Hackett

Partner

Hempsons

 
Liz has extensive experience across all aspects of healthcare advice and litigation, working with NHS trusts, private health providers and the public sector. Her primary practice areas are inquests and inquiries, statutory and non-statutory investigations and mental health law. She is an experienced advocate in the coroners court and in tribunals. Liz supports trusts in undertaking both internal and arms-length investigations in relation to all aspects of patient safety and care. In addition, Liz works closely with NHS trusts to deliver bespoke patient safety and risk management training in areas such as duty of candour, learning from deaths and incidents, and serious incident investigations.
Louise Ansari
Louise Ansari

Chief Executive

Healthwatch England

 
Louise joined Healthwatch England in February 2022. Prior to this, Louise was director of communications and influencing at the Centre for Ageing Better, and has a strong background in communications and engagement. Louise’s roles span across local and national government, health bodies and charities including social policy and local services. She is passionate about ensuring the public voice makes a difference in shaping health and care services.
Lynn Parkinson
Lynn Parkinson

Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

 
Mairead McCormick
Mairead McCormick

Chief Executive Officer

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

 
Mairead is an experienced NHS director with 35 years. She is an emergency nurse by background having trained in her native Northern Ireland. Prior to becoming chief executive, she was the deputy chief executive and chief operating officer at Kingston hospital. Mairead’s move from acute to community services was motivated by her interests in preventing ill health. She is driven by improving outcomes and plays an active role in working with local people to shape health and care for the future.
Professor Margaret Heffernan
Professor Margaret Heffernan

Entrepreneur and Author

 
Margaret produced programmes for the BBC for 13 years. She then moved to the US where she spearheaded multimedia productions for Intuit, The Learning Company and Standard&Poors. She was chief executive of InfoMation Corporation, ZineZone Corporation and then iCast Corporation, was named one of the “Top 25” by Streaming Media magazine and one of the “Top 100 Media Executives” by The Hollywood Reporter.
Mark Hutchinson
Mark Hutchinson

Vice President - Healthcare Strategy and Transformation

Altera Digital Health

 
Mark is an experienced NHS executive chief digital information officer and is a Top 100 chief information officer. With a proven track record in delivering large scale, complex transformational projects at several acute trusts, he is passionate about using technology to drive change and improve patient safety and care. Throughout his career, Mark has championed taking an alternative approach to digital transformation by taking a faster, flexible and more efficient route to electronic patient records (EPR) deployments with modular approaches, which are often less disruptive and generate faster benefits for both patients and clinicians. His approach ensures a focus on patient care is the first step in successful EPR implementation.
Matthew Bryant
Matthew Bryant

Chief Executive Officer

Dorset Healthcare and Dorset County Hospital

 
Matthew joined the trusts in March 2023 and took up the substantive role in April 2023. Matthew previously worked for Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where he was chief operating officer for hospital services. He led the Somerset health and care system boards for planned and unplanned care, and previously led surgical and medical services at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, as well as redesigning care for frail older people. Over a 25-year career in the NHS he has worked with hospital, community and mental health services, and helped to establish the Peninsula Medical School in the south west. He is passionate about empowering NHS staff and working in partnership across organisations to improve health outcomes for local people. Matthew is also senior independent trustee at Hospiscare, the palliative care provider based in Exeter.
Matthew Deacon-Smith
Matthew Deacon-Smith

Director, Newton Europe

 
Matt is a director at Newton with experience working across health and social care integration, urgent and emergency care, adult social care, and children’s services. He is driven by a desire to help teams build services that not only achieve the best outcomes for residents, but that are also great places to work for the people delivering them. Before working in health and care, Matt worked as a nuclear physicist developing expertise in complex systems design and improvement.
Matthew Hunter
Matthew Hunter

Partner

Capsticks

 
Matthew is a partner in the Real Estate department at Capsticks specialising in health and social care property. He has extensive experience in estates work in the secondary healthcare sector, working with hospital and mental health trusts throughout the country. He has also worked closely with many organisations involved in the primary and community care estate, in particular with Community Health Partnerships where he was seconded for 18 months. Matthew deals with a wide range of transactions across all types of healthcare property. He has led on major capital projects for complex hospital and mental health facility developments, NHS LIFT and staff accommodation projects. He is also currently working on the initial stages of New Hospital Programme projects for various trusts across the country.
Matthew Taylor
Matthew Taylor

Chief Executive

NHS Confederation

 
Matthew joined the NHS Confederation as its chief executive in June 2021, having been chief executive of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) for 15 years.  During his tenure, Matthew transformed the RSA into a global institution, with 30,000 fellows and a high profile and influential research programme. Before the RSA, he was the chief adviser on political strategy to Prime Minister Tony Blair and he also ran the Institute for Public Policy Research for five years. He is a widely known commentator on policy, politics and public service reform and regularly appears on national media programmes, including as a panellist on BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze.  He was series editor for the Thames and Hudson ‘Big Ideas’ books and his own book ‘Do we need to work?’ was published in 2021. He was commissioned by the Conservative government in 2016 to carry out an independent review into modern employment practices. Matthew presents the podcast series ‘Health on the Line’ (for NHS Confederation) and ‘Forward Thinking’ (for the Forward Institute).
Matthew Winn
Matthew Winn

Chief Executive, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust and Specialist Advisor to NHS England on intermediate care

 
Matthew is the chief executive of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust. Previously, he worked in London in roles in acute care, local government and primary care trusts. Nationally, he is chair of the Community Network and a board member of NHS Employers policy board and sits on the National Social Partnership Forum.
Professor Mel Pickup
Professor Mel Pickup

Chief Executive Officer

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 
Mel is an NHS chief executive for over 17 years, having joined Bradford in November 2019. Passionate about the power of partnership working to effect change. Act As One – The way we work around here is a fully integrated, distributed leadership approach in Place. Championing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion focussing on tackling inequalities leading to poorer, shorter lives, and advocating secondary care providers being more than just a repair service. Mel sponsors the Women’s Network for the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership.
Michael Bell
Michael Bell

Chair, Lewisham & Greenwich Trust and of South West London Integrated Care Board

 
Michael is the chair of South West London Integrated Care Board and chair of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. He is also the chair of the NHS London Chairs and Non-Executive Directors Anchor Network and the London Deliberative Enquiry into the Future of Primary Care. Michael has more than 20 years of NHS Board level experience across Strategic Health Authorities, Croydon Health Services, Barking Havering, and Redbridge Hospitals. Michael is also the director of a research and consultancy company which works with central and local government and the NHS.
Mike Bracken CBE
Mike Bracken CBE

Founder

Public Digital

 
Mike is a founding partner at Public Digital, a digital transformation consultancy operating globally. Previously, Mike was appointed executive director of digital of the UK Government in 2011 and its chief data officer in 2014. He was responsible for overseeing and improving the government’s digital delivery of public services, which yielded £4.1bn in savings. After government, he sat on the board of the Co-operative Group as chief digital officer. Mike is an experienced entrepreneur who has grown several technology companies and occupied most c-suite roles in his executive career in a variety of sectors in more than a dozen countries.
Mike Rees
Mike Rees

Mike Rees, Head of Finance Consultancy, NHS South Central and West

 
Mike is a CCAB ACCA Accountancy professional with 15 years’ experience in the public and private finance sectors, with the past six years being within the NHS focusing on delivering high quality projects for a variety of customers at local, national, regional and provider level.

Mike now works at SCW leading on Finance Consultancy focusing on areas such asfFinancial recovery, strategic capital, business cases, and other aspects of NHS finance.
Miriam Deakin
Miriam Deakin

Co-Director of Development and Engagement

 
Having worked for membership organisations for many years in both influencing and support, Miriam is director of development and engagement, a role she job-shares with Jenny Reindorp.

Miriam works with Jenny to oversee our support offer for trusts and support a directorate of around forty talented event management, training and development and programme management professionals. Miriam takes a particular lead for events, networks, board development, our governor support offer (GovernWell) and our commercial partnerships programme to help bring trust leaders together with partners who can help find solutions to some of the challenges they face.

Miriam is also our executive team sponsor for Proud Providers, our LGBTQ+ staff network.
Sir Neil McKay
Sir Neil McKay

Chair, NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Consultant, Browne Jacobson

 
Nicola Nicholson
Nicola Nicholson

Head of System Flow

West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board

 
Nicola has worked for over a decade in the NHS roles where she enjoys the challenge of managing complex operational and culture change. After graduating from the GMTS she worked in quality improvement before transitioning into operational management in hospital. Nicola has held senior operational management roles in radiology, medicine and pharmacy services, in which she established the covid vaccination centre for Leeds. She is currently the Head of System Flow for the Leeds Health & Care Partnership.
Dr Nicolette Morgan
Dr Nicolette Morgan

Consultant Geriatrician

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

 
Nicolette is a consultant orthogeriatrician working in Leicester since 2006 having completed her registrar training working in both South Yorkshire and Mid Trent deaneries. She has a strong interest in medical education is an experienced educational supervisor, trained mentor, appraiser and held role of training programme director for geriatric medicine for six years. More recently she has worked as a clinical tutor during which she has focussed on developing learning opportunities and support for locally employed doctors working in University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and specifically those from international medical backgrounds. She is currently an associate medical director in University Hospitals Leicester and her focus is on developing and supporting the medical workforce. Nicolette enjoys running and cycling round Leicestershire.
Oliver Langford
Oliver Langford

Senior Digital and Analytics Consultant

Newton

 
Oliver is a senior digital and analytics consultant at Newton who specialises in supporting organisations with data driven decision making. He has recently supported a healthcare system embed an end-to-end visibility tool, and the decision-making frameworks to support its use. He is motivated to help systems get the most out of their data and harness the power of insights to make effective decisions, which ultimately leads to better outcomes for patients. Oli also has experience in deploying visibility with large utilities companies as well as defence and aerospace companies.
Dr Owen Williams OBE
Dr Owen Williams OBE

Chief Executive, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

 
Owen started in post as Chief Executive of the NCA FT in November 2021. Prior to this appointment, he was chief Executive of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT), a position which he has held since 2012. In 2020 he was granted the degree of Doctor of Business Administration by the University of Huddersfield following the successful completion of his thesis which commenced six years previously in 2014. In the 2019 New Year’s Honours list he was awarded an OBE for service to health care across West Yorkshire and was asked to lead a National piece of work across the NHS in England with regards to reducing Health Inequalities. He was previously vice chair of the NHS Confederation and prior to joining the NHS he has worked across Local Government including two roles as chief executive at Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council and Rossendale District Borough Council. Before working in the Public Sector, he worked in commercial business including his first employment at the Yorkshire Building Society. He is passionate about reducing health inequality and ensuring that no communities - regardless of race, colour or creed - get left behind.
Penny Pereira
Penny Pereira

Q Managing Director

The Health Foundation

 
Penny is the managing director of Q: a community of thousands of people across the UK and Ireland, collaborating to improve the safety and quality of health and care.  Q includes a participatory grant funding programme, Q Exchange and Q Labs, bringing people together to make progress on complex challenges. We also generate insight through the community on key issues. Before joining the Health Foundation, Penny was the director of strategy and service improvement at a hospital in East London. Penny has spent her career leading improvement work at local and national level in the English NHS, with particular expertise in process and system redesign and leading strategic change across and between organisations.
Professor Phil Wood
Professor Phil Wood

Chief Executive

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

 
Phil was appointed chief executive in February 2023. Prior to this he was chief medical officer for the trust and deputy chief executive. He joined Leeds Teaching Hospitals in 2002 as a consultant immunologist and during his career Phil has worked in many operational and strategic roles including clinical director for services such as Pathology and Oncology and medical director for Strategy and Planning. Phil has held a number of regional roles including senior responsible officer for the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in West Yorkshire, one of the most successful programmes in the country, and Chair of the West Yorkshire Vascular Board. He is currently Chair of the North East and Yorkshire Genomic Medicine Service Board and a member of the national Genomics England (GEL)/NHSE Joint Board. An Honorary Professorship in Healthcare Leadership from the University of Leeds was awarded in November 2022, recognising Phil’s leadership contribution across research, innovation, education and training.
Rachael Dovey
Rachael Dovey

Director of Business Development

Skin Analytics

 
Rachel is the director of business development at Skin Analytics, a company that is developing advanced Artificial Intelligence techniques to assess skin lesions for skin cancer. With over a decade of experience in the UK Healthcare Industry, Rachael is passionate about bringing new products to market to drive change in healthcare. With her deep understanding of the NHS and strong commercial background, Rachael has spent the last five years in HealthTech and has been instrumental in bringing disruptive medTech to market, which includes the first ever deployment of an AIaMD in a dermatology pathway.
Raj Jain
Raj Jain

Chair

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care Board

 
Raj is the chair of Cheshire and Merseyside’s Integrated Care Board (ICB) and Vice Chair of the Health and Care Partnership. The ICB is the NHS body responsible for population health, financial sustainability, performance and improving health inequalities for three million people. It has a budget of £6.4bn and is the second largest ICB in the country. Before this appointment he was the chief executive of the Northern Care Alliance. He has held chief executive officer and executive positions at other NHS organisations, including Liverpool Heart & Chest NHS Foundation Trust and established the Greater Manchester’s AHSN.
Richard Jenkins

Chief Executive

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

 
Richard Kirby
Richard Kirby

Chief Executive Officer

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 
A graduate of the NHS Management Training Scheme, Richard began his career working in primary care in Birmingham.
Richard’s first chief executive post was at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, an integrated provider of acute and community services. Richard was appointed Chief Executive of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in 2018 where he is building partnerships to deliver integrated community services. Richard is vice-chair of the Community Network and a Fellow of the Sciana Health Leaders Network.
Ruth Crabtree
Ruth Crabtree

Public Health Lead

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust /Association of Ambulance Chief Executives

 
Ruth has worked in the ambulance sector for a number of years at both a regional and national level, developing trust strategy as well as the national direction for the ambulance sector. Ruth led on the development of the recently published suite of resources that describe the role of the sector to work in partnership to reduce health inequalities. These include a national consensus statement developed in partnership with key stakeholders together with associated implementation toolkit and resources.
Robin Staveley (MBE)
Robin Staveley (MBE)

Partner and Practice Lead, Health Practice

GatenbySanderson

 
Robin is GatenbySanderson’s health practice lead, the UK’s largest senior executive healthcare recruiter. He has recruited senior executives, non-executives and chairs for healthcare providers in all regions of the NHS in England, Wales, and Scotland, as well as Arm's Length Bodies and in the voluntary sector. He has over 25 years' experience of recruiting for the public sector. In his earlier career, he served in the Army for 14 years including in Germany, the UK and with the United Nations.
Sir Ron Kerr
Sir Ron Kerr

Chair

NHS Providers

 
Sir Ron Kerr has spent all his career in the health and care sector and has been a chief executive at national, regional and local level for over 30 years, latterly as chief executive of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust until 2015. He is currently independent chair of Healthier Together, the sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire and a board member of Genomics England Ltd. He is also a trustee of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and King’s College London. He was knighted for services to the NHS in 2011.
Saffron Cordery
Saffron Cordery

Deputy Chief Executive

NHS Providers

 
Saffron has been NHS Providers deputy chief executive since 2018, and between June 2022 – February 2023 was interim chief executive. She has worked in the healthcare sector since 2007.

Saffron has extensive experience in policy development, influencing and communications, and was previously head of public affairs at the Local Government Association. Her early career focused on influencing EU legislation and policy development, and she started working life in adult and community education.

She has a degree in Modern Languages from the University of Manchester and is a trustee of GambleAware and recently became co-chair at Agenda Alliance.
Salma Yasmeen
Salma Yasmeen

Chief Executive

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

 
Salma is the chief executive of Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to this she was the deputy chief executive and director of strategy and change at Southwest Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Salma started her career as a mental health nurse and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her time in health and care systems and from leading innovation and change in organisations and across systems with people at the center.
Samantha Allen
Samantha Allen

Chief Executive

North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board

 
Sam is an experienced NHS chief executive and joined the North East and North Cumbria to set up the Integrated Care Board in January 2022. She is also the chair of the Health and Care Women Leaders Network for the NHS Confederation, a member of The Kings Fund General Advisory Council, a leadership fellow at St. George's House and a trustee of the Chartered Management Institute.
Samira Ahmed
Samira Ahmed

Award Winning Journalist and Broadcaster

 
Award winning journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed presents Front Row on Radio 4, Newswatch on BBC1and presented the BBC4 series Art of Persia. She won the 2020 Broadcasting Press Guild Audio Presenter of the Year. In 2023 she made headlines around the world after discovering the earliest known full concert recording of the Beatles in the UK - at Stowe boarding school in April 1963. For 11 years Samira was a presenter and reporter at Channel 4 News, where she won the Stonewall Award for Broadcast of the Year for her investigation into the so-called "corrective" rape of Lesbian women in South Africa. Samira has also been a reporter on Newsnight, the Today programme, and covered the OJ Simpson case while the BBC's Los Angeles Correspondent. She is a trustee of the Centre for Women's Justice.
Sarah Mitchell
Sarah Mitchell

Senior Advisor

Newton

 
Sarah has worked in Health and Social Care for 40 years in the NHS and in Local and Central Government. Specialising in health related social work she has been a director in two Local Authorities, an SSI Inspector and a national policy lead in Central Government. Most recently she led the Sector led Improvement Programme at the Local Government Association, leading many pieces of work focussed on hospital flow and discharge specialising in system leadership. She now runs her own consultancy business and supports Newton in their public sector work.
Siva Anandaciva
Siva Anandaciva

Chief Analyst

The King’s Fund

 
Siva is chief analyst in the policy team, leading on projects covering NHS funding, finances, productivity and performance. Before joining the Fund in 2017, Siva was head of analysis at NHS Providers – the membership body for NHS trusts and foundation trusts – where he led a team focused on NHS finances, workforce and informatics. Previously, he was an analyst in the Department of Health working on medicines policy and urgent and emergency care. Siva is a member of the Office of Health Economics policy committee and chairs the National Payment Strategy Advisory Group for NHS England and NHS Improvement.
Stella Vig
Stella Vig

National Medical Director for Secondary Care and National Clinical Director for Elective Care

NHS England

 
Stella Vig has more than 30 years’ experience in the NHS and was appointed as a consultant in vascular and general surgery at Croydon University Hospital in 2006. Her specialist interests are vascular and general surgery. She is the national clinical director for elective care for NHS England.

She is also the clinical director of elective recovery at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, which opened a ‘hospital within a hospital’ to safely continue planned care and surgery during the pandemic. Across London, Stella is the regional clinical director for general surgery for the Get It Right First Time best practice programmes.

With a focus on patient care, developing trainees and supporting colleagues, she has taken leading roles in clinical education, as well as service transformation. Stella was also elected as a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Council in 2016.
Stephen Eames
Stephen Eames

Chief Executive

Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board

 
Stephen is the chief executive of Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership and has been from April 2020. He has over 30 years of top-level leadership experience in the hospital and health care industry, having held a number of Chief Executive and system leadership roles. He also has a strong grounding in executive coaching and development and is a visiting professorship in leadership and management at The University of Central Lancashire.
Stephen was awarded a CBE for services to the NHS in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2019.
Sunita Raja
Sunita Raja

Partner

Capsticks

 
Sunita is a partner in the Real Estate department at Capsticks. Her work focuses on advising health and social care bodies, emergency service organisations, higher education and other public sector bodies over a wide range of commercial property work including acquisitions and disposals, development of new hospital and health centres, overage agreements and general landlord and tenant work. Sunita has an extensive healthcare practice and acts for a large number of NHS.
Suzanne Robinson
Suzanne Robinson

Chief Finance Officer

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and Social Care Trust

 
Suzanne is currently chief finance officer at Greater Manchester Mental Health, a role she has held for over three years. With over 22 years of experience working at a senior level within large acute and specialist providers as well as commissioning organizations in the North West of England, she has also held the role of director of finance at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Director of Finance, Performance and Digital at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust and Finance Director of Staffordshire Stoke-on-Trent Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).

In all director roles she has held Executive Board Leadership for the digital portfolio overseeing a number of projects including EPR implementations, GDE projects and Innovation projects with private sector partners. As a self-confessed non IT expert, she has focused on how Digital can make a difference to service and people.
Tara Donnelly
Tara Donnelly

Founder

Digital Care

 
Tara runs Digital Care, a boutique advisory firm that supports clients in the NHS and digital health innovators scale digital care, with a particular emphasis on digital home care. One of her clients is Doccla, a leading provider of virtual wards and clinical monitoring across the NHS. Tara has worked in the NHS for 30 years, with a career that has spanned a range of operational roles in hospitals across London including director of operations at the Whittington, managing director roles at University College London Hospitals and chief executive of the West Middlesex University Hospital. Her second chief executive position was leading the Health Innovation Network, the academic health science network for south London. Most recently she was the chief digital officer for NHS England.
Tony Mayer
Tony Mayer

Director, Cheshire and Merseyside Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Community Services Provider Collaborative

 
Tony has worked across all different sectors of the NHS during a career spanning the last 32 years taking service improvements forward through a focus on integration and transformation.

Tony is currently the director of the Cheshire and Merseyside Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Community Services Provider Collaborative that brings together the nine mental health and community provider organisations in Cheshire and Merseyside integrated care board.
Vicki Moore
Vicki Moore

Legal Director

Capsticks

 
Vicki is an experienced legal director in the real estate team. Vicki provides close support to NHS and local authority clients on a wide range of real estate matters and projects. Vicki’s work includes dealing with the acquisition, disposal and development of sites for NHS use together with major infrastructure projects, negotiating commercial leases and general landlord and tenant law. Her recent work includes developments of NHS staff accommodation and retail facilities involving multiple parties and complex transactional structures.
Victoria Atkins MP
Victoria Atkins MP

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

 
Dr Vin Diwakar
Dr Vin Diwakar

Interim National Director of Transformation

NHS England

 
Dr Vin Diwakar is the incoming national director of transformation in NHS England, leading the NHS’s work nationally in transforming the way that care is delivered, enabling the access to best care and outcomes for people that the NHS serves and the people who work in it. The Directorate achieves this through improving population health and patient pathways, rapidly adopting effective technologies, improving digital maturity, building on insights from data and cutting-edge research, and by transforming the way that care is delivered.

Vin has been in the NHS for 33 years, working as a consultant paediatrician in Birmingham.
Wendy Korthuis Smith
Wendy Korthuis Smith

Executive Director

Virginia Mason Institute

 
Wendy provides leadership for Virginia Mason Institute’s (VMI) strategic direction, engagement services, and operational excellence. Partnering with healthcare leaders and organizations worldwide, she brings extensive experience in leading large-scale change and transformation to deliver results. Prior to VMI, she worked at Deloitte Consulting, Strategy and Operations, where she consulted at the state, national, and international level. As a former professor, Wendy melds the science and theory of improvement with pragmatic, achievable practices.
Wes Streeting MP
Wes Streeting MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

The Labour Party

 
Wes is the Labour Member of Parliament for Ilford North and Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. He has previously held the positions of Shadow Child Poverty Secretary, Shadow Minister for Schools and Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury. He has also sat on the House of Commons Treasury committee. Wes bucked the trend to win his parliamentary seat at the 2015 election with the largest swing from the Conservatives to Labour in the country. Prior to that, Wes served as deputy leader and cabinet member for health and wellbeing of the London Borough of Redbridge.

event partners

Altera Digital Health
 

Altera Digital Health is a global healthcare IT innovator. With more than 30 years of experience, we develop technology to connect and inspire healthier communities. Our platform approach to solutions provides a fast, flexible and clinically driven roadmap towards digital maturity across integrated care systems. By keeping the human user at the centre of our design methodology, we are supporting caregivers and helping patients meet and exceed their wellness goals. Together, with our clients, we’re driving a new era of healthcare.

BD
 

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company develops innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD has 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.

www.bd.com/en-uk

Hempson
 

Hempsons, leading health, social care and charity lawyers

Hempsons, a specialist health and social care law firm working across the public, private and third sectors, acts for 150 NHS organisations nationwide on strategic and operational issues including integrated care, collaborations, strategic estates partnerships, service reconfigurations, patient safety and risk management, procurement and workforce issues. The firm is a longstanding partner of NHS Providers and provides support on a range of activities where legal issues are an important consideration.

www.hempsons.co.uk

Netwon
 

Newton support health organisations and health and social care systems to redesign ways of working and implement measurable and sustainable change which is better for people, better for staff and delivers real financial benefit. They are specialists in tackling highly complex challenges, by designing and implementing the operational, digital and people-centred change that needs to happen to solve them. Newton work side by side with their clients, to bring insights which drive change, working together to design, implement and sustain lasting improvement. Their clients value them for their ability to embed sustainable change by working from the ground up-uncovering the root causes of the trickiest problems, supporting leadership to act on this information and working as part of their frontline teams to deliver real change. Newton have a strong track record in doing this across whole health and care systems, helping system leaders to align their vision and strategy and translating that into an operational blueprint which they then co-design and deliver to fit the local situation. In one recent engagement, Newton helped to deliver an integrated model for urgent and intermediate care services for older people which is forecast to achieve more than £40m savings since the programme began. They put 100% of their fixed implementation fee at risk against achieving measurable results.

www.newtoneurope.com

Exhibitors 

We would like to thank our exhibitors and sponsors who joined us at this years Annual Conference and Exhibition 2023. If you would like to learn more about the products and services that they offer to NHS trusts, do view their profiles below and get in touch if you would like to learn more.

Altera Digital Health

Altera Digital Health is a global healthcare IT innovator. With more than 30 years of experience, we develop technology to connect and inspire healthier communities. Our platform approach to solutions provides a fast, flexible and clinically driven roadmap towards digital maturity across integrated care systems. By keeping the human user at the centre of our design methodology, we are supporting caregivers and helping patients meet and exceed their wellness goals. Together, with our clients, we’re driving a new era of healthcare.

Get in touch

@AlteraDH_UK
www.linkedin.com/company/altera-digital-health-uk
www.uk.alterahealth.com

Andrew Sims Centre, Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The Andrew Sims Centre, Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides CPD courses for medical and healthcare professionals, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities. The objective is to deliver exceptional, affordable and accessible training events for all healthcare professionals throughout their careers. The Centre offers a professional Event Management Service to other organisations in the UK.

Get in touch

www.andrewsimscentre.nhs.uk
Andrewsimscentre.lypft@nhs.net

@AndrewSimsCtr

BD

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics, and the delivery of care. The company develops innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD has 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. They help customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care. 

Get in touch

www.bd.com/en-uk

Billmonitor

Billmonitor is a specialist consultancy service, trusted by public sector organisations to reduce their telephony expenditure. Their proprietary software identifies savings that can be achieved mid-contract as well as on renewal, with or without switching network. Their team works with organisations to effectively realise savings, on average of 46% within the public sector. It's a risk-free approach for clients as Billmonitor always works on a gain-share basis, ensuring they maximise cost savings every time. 


Get in touch

www.billmonitor.com

Browne Jacobson

 

Browne Jacobson powers success in health and social care, helping commissioners, providers, and regulators nationwide. Across the private and public sectors, it's a trusted advisor to more than 100 NHS bodies, 150 local authorities and independent providers. Itsnstraight-talking lawyers' extensive sector knowledge, progressive approach, and exceptional service achieves the outcomes clients need.

Get in touch
Website | LinkedIn | X

Capgemini

Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided every day by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of nearly 350,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong 55-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering, and platforms. The Group reported in 2022 global revenues of €22 billion. Get The Future You Want | www.capgemini.com Further information will be available soon.

 

Get in touch

www.capgemini.com 
www.linkedin.com/company/capgemini 
www.instagram.com/capgemini 
www.facebook.com/CapgeminiUK 
www.youtube.com/capgeminimedia 
@CapgeminiUK 

Capsticks

Capsticks is a leading UK law firm providing specialist legal advice to the health, housing, regulatory and social care sectors. For over 40 years Capsticks has worked with the NHS, providing specialist full-service legal advice, so they truly understand the unique challenges and opportunities that trusts face. They advise on some of the most ground-breaking, high-value and politically sensitive cases across a vast range of practice areas including employment, procurement, real estate and litigation. 

Get in touch

www.capsticks.com
info@capsticks.com 
@CapsticksLLP 

CIPFA

CIPFA is committed to changing lives for the better.  As a global leader in public financial management and governance, their aim is to make a difference to the world we live in. CIPFA work enables people to prosper, protects the vulnerable and helps sustain the environment for future generations.   

Get in touch

www.cipfa.org
www.linkedin.com/school/cipfa
@CIPFA

Defence Medical Services (Reserves)

Reservists in the Defence Medical Services (Royal Navy, Army and RAF) serve our nation and provide medical care to sick and injured military personnel and others in a range of uniquely challenging operational and training environments around the world. The training and experience they gain in the Reserves benefits them, their employer and their patients and will enrich your organisation

Get in touch

www.gov.uk/guidance/defence-medical-services-reserves
Heather.Saunders612@mod.gov.uk
@DMS_MilMed

Doccla

Doccla is a CQC-registered virtual ward company. Founded in 2018, they have since maintained an unwavering ambition to supply the very best patient monitoring service with the highest levels of clinician and patient satisfaction. Clients praise their comprehensive support, which frees them from worrying about implementation, technology, logistics and patient compliance. Doccla takes care of every detail to allow clinicians to focus on what they do best, caring for patients. Their service is proven to reduce costs for a wide range of pathways, improving outcomes and freeing resources. Their internal clinical team of remote monitoring clinicians work with NHS clients by supporting them with the clinical monitoring of their patients from the comfort of their homes. 

Get in touch

www.doccla.com

Dukefield Group

Dukefield Group have four businesses that operate under the Dukefield Group – Dukefield Procurement, Dukefield Energy, Dukefield Foodservice and Dukefield Print Solutions. Across the Dukefield Group of businesses, they have extensive experience in procurement and the accompanying services. 

Get in touch

www.dukefield.co.uk
Jon.chamberlain@dukefield.co.uk

GatenbySanderson

GatenbySanderson is the UK’s leading people intelligence advisory business within the public and not for profit sector. They find, recruit and develop leaders to the most challenging roles within highly complex, scrutinised healthcare environments. GatenbySanderson build long term, intelligent relationships and provide outstanding people care and unrivalled sector expertise, across Executive Search, Interim/Contracting provisions and Leadership Development programmes.  


Get in touch

www.gatenbysanderson.com
info@gatenbysanderson.com
www.linkedin.com/company/gatenbysanderson
@GatenbyS

General Medical Council

 The GMC work with doctors, patients and other stakeholders to support good, safe patient care across the UK. They set the standards doctors and those who train them need to meet, and help them achieve them. If there are concerns these standards may not be met or that public confidence in doctors may be at risk, they can investigate, and take action if needed. 


Get in touch

www.gmc-uk.org
gmc@gmc-uk.org
 
@gmcuk

The Health Foundation

The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. They have three key priorities: improving people’s health and reducing inequalities, supporting radical innovation and improvement in health and care services, and providing evidence and analysis to improve health and care policy.

Get in touch

www.health.org.uk
@HealthFdn

Health Service Journal (HSJ)

HSJ provides a deep understanding of the NHS through a wide range of services and solutions – news, analysis, insight, data, live networking events and a unique best practice database – aimed at professionals in the UK healthcare industry. They employ the largest team of expert healthcare analysts and journalists in the UK, who provide unparalleled news and analysis on national policy decisions and deliver the most up-to-date information on developments within the NHS. HSJ is the media partner for this year's Annual Conference and Exhibition. 

Get in touch

www.hsj.co.uk
HSJ.Membership@wilmingtonhealthcare.com
@HSJnews

Hempsons

Hempsons, a specialist health and social care law firm working across the public, private and third sectors, acts for over 200 NHS organisations nationwide on strategic and operational issues including integrated care, collaborations, service reconfigurations, patient safety, estates projects and workforce. Hempsons is a longstanding partner of NHS Providers and support them on a range of activities where legal issues are an important consideration. Please see Hempsons webinars and podcasts for advice on a range of legal issues

Get in touch

www.hempsons.co.uk 
www.hempsons.co.uk/insights a.davidson@hempsons.co.uk
@hempsonslegal

Hunter Healthcare

Hunter Healthcare is an award-winning resourcing business that places people at the epicentre of healthcare. Where disciplines, geography and potential intersect. They match the future of the industry with the people who’ll build it.

Get in touch

www.hunter-healthcare.com
enquiries@hunter-healthcare.com
@HHResourcing

Isio


Isio is one of the largest pensions advisory firms in the UK with a team of NHS specialists. Their aim is to help NHS organisations leverage the NHS pension scheme and wider benefits to achieve better staff recruitment and retention outcomes and improve financial confidence and wellbeing for all staff. 

Get in touch

www.isio.com
paul.moffatt@isio.com 
www.linkedin.com/company/isiogroup/Lapsafe

Lapsafe

LapSafe® is the industry's leading expert in providing self-service IT solutions. Specialising in providing safe power management for laptops, iPads, tablets, and other such devices in volume. Their smart lockers are used by the NHS, London Ambulance Service, Universities and Colleges to name but a few, and can loan devices 24x7 without staff interaction. 

Get in touch

www.lapsafe.com
Robert.tanner@lapsafe.com
www.linkedin.com/company/lapsafe
@LapSafe

MIH Solutions

MIH Solutions specialise in working in partnership with the NHS and other healthcare organisations, and their team has many years’ experience of working either with or within the service. Their portfolio covers everything from strategy, communications, PR, staff engagement and stakeholder management, to preparing Boards for CQC inspections, executive coaching, training, facilitation and organisational change. 

Get in touch

www.mihsolutions.co.uk
www.linkedin.com/company/mih-solutions-make-it-happen
@MIHSolutions

Newton

Newton support health organisations and health and social care systems to redesign ways of working and implement measurable and sustainable change which is better for people, better for staff and delivers real financial benefit. They are specialists in tackling highly complex challenges, by designing and implementing the operational, digital and people-centred change that needs to happen to solve them. Newton work side by side with their clients, to bring insights which drive change, working together to design, implement and sustain lasting improvement. Their clients value them for their ability to embed sustainable change by working from the ground up-uncovering the root causes of the trickiest problems, supporting leadership to act on this information and working as part of their frontline teams to deliver real change. Newton have a strong track record in doing this across whole health and care systems, helping system leaders to align their vision and strategy and translating that into an operational blueprint which they then co-design and deliver to fit the local situation. In one recent engagement, Newton helped to deliver an integrated model for urgent and intermediate care services for older people which is forecast to achieve more than £40m savings since the programme began. They put 100% of their fixed implementation fee at risk against achieving measurable results. 

Get in touch

www.newtoneurope.com
@Newton_Europe

NHS and Care Volunteer Responders

NHS and Care Volunteer Responders is a flexible volunteering programme supporting the NHS and adult social care across England. Their volunteers take on a range of activities to support the NHS and people drawing on social care such as friendly phone calls and help with shopping and prescription deliveries. 

Get in touch

www.nhscarevolunteerresponders.org
Rebecca.Mathias@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk
www.linkedin.com/company/vol-responders
@VolResponders

NHS Arden and Gem CSU

NHS Arden & GEM delivers a diverse portfolio of solutions that support provider organisations to deliver their Triple Aim Duty of better health and wellbeing for everyone, better quality of health services for all individuals, and sustainability of resources. 

Come and speak to their experts about how their business intelligence, population health management, service transformation, digital transformation and healthcare consultancy services can help your organisation to deliver your vision for efficient, integrated healthcare.


Get in touch

www.ardengemcsu.nhs.uk
contact.ardengem@nhs.net 
@ardengem

NHS Charities Together

They are the national charity caring for the NHS, supporting a network of over 230 NHS charities based in every hospital, health board, ambulance, community, and mental health trust across the UK and helping the NHS go further for everyone. Together, NHS charities give over one million pounds a day to benefit NHS staff, patients and volunteers. During 2020, NHS Charities Together’s Covid Appeal raised £160 million and has reached every NHS Trust and Health Board, funding thousands of projects. 

Get in touch

www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk
hello@anhsc.org.uk
@NHSCharities

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU

In collaboration with fellow health system support providers and specialist partners, NHS Midlands and Lancashire can help improve patient services and outcomes while delivering value for money. 

Get in touch

www.midlandsandlancashirecsu.nhs.uk  
@MLCSU

NHS Professionals

Established in 2001 as a Special Health Authority (SpHA) and then incorporated as a limited company in 2008, NHS Professionals are experts at putting people in places to care within NHS trusts and the wider healthcare system in England.  They have over 50 client trusts and 190,000 healthcare professionals registered with them. NHS Professionals aligns their vision and objectives with those of the NHS, and their teams use their specialist healthcare knowledge to deliver bespoke recruitment solutions to bank members and trusts. These can range from local shift cover at short notice, through to national and international workforce campaigns. Uniquely, they are owned by the Department of Health and Social Care. This means that NHS Professionals stand apart from other recruitment organisations because they enable significant reinvestment back into the wider healthcare economy. In 2021-22, this equated to over £18million, in addition to associated workforce efficiencies and savings made by individual NHS trusts. 


Get in touch

www.nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk
@NHSPBank

NHS Open Space

NHS Open Space provides access to clinical and non-clinical rooms from partners across the NHS. Health, wellbeing, and community services can book flexible and affordable rooms across England on an hourly, sessional, or daily basis. It’s pay as you go, so you only pay for the time and space you need, no lease required.

Get in touch

https://www.openspace.nhs.uk
customer.service@property.nhs.uk
@NHSProperty

NHS Providers

NHS Providers is the membership organisation for the NHS hospital, mental health, community and ambulance services that treat patients and service users in the NHS. We help those NHS foundation trusts and trusts to deliver high-quality, patient-focused care by enabling them to learn from each other, acting as their public voice and helping shape the system in which they operate.

Currently, we have all trusts in England in voluntary membership, collectively accounting for £115bn of annual expenditure and employing 1.4 million staff. We work across a range of disciplines, including policy and analysis, communications and media, support and training, public affairs and influencing.


Get in touch

@NHSProviders
www.nhsproviders.org

NHS Resolution

NHS Resolution is an arm's length body of the Department of Health and Social Care. They provide expertise to the NHS on resolving concerns and disputes fairly, sharing learning for improvement and preserving resources for patient care. Their four main functions are claims management, practitioner performance advice, primary care appeals, and safety and learning. 

Get in touch

www.resolution.nhs.uk
nhsr.generalenquiries@nhs.net
https://www.linkedin.com/company/nhs-resolution
@NHSResolution

NHS SCW Lounge

Recovering and restoring services, the changing needs of populations, squeezed budgets, a workforce that’s struggling to cope with demand. These are just some of the many challenges keeping you up at night. NHS SCW know that, more than ever, you need support to find solutions to your pinch-points. As an NHS organisation bringing together some of the brightest and best in health and social care, they are perfectly placed to help you define your issues and co-design solutions. As partners, they’re dedicated to supporting you at every step of your journey to address your most pressing problems, and ultimately, to help you provide the best possible care to people.

Get in touch

www.scwcsu.nhs.uk
@NHSscw

NHS Supply Chain

NHS Supply Chain manage the sourcing, delivery and supply of healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales. Every year they deliver over 8 million orders across 17,000 locations, consolidating orders from over 1100 suppliers. 

They are part of the NHS family and work in collaboration with NHS trusts, Integrated Care Systems and suppliers to ensure the supply chain is cost-efficient, resilient, and responsive to frontline needs – helping the NHS deliver exceptional care. 


Get in touch

www.supplychain.nhs.uk
communications@supplychain.nhs.uk​
www.linkedin.com/company/nhssupplychain
@NHSSupplyChain

NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard

Implementing the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) is a requirement for NHS commissioners and NHS healthcare providers including independent organisations, through the NHS standard contract. This is important because multiple studies demonstrate that a motivated, included, and valued workforce helps deliver high quality patient care, increased patient satisfaction and better patient safety. NHS providers are expected to show progress against the nine WRES indicators, including a specific indicator to address the low numbers of BME board members across the organisation. 


Get in touch

www.england.nhs.uk/equality-standard
england.wres@nhs.net
@WRES_team

Oxehealth

Oxehealth is a global leader in vision-based patient monitoring – dedicated to helping clinicians deliver safer, higher-quality and more efficient mental health inpatient care. As members of the NHS Confederation, Oxehealth partners with half of NHS England’s mental health providers and has supported more than 30 million hours of patient care. 

Get in touch

www.oxehealth.com  
info@oxehealth.com
www.linkedin.com/company/oxehealth
@Oxehealth

Patchwork Health

Patchwork Health is on a mission to make flexible and sustainable working a reality for all healthcare staff. Their fully integrated workforce management solution helps optimise outcomes for organisations, managers, staff and patients. Built by a team of healthcare veterans, and co-created with the NHS, their technology and services have been embraced by over 100 healthcare sites. 

Get in touch

www.patchwork.health
www.linkedin.com/company/heypatchwork
@heypatchwork

Providers Deliver

At NHS Providers we work to influence and shape the environment in which trusts operate, highlighting the many challenges they face. However, through our Providers Deliver programme of work we also highlight, celebrate and promote innovations and achievements of NHS trusts and foundation trusts, together with their partners. This year we will be featuring two reports: Patient flow and Enabling wellbeing within trusts. #ProvidersDeliver

Get in touch

www.nhsproviders.org/development-offer/providers-deliver

Skin Analytics

Skin Analytics is committed to helping more people survive skin cancer by using AI to enable innovative skin cancer pathways that deliver better patient care outcomes that are sustainable for health systems globally. www.skin-analytics.com

Get in touch

www.skin-analytics.com
www.linkedin.com/company/skin-analytics

Thiscovery

THIS Labs is reshaping the way health and care improves and innovates. They are a purpose-led business, created through a strategic partnership between the Health Foundation and The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute (THIS Institute).  

They work with organisations across the UK using their online platform, Thiscovery, to enable large numbers of people who use, work in, manage, and study the health and care system to have meaningful involvement in improving services. 


Get in touch

www.thiscovery.org
www.linkedin.com/company/this-labs
@ThiscoveryOrg

Virginia Mason Institute

Virginia Mason Institute is a global transformation and improvement organisation specialising in partnerships across the NHS that enable organisations to create, accelerate, and sustain their own patient-centric management system and embed a culture of continuous improvement. Their multi-disciplinary team has extensive expertise in healthcare leadership, strategic planning, innovation, large-scale change, and process improvement across all healthcare environments. Virginia Mason Institute have the approach, proven models, and methods to help you dramatically elevate your patient experience, eliminate waste, and sustain high quality care. 


Get in touch

www.virginiamasoninstitute.org/europe
www.virginiamasoninstitute.org/resources/
info@virginiamasoninstitute.org

Contact us

To find out more about the conference, please contact our events team by emailing events@nhsproviders.org