Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022

15–16 November, ACC Liverpool

oUR aNNUAL CONFERENCE

Our flagship annual conference and exhibition is a unique event with unrivalled health content, giving you the insights you need to perform your role more effectively. As a sector, we have achieved some amazing things over the last year, overcome major challenges and shown incredible strength. As we move on from the pandemic peaks of COVID-19, it is now more important than ever to lean into our collective learning and experiences, in order to improve the lives of the people and communities that we support.

This year’s theme is resilience with a focus on resilient services, resilient communities and resilience for the future. Join us for roundtables, expert case studies, interactive debate and the chance to connect with colleagues as we look at how we can respond collaboratively to address health inequalities in the sector.

If you missed any of our conference sessions from last year, you can now watch them here. Follow us on Twitter @NHSProviders for latest updates and join in the conversation using #NHSP22.

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 Interim Chief Executive

NHS Providers interim chief executive Saffron Cordery opens the conference.  

 

Keynote speaker

Saffron Cordery

10.20

Plenary 2

‘Expanding trusts’ spheres of influence – reducing health inequalities as providers, system partners and anchor institutions

The concept of ‘spheres of influence’ is helpful for exploring how trusts can work with their system partners to support progress towards the aim of reducing health inequalities for the populations they serve. Trusts are looking beyond their traditional role as providers of healthcare services to consider how they can contribute to the wider determinants of health, as well as work with their system partners to support their aims. Through our understanding of the spheres of influence trusts operate within, the session will explore three closely related roles trusts can play in reducing health inequalities; as healthcare providers, as system partners, and as anchor institutions.    

Panellists:

Dr Bola Owolabi, Director for Healthcare Inequalities, NHS England

Patricia Miller, Chief Executive, Dorset ICS

Jabeer Butt OBE, Chief Executive, Race Equality Foundation

Sarah Hughes, Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health

11.10

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

11.25

Delivering with partners

1a. Delivering with partners (Supported by Medtronic)

Information on this session will be announced soon.

 

1b. The road to a resilient health and care system: How to set up and grow a collaborative staff bank (Supported by Locum’s Nest)

In recent years, NHS national policy has begun to move away from competition to collaboration, inspiring a nationwide shift in perspective and practice, particularly after the success of combined efforts during the pandemic. Today, collaborative NHS workforce efforts are leading the way to removing practical barriers to workforce challenges, sustainably.  

An example of these efforts are collaborative staff banks, and whereas their concept was historically perceived as a risk, the idea of multiple Trusts merging their workforce to create a larger and growing staff pool has now evolved as a natural response to growing challenges to fill vacant shifts and catch up on the elective care backlog with NHS demands at an all-time high. Collaborative staff banks help build resilient workforce systems, reduce overhead costs and admin time, and increase shift fill rates to ultimately deliver further patient hours while enabling flexibility of healthcare professionals and empowering them. 

In this session, Dr Ahmed Shahrabani, CEO and co-founder of Locum's Nest, will be joined by NHS peers, Natalie Nightingale, Head of Temporary Staffing and North Central London ICS Lead at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Lee Gutcher, Programme Manager at North Central London, who are spearheading the new North Central London Medical Collaborative Bank. During the discussion, reflecting on their experience, they will touch on setting up a collaborative bank, including the challenges involved and solutions that enabled the organisations to overcome them.

Speakers:

Dr Ahmed Sharabani, CEO & Founder, Locum’s Nest  

Natalie Nightingale, Head of Temporary Staffing and North Central London ICS Lead, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  

Lee Gutcher, Programme Manager, North Central London

 

1c. Promoting EDI through Procurement (Supported by Capsticks Solicitors LLP)

To successfully drive the equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) agenda forward, it is important for NHS providers to follow the new National Procurement Policy and focus on social value/EDI within their contractual/procurement processes. This is part of embedding EDI at board level and the CQC will be examining organisations’approaches to EDI as part of assessing whether they are “well led”. It is also important for NHS providers to retain a grip on such issues, even where services or supplies are being procured at an Integrated Care System or Provider Alliance level.

Whilst many organisations are already focusing on EDI in the context of service users and workforce, the role of procurement in tackling EDI issues should not be underestimated. NHS leaders need to ensure that suppliers are clear about the standards which are expected of them in this area, as well as focusing on getting them right internally.

Mary Mundy (Partner), Paul McFarlane (Partner) and Nicola Green (Legal Director) will be joined by a guest speaker to discuss how EDI can be embraced and promoted through public procurement, alongside workforce and service delivery initiatives.

 

 

12.10

Breakout sessions – Resilient Services (1 hour)

2a. A window to the future: Where next for collaboration in mental health and tackling the mental health care backlog?

Many more people are waiting even longer for care and treatment than they were before the start of the pandemic. The prevalence, acuity and complexity of mental health needs has also grown dramatically, widening levels of unmet needs despite significant progress made in recent years to improve and expand services. Collaboration across providers and their partners is a key part of bearing down on backlogs and tackling future challenges across physical and mental health care services. The mental health sector has been at the forefront of developing and implementing provider collaboratives, with all mental health trusts now part of one or more collaborative. This session will provide an opportunity for peer learning and sharing good practice, as well as a discussion on how mental health collaboratives are approaching the future and what else might be needed to make the most out of the opportunities ahead.

Chair:

Ify Okocha, Chief Executive, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

 

2b. System solutions to tackling workforce pressures

The discussion will explore how both staff and providers are working in new ways, and what this means for effective service delivery, staff wellbeing and the future workforce pipeline. We would also like to discuss the immediate and longer-term staffing challenges, and focus on innovative approaches to workforce planning, management, and deployment which local systems and organisations are taking in response.

Panellists:

Em Wilkinson-BriceNational Director for People, NHS England

Ellie Orton OBE, Chief Executive Officer, NHS Charities Together

2c. Preparing for a public inquiry: evidence gathering and what the COVID-19 Inquiry might mean for your organisation (Supported by Hempsons)

Hempsons, leading health, social care and charity lawyers will give an overview of the following:

  • the Covid-19 Public Inquiry: what we know so far
  • the Inquiry’s power to gather evidence
  • what to expect from the Inquiry.


Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust will share its experiences:

  • Getting ready: practical tips from a Trust’s perspective.

 

 

13.10

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

13.25

Delivering with partners

3a. How do you transform your workforce thinking? Taking a person-centred approach (Supported by NHS SCW)

The session will explore approaches to workforce, and dialogic OD, incorporating thinking on health inequalities and how providers can use this to transform their thinking. 

We talk a lot as part of developing inclusive cultures and compassionate leadership about giving people permission to be their whole self at work, about recognising the holistic person and fostering an environment where people can be their authentic self within the workplace. At some point between that person centred conversation and our planning of our workforce we lose that connection. So, how do we move beyond‘traditional’approaches to workforce planning and put people at the centre of our workforce planning, strategy and delivery? 

As we begin to grapple with the emerging concept of Integrated Care Systems and the complex nature of both the structures and the relationships involved, a meaningful and lasting change is needed in the conversations being had. If your organisation isn’t a thing but a story inside people’s heads, how can you disrupt these stories to enable people to lead change themselves and how can a dialogic OD approach help?

The discussion will delve into the power of communities and their conversations in addressing health inequalities. How through these conversations, new perspectives and solutions are developed that are not the same old solutions to the same old problems, but unique insights into deeply held beliefs and experiences that can help unlock potential and shape better solutions to these complex problems.

 

3b. Building resilient provider collaboration (Supported by Browne Jacobson LLP)

Provider collaboratives at scale are key components of integrated care systems.  This session will include contributions from leading collaboratives to explore how they develop and agree form and governance for resilient collaboration including:

  • Options for collaboration from informal to formal, legally binding group arrangements.
  • Understanding and using new statutory powers for joint working, joint committees, and delegation.
  • Securing involvement of other providers, stakeholders, and local communities.
  • The impact of the new Code of Governance including the role of NEDs and governors in system working.
  • Mutual accountability and liability mechanisms for shared objectives and service delivery.
  • Integration between provider collaboratives and place-based partnerships.
  • Top tips to cut through complexity and bureaucracy.

Chair:

Kevin McGee, Lead Chief Executive, Lancashire and South Cumbria Provider Collaborative

Speaker:

Christian Dingwall, Partner, Lancashire and South Cumbria Provider Collaborative

 

3c. Delivering a resilient national procurement and supply chain service and making it easier for the NHS to put patients first (Supported by NHS Supply Chain)

With the transition to Integrated Care Systems (ICS) and the continued focus on recovery of care backlogs, efficiency improvements and unprecedented savings targets, NHS Supply Chain continues to deliver a high level of service for the NHS and is improving its supply chain resilience to ensure clinicians have the products they need to provide safe and excellent patient care with minimal disruption.

Presenting with a trust / ICS representative, NHS Supply Chain will highlight examples of working in collaboration with the system to develop solutions which further improve the resilience of the national procurement and supply chain service.

As the economic environment continues to present challenges hear more about the short, medium and longer-term strategies that will be employed to deliver sustainable value for the NHS and ultimately support the provision of patient care.

 

 

14.10

Breakout sessions – Resilient Communities (1 hour)

4a. Race equality: embedding accountability at all levels

This breakout session will bring together an expert panel to discuss how we embed accountability for race equality at all levels. This session has been developed based on insights from our members, who identified three key areas required for meaningful change on race equality. These are:

  1. hearts and mind change
  2. giving leaders the confidence and capability to act through evidence of what works
  3. asking leaders to take accountability to embed race equality at the heart of the board’s business.

In addition to these three requirements, there was  consensus among our members that national bodies could do more to help boards take effective action on race equality. Chairs have stressed that national bodies must lead by example and clearly prioritise and promote work on race equality. In addition to this, while the recently published ‘Leadership for a collaborative and inclusive future’ review by General Sir Gordon Messenger and Dame Linda Pollard calls for equality, diversity, and inclusion to be embedded at all levels, it also outlines that inclusive leadership is the responsibility of all leaders and recommends a commitment to the promotion of equal opportunity and fairness standards at entry and mid-career level. The review further encourages wider enforcement of existing measures to improve EDI through the setting of improvement goals and recognises there is an enhanced role for the CQC in measuring EDI outcomes. 

As of 1 July 2022, each Integrated Care System (ICS) will have an Integrated Care Board (ICB), a statutory organisation bringing the NHS together locally to improve population health and establish shared strategic priorities within the NHS - there are questions around what implications this will have on race equality.

This session will explore the role of national bodies in embedding accountability race equality at all levels in the context of the above insights.

Panellists:

Professor Ebrahim Adia, Deputy Chair, Lancashire and South Cumbria ICS

Steve Erskine, Chair of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Anton Emmanuel, Director WRES, NHS England

Scott Durairaj, Director of Integrated Care, Inequalities and Improvement, CQC 

4b. Making sense of place to support communities' mental and physical health needs

This session will bring together health and care system partners to discuss how they are working together to improve the mental and physical health of their local communities. We are inviting an NHS trust leader to share their experience of acting as an anchor institution in providing training, education and employment opportunities to create resilient communities. This will be followed by a panel discussion looking at how place-based collaborative working can improve the lives of local populations by thinking collectively about issues such as health inequalities and the cost-of-living crisis. We expect the discussion will also consider enablers and barriers to integration and what support is needed at a local and national level.

Chair:

Maddy Desforges, Chief Executive, NAVCA

Panellists:

Julian Hartley, Chief Executive, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Laura Neilson, Chief Executive, Hope Citadel in Oldham

Cllr David Fothergill, Chair of the community wellbeing board, Local Government Association

 

 

 

4c. Integration at place: A practical toolkit (Supported by Newton)

The integration of health and care has been at the heart of local and national conversation in the NHS for decades. Delivering better joined up care – across hospitals, mental health services, community providers, social care, primary care, and wider partners such as the voluntary sector – is a central ambition for national policy makers and local practitioners alike. Yet, moving from ambition to delivery is one of the biggest challenges facing policymakers, system leaders, and frontline teams.

To focus efforts and to work at a scale where integration will have the biggest impact on service delivery, the importance of place has been strongly advocated in national policy frameworks. It gives a tangible and practical scale for staff and leaders to design new services and models of care, and to work together to deliver better outcomes for the local population – in other words, to integrate.

NHS Providers and Newton have been working together to produce some delivery-focused support to help place-based partnerships make integrated health and care a reality. The work will be launched in September to members, and we are proud to be bringing it to life in this session. It will be of interest to all leaders involved in improving service delivery at place level, offering practical support with delivering on key priorities set by the partnership and making sure they translate to value, impact, and better outcomes on the ground. 

 

 

 

 

15.10

Exhibition viewing, refreshments, and networking (60 minutes)

15.25

Delivering with partners

5a. Creating capacity to clear backlogs and improve flow (Supported by Virginia Mason Institute)

Shifting the tide against backlogs takes more than a technical solution - it takes an approach that combines systems thinking with new leadership models. With the right combination of technical improvements and the human dimensions of change we can work through backlogs to sustain increases in patient access while simultaneously improving the experience for team members.

This session will explore proven models and practices that your team can immediately embrace to drive positive momentum and jump the curve against backlogs.

 

 

 

5b. Creating a roadmap for democratised automation across the North West (Supported by SS&C Blue Prism)

In April 2021, one North West-based Trust set out to revolutionise how its teams completed time consuming and repetitive tasks by deploying automation across their back office departments. 15 months on, automation is supporting people across HR, Booking & Scheduling and Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services, and is releasing critical time back to staff and improving data quality.

 

But they’re not stopping there. The Trust has ambitious plans for the coming year, which include scaling their deployment to their clinical functions and democratising the benefits of automation across the local ICS.

 

This presentation will chart their journey to date, and explore their plans for the future.

 

 

 

5c. Delivering with partners (Supported by BSI)

Information on this session will be announced soon.

 

 

 

16.10

Plenary 3

Keynote speech from Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

The Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care invited to discuss what he sees as the priorities for the NHS.

Keynote speaker:

Wes Streeting, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

 

16.40

Plenary 4

Radical innovation for a resilient health service

Given operational pressures, a relatively generous but tight funding settlement, and growing calls for NHS reform, this panel will consider how the NHS can take full advantage of innovation to support the backlog recovery and boost its resilience for the future. The NHS has begun to adopt whole population health management, genomics-based medicine, digital, and data analytics to embed long-term transformational change across systems, but there remains questions about how to ensure equity is embedded throughout the adoption of these new ways of working and providing care. Given the broad scope of ‘transformation’, we have suggested a range of speakers to explore the potential for radical changes to healthcare delivery, with a focus on the care backlog and demand and capacity challenges facing the NHS today, and how to ensure the NHS is put on a more financially sustainable footing.  

Panellists:

Dr Julian Sheather, Specialist Adviser in Ethics and Human Rights, BMA

Ming Tang, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, NHS England

Professor Pali Hungin OBE, Chair, Changing Face of Medicine Commission, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Newcastle University

Chris Hopson, Chief Strategy Officer, NHS England

17.40

Closing remarks

Closing remarks

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

 

17.45

Drinks reception

Drinks reception (Supported 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 with after dinner speaker

Conference dinner with after dinner speaker (Supported by Hempsons and BD)

Sir Ron Kerr, gives the opening remarks and will hand over to our after dinner speaker.

We would like to thank Hempsons and BD (Becton, Dickinson and Co.) who will be sponsoring our conference dinner.

21.00

After dinner speaker

After dinner speaker 

Information on this session will be announced soon.

 

 

 

 

07.30

Registration and exhibition viewing

08.00

Breakfast sessions

Breakfast session 1 (Supported by Newton)

Information on this session will be announced soon.

 

 

Breakfast session 2

Information on this session will be announced soon.

 

09.00

Welcome to day 2

Welcome to day 2

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

 

09.05

Plenary 5

Keynote speech from Health Education England Chief Executive and Chief Workforce Officer, NHS England

Dr Navina Evans joins us to discuss embedding inclusive leadership practice and promoting the values of equality, diversity and antiracism in leadership to help support the resilience of the NHS and the wellbeing of its workforce.

 

Keynote speaker

Dr Navina Evans

09.35

Plenary 6

Inclusive leadership for a resilient NHS

Our workforce plenary session will explore leadership in the NHS, looking ahead to the implementation of the recommendations from Sir Gordon Messenger’s recent review of Health and Social Care leadership. This session will focus particularly on the need to embed inclusive leadership practice and promote the values of equality, diversity and antiracism in leadership to help support the resilience of the NHS and the wellbeing of its workforce. We will discuss the challenges and opportunities for trust leaders and explore innovative ways to improve performance and bring about change in the best interests of patients and the dedicated staff who care for them. 

Panelists: 

Peter Reading, Chief Executive, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Tracie Jolliff, Head of Inclusive Leadership and Development, NHS England

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation 

Christina Quinn, Head of the NHS Leadership Academy South West, NHS England

Tricia Pereira, Director of Operations, Skills for Care 

10.35

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

10.50

Delivering with partners (30 minutes)

6a. Delivering with partners (Supported by GMC)

Information on this session will be announced soon.

 

 

6b. How educational technology is transforming NHS services and creating the workforce of the future (Supported by Health Education England)

Educational technology is improving the experience of education and training for the health and care workforce, supporting their development now and in the future, saving money and resources and enabling new ways of managing and delivering care. 

The adoption of new technologies and access to online learning resources is changing how, where and when people learn by providing greater flexibility, equitable access to technology, improved digital literacy and offering bespoke education solutions for organisations, educators and learners. It has proved vital to clinical training, and the creation of a skilled workforce with the levels of training needed for them to care for patients and tackle the resource and service delivery challenges facing the NHS today. 

This session will explain how HEE’s Technology Enhanced Learning Team (TEL) is leading on the implementation of educational technology in the NHS and social care, supporting learners to have equitable access to the latest online resources and widening participation, while giving organisations and educators the skills to design, develop and deliver virtual and hybrid learning and access the latest simulation and immersive educational technologies. 

 

 

6c. Delivering with partners (Supported by Health Education England)

Information on this session will be announced soon.

 

 

11.35

Breakout sessions – Resilient for the future (1 hour)

7a. Building digital capability within your organisation

The health and care system has been tasked with laying the foundations for a digital future by 2025 and beyond. The Department for Health and Social Care and NHS England plan for digital health and social care consolidates the various national digital goals into a single action plan. This will require health and care organisations to build the appropriate digital capabilities which can only be achieved through embedding a digital culture. Leaders therefore need to understand how to bring new skills into their teams, how to lead a truly digital organisation and ultimately how to deliver change. This session will include: 

  • practical tips to recruit and retain digital skills
  • learning on how to lead digital teams and provide appropriate oversight
  • opportunities to collaborate and fund new innovative teams
  • how to recruit and create a “critical mass” for change within your organisation.

Panellists:

James Freed, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Health Education England 

Adam Thomas, CIO, The Dudley Group

Sonia Patel, System CIO, NHS England 

Adel Jones, Co-Chair, Digital Boards leadership network 

 

7b. Improvement and resilience: How can improvement help boards maintain good outcomes in changing conditions?

Structured approaches to improvement can play a key role in helping trusts navigate their way through a challenging context, when central to their strategic vision and delivery. This session brings together boards with members of the Health Foundation’s Q Community to explore the role improvers can play in helping withstand the unexpected and respond to a changing context. Exploring the questions boards should be asking, the panel will share insights and approaches that could help senior leaders gain a stronger sense of what is really happening across large and complex organisations and systems.

Panellists: 

Elliot Howard Jones, Chief Executive, Hertfordshire Community Partnership

 

 

 

7c. Reducing the backlog through efficient and smart diagnostics (Supported by BD)

As progress against the backlog starts to have impact, this session will review how the accelerated implementation of the NHS Diagnostic strategy can further optimise throughput. It will discuss the core tactics of the NHSE strategy and see how pathway development and partnership with industry can support backlog reduction.

 

 

 

12.35

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

13.35

Plenary 7

Keynote speech from NHS England Chief Executive

A chance to hear from NHS England’s chief executive about the challenges facing the sector as we head into the winter period. 

 

14.20

Plenary 8

Keynote speech from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is invited to discuss the opportunities to improve and transform care, including the future of the NHS workforce, capital investment and clearing the care backlog.

 

 

14.55

Closing remarks

Closing remarks

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

 

15.00

Conference closes

Speakers

Samira Ahmed
Samira Ahmed

Award Winning Journalist and Broadcaster

 
Award winning journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed presented Art of Persia on BBC Four, and presents Front Row on BBC Radio 4, Newswatch on BBC One and the Intelligence Squared podcast, How I Found My Voice. She won the 2020 Broadcasting Press Guild Audio Presenter of the Year. 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, also spending a year as a news anchor at Deutsche Welle TV in Berlin. She is a trustee of Action for Stammering Children and the Centre for Women's Justice.
Saffron Cordery
Saffron Cordery

Interim Chief Executive

NHS Providers

 
Saffron is NHS Providers interim chief executive, part of the senior management team and sits on our board. She has extensive experience in policy development, influencing and communications and has worked in the healthcare sector since 2007. Before moving into healthcare, Saffron was head of public affairs at the Local Government Association, the voice of local councils in England. 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 in Manchester, for ten years was a board member and then chair of a 16–19 college in Hampshire and is a trustee of GambleAware, a leading charity committed to minimising gambling-related harm.
Therese Patten
Therese Patten

Chief Executive

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

 
Therese is Chief Executive at Bradford District Care Foundation Trust. She joined in September 2020 following her role as Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Strategy at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. Therese joined the NHS in 1999 and since then worked within a number of community, mental health, acute and specialist healthcare providers. She also spent a short period working in the private healthcare sector with GP provider companies. Before joining the NHS, Therese spent nine years working in health development in Zimbabwe, Somaliland and Pakistan. Therese has a number of non-executive roles, sitting as Vice Chair at the Blackburne House Group, and as a Trustee on both NHS Providers and the Northern Housing Consortiugm.
Michele Moran
Michele Moran

Chief Executive

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

 
Michele is a nurse, midwife and health visitor by background and has more than 35 years' experience of front-line roles in NHS management and care. She was appointed to the role of Chief Executive at Humber on a permanent basis in February 2017. Prior to her four years as Chief Executive in Manchester, Michele served as deputy Chief Executive/Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nurse at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for seven years. Michele leads the Mental Health/Learning Disabilities and Autism Collaborative alongside leading the design of the collaboratives in Humber Coast and Vale.
Claire Murdoch
Claire Murdoch

National Director for Mental Health

NHS England

 
Claire has worked for the NHS for over 37 years and is a registered nurse. After holding positions in hospital, community, substance misuse and learning disabilities services, she joined Central and North West London NHS FT as Director of Nursing and Operations in 1999. In 2007, she became the Chief Executive, a position she still holds today. In June 2016, she was also appointed as National Mental Health Director at NHSE and has been working with the national mental health team to deliver the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and more recently NHS England’s Long-Term Plan. In July 2019, she took on responsibility as the Director with oversight of NHSE’s Learning Disability and Autism programme.
Anita Charlesworth
Anita Charlesworth

Director of Research & REAL Centre

The Health Foundation

 
Anita is the Director of Research and the REAL Centre (Research and Economic Analysis for the Long term) at the Health Foundation, and Honorary Professor in the College of Social Sciences at the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) at the University of Birmingham. She is a health economist and has a background in government and public policy. Before joining the Health Foundation in May 2014, Anita was Chief Economist at the Nuffield Trust (2010–14) where she led the Trust’s work on health care financing and market mechanisms. Prior to that she had roles as Chief Analyst and Chief Scientific Advisor at DCMS (2007–10), Director of Public Spending at the Treasury (1998–2007), and worked as an Economic Advisor at the Department of Health and for SmithKline Beecham pharmaceuticals. 
She has worked as a non-executive director in the NHS – for Islington PCT (2007–2011) and The Whittington Hospital (2011–2016).
Dal Babu OBE
Dal Babu OBE

Chair of Seacole Group (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic NHS NEDs)

Seacole Group

 
Dal served for over 30 years in the Metropolitan Police and is the former Borough Commander of Harrow. He was the first chair of the National Association of Muslim Police. He has extensive board level experience in policing, international development, sport bodies, community safety, child and adult safeguarding. In 2010 Dal was awarded an OBE for services to the police and communities. He is a trustee for a School Academy, Quentin Blake Centre, Artichoke, Comedy School and Safeguarding advisor to Middlesex County Cricket Club.
Ron Kerr (Sir)
Ron Kerr (Sir)

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.
Dr Navina Evans
Dr Navina Evans

Chief Executive & Chief Workforce Officer

Health Education England & NHS England

 
Navina joined HEE on 1 October 2020 from East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) where she had been Chief Executive since 2016. She has over twenty years of clinical experience in psychiatry, medicine and paediatrics and previously held the positions of Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations. Navina has worked as the Clinical Director for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at ELFT. She has also been involved in medical education and provided pastoral care to medical students. Navina acts as a trustee for Think Ahead Organisation which develops training programmes for mental health social work. She was awarded an honorary fellowship by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2020. She is a senior fellow at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement. Navina uses her voice in support of staff wellbeing and coproduction with patients, advocating for the best possible quality of life and creating a culture of enjoying work for staff. She was awarded the Commander of the British Empire in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List for services to NHS Leadership and the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community.
Dr Paul Rice
Dr Paul Rice

Chief Digital & Information Officer

Bradford and Airedale NHS Foundation Trusts

 
Paul joined Bradford and Airedale NHS Foundation Trusts from his role as Regional Director of Digital Transformation for NHS England and NHS Improvement in the North East and Yorkshire. He leads on the delivery of digital programmes across both organisations and at Place within our Act as One Programme. This work includes driving forward Airedale’s ambition as a Digital Aspirant to secure an enterprise wide Electronic Patient Record, updating and improving the Infrastructure, Networks and Cyber resilience of both organisations, and leading major digital system upgrades including Laboratory Imaging Systems. He is committed to programmes of inclusive digital transformation and passionate about diversifying the skills base and creating professional career opportunities for current and future digital and data workforces. He is also a firm believer in information technology being a means to an end not an end in itself.
Amanda Pritchard
Amanda Pritchard

Chief Executive

NHS England

 
Amanda is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NHS England, which leads the NHS’ work nationally to improve health and ensure high quality care for all. She is also accountable to Parliament for the NHS’ £130 billion of annual funding. Her prior role was NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and NHS Improvement’s Chief Executive. As COO, Amanda oversaw NHS operational performance and delivery, as well as implementation of the service transformation and patient care improvements set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. Amanda was previously Chief Executive of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust from January 2016 to July 2019, having been Acting Chief Executive since October 2015. Prior to that she served as Chief Operating Officer at the trust for three and a half years.

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Netwon
 

www.newtoneurope.com/

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.

BD
 

www.bd.com/en-uk

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.

Media partner

HSJ
 

Networking opportunities

We know you've missed being able to network and share experiences with one another so there will be plenty of opportunities to meet with your peers and other senior health professionals in the sector at annual conference and exhibition this year.

Conference dinner

You'll have the space you need to exchange ideas and discuss the content from the day with other delegates at the conference dinner. Details on the venue and speakers at the dinner will be announced soon.

We would like to thank Hempsons and BD (Becton, Dickinson and Co.) who will be sponsoring our conference dinner.

Drinks reception

Take the opportunity to join us at the Partners’ welcome reception taking place at the ACC Liverpool Gin Lounge on Monday 14 November, 19.00 - 21.00. There will also be a drinks reception on the evening of Tuesday 15 November where delegates will have the opportunity to network and discuss the events of the day.

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

Providers deliver 

As part of the exhibition we will showcase contributions over the course of the year to our Providers deliver report series, which promotes and celebrates successful innovation by trusts and their partners. These will include case studies from our podcast series on tackling the care backlog. There will also be examples from our next Providers deliver report – to be published during the conference – highlighting successful collaboration in the new health and care landscape.

More details to follow soon.

Book your place

We're committed to giving you and your organisation value for money which is why we've frozen our annual conference rates at 2019 prices – the last time we held a physical event. 

Group offer

Take advantage of our group discountBuy three tickets and get one free! (Discount applies to the same types of ticket only, does not include the dinner).

Book your place

Development places

We’re dedicated to helping support professional development for you and your senior managers. That’s why we’re offering members half price tickets for those looking to develop their leadership careers in health.

The offer is open to anyone below board level, providing a unique opportunity for them to develop their leadership mind-set by taking time out of the office to learn and debate amongst senior health professionals.

Your future leaders will benefit from:

  • the chance to raise their profile, network and learn from NHS trust leaders alongside wider healthcare stakeholders
  • gaining transferable skills and learning to improve their work
  • the opportunity to delve into the particular challenges they may face and work through them with others who may have overcome the same difficulty.

Please contact our events team at events@nhsproviders.org for the development place offer discount code. 

tickets

Member

Member tickets

 

Member standard (both days)

£495

Member early bird (both days)

£450

Member day ticket

£340

Member conference dinner

£65

Associate/Connect/Panel member

Associate/Connect/Panel member tickets

 

Associate/Panel/Connect partner standard 

£595

Associate/Panel/Connect partner early bird

£550

Associate/Panel/Connect partner day ticket

£400

Associate/Panel/Connect partner dinner

£65

Not for profit/charity

Not for profit/charity tickets 

 

Not for profit/charity standard 

£725

Not for profit/charity early bird 

£680

Not for profit/charity day ticket

£510

Not for profit/charity conference dinner

£80

Commercial

Commercial tickets 

 

Commercial standard 

£1020

Commercial early bird 

£975

Commercial day ticket

£770

Commercial conference dinner

£80

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held on Tuesday 15 November where delegates can continue to explore the conference themes with their peers and hear from an after dinner speaker.

Limited spaces are available and booking your dinner place in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Conference dinner tickets  
Member dinner rate £65
Associate/Panel/Connect member dinner rate £65
Not for profit/chairty dinner rate £80
Commercial £80

Terms and conditions

Discounts and payments

  • Group discount applies to conference places only and not dinner places.  
  • Only a single discount can be applied to each booking. 
  • A mixture of one day and full conference bookings can be made however discounts will be applied separately to the multiples of one day and full conference tickets. 
  • A mixture of delegate categories within a group (e.g. member and non member tickets) is not possible, they must be booked separately. 
  • Invoices must be settled within 30 days and at least two weeks before the event or admission may be refused. If payment has not been made in advance of the event, please ensure you have a credit/debit card with you and payment can be taken at registration. 
  • Invoices can be paid via credit/debit cards or BACS by invoice (a PO number is mandatory when booking).

Cancellation policy

  • Six weeks+ prior to the conference start - Any cancellations will incur a £100.00 fee per delegate. 
  • 4 October 2022 to the conference start - 100% of the value of the delegate/dinner place(s) cancelled is non - refundable. 
  • If a cancellation is made within a group booking the discount for the remaining members will also be re calculated. Any refunds will be paid via the original payment method.  
  • These charges cover the administration costs we incur on cancellation. 
  • Cancellations can be completed via the booking website or via email: events@nhsproviders.org 
  • Refunds will be processed after online booking for the event has closed. 

Delegate information

  • Registration details will be sent one week before the event. 
  • All changes to delegate names, job titles and organisation must be made two weeks prior to the event. Unless you specify when booking, you will be added to the delegate list that may be circulated to conference delegates and exhibitors. After this time changes will not be reflected in the delegate list.  
  • Amendments to delegate information can be made at the registration desk at the event. 
  • Delegate substitutions are possible, changes can be made through the booking website or by email. 
  • There may be a photographer and sessions may be recorded at the event, photographs and videos of delegates may be used on future marketing materials. If you do not want your photograph to be taken or used in this way please notify a member of staff on site. 
  • Programme details are correct at time of going to press. We reserve the right to make changes where necessary. 

Data protection

  • If you opt in during the booking process, we will include your personal details on the delegate list which may be given to delegates, sponsors, and exhibitors. The delegate list includes name, job title and company information but not contact details. 
  • Your delegate badge will contain your personal details such as your name, job title and organisation, if you choose to be scanned by an exhibitor your information will be shared with them.  
  • During the online registration process, we will also request authorisation to share delegate personal information such as name, organisation, dietary requirements with the venue and/or other suppliers at the conference. 

accommodation

We have negotiated specially selected rates with our hotel partner. The accommodation on offer is all located close to the venue and offers a range of discounted rates.

Book your accommodation

Having trouble accessing the link? Download the hotel list and booking form and secure your place today.

Exhibitors 

We would like to thank our exhibitors and sponsors for joining at this years Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022. 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. 

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.

Get in touch

colin.edmondson@bd.com 

www.bd.com/en-uk

@bdandco

07468 862 042 

Billmonitor

More information on this exhibitor to follow.

SS&C - Blue Prism

Blue Prism offer NHS organisations the ability to do more and achieve more with our intelligent automation platform. By emulating the actions of human teams within hospital systems, Blue Prism digital workers take care of the repetitive and mundane tasks that slow people down, empowering staff to focus on more meaningful work. More than 60 NHS trusts are already using Blue Prism to streamline clinical and non-clinical processes, develop new patient engagement models, and embrace partnership working, saving hundreds of thousands of hours, and millions of pounds in the process. Available as-a-service, and sharable via the NHS Digital Exchange, Blue Prism delivers scalable, democratised automation that enables organisations to meet their strategic business priorities, support their people and create exceptional patient experiences.

Get in touch

healthcare@blueprism.com

www.blueprism.com

@blue_prism

Bollé Safety

Bolle Safety are the PPE eyewear specialists and design products and services to protect all healthcare workers. Our unique and exclusive Platinum double-sided, anti-fog and anti-scratch lenses ensure that your staff will be able to see clearly in all situations. Available in prescription and non-prescription lenses, Platinum is both effective in increasing safety and wearer acceptability and can help to reduce the cost in use. 

As the safety eyewear specialists, we can provide expert advice on all types of safety eyewear and working directly with us, the manufacturer, you will benefit from both our support and reduced costs. Contact us and discover how we can protect your staff with products they will want to wear and not have to wear. 

Get in touch

sales@bolle-safety.co.uk

www.bolle-safety.com/gb/

@bollesafety

 

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP are specialist healthcare lawyers offering exceptional service to health and social-care providers, commissioners and regulators across the country. Their experience in both the private and public sectors means they are a trusted advisor to over 100 NHS bodies, more than 150 local authorities and many independent providers. Their clients choose to stay with them because of their extensive sector knowledge, accessible advice, progressive approach and their commitment to delivering exceptional service as standard. With a large team of healthcare solicitors operating nationwide, you can rely on them whether you need assistance on a national or local scale. They're sure their specialist, pragmatic and bespoke healthcare legal advice will help you to achieve the results you are looking for.

Get in touch

www.brownejacobson.com/health

@health_law 

+44 (0)330 045 2698 

+44 (0)7976 435212

BSI

More information on this exhibitor to follow.

Capsticks Solicitors LLP

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. Like the organisations they represent, making a positive impact on people's lives is important to them, and the work they do means just that. Capsticks pride themselves on being world-class in their services, taking a commercial approach and treating all clients, employees and stakeholders with kindness and respect.

Get in touch

andrew.rowland@capsticks.com
 
www.capsticks.com/about-us 

@CAPSTICKSLLP

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Trust

More information on this exhibitor to follow.

FUJIFILM UK Ltd

Fujifilm is a provider of innovative medical imaging systems and healthcare solutions. The portfolio covers digital x-ray, mammography, ultrasound, CT, MRI, enterprise imaging solutions (including PACS, VNA, and 3D surgical planning tools), artificial intelligence, digital pathology, cloud connectivity and NPT analysers for dry chemistry and virology. 

As the NHS focuses on backlogs, addressing health inequalities and winter pressures, Fujifilm offers solutions that enhance collaboration between trusts, deliver accurate diagnostic tools and take healthcare out into the community. 

Get in touch

medicalsales_uk@fujifilm.com

www.fujimed.co.uk

@FujifilmMedUK 

01234 326780 

Gatenby Sanderson

More information on this exhibitor to follow.

General Medical Council

We work to protect patient safety and support medical education and practice across the UK. We do this by working with doctors, employers, educators, patients, and other key stakeholders in the UK’s healthcare systems.

Get in touch

www.gmc-uk.org

@gmcuk


Health Education England

Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.

Get in touch

www.hee.nhs.uk 

@NHS_HealthEdEng

Health Education England Knowledge and Library Services

More information on this exhibitor to follow.

Hempsons

Hempsons, a specialist health and social care law firm working across the public, private and third sectors, act for over 200 NHS organisations nationwide on strategic and operational issues including integrated care, collaborations, STPs, service reconfigurations, estates projects and workforce. Hempsons continue to support their NHS trust clients through the COVID-19 pandemic and have worked with NHS Providers on a joint publication COVID-19: Key legal considerations arising from the pandemic, which looks at the legal liabilities that are likely to arise due to the environment created by the pandemic and suggests ways in which trust boards could respond. Please see Hempsons webinars and podcasts for advice on a range of legal issues.

Get in touch

j.baker@hempsons.co.uk

www.hempsons.co.uk

@hempsonslegal

 

Joerns Healthcare Ltd

Joerns Healthcare, the home of patient handling is committed to improving patient and care-giver experiences, placing the safety and well-being of others at the centre of everything we do. Our products are designed to meet and exceed the needs of today’s demanding care environment.

Get in touch

info@joerns.co.uk

www.joerns.co.uk

@JoernsHC_UK 

0344 811 1158 

Living Wage Foundation

The Living Wage Foundation is an independent movement of organisations and people campaigning for a real Living Wage, which is the only UK wage rate independently calculated based on the cost of living. This allows workers to meet their everyday needs - like the weekly shop, or an unplanned trip to the dentist. Our accreditation scheme is for organisations paying the real Living Wage to all staff, and we now have over 8,000 Living Wage Employers in our network. 

Get in touch

www.livingwage.org.uk/ 

@LivingWageUK 

020 7043 9882 

Locum's Nest

Locum's Nest is a technology company providing a holistic workforce software solution to NHS trusts and primary care organisations. They support NHS organisations to work in a more transparent manner and increase engagement with their workforce, from digital shift-matching, staff recruitment, communication, data visualisation and interoperability.

Locum's Nest was founded by two junior doctors. Its vision is to increase transparency, collaboration and improve care outcomes within our health service, through its intuitive mobile and web multi-product platform used by healthcare professionals and NHS management teams. Their mission is to remove barriers to workforce mobility across the NHS, and have pioneered the formation of digital collaborative workforce banks across the country, enabling cross-covering of shifts across an ever growing number of NHS trusts.

Get in touch

ahmed@locumsnest.co.uk

www.locumsnest.co.uk

@LocumsNest

MIAA

MIAA improve public service outcomes through being the ‘go to’ organisation for assurance and solution services for the public and wider third sector in the North West and beyond. We have a proven track record spanning 30 years, and our clients trust our independence, professionalism and advice.

Get in touch

Steve.Connor@miaa.nhs.uk

www.miaa.nhs.uk

@MIAANHS 

0776813 1785 

MIH Solutions

More information on this exhibitor to follow.

Newton Europe

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

ric.whalley@newtoneurope.com

www.newtoneurope.com

NHS Arden & GEM

More information on this exhibitor to follow.

NHS Charities Together

More information on this exhibitor to follow.

NHS Retirement Fellowship

More information on this exhibitor to follow.

NHS SCW

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. 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, SCW is perfectly placed to help you define your issues and co-design solutions. As partners, we’ll support you at every step of your journey to overcome the pandemic pressures and ultimately, to help you provide the best possible care to people.

Get in touch

janet.horton1@nhs.net 

www.scwcsu.nhs.uk 

@NHSscw 

NHS Supply Chain

NHS Supply Chain manages the sourcing, delivery and supply of healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales.
Managing more than 4.5 million orders per year, across 94,000 order points and 15,000 locations, NHS Supply Chain systems consolidate orders from over 800 suppliers, saving trusts time, money and duplication of overlapping contracts.
A new operating model, launched fully in 2019, aligned to Lord Carter’s review of efficiencies in hospitals, had been designed to help the NHS deliver clinically assured, quality

Get in touch

​communications@supplychain.nhs.uk

www.supplychain.nhs.uk/ 

@NHSSupplyChain

Oxehealth

Oxehealth is a global leader in vision-based patient monitoring & management. We help clinicians to deliver safer, higher quality & more efficient care. Our Oxevision platform, including a contact-free optical sensor, delivers clinical insights that enable staff to plan patient care & to intervene proactively to help patients across inpatient & residential care settings.

Get in touch

www.oxehealth.com/

@Oxehealth 

Reset Health

More information on this exhibitor to follow.

Virginia Mason Institute

Virginia Mason Institute specialise in helping organisations establish a new or existing single improvement methodology - a management system they can proudly call their own that engages and empowers people at all levels to deliver the best care to their communities. By helping organisations build internal capability and capacity with new tools and innovations and coaching the board to the ward, they excel at building cultures that enable real change, accountability, and self-sufficiency.

Get in touch

info@virginiamasoninstitute.org

virginiamasoninstitute.org/uk

@VM_Institute

workpal

workpal is an innovative, cloud-based, scalable digital workforce performance management solution that is helping NHS Trusts and Provider organisations across England transform their approach to local and regional workforce challenges.  

Already in daily use by over 50,000 NHS staff, workpal is designed to operate at scale with ICS collaboration firmly in mind. Moreover, we are on a journey to demonstrate how workpal drives a high performing culture that, in turn, delivers improved patient experience and outcomes.  

Get in touch

info@workpal.co.uk

www.workpal.com

@w0rkpal 

+44 (0)845 862 2585 

 

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU

More information on this exhibitor to follow.

The Health Foundation

More information on this exhibitor to follow.

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

More information on this exhibitor to follow.

Work networks

More information on this exhibitor to follow.

Hunter Healthcare

More information on this exhibitor to follow.

Allocate software / RLDatix

More information on this exhibitor to follow.

NHS Property Services

More information on this exhibitor to follow.

Paper minimal conference

Sustainability has never been more important to us at NHS Providers. That’s why we’ve taken the decision to go paper minimal for this year’s annual conference and exhibition. Harnessing the power of digital, from interactive documents to QR codes, we believe that this is the right decision for us as an organisation to head towards and to support delegates to get the most out of the conference.

However, we are aware that many people still prefer printed materials at events so that is why we will have a small number of printed documents for those delegates that would like them.

If you are an exhibitor and would like to find out more about what other promotional opportunities are available, please contact Commercial Partnerships Manager, Roberta Henry.

COVID-19 Safety 

We understand that some delegates may still be uncomfortable attending a face-to-face event and our number one priority is to ensure that everyone feels safe at our Annual Conference and Exhibition. Please read the COVID-19 secure information provided by the venue here and find out what measures have been put in place to help keep you safe.

Contact our dedicated events team if you still have any concerns or questions and we will do our best to help.

Contact us

To find out about getting involved in the programme, becoming a speaker or sponsoring or exhibiting at this year's annual conference, please contact our events team by emailing events@nhsproviders.org