Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018

9 -10 October, Manchester Central

Why attend annual conference?

The annual conference and exhibition is a unique experience where ambitious health professionals can learn, discover, celebrate and shape the future together.

600+ senior NHS leaders come together to discuss solutions to the sector's most pressing challenges, learn from best practice and discover innovations being led by other trusts.

Annual conference 2018 promises to be bursting with more key content on the topics that matter to you. Through diverse networking experiences and a comprehensive line up of expert speakers from within and outside the sector, the event will equip you with the tools to thrive in challenging times.

Register your place today

Watch the video to see what happened
at annual conference and exhibition 2017

95% of last year's delegates
rated the content as excellent


This year’s conference theme is all about change - exploring how providers are responding to the changes they face by bringing together organisations at the forefront of transformation in the sector. The event will showcase the role of health leaders in driving change across the sector, demonstrating innovative solutions you can use in your organisation.

You'll get the opportunity to debate, discuss and share ideas with expert speakers from within the healthcare sector and beyond. 

We are working on putting together a dynamic programme that explores the keys issues that matter to you. Follow @NHSProviders and #NHSP18 to be the first to hear when it is released.

Who attends?

If you are a senior health professional you should be attending this event. You'll be at the conference with:

  • Chief executives

  • Chairs

  • Board members

  • Directors

  • Decision-makers

  • Industry professionals.

Networking opportunities

Annual conference and exhibition is your opportunity to meet with your peers and other senior health professionals in the sector. Our exhibition forms the networking hub of the conference, giving you the space you need to exchange ideas and discuss the content from the day with delegates. You'll also get the chance to evaluate the latest health solutions and services and connect with new suppliers in the sector.

Join in the conversation on twitter using #NHSP18.

Book your place

We're committed to giving you and your trust value for money which is why we've frozen our annual conference rates at 2017 prices - see the tables below for delegate fees. Bring your whole team along to the event with our group discount and save up to 25%.

Book your place today

Development places - half price tickets for aspiring leaders

At NHS Providers we’re dedicated to helping support professional development. That’s why we’re offering our members two half price tickets to the conference for those looking to develop their career in health. That’s a saving of over £200.*

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 among senior health professionals.

To book your development places please download the booking form.

NHS Providers members

Number of delegates Discount Full conference  Single day 
1   £429 + VAT £299 + VAT
2 save 5%  £815.10 + VAT £568.10 + VAT
save 10%  £1158.30 + VAT £807.30 + VAT
4 save 15% £1458.60 + VAT £1016.60 + VAT
5 save 20% £1716 + VAT £1196 + VAT
6 or more save 25% £321.75 + VAT per delegate  £224.25 + VAT



Number of delegates Discount Full conference Single day
1   £649 + VAT £449 + VAT
2 save 5% £1223.10 + VAT £853.10 + VAT
3 save 10% £1752.30 + VAT £1212.30 + VAT
4 save 15% £2206.60 + VAT £1526.60 + VAT
5 save 20% £2596 + VAT £1796 + VAT
6 or more save 25%

£478.75 + VAT per delegate

£336.75 + VAT per delegate

Commercial organisations

Number of delegates Discount Full conference Single day
1   £889 + VAT £629 + VAT
2 save 5% £1708.10 + VAT £1195.10 + VAT
3 save 10% £2427.30 + VAT £1698.30 + VAT
4 save 15% £3056.60 + VAT £2138.60 + VAT
5 save 20% £3596 + VAT £2516 + VAT
6 or more save 25% £674.25 + VAT per delegate £471.75 + VAT per delegate


Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held on Tuesday 9 October 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 rates:

NHS Providers member £50 + VAT
Non-member - NHS or charity and commercial organisations  £65 + VAT

Terms and conditions

Discounts and payments

  • Group discount applies to conference places only and not dinner places.
  • The development places offer offer only applies to full two day tickets and does not apply to dinner or day tickets. Each member will be entitled to two full day tickets at half price.
  • A mixture of one-day and full conference bookings can be made, however discounts will be applied separately.
  • A mixture of delegate categories within a group (e.g. member and non-member tickets) is not possible and must be booked separately.
  • Invoices must be settled within 30 days and at least 2 weeks before the event, or admission may be refused. If payment has not been made in advance, please ensure you have a credit/debit card with you so that 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).
  • Payment by invoice will not be available after 9 September. Bookings after this date will need to be paid by credit/debit card.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be charged a £100 administration fee. The full fee is payable for any cancellation received 30 days before the event.

These charges cover the administration costs that we incur on cancellation. Cancellations can be completed via the booking website or via email: 

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.

Refunds will be processed after online booking for the event has closed.

Delegate information

  • Registration details and a map will be sent two weeks before the event
  • All changes to delegate name, job title 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 will be circulated to conference delegates and exhibitors. 
  • Amendments to delegate information can be made at the registration desk at the event.
  • Delegate substitutions are possible and can be made through the booking website or by email.
  • There may be a photographer at the event and photographs 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 the 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.
  • Some sponsorship packages allow our sponsors to have access to your email address. They will only be allowed to make reasonable use of the data they receive. If you wish to opt-out of your contact details being passed onto these partners, please email

Provider showcase

The Provider showcase at our annual conference and exhibition is an opportunity for member trusts to showcase their pioneering work and share good practice with senior leaders from across the provider sector. 

Applications are now open Provider Showcase 2018. This year's theme is Changing lives.

The deadline for applications is 22 June. Applications are open to all members, regardless of whether you have applied in the past.

Please get in touch with us to find out how you can take part.

watch the video

What previous delegates thought

I really enjoyed the event and meeting a wide range of colleagues from across the NHS - it was great for networking and also for showcasing excellence in our work.
Head of workforce planning and recruitment, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The conference gave good quality time to network and to think as well as learn from others.
Chief operating officer, Dorset County Hospital

Book your place today

Venue and accommodation

Our annual conference and exhibition takes place on 9-10 October 2018 at Manchester Central.

Manchester Central
Windmill Street
M2 3GX


Reservation Highway negotiate specially discounted rates for our conference delegates. Visit the website to find out hotel rates and to book your accomodation. To ensure you get the best rates please book by Friday 7 September.

Train travel - get 20% off

Virgin trains offer a 20% discount on advance fares when you book groups of 3-9 people. Visit the website to book your place.

Get in touch

To find out more about getting involved in the programme or about sponsorship or exhibiting, please contact a member of our events team or complete the contact form below.