Why attend Governance conference?
The NHS Providers' Governance conference is a unique experience – it's your chance to hear from high profile speakers and meet with members in the sector who are committed to improving governance and board performance.
Our event, taking place on 18 July in London, is the only kind in the sector, giving you a variety and depth of guidance on the topics that matter to you – information you won't find anywhere else.
Meeting the challenges of collaborative working
Governance conference 2018 is all about working in new partnerships. Collaborative working is likely to generate new risks to service delivery that are potentially hard to identify and present a challenge for many directors and boards to manage effectively. This year's event will examine these challenges, seeking to clarify the responsibilities and liabilities of directors and boards and look at ways in which the oversight of risk can be strengthened.
Join over 250 of your peers to get the latest policy updates, practical tips and techniques you need to ensure you have effective and efficient governance arrangements within your organisation.
Book your place
Bookings are now open for Governance conference 2018. Complimentary places are available for NHS trusts and organisations only on a first come first served basis. Commercial organisations can attend via our Associate Membership Scheme.
NHS Provider members
- Two complimentary places for NHS trusts are available on a first come first served basis. Spaces fill up quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Associate scheme members
Terms and Conditions
- Two complimentary places are allocated for NHS trusts on a first come first served basis.
- For associate members a cancellation fee will apply if you cancel four weeks prior to the conference. The full delegate fee will apply after this date.
- 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 time of going to press. We reserve the right to make changes where necessary.
Registration and exhibition viewing
Introduction and Chair's welcome
Welcome from Gill Morgan, chair of NHS Providers
Gill sets the scene for the conference.
Key risks in collaborative working and how to deal with them
Saffron will give a strategic perspective on the key risks involved in working across organisations, including within sustainability and transformation partnerships and integrated care systems. She will outline enablers for collaborative working and some of the barriers for boards to keep front of mind.
Refreshments and exhibition viewing
Directors’ duties on collaborative projects
Revisit the legal duties of directors in the context of collaborative working and learn about how directors can meet their obligations to their trust while delivering on different forms of partnership projects.
Lunch and exhibition viewing
A wider influence - extending our system leadership
Working in collaboration with other organisations and new partners requires a different approach to leadership. Board members need to bold when it comes to implementing change and building relationships with new partners. This session considers fresh perspectives on leadership and examines how to develop an influential leadership style. Discover how to have confidence in your own ideas and effectively influence others.
NEDs working in collaboration
How can we ensure that work in sustainability and transformation partnerships and integrated care systems is subject to the same rigorous challenge as is commonplace in NHS boardrooms? Given the strategic insights and independent perspective Non executive directors provide, building in appropriate opportunities for challenging the board is essential. In this session a panel of NEDs discuss their experiences of doing this and the approaches they have developed with their trusts.
Operating effective committees in common
The use of committees in common is becoming a routine means by which decisions are made at collaborative level and also provide a means by which assurance can be sought that key risks to strategic objectives are being identified and managed. However operating successful and effective committees that take their decisions lawfully is not always straightforward. In this session Tim Winn, a partner at Mills and Reeve LLP looks at the dos and don’ts of committees in common.
Refreshments and exhibition viewing
Breakout sessions 2
Working effectively across multiple partnership footprints
Trusts in all sectors often work across Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) footprints. This is particularly the case for providers of mental health services, community services, specialist and tertiary care and ambulance trusts which often interact with numerous partners. This adds complexity to service delivery and provides a challenge in exerting influence. In this session three trusts discuss how they are meeting the challenges of working across footprints and creating a strategy which creates opportunity for successful collaboration.
Board and council of governor relationships in times of change
Foundation trust governors have a duty to represent the interests of their members and the public. In times of change this can be challenging and can change the dynamic of council and board relationships. A panel of chairs discuss how they work with their boards and councils to promote effective relationships.
Turning things around in a challenging system: the provider board’s role
Some partnerships present their member organisations with particular challenges because of factors such as geography, the quality of historical relationships, financial difficulty, outdated infrastructures or partnership dynamics. This session looks at the trust board’s critical role in leading change and guiding organisational transformation. A panel of trusts share their experiences on how to deal with partnership challenges including the attitudes, behaviours and skills you need to confidently deal with them.
This event provides the platform for the thinking, discussion and debate that lies at the heart of your role. Enjoy networking throughout the conference with other governance professionals to share insight and best practice.
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Gill is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the Faculty of Public Health and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Mark was recognised for his work on changing culture by being made a finalist in the HSJ Chief Executive of the Year (2017) after less than 18 months in post.
Director of Policy and Strategy and Deputy Chief Executive
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 and is the chair of the corporation of a 16–19 college in Hampshire.
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Alongside his duties in the NHS, Dean is also a non-executive director with the parliamentary and health services ombudsman.
Professor John Howarth
Deputy Chief Executive
Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust and North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust
Sharon has acted as a lead on a full range of public private partnerships, including PFI and LIFT and is also an associate fellow of the Nuffield Trust.
Executive Director Corporate Governance and Strategy
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Angela Greatley OBE
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Angela has experience as both a chair and non-executive director within NHS settings, and a successful executive career including as chief executive of the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, a leading charity, and as director of commissioning in a London health authority.
Wiltshire Health and Care LLP
Since 2005, Carol has built a portfolio of non-executive director positions and is the chair of Wiltshire Health and Care LLP, in the housing sector Group Chair of Radian and in the voluntary sector chair of Basingstoke Voluntary Action. She also serves as a magistrate.
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Non Executive Director
Dorset HealthCare NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Previously Sue chaired Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and was a non-executive director at Surrey PCT. Sue is also chair of the Makaton Charity.
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Director of Strategy and Sustainability
East of England Ambulance Service
His current role sees him responsible for the strategy and transformation of East of England Ambulance Service.
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Suzy Brain England OBE
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust.
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Paul has had a varied and successful career in a number of senior leadership roles within the third sector as well as executive and non-executive director level experience.
Paul is particularly committed to ensuring patients receive the best care possible to enable people to maintain their independence.
Paul occasionally writes, speaks, and regularly tweets about, governance best practice, and had blog pieces published by Health Service Journal and NHS Providers.
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Outside of the RUH, he is a trustee of Wiltshire Mind, and has mentored for a number of years with Great Western Enterprise. He is also an associate lecturer with the Open University on the chartered manager degree apprenticeship programme and works with HFMA on their NAPC postgraduate programme for personal effectiveness and leadership, both as a course writer and module lead tutor.
Michael C. Smith
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Fayaz is a Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and works as a management consultant. As a senior finance professional, he has had significant experience working in the public sector as well as in the wider commercial sectors in the areas of business planning, strategy, M&A, JV, risk management and restructure.
Fayaz is a professional mentor at the Aston Business School and an Advisory Board Member at the Global Risk Community. He is a former member of, and contributor to, the University of Cambridge supported Performance Management Association Journal.
Director of Integration
North Cumbria Integrated Health and Care System
Ramona has worked in a number of roles across acute/district general hospital services. She was the Associate Director of Governance and Quality for seven years, for one of the fourteen Keogh Review Trusts and led multiple quality and safety improvements as part of the national special measures process. She also has extensive experience in governance and risk management.
Ramona is a senior leader within the Integrated Health and Care System in North Cumbria. She is passionate about integrating health and care, organisational culture, patient safety and population health.
Local Growth Advisor
For part of this period, he combined this role with the post of Deputy Local Growth Consultant for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). Prior to this he was a senior European policy manager at the NHS European Office for more than seven years. He has also worked at the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and for a Member of the European Parliament in Brussels.
System Lead Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs
Sponsoring or exhibiting at the Governance Conference gives you the unique opportunity to showcase your company's value to an audience of senior decision makers and topic experts from across the health sector.
The different packages on offer are listed below. For more information about getting involved as a sponsor or to book an exhibition space please email David Morgan or call 020 7227 1164.
As event partner, you’ll get the opportunity to position yourself as the leading governance expert at a time when it is becoming a key priority for NHS trusts.
The package includes:
- The opportunity to deliver a breakout session as part of the conference programme
- The chance to chair an additional breakout session at the event
- 50 words promoting your breakfast session to be included in an email sent to all pre-registered delegates
- High profile branding on the event website, printed material and signage
- An exhibition stand (9m2)
- Three delegate places
- A seat drop to be distributed in the main plenary room.
Cost: £10,500.00 + VAT
As the event supporter, you will benefit from an enhanced profile at the event to promote your products or services to delegates.
The package includes:
- The opportunity to chair one breakout session at the event
- The opportunity to host a lunchtime surgery lasting 30 minutes in the exhibition
- Branding on the website including information about your lunchtime surgery
- An exhibition stand (6m2)
- Two delegate places
- A seat drop to be distributed in the main plenary room.
Cost: £5,000.00 + VAT
The exhibition will be held next to the main conference room and this is where lunch and all refreshments will be served to support networking with delegates. There are limited stands available.
The package includes:
- Exhibitions space of 6m2
- Table and two chairs
- Electricity supply
- Lunches and refreshments
- One delegate place
- Two exhibitor stand staff passes
Cost: £1,500.00 + VAT
Our Governance conference takes place on 18 July 2018 at Central Hall, Westminster in London.
Central Hall Westminster
London SW1H 9NH
Joining instructions will be sent to delegates before the event.