Episode 43 - Trusts in systems: Engines of transformation
In this episode, Adam Brimelow sits down with NHS Providers deputy chief executive Saffron Cordery and director of policy and strategy Miriam Deakin to discuss the implications for Trusts ahead of the 'go live' date for ICSs on 1 July, placed on a statutory footing under the new Health and Care Act.

We look at how the Act reflects and formalises moves to greater integration, often led by Trusts, and how the changing landscape is providing opportunities for providers to adapt and expand their roles to improve care and help build healthier communities.

Adam hears from Dr Ify Okocha, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust chief executive, and Peter Lewis, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust joint chief executive, leaders on the ground who in different ways are adapting successfully to the new landscape.

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Released: Thursday 23 June, 2022
Episode 44 - Mental Health: Changing needs and access to care

In this episode, Adam Brimelow sits down with NHS Providers deputy chief executive Saffron Cordery to discuss the importance of world mental health day, and her particular concerns for the mental health of children and young people as we move on from the pandemic. Saffron also highlights the importance of addressing inequalities of mental health needs and access to care in the NHS.  

Adam is also joined by Sarah Kline, chief executive of United for Global Mental Health who emphasises the continuing need to tackle stigma and discrimination, and to educate people about mental health.

You can also hear from Ifti Majid, chief executive at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust who discusses how mental health needs have changed over recent years, and how his trust has responded.

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Released: 10 October 2022

Episode 45 - Race equality: Strength in diversity

In this episode hears Adam Brimelow joined by Selina Ullah, chair of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust discuss how strength in diversity in the NHS can benefit staff and patients and the contribution that white allies can make to push change for race equality in the health and social care sector.

Adam also spoke to Foluke Ajayi, chief executive at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust to discuss the importance of diversity within healthcare systems and leadership and the understanding of this within communities and the journey the NHS is still on lead to a fairer leadership across the system.

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Released: 27 October 2022

Episode 46 - Annual Conference: Back together again

In this episode, you can hear NHS Providers’ director of communications Adam Brimelow sits down with Keith Willett, chair at South Central Ambulance Service, Jinjer Kandola, chief executive of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, and HSJ deputy editor Dave West to share their conference highlights.

Adam also speaks to our next chief executive Julian Hartley, on his highlights of the two days in Liverpool, and his thoughts as he prepares to take on his new role. This episode closes with a conversation with NHS Providers’ interim chief executive Saffron Cordery sharing the main takeaways from our keynote speeches and why our theme of 'Resilience' was so important.

If you missed out on any of our plenary sessions, find them here.

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Released: 27 November 2022