Annual Conference and Exhibition 2021

16 – 17 November, ACC Liverpool

Why attend annual conference?

Our flagship annual conference and exhibition is 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 will be a chance for everyone to come together to share, debate and discover how to shape the sector. Engage with like-mind people and organisations and future proof your board and your business. 

Join us at the ACC in Liverpool as we explore the health landscape with top speakers from inside and outside the sector.

about the event

NHS Providers' Annual Conference and Exhibition will be the most important event in health this year as we come together as one. We will bring you the very latest insight, debate, support and information you need. 

This year’s theme is together. As we come together for the first time since the pandemic, we will be focusing on the work trusts are doing to deliver integration. We’ll explore how we embrace new opportunities across the health and social care system as a whole and create a sustainable NHS fit for the 21st century. We will also look at how we can respond collaboratively to address health inequalities in the sector.

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.

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Stay tuned for more announcements on this year's event by following us on Twitter @NHSProviders #NHSP21


Our dynamic programme will explore the keys issues that matter to you - giving you the opportunity to debate, discuss and share ideas with expert speakers from within the healthcare sector and beyond. We’re busy creating a flexible agenda with all the key insights and policy information and you need. Follow @NHSProviders to be the first to hear when sessions are announced.


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. For dinner costs please see ticket prices below.

Stay tuned to hear who our after dinner speaker will be this year by following #NHSP21.

Networking drinks reception

Our hosted networking is specifically aimed at helping you to make the connections you need. Unwind after the first day of conference and share experiences with your peers.

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. 

You can also network with fellow delegates before and during the conference by joining in with the conversation on twitter using #NHSP21

Provider showcase

We want to hear from you about any innovations, projects or case studies that have made a real difference to your staff, patients, carers, service users or wider community over the last year.

We’re particularly interested on hearing about your experiences that reflect our wider conference theme of Together.

Do you have examples of how collaboration at your trust has made a real difference on the frontline? Has system working allowed you to work across your locality more effectively?

If that sounds like some of the work you’ve been doing and you’d like the chance to exhibit as part of Providers Deliver Live, please complete our application form and return to us by Friday 3 September. Along with the form, please include:

  • A high-res trust logo
  • An image (or images) that support your entry
  • Any other supporting visual or interactive materials.

We'd especially like to hear from trusts that are able to provide a demonstration or interactive element as part of their stand.

Applications will be assessed by our internal panel and we’ll aim to shortlist by the end of September. We will be in touch with successful trusts in early October outlining the next steps in the process. We will also be setting up a short briefing call to run through the logistics and what to expect over the two-day conference.

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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. We've also extended our early bird discount until July so there's even more reason to attend this year's event.

Book by 5pm Friday 2 July to save £45 with our early bird tickets.

Group offer

It’s really productive to attend events with your colleagues to discuss and develop ideas that can be applied to your organisation, so we're offering discounted group bookings. Book 4 places for the price of 3.

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Development places

We’re dedicated to helping support professional development for you and your senior managers. That’s why we’re offering members two half price tickets per organisation 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.

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Ticket prices


Member early bird (save £45)


Member standard (after 2 July)


Member day ticket


Member conference dinner


Associate/connect/panel member

Associate/connect/panel member early bird (save £45)


Associate/connect/panel member standard (after 2 July)


Associate/connect/panel member day ticket


Associate/connect/panel member dinner


Not for profit/charity

Not for profit/charity early bird (save £45)


Not for profit/charity (after 2 July)


Not for profit/charity day ticket


Not for profit/charity conference dinner



Commercial early bird (save £45)


Commercial standard (after 2 July)


Commercial day ticket


Commercial conference dinner


Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held on Tuesday 16 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.

Member dinner rate £65
Associate/connect/panel 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 can be paid via credit/debit cards or BACS by invoice (a PO number is mandatory when booking)
  • 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.

Cancellation policy

  • Any cancellations made 6 weeks prior to be conference date will incur a £100 fee per delegate. 5 October – 16 November: 100% of the value of the delegate/dinner place(s) cancelled is non - refundable. 
  • These charges cover the administration costs we incur on cancellation.
  • 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.
  • Cancellations can be completed via the booking website by emailing 
  • 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.
  • 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.

Photography and filming

  • Please note that filming and photography may be taking place at the conference for promotional purposes. If you would prefer not to be captured please let the conference staff know on the day or contact our marketing team.


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.

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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