Programme and activities

Simon Stevens
When: 14/06/2017 07:30 - 20:00 and 15/06/2017 07:30 - 17:00 
Where: ACC Liverpool
Address: Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4FP

Confed17 has a full two-day programme structured around six conference strands that focus on the essential components of developing health and care services fit for the future. Each strand contains a mix of plenary sessions, panel discussions, debates, seminars and workshops, offering a variety of ways to gain new knowledge, insights and learning in the areas of most interest and importance to you.

This year's main stage plenary sessions will focus on:

  • Understanding the implications of Brexit and what is needed to protect NHS services and staff.
  • Exploring local campaigning and how to engage the public on NHS transformation.
  • Evaluating the future of the localism agenda and the prospects for further health devolution.
  • Celebrating the NHS and championing where we lead the world.
  • Looking to the future and considering the potential for consumer-led healthcare.
Please note, our programme and activities are subject to change. Keep an eye on this page and follow @Confed17 on Twitter for the latest programme updates and information. If you have any questions about Confed17, please contact our events team on 0844 800 5987 or email Confed17@nhsconfed.org.

"The solutions to our challenges lie in whole system change, collaboration and a values-based approach, delivering for the people we serve not organisational sovereignty. The NHS Confederation annual conference is one of the best places to bring all of the systems together to explore those possibilities." 
CEO, NHS Foundation Trust
Select Day: 14 June 15 June
2016 Annual conference & exhibition

Programme and activities

14 June

07:30

Introduction to exhibitors and commercial delegates

Speaker: Andrew Fisher
Activity: Exhibition and activities
Social and networking

Summary: Session for exhibitors and commercial delegates to support them in understanding current priorities for health and care leaders.

08:30

Registration and exhibition viewing

Activity: Exhibition and activities
Breaks and refreshments

09:30

Opening welcome address from the NHS Confederation chairman

Activity: Main stage

Summary: Stephen Dorrell will introduce the main themes for Confed17 and welcomes delegates at a crucial time for the NHS.

09:40

The big debate: Implications of General Election and Brexit on health and care

Activity: Main stage

Summary: Victoria Macdonald and Paul Stephenson will debate the hot topics being discussed across the country and continent.

10:20

Panel discussion: NHS Brexit Strategy - Can the NHS be protected in post-EU health and care system?

Activity: Main stage

Summary: This discussion will explore the various issues of Brexit and brings leaders together to consider how to steer the system through uncharted waters.

10:30

Private meeting: What do future NHS leaders need to know and how can they contribute to establishing a better health and care system? (NHS Graduates only)

Activity: Private meeting

Summary: This session is only available to NHS graduate management training scheme delegates.

11:00

Refreshment break, exhibition viewing and networking

Activity: Breaks and refreshments
Exhibition and activities
Social and networking

11:15

Member showcase presentation: The Practice Group

Activity: Exhibition and activities
Breaks and refreshments

Summary: Discover how The Practice Group's focus on primary care data is transforming care.

12:00

Breakout: Greater than the sum of our parts: How NHS Digital and frontline organisations harness national services to serve local need

Activity: Breakout session
Strand: Digital

Summary: In this session NHS Trusts and local authorities will discuss the local use of national IT to support vital services.

12:00

Breakout: Acting Without Delay – How to help the NHS reduce delayed discharges?

Activity: Breakout session
Strand: Integration

Summary: NHS Partners Network will explore where the NHS is successfully collaborating with independent providers to reduce delays.

12:00

Breakout: Diversify Or Die - What can leaders do to capture the potential from inclusion?

Activity: Breakout session
Strand: Leadership

Summary: This session highlights the importance of inclusive leadership and how executive and their organisations can move beyond diversity.

12:00

Breakout: Making Difficult Decisions – How can we commission healthcare in changing times? 

Activity: Breakout session
Strand: Money

Summary: This session will explore the factors that can help CCGs to navigate the process to make sometimes challenging decisions about how they prioritise resources.

12:00

Breakout: In Urgent Need of Attention – how are ambulance services transforming to secure themselves as an integral part of the future health and care system?

Activity: Breakout session
Strand: Transformation

Summary: This session will look at how the ambulance service can become an integral part of the current and future wider health and care system - from STPs to accountable care systems.

12:00

Breakout: Stop competing and start sharing

Speaker: Nick Kirkbride
Activity: Breakout session
Strand: Workforce

Summary: This session will address how transforming healthcare delivery requires wholesale change in how we utilise all of our NHS staff: substantive, bank and agency.

12:00

Breakout: Training Hubs – How educational networks drive service improvements

Activity: Breakout session
Strand: Workforce

Summary: This session will demonstrate how training hubs are networks of education and service providers (NHS and non NHS) based in the community.

12:00

Breakout: Under pressure – How can we make change happen in today’s NHS?

Activity: Breakout session

Summary: This session will explore how organisations and individuals can continuously learn and improve as part of a wider health care system.

13:00

Private meeting: NHS women on boards - How to drive forward the 50:50 by 2020 agenda (NHS board chairs only)

Speaker: Ed Smith
Activity: Private meeting

Summary: Please note this is an exclusive lunchtime session for NHS board chairs only.

13:00

Lunchtime session: How can we implement an evidence-based approach to race equality?

Activity: Breakout session
Strand: Workforce

Summary: This session aims to make delegates aware of what has been done and is being done across the NHS as a whole to improve workforce race equality. It will highlight best practice in this area and enable delegates to think about the key factors and enablers within their own organisations that can help improve workforce race equality.

13:00

Lunch, exhibition and networking

Activity: Breaks and refreshments
Exhibition and activities
Social and networking

14:00

Keynote address: Jim Mackey on transforming NHS services while keeping the books balanced

Activity: Main stage

Summary: Jim Mackey will discuss the challenges involved in reaching financial balance while transforming NHS services, before discussing public concerns about ‘saving’ the NHS.

14:30

Panel discussion: Saving Our Services – Why are local campaigns fighting to save the NHS from transformation?

Activity: Main stage

Summary: A panel discussion that brings together different perspectives to consider whether local campaigns are justified and what NHS leaders need to do to engage communities to support transformation plans.

15:00

Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

Activity: Breaks and refreshments
Exhibition and activities
Social and networking

15:15

Member showcase presentation: Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

Activity: Exhibition and activities

Summary: In April 2016, delayed transfers of care within the trust’s community hospitals stood at 16.2 per cent – a figure significantly higher than the national standard of 3.5 per cent. Head to this 30-minute session to see what action the trust took to turn the tide.

16:00

Breakout: Digital Revolution - Where is innovative technology making a difference in mental health services?

Activity: Breakout session
Strand: Digital

Summary: Numerous benefits are associated with better access to digital mental health services. This session will explore numerous examples with valuable insights into what more mental health services could be doing to embrace the digital revolution.

16:00

Breakout: Putting Primary Care First – How is Wales securing the future of primary care as the bedrock of 21st Century provision?

Activity: Breakout session
Strand: Integration

Summary: This session brings together key examples of The National Primary Care Plan for Wales and shows how much Wales has to offer in terms of lessons on integration.

16:00

Breakout: NxtGen NHS – What is the role of research and innovation in maintaining a world-leading NHS during tough times?

Activity: Breakout session
Strand: Leadership

Summary: This session explores what the patient wants from the next generation NHS and the role of research and innovation in achieving it.

16:00

Breakout: Running On Empty – Where have all the savings gone and what’s left in the efficiency tank?

Activity: Breakout session
Strand: Money

Summary: The NHS productivity challenge requires savings to be made to close the NHS funding gap, so that resources can be invested in transformation. This session will explore these issues and considers the balance between costcutting and a better allocation of resources.

16:00

Breakout: Getting Our Priorities Right – How can we get the best value for the NHS and patients?

Activity: Breakout session
Strand: Transformation

Summary: This session will give delegates the chance to hear about how the NHS must focus on finite funds on the services and treatments that provide the best clinical value for patients and will provide an opportunity for delegates to discuss how we take forward this agenda.

16:00

Breakout: Making Workforce Improvement Happen…your role as leaders, where to start next week and how in just 90 days 18 trusts were able to focus on just two areas resulting in them avoiding £32m in annual costs

Activity: Breakout session

Summary: Hear directly from trusts that are delivering results today and explore how others are embracing new models including sharing staff across STP or cluster footprints.

17:30

Closing keynote address: Niall Dickson – The challenges ahead and how we can meet them

Speaker: Niall Dickson
Activity: Main stage

Summary: Niall Dickson gives his first keynote address as Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation and offers his perspective on current challenges facing its members.

18:00

Panel discussion: First 100 days - What does the NHS need from the next government?

Activity: Main stage

Summary: This session brings together the big thinkers in health and care to discuss what the NHS needs from the next government and what is likely to happen over the coming months that will impact on health and care services.

18:45

Fringe session: Pulling out all the stops - How a focus on whole system flow can help to deliver improved quality, efficiency and patient experience

Activity: Fringe

Summary: This session will share learning about the steps NHS and social care leaders can take to improve flow in their local health economies.

18:45

Fringe session: For This and Future Generations; from pounds in the pocket to the air we breathe. How can sustainability in the health system really benefit staff, patients and society?

Speaker: Jerome Baddley
Activity: Fringe

Summary: This session will examine the potential that locally Accountable Health and Care Systems have to protect or undermine health as responsible corporate citizens.

18:45

Fringe session: No hospital is an island - how new collaborations are improving care and saving money

Activity: Fringe

Summary: This session will explore how acute care collaboration (ACC) vanguards are finding new and innovative ways for hospitals to work together more closely to help close the financial gap and improve care for patients.

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