Health inequalities

We will reflect, learn and plan how to better address fundamental inequalities to improve the health of the communities we serve, tackling the issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health and care systems have an enormous contribution to make in addressing the inequalities that arise because of the conditions in which we are born, grow, live, work and age. We will explore specific, measurable goals for narrowing inequalities, including those relating to poverty, through service for overall outcomes improvement for all.

Driving recovery

We will explore how we can rebuild and recover from the challenges presented by the pandemic with a fairer and better health care system for the future. We’ll look at how we can return to – or exceed – pre-pandemic levels of activity to reduce long waits for care and prevent further lengthening of waiting lists.

  • Health inequalities

    Health inequalities

  • Driving recovery

    Driving recovery

  • People

    People

  • Collaboration and partnerships

    Collaboration and partnerships

  • Quality and clinical improvement

    Quality and clinical improvement

People

With growing demand and rising pressure on the health and care system, we will look at the immediate and longer-term challenges facing our workforce that will determine the delivery of services over the next decade.

Through the lens of diversity, wellbeing and clinical leadership, we will explore ways to improve experience for all staff and cultivate a supportive culture, making an immediate difference to retaining the skills, expertise and care their patients need.

By taking action on recruitment and retention, and creating more productive ways of working and opportunities for transformation, we can keep up the momentum of recovering services and addressing care backlogs.

Collaboration and partnerships

Assess implications and discuss impact and opportunities as we work to a future of system integration and collaboration.  

The pandemic has reinforced the fact that the NHS works best when it applies a shared mission and best clinical practice to local circumstances, utilising the expertise and experience of not just the workforce, but also partners locally and nationally.

We’ll look at how to better join up services for a more collaborative approach to providing care for patients now, and in improving care for the future.

Quality and clinical improvement

Putting in place or scaling up new and more productive ways of working will improve patient care and ensure staff are making the most of their skills and expertise. Be inspired by innovators pioneering improvements and transformation in their field and discuss how to make change happen to provide high-quality care.

Building on new research, treatments and technologies, this theme will explore how we build on digital capabilities to strengthen a sustainable and effective health and care system into the future.

 

Seminar room with delegates and a speaker