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09:30
  1. Chairs' welcome to NHS ConfedExpo
    30 mins
    • Keynote
    The chairs of NHS Confederation and NHS England will welcome attendees and give a rundown of what's in store for the event.
  2. Future of primary care
    75 mins
    • Discursive cabaret workshop
    • Operational delivery
    An audience with Professor Claire Fuller and Dr Amanda Doyle about current situation in primary care, opportunities and challenges for the next 12 months as well as a glimpse into the future. This int ...
  3. In conversation with Tinuke Awe and Clotilde Rebecca Abe, co-founders of 5 X More
    30 mins
    • In conversation with...
    5 X More is a grassroots organisation committed to changing and highlighting black maternal health outcomes in the UK. 5 X More’s co-founders, Clo and Tinuke, will discuss their organisation’s work to ...
  4. Retaining our NHS people: the NHS People Promise in action
    75 mins
    • Discursive cabaret workshop
    • People
    The NHS Long Term Workforce Plan commits to working together to make the ambitions of the NHS People Promise a reality for everyone. This is fundamental to retaining our NHS people and improving patie ...
  5. Self-improving systems: developing strategies to improve health and care across systems
    75 mins
    • Collaboration & partnerships
    • Discursive cabaret workshop
    Building on the foundations laid out in the ICS Design Framework, the Hewitt review set an ambition for ICSs to become ‘self-improving.’ But how does this work in practice? What are the stages and ena ...
  6. Tomorrow’s world: How the flexible workforce of the future can add value to the NHS
    30 mins
    • Main stage - panel
    • People
    • Supporter session
    Flexible working has a key part to play in the future of the NHS. What does the workforce of tomorrow look like for the NHS and how do we build a flexible workforce that meets our future needs and ref ...

    Supported by NHS Professionals

    NHS Professionals

09:45
  1. Driving improvement at place: working with communities to transform local services
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Collaboration & partnerships
    Local leaders are focused on delivering better care to individuals using a combination of techniques for joint commissioning, population health management and asset-based approaches. This session brin ...
  2. How integrated care systems are tackling health inequalities
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Health inequalities improvement
    Tackling health inequalities is a statutory purpose of integrated care systems. In 2023, the NHS Confederation and partners undertook research on how funding targeted at addressing health inequalities ...
  3. Integrating the workforce at place
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • People
    This interactive session will explore how place-based working has enabled integration, featuring speakers from across the Staffordshire Stoke-on-Trent (SSOT) ICS including primary care, social care an ...
  4. Tackling the elective backlog: redesigning pathways
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Operational delivery
    This session will explore how hospitals have been redesigning pathways and carrying out transformational work to help address the elective backlog. Learn how they have used resources better, transform ...
  5. Why labels matter
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Health inequalities improvement
    This session will look at the unnecessary variation in medicine labelling and the resultant risk of medication errors. It will consider how innovation in medicine label translation and participation b ...
10:00
  1. Earlier lung health checks for those at greatest risk
    40 mins
    • Health inequalities improvement
    • Learning theatre
    Lung cancer is most common in deprived areas with high smoking rates, emphasising the critical role of early detection in reducing health inequalities. NHS England's Targeted Lung Health Check Program ...
  2. Exploring digital interventions for managing acute sickle cell episodes
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • Transforming care pathways
    The session will focus on the NHS Race and Health Observatory’s work on identifying digital care plans and pathways for healthcare leaders and sickle cell patients. Panellists will discuss the finding ...
  3. General practice digital front door
    40 mins
    • Improving outcomes
    • Learning theatre
    Digital transformation is a core element set out in the Delivery Plan for Recovering Access to Primary Care. In this session you will hear how practices, using the support available, can improve patie ...
  4. Improving support for children and young people with complex emotional needs
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • Population health
    The number of children and young people with a mental health issue has been increasing over the last decade and specifically since the pandemic. Some of these young people will have complex emotional ...
  5. Innovation and risk: cultivating a safe space for healthcare innovation
    40 mins
    • Health innovation
    • Learning theatre
    Learn about how to create a culture of innovation in the NHS and hear examples of the partnership working that is supporting the safe adoption of innovation in the NHS. Find out more about how health ...
  6. Supporting digitally engaged citizens of the future
    40 mins
    • Digital innovation and AI
    • Learning theatre
    This session will explore how digital apps like the NHS App have developed over time to meet the evolving needs and demands of patients, communities and the wider public. Moving beyond only booking ap ...
  7. Thriving in adversity: igniting change
    40 mins
    • Keynote
    Join Sir William Atkinson, former headteacher of Phoenix High School and leadership consultant, to learn about his experience in inspiring teams and overcoming adversity. William will reflect on runni ...
  8. Transformative approaches to leadership with global thought leader Amy Edmondson
    30 mins
    • Main stage - panel
    • People
    • Supporter session
    Delve into the realm of transformative leadership as award-winning author and academic Amy Edmondson shares her insights. Explore strategies and perspectives that will drive positive change, foster co ...

    This non-promotional session has been developed and sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

    Boehringer Ingelheim

  9. What does the NHS Provider Selection Regime mean for the future of commissioning?
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • The role of the voluntary sector
    The NHS Provider Selection Regime (PSR) came into force on 1 January 2024 and sets rules for procuring healthcare services in England by relevant authorities. This session will explore the opportuniti ...
10:20
  1. In conversation with Chris Hopson, chief strategy officer at NHS England
    30 mins
    • In conversation with...
    • Learning theatre
    Chris will reflect on the strategic direction of the NHS from a national point of view.
11:00
  1. Keynote: Amanda Pritchard, NHS Chief Executive
    40 mins
    • Keynote
     
11:50
  1. A system approach to addressing fuel poverty in high-risk cohorts
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • Population health
    Find out how Cheshire and Merseyside's integrated care board identified and supported people with respiratory illness who were living in fuel poverty over winter. Supported by NHS England’s Innovation ...
  2. How can volunteers help me?
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • The role of the voluntary sector
    Volunteers have always supported the NHS but the range of ways in which they offer support is changing. There are over 300 different volunteering roles available throughout the NHS, supporting every p ...
  3. In conversation with Andrew van Doorn OBE, chief executive of HACT
    30 mins
    • In conversation with...
    • Learning theatre
    The Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust (HACT) is a charity that partners with organisations across the housing sector to drive value for residents and communities. Andrew is also a non-executive d ...
  4. Innovation: whose job is it anyway?
    40 mins
    • Health innovation
    • Learning theatre
    Join this session to hear about the importance of the whole innovation ecosystem collaborating effectively to deliver transformational change, and the growing role of think tanks and the third sector ...
  5. Moving further and faster in elective care recovery with GIRFT
    40 mins
    • Improving outcomes
    • Learning theatre
    This session presents the GIRFT approach to reducing patient waiting times while ensuring there are sustainable improvements in how services and pathways are configured and managed. The Further Faster ...
  6. Prison radio: promoting wellbeing and reducing harm
    40 mins
    • Health inequalities improvement
    • Learning theatre
    National Prison Radio supports people affected by the criminal justice system, helping reduce incidents of harm and improve health, wellbeing and life skills. Alongside Life After Prison, an accompany ...
  7. Reasonable adjustments digital flag for people with a learning disability and autistic people
    40 mins
    • Digital innovation and AI
    • Learning theatre
    28 per cent of the population in England identify as disabled. This session puts into context the health inequalities faced by adults with a learning disability and autistic people, a key priority in ...
  8. Transforming maternal outcomes with quality improvement methodology and integrated care systems’ collaboration
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • Transforming care pathways
    The session will outline the NHS Race and Health Observatory’s Learning and Action Network, a 15-month peer-to-peer project which began in January 2024 to address the stark disparities in maternal, pe ...
12:00
  1. Community ownership as a long-term improvement approach
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Health inequalities improvement
    Using community assets can support sustainable improvement by building trust and brokering effective partnerships between clinicians and communities for successful, integrated approaches to tackling h ...
  2. Delivering holistic care for interconnected disease and how to overcome systemic hurdles
    75 mins
    • Discursive cabaret workshop
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    • Supporter session
    Our discussion will consider how fostering collaboration among healthcare providers and stakeholders, harnessing technology for data-sharing and analysis, and embracing a patient-centric approach can ...

    This non-promotional session has been developed and sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

    Boehringer Ingelheim

     

     

  3. From records to breakthroughs: harnessing health data for research and innovation
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Collaboration & partnerships
    • Supporter session
    Good quality data at scale is key to enabling more and better research and innovation. This session will highlight how data is unlocking new insights and bolstering diverse research efforts. If you're ...

    Supported by Moderna

    Moderna

  4. How can the NHS FDP help meet patient needs of today and tomorrow?
    75 mins
    • Discursive cabaret workshop
    • Operational delivery
    • Supporter session
    The NHS Federated Data Platform (FDP) will help support health and care organisations to use data to understand patterns, solve problems and plan services for their local populations. This session wil ...

    Sponsored by Palantir Technologies UK

    Palantir Technologies UK

     

  5. How does research ensure the NHS can provide better health and care services?
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    Research is a key driver of improvements to health outcomes and patient and staff experiences, informing organisational processes and performance for providers and commissioners. In this session we wi ...
  6. Maximising NHS capacity: achieving sustainable disease control in long-term conditions
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Collaboration & partnerships
    • Supporter session
    More than 25 million people in England are living with at least one long-term condition (LTC). With £7 in every £10 spent on LTCs and 70 per cent of all bed days associated with these conditions, we n ...

    Supported by AbbVie UK

    AbbVie

  7. Pathway to improvement: holding the patient at the heart of primary care
    75 mins
    • Discursive cabaret workshop
    • Health inequalities improvement
    Redesigning pathways around patients can improve access, support integration and help achieve innovation. Join this session to discuss how we can place the patient at the heart of the pathway and the ...
  8. Tackling health inequalities with technology
    40 mins
    • Main stage - panel
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    • Supporter session
    Google Health director, Susan Thomas and Professor Tim Chico, director of the South Yorkshire Digital Health Hub, will discuss how the NHS can tackle health inequalities through technology. This sessi ...

    Supported by Google Health

    Google Health

  9. Unlocking the barriers to prevention and sharing stories of progress
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    • Supporter session
    Earlier this year the NHS Confederation, Universities of Stirling and Southampton, and Newton began a project to help us better understand the barriers to delivering the shift towards preventative mod ...

    Supported by Newton

    Newton

     

12:15
  1. Joining up our workforce plans to benefit patients and deliver more integrated care
    60 mins
    • Main stage - panel
    • People
    This session will explore progress in relation to the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan, strengthening connections with the primary care workforce and the soon-to-be-published adult social care plan. We wi ...
13:10
  1. Addressing cardiovascular health disparities: the role of awareness and action
    40 mins
    • Health inequalities improvement
    • Learning theatre
    • Supporter session
    This session will lay out the close connection between cardiovascular disease and health inequalities and explore how to maximise impact through existing opportunities to reduce health inequalities vi ...

    Supported by Novartis UK

    Novartis UK

  2. Advancing skin cancer care: a collaborative journey to optimise dermatology pathways and improve patient outcomes
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • Supporter session
    • Transforming care pathways
    Ensuring appropriate referrals to skin cancer pathways helps us to get the appropriate care to the right people, at the right time and in the right place. This session will focus on the learnings of a ...

    Sponsored by Sanofi 

    Sanofi 

     

  3. An AI-driven future: enhancing clinician productivity
    40 mins
    • Digital innovation and AI
    • Learning theatre
    • Supporter session
    Join us for an informative session exploring how artificial intelligence (AI) solutions free up clinicians’ time to focus on patient care, supporting better patient outcomes. Learn how NHS trusts are ...

    Supported by Microsoft

    Microsoft

  4. Connecting data to improve outcomes
    40 mins
    • Improving outcomes
    • Learning theatre
    • Supporter session
    This session shares examples of how data is used across the healthcare system to improve outcomes, including driving clinical and operational decision-making to improve patient flow. You will hear an ...

    Supported by IQVIA

    IQVIA

  5. How community prevention and innovation projects are contributing to NHS trust impact
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • Supporter session
    • The role of the voluntary sector
    This session will show how our community projects are tackling some of the biggest challenges NHS trusts face today by supporting the health and wellbeing of people in their community. With innovation ...

    Supported by NHS Charities Together and CCLA Investment Management

    NHS Charities Together 

    CCLA Investment Management

  6. Innovating for health and prosperity
    40 mins
    • Health innovation
    • Learning theatre
    Find out how health innovation has contributed over £1.8 billion to the UK economy since 2018 and learn more about the integrated care boards’ purpose to help the NHS support broader social and econom ...
  7. NHS industry partnerships: a recipe for success
    40 mins
    • In conversation with...
    • Learning theatre
    • Supporter session
    When the NHS and industry work together effectively, great things can happen for patients and the system. These partnerships must be open, transparent and have clear joint goals. This session will exa ...

    Supported by The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

    The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

  8. Population health management as the engine of transformation
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • Population health
    • Supporter session
    How do you really integrate across a system to transform complex organisational structures and historical system barriers? In this panel session, we will hear about one system’s experiences of integra ...

    Supported by Optum

    Optum

14:00
  1. Building a digital workforce through education and training
    75 mins
    • Discursive cabaret workshop
    • People
    This session explores the vital role of integrated care partnerships in creating a digital workforce and realising the benefits of technology in education and training. Technology underpins many deliv ...
  2. Five pillars of tackling inequality
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • People
    This session will explore the range of contributions required to effectively tackle inequality within our healthcare services, for both patients and the workforce. It will explore: • the wider social ...
  3. How a digitally mature workforce can enhance the delivery of quality health care
    75 mins
    • Discursive cabaret workshop
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    This session will discuss how a specialist digital, data and technology (DDaT) and informatics skills base is vital to delivering and realising digital transformation in the NHS. We will hear the nati ...
  4. Keynote: Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation
    40 mins
    • Keynote
     
  5. Our potential as anchor institution employers: supporting new people to work in the NHS
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • People
    Making the most of our role as anchor institutions, how do we best use our position for new communities to access employment? Using best practice case studies we will identify the challenges and the p ...
  6. Partnerships for change: working across the boundaries of health and housing
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Collaboration & partnerships
    Safe and secure housing has a central role in maintaining health and wellbeing, supporting a recovery journey and preventing crisis. Housing quality has a direct impact on population health – cold, da ...
  7. Powering systems from within: collaboration for better outcomes
    75 mins
    • Collaboration & partnerships
    • Discursive cabaret workshop
    Wherever you work, you will know that effective relationships and shared purpose are fundamental to success - but these are sometimes hard to achieve. In this session you will hear from people working ...
  8. Transforming long-term care: addressing technology and clinical capacity gaps in primary care
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    • Supporter session
    Addressing the complexities of managing long-term conditions including diabetes, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic kidney disease and hypertension, this session unveils the need f ...

    Supported by iPLATO Healthcare 

     iPLATO Healthcare 

     

  9. Valuing patient time (Last 1,000 days)
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Operational delivery
    Time is the most important currency in healthcare. This session will focus on how hospitals are supporting patients through initiatives that focus on keeping patients well and mobile by transforming s ...
14:15
  1. Improving lives and reducing disparities: making every interaction count in health and care
    60 mins
    • Main stage - panel
    • Operational delivery
    This session will explore how we can make every interaction count in primary and secondary care while building community capacity to improve care, reduce inequalities and help stop or delay disease. W ...
  2. In conversation with Dr Michelle Griffin, gynaecologist and business expert in women's health
    30 mins
    • In conversation with...
    • Learning theatre
    Join us for an engaging session with Dr Michelle Griffin, a strategy advisor in women’s health tech and clinical doctor specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology, to discuss topics such as the gender ...
15:00
  1. Ambulance trusts and ICSs: working in partnership to address health inequalities
    40 mins
    • Health inequalities improvement
    • Learning theatre
    This session will discuss how ambulance services, in partnership with their integrated care systems, can improve population outcomes, positively impact on the social determinants of health, reduce dem ...
  2. Commissioning of optometry for better outcomes
    40 mins
    • Improving outcomes
    • Learning theatre
    With responsibility for pharmacy, optometry and dental services now delegated to ICBs, there is greater autonomy locally to transform service delivery and patient experience. This session will focus o ...
  3. Improving the health of care home residents through virtual care
    40 mins
    • Digital innovation and AI
    • Learning theatre
    This session explores the role of virtual care and remote monitoring in care homes and will share best practice on managing residents whose health is deteriorating.
  4. Keynote: Wes Streeting MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
    40 mins
    • Keynote
     
  5. Making the case for population health: engaging with workforce and communities
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • Population health
    This session will look at how to engage with a variety of audiences to inspire health and care professionals to take a population health approach to improve outcomes. It will feature some short films ...
  6. Partnership working to support people with learning disability and people with autism
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • The role of the voluntary sector
    This session will demonstrate where NHS England and others have partnered with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to deliver for people with learning disability and autism. This wil ...
  7. Supporting neurodivergent children in their communities
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • Transforming care pathways
    With demand for services increasing, children and young people are experiencing longer waiting times for assessment and treatment. This session will showcase how these current challenges can be met th ...
  8. Turning insights into action: the seven conditions for successful innovation.
    40 mins
    • Health innovation
    • Learning theatre
    Join this session for a presentation on the Health Innovation Network’s newly developed seven habits of successful innovation framework, based on ten years of innovation learnings. Hear case studies o ...
15:15
  1. In conversation with Dr Gabrielle Mathews, NHS Assembly member and UK Youth trustee
    30 mins
    • In conversation with...
    • Learning theatre
    Dr Gabby Mathews is an academic foundation doctor and a multi-award-winning children and young people’s health advocate. In this interview, she will highlight her work advocating for the voices of chi ...
15:30
  1. Primary and secondary care interface
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Operational delivery
    As pressures and demands continue to increase for both primary and secondary care, teams need to work together on shared issues and improve the overall interface between the two sectors. This is criti ...
  2. Reshaping the model for urgent health and care in Coventry
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Operational delivery
    • Supporter session
    Health and care systems around the country are tackling an ever-increasing demand on urgent and emergency care, exploring various ways to improve outcomes for residents, the experience of staff and sy ...

    Supported by Newton

    Newton

     

  3. Rising to the challenge – how local systems have adopted and spread MedTech
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    How can you maximise the potential of MedTech? Adopting MedTech and maximising its impact requires coordinating various partners in complex environments. Learn how effective collaboration can lay the ...
  4. Shifting power to new structures
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Collaboration & partnerships
    This session will focus on how the shifting of functions and decision-making to integrated care systems is being enabled nationally and locally. Speakers will explore how system working and accountabi ...
  5. Using high-quality data to enable boards to discuss quality and create learning health systems: lessons from Australia and the NHS
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    • Supporter session
    Beamtree, the Australian AI and data analytics company, is working with the NHS Confederation to explore the formation of an NHS analytics and knowledge network, learning from Beamtree’s experience as ...

    Supported by Beamtree

    Beamtree

15:45
  1. Creating a new care model for outpatients
    75 mins
    • Discursive cabaret workshop
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    • Supporter session
    If you are interested in transforming outpatient care, this workshop will highlight the work Accurx has been doing to unlock productivity gains and increase capacity for outpatient services. We'll loo ...

    Sponsored by Accurx

    Accurx

  2. Doing things differently: preparing now for the future increases in doctors in training.
    75 mins
    • Discursive cabaret workshop
    • People
    The NHS Long Term Workforce Plan commits to doubling medical school places by 2031. This increase in numbers will require innovation in training and providers to review their approach to employment. I ...
  3. Partnering with purpose: evidence-based and innovative approaches to transforming care
    75 mins
    • Collaboration & partnerships
    • Discursive cabaret workshop
    • Supporter session
    This session will explore how the NHS can advance clinical practice in a world of rising demand, workforce shortages and financial barriers. We will showcase examples of innovative, evidence-based and ...

    Sponsored by AstraZeneca UK

    AstraZeneca UK

08:00
  1. As important as medicine or surgery: rehab's role in delivering a healthy nation
    60 mins
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    • Supporter session
    Access to high-quality rehabilitation (rehab) services is vital to helping people live extra years in good health. This is true also for significant numbers of people living with a long-term condition ...

    Supported by Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

    Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

     

  2. Elevating patient outcomes and transforming services through dynamic partnership
    60 mins
    • Collaboration & partnerships
    • Supporter session
    Clinicians who have partnered with industry to redesign care pathways, provide care closer to home or even expand their professional experience and network, discuss the reality of these innovative way ...

    This non-promotional session has been developed and sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

    Boehringer Ingelheim

     

     

  3. Key ingredients for successful home alternatives to ward-based care
    60 mins
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    • Supporter session
    Hospital at Home is cost-effective, delivers great outcomes and excellent patient experience. NHS leaders and industry experts share their experience, followed by a Q&A. This session is supported by H ...

    Supported by HomeLink Healthcare

    HomeLink Healthcare

     

  4. Need to develop your workforce? Hear how T Levels can help
    60 mins
    • People
    • Supporter session
    The Health T Level is the new level 3 qualification for students who want a career in health and care. An alternative to A Levels, the two-year T Level combines classroom study with a 45-day industry ...

    Supported by ICS Industry Placement Network

    ICS Industry Placement Network

  5. NHS estates: What role does private sector investment play in the future?
    60 mins
    • Collaboration & partnerships
    • Supporter session
    In this session, we focus on the barriers and constraints in getting wide sources of investment into the NHS estate, look at some of the technicalities around these issues and review a case study that ...

    Supported by Hill Dickinson LLP

     Hill Dickinson LLP

     

09:30
  1. AI in health: showcase hackathon
    75 mins
    • Discursive cabaret workshop
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    • Supporter session
    Join this interactive showcase session where shortlisted finalists of the AI Hackathon in Health will share their targeted AI solutions to a range of health and care challenges for judging from our ex ...

    Supported by Google Health

    Google Health

  2. How the NHS can harness life science partnerships
    75 mins
    • Discursive cabaret workshop
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    NHS partnerships with life sciences are rapidly advancing healthcare, helping us to diagnose, treat, cure and prevent a much wider range of diseases. This session explores the ways in which the NHS co ...
  3. In conversation with Sarah Woolnough, chief executive of The King's Fund
    30 mins
    • In conversation with...
    • Learning theatre
    Sarah Woolnough is the recently appointed chief executive of The King’s Fund. This interview will cover the course of Sarah’s career in the charity and public sectors, with a focus on topics such as p ...
  4. Reviewing the NHS Patient Safety Strategy
    75 mins
    • Operational delivery
    This session will update on progress and invite you to help plan the next steps for the NHS Patient Safety Strategy. It will provide space to have constructive and engaging conversations on the areas ...
  5. What does it really mean to embrace a continuous improvement culture?
    60 mins
    • Main stage - panel
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    Evidence shows that an embedded approach to continuous improvement will deliver higher-quality services and improved patient outcomes. So how do leaders create the right conditions and culture for imp ...
09:45
  1. AI: help or hindrance for patients?
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    This session explores the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on patient safety in the NHS, offering clinical and operational insights into its benefits and risks, as well as advice for systems loo ...
  2. Creating better health: making genomics a reality in clinical care
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    With thousands of patients now benefiting from the faster and more accurate diagnoses and more targeted treatments genomic testing provides, this session will set out our progress so far in bringing t ...
  3. The 3Ds to improving health inequalities: data, digitalisation and deep listening.
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Health inequalities improvement
    The session will explore how the recently published legal duties on health inequalities can help local system leaders to identify key data and information and take action to improve health outcomes. T ...
  4. The economic benefits of the shift to proactive care
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Collaboration & partnerships
    The Hewitt review makes clear that ‘health value’ - the economic growth that is created by investment in healthcare - is a core part of embedding long-term strategic change and the shift to prevention ...
09:50
  1. Service redesign: clinically led, management enabled, community owned
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Health inequalities improvement
    How collective decision-making and practice, enabled by innovative commissioning approaches, can lead to clinically-led and community-owned service redesign and improvement. This session draws on the ...
10:00
  1. Care coordination at scale: how do we turn aspiration into reality?
    40 mins
    • Digital innovation and AI
    • Learning theatre
    This panel discussion will examine how systems are collaborating to effectively direct and coordinate patients to the most appropriate services from their first contact, drawing out the key principles ...
  2. Enabling effective hospital discharge: the role of supported housing
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • The role of the voluntary sector
    With ever-increasing strains on social care, delayed discharges remain an important issue for trusts. One enabler is good-quality supported housing, offering wraparound care for service users that hel ...
  3. Improving health outcomes through digital technology – an enabler for change
    40 mins
    • Main stage - panel
    • Operational delivery
    • Supporter session
    Better use of data and technology is already changing the NHS, helping to provide improved and joined-up care and better health outcomes. As a key enabler for change, technology has the potential to e ...

    Sponsored by Palantir Technologies UK

    Palantir Technologies UK

  4. On a mission: how a more systematic approach will improve outcomes for population health
    40 mins
    • Health innovation
    • Learning theatre
    Learn what it means to take a ‘mission-led’ approach for improved population outcomes. Hear some examples of how Health Innovation Networks are working with their wider research and innovation ecosyst ...
  5. The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism
    40 mins
    • Health inequalities improvement
    • Learning theatre
    The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism is named after Oliver McGowan, whose death shone a light on the need for health and social care staff to have better training. A ...
  6. Turning data into action to tackle health inequalities
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • Population health
    National population health fellows are recruited from clinical backgrounds and support the development of population health strategies, alongside their permanent roles. In this session, national popul ...
  7. Voluntary and system partnerships to improve population health and care
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • Transforming care pathways
    This session will share how effective partnerships between integrated care systems and voluntary sector providers can support the delivery of improved population health and reduce health inequalities. ...
  8. What really makes a difference for autistic adults and young people ?
    40 mins
    • Improving outcomes
    • Learning theatre
    The session will describe the development of a specialist multidisciplinary team in Sussex that works alongside colleagues in mental health teams and has been successful in supporting discharges and p ...
10:20
  1. In conversation with Jill Thompson, chair of Breast Cancer Now
    30 mins
    • In conversation with...
    • Learning theatre
    Jill Thompson is the chair of Breast Cancer Now and became involved in the charity after it supported her through her own breast cancer experience. Hear first-hand experience of the vital support char ...
11:00
  1. Keynote: Rt Hon Victoria Atkins MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
    40 mins
    • Keynote
     
11:50
  1. How involving young people can positively impact the NHS
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • The role of the voluntary sector
    This session will explore how children and young people are involved in the NHS, including youth social action, research and commissioning and how this leads to better outcomes.
  2. NHS Race and Health Observatory: how to improve outcomes in black maternity care
    40 mins
    • Health inequalities improvement
    • Learning theatre
    The NHS Race and Health Observatory (RHO) aims to combat ethnic health disparities, particularly focusing on maternal and neonatal health. Through a partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Impro ...
  3. Reaching net zero and the role of international healthcare approaches
    40 mins
    • Digital innovation and AI
    • Learning theatre
    The NHS is recognised as the first health system to embed net zero into legislatation in the effort to make healthcare environmentally sustainable. But, we know that more can be done and that learning ...
  4. Somewhere between robots and fax machines.
    40 mins
    • Health innovation
    • Learning theatre
    The NHS has a long history of being innovative, but what do we actually mean when we talk about innovation? Learn more about the different types of innovation the NHS is adopting at scale, the numerou ...
  5. System working to improve access to substance misuse services
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • Population health
    Hear from Inclusion Hampshire, which has implemented a new model to improve substance misuse services bringing together partners from across the system. This session will focus on the need for this se ...
  6. Transforming diagnostic services: focus on physiological science
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • Transforming care pathways
    Improving earlier diagnosis of major conditions improves outcomes for patients and can reduce pressure on hospital services. Tests such as lung function tests, hearing assessments and echocardiograms ...
  7. Women's health hubs two years on: integrating care and boosting efficiencies
    40 mins
    • Improving outcomes
    • Learning theatre
    With the Women's Health Strategy's second birthday fast approaching, this session will provide a space to both reflect on what's been achieved to date and look ahead to the potential that the next eig ...
12:00
  1. Can prevention stem the tide of demand? The big debate
    75 mins
    • Discursive cabaret workshop
    • Health inequalities improvement
    This session will examine views and approaches on cross-sector system working and whether a strengthened NHS role in secondary prevention has the potential to genuinely reduce demand and/or improve ou ...
  2. Celebrating the North West’s progress towards eliminating cervical cancer
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Health inequalities improvement
    • Supporter session
    In light of NHS England’s commitment to eliminate cervical cancer by 2040, this session will create momentum by examining areas that have achieved the World Health Organization’s two preventative targ ...

    Sponsored by MSD

    MSD

  3. Changing the relationship between the NHS, patients and communities
    75 mins
    • Collaboration & partnerships
    • Discursive cabaret workshop
    The active involvement of people (patients, unpaid carers, families and communities) is key to ensuring health and care system can improve, delivering care that is integrated, meets people’s needs and ...
  4. Digital-first patient empowerment: from cancer screening to treatment
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Health inequalities improvement
    • Supporter session
    Building on evidence showing digital intervention increases cancer screening uptake, this session will explore the evolution of digital intervention in improving cancer screenings, from cervical to lu ...

    Supported by iPLATO Healthcare 

    iPLATO Healthcare 

  5. How NHS organisations are improving their cyber security and the role of the system in preparing for cyber incidents
    60 mins
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    This session demonstrates how organisations have responded to cyber attacks, highlighting the challenges and lessons learned. During this session delegates will hear from a panel of speakers who will ...
  6. Right care, right person: improving mental health crisis support
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Collaboration & partnerships
    In this session we will hear about the pioneering work in the Humber region that brings together Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board, mental health, ambulance, local authorities and the p ...
  7. The impact of connected data across healthcare
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    • Supporter session
    Connected technologies and unified data empower individuals and enable integrated care systems, accelerating innovation and positively impacting health outcomes. Join this session to explore how Oracl ...

    Sponsored by Oracle Health

    Oracle Health

  8. Together, we're better: co-production and partnership working for mental health improvement
    75 mins
    • Discursive cabaret workshop
    • Health inequalities improvement
    This session will showcase good practice across the NHS, considering solutions to complex problems and how to improve mental healthcare for all communities. Attendees will discuss how co-production an ...
12:15
  1. In conversation with Daisy Cooper MP, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats and spokesperson for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
    30 mins
    • In conversation with...
    • Learning theatre
    Join Victoria Macdonald in conversation with Daisy Cooper MP, the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats and spokesperson for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care. This session will cover topics such as ...
  2. Innovating today to progress care quality and outcomes
    30 mins
    • Main stage - panel
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    • Supporter session
    This session will showcase examples of how leaders across the NHS are adopting innovation, through pioneering clinical trials, digital technologies and quality improvement programmes, to benefit patie ...

    Sponsored by AstraZeneca UK

    AstraZeneca UK

     

12:45
  1. Transforming the outpatients operating model using digital communication
    30 mins
    • Main stage - panel
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    • Supporter session
    This session will be a discussion on how to transform outpatient services and elective surgery pathways through digital communication. Participants will discuss what we can change today in the way we ...

    Sponsored by Accurx

    Accurx

13:10
  1. A collaborative approach to improving cardiovascular disease outcomes
    40 mins
    • Improving outcomes
    • Learning theatre
    • Supporter session
    This session shares insights from a disease prevalence quality improvement programme delivered at primary care networks across Coventry and Warwickshire ICB. The session will also focus on a collabora ...

    IQVIA

  2. Breast cancer services in England: how to make them more equitable
    40 mins
    • Health inequalities improvement
    • Learning theatre
    • Supporter session
    Inequitable access to breast cancer services affects patient outcomes, especially for underserved groups. Improving screening rates is crucial to address these disparities, as early detection is key t ...

    Novartis UK

  3. Can population health management enable both primary care sustainability and integrated neighbourhood team (INT) development?
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • Population health
    • Supporter session
    This panel session will explore: how to develop and sustain INTs to create a credible out-of-hospital service formed of many inter-agency capabilities and experiences how population health management ...

    Optum

  4. Driving clinical outcomes and workforce productivity for the NHS in the era of artificial intelligence
    40 mins
    • Digital innovation and AI
    • Learning theatre
    • Supporter session
    This panel brings together early adopters of artificial intelligence (AI) technology from leading NHS trusts and the experts from Microsoft supporting these initiatives. You will hear how different tr ...

    Microsoft

  5. Improving the diagnosis of rare conditions using the power of data and artificial intelligence
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • Supporter session
    • Transforming care pathways
    This session will show how we are starting to unlock the power of data and AI to transform patient experience, highlighting the ambitions and initial learnings from Sanofi’s collaborative partnership ...

    Sanofi

  6. Life beyond the COVID-19 urgent appeal: how NHS charities can enhance your trust strategy
    40 mins
    • Learning theatre
    • Supporter session
    • The role of the voluntary sector
    NHS Charities Together acted fast during the COVID-19 pandemic helping to raise £160 million to support the NHS to thrive. In this session we’ll explore how this money continues to have a lasting impa ...

    NHS Charities Together

    CCLA Investment Management

  7. Next steps in implementing the NHS vaccination strategy
    40 mins
    • In conversation with...
    • Learning theatre
    • Supporter session
    The NHS vaccination strategy was published last year, with the aim of increasing the vaccination offer to underserved groups and tailoring vaccination strategies to reach the people most at risk of va ...

    The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

  8. Patients and patience: how the secure data environments are getting it right
    40 mins
    • Health innovation
    • Learning theatre
    Learn about the development of the subnational secure data environments (SNSDEs) and the potential that joining up data in this way has for research, innovation and direct care. Hear about the differe ...
14:00
  1. Ageing well: supporting older people's health and wellbeing
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Operational delivery
    Supporting patients to age well in their community requires us to look beyond health. This session will draw on the expertise of providers that have improved the health and wellbeing of older patients ...
  2. Better prescribing practices: international approaches
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Operational delivery
    As instances of long-term conditions and multimorbidity continue to increase, it will become even more important to find the right mix of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions to manage ...
  3. Clinical leadership for community empowerment: improving access, experience and outcomes
    60 mins
    • Health inequalities improvement
    • Main stage - panel
    An ongoing challenge for health and social care is delivering improvement on health inequality. Clinically initiated pathways that are simple, robust and supported by accessible community-based suppor ...
  4. Delivering Martha’s Rule
    40 mins
    • Main stage - panel
    Hear from Merope Mills, campaigner for Martha's Rule and executive editor at the Guardian, followed by a discussion on delivering Martha’s Rule. Hear from a hospital site delivering change and join th ...
  5. Delivering the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan: supporting our workforce to stay and stay well
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • People
    In this session you will hear from colleagues from across NHS and social care who will share their insight into what is having a tangible impact on retention.
  6. How the NHS uses data to deliver better care
    75 mins
    • Discursive cabaret workshop
    • Quality, transformation and innovation
    Data is a core part of how the NHS delivers care and is at the heart of transforming services. By making better use of the data we hold we can ensure that the NHS continues to meet the needs of our co ...
  7. Integrated neighbourhood teams: how to support the mental health of children and young people
    75 mins
    • Discursive cabaret workshop
    • Operational delivery
    There is rising demand for mental health services and the number of children being referred to emergency mental healthcare in England has increased by more than 50 per cent in three years. A different ...
  8. Putting the patient safety healthcare inequalities reduction plan into practice
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Health inequalities improvement
    This session will introduce the patient safety healthcare inequalities reduction plan and share examples of innovative and good practice to support healthcare organisations to address patient safety h ...
  9. Sharing best practice: collaborations with the NHS to improve cancer pathways
    60 mins
    • Best Practice Theatre
    • Collaboration & partnerships
    • Supporter session
    This session will explore the current landscape in managing oncology patients, sharing two best practice solutions on how collaboration with industry could support the NHS in finding solutions. This n ...

    Sponsored by MSD

    MSD

  10. Today’s workforce world: reshaping the flexible workforce to meet the challenges we face
    75 mins
    • Discursive cabaret workshop
    • People
    • Supporter session
    With more career opportunities than ever available in the NHS, ensuring today’s workforce is fully engaged is essential to supporting staffing and patient care. In this interactive roundtable discussi ...

    Supported by NHS Professionals

    NHS Professionals

14:15
  1. 1,500 to 1: navigating the NHS innovation pathway
    40 mins
    • Health innovation
    • Learning theatre
    The Health Innovation Network has over 1,500 innovations in its innovation pipeline - a national repository of promising new ideas, technologies and medicines. Learn about how the Network approaches f ...
  2. Addressing inpatient racial inequalities: learning from the Mental Health Act QI Programme
    40 mins
    • Health inequalities improvement
    • Learning theatre
    Patients detained under the Mental Health Act from ethnically diverse communities face significant inequalities in their experience of inpatient care. Linking with the principles of the Patient and Ca ...