The Health+Care Show represents the largest annual gathering of commissioners and providers from across the NHS and social care. With the clock ticking on the Five Year Forward View, the Keynote Theatre will bring together leaders and implementers from all parts of the system to debate the challenges and solutions to creating a better integrated, technology-enabled, financially sustainable NHS.
The Keynote Theatre programme will kick off with a lively discussion on STPs, with a sharp focus on how these rapidly compiled blueprints for the future of the NHS will actually be delivered successfully, within tight budgets and tight timeframes. Our panel line-up includes the Rt. Hon. Stephen Dorrell, chair of the NHS Confederation, the Local Government Association’s Sarah Pickup and other inspirational leaders from across health and social care. We have also assembled high profile panels to tackle other key priorities, including finance, mental health and other clinical priorities, workforce, regulation, reconfiguration and making difficult decisions around rationalisation.
Mixed in with lively discussion and debate will be those crucial policy and strategy updates, delivered by key figures from the Government, NHS and local authorities. They will provide clarity and direction for all those on the frontline who have been tasked with turning big plans and ambitious visions into action. They will share their experience in translating grand plans into change that saves money and makes a positive difference to patients Get tips on where to start, what to prioritise and learn from others who have already achieved your ambitions.
Speakers already confirmed for the Keynote Theatre include NHS England’s Matthew Swindells, NHS Improvement’s Jim Mackey and the CQC’s David Behan. You will also hear from inspirational leaders of entire health and care systems, including Angela Pedder, lead chief executive for the Wider Devon STP, who will be talking about how to activate an entire health and care system to work together for the greater good. Mark Rogers, chief executive of Birmingham City Council and lead for Birmingham and Solihull STP, will talk about how social care can ensure it is an equal partner in healthcare transformation. He is one of only three STP leads from a local authority background. Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, will be discussing the importance of embedding mental health into transformation plans.
We hope you enjoy the stimulating discussion and debate in the Keynote Theatre alongside the more practical sessions and case studies taking place in other theatres and workshops across the show.