The King's Fund Annual Conference 2012

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About this event

This year, our Annual Conference took a critical look at NHS performance and considered if we are doing enough to meet productivity goals. It focused on how to deliver patient-centred care, and whether our public health and preventative agendas are robust enough to maintain a healthy population now and in the future.

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Highlights from this event

Jeremy Hunt: making quality of care as important as quality of treatment

Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt gives his keynote speech on the importance of providing good-quality, compassionate care to patients.

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Chris Trimble: why adopting a reverse innovation approach will transform health care

Chris TrimbleChris Trimble, Adjunct Professor at Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, US, looks at how reverse innovations (innovations adopted in the developing world first) can be used to meet the NHS innovation challenge.

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Ara Darzi: personalised medicine – the way of the future?

Rt Hon Professor Lord Ara Darzi PC KBE, Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London, discusses the benefits of using personalised medicine for patients, in particular for the diagnosis of cancer.

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Mike Richards: improving outcomes in the NHS

Professor Sir Mike Richards CBE, Director for Preventing Early Deaths at the NHS Commissioning Board, looks back at the NHS in the 1990s to see how much progress has been made in improving health outcomes since then.

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Derek Feeley: Scotland – why quality is the best response to the financial challenge

Derek Feeley, Chief Executive at NHS Scotland, gives an overview of health care in Scotland, including the economic, demographic and population health challenges.

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Programme

Programme

Breakfast workshops

  • People centred and integrated care – serving a population
    Dr Shahid Ali, GP and Commissioning Lead, NHS Commissioning Board
  • 'Celebrating diversity': A breakfast event to launch the health system in transition profiles for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales

Session one: How is the NHS performing?

  • Welcome and introduction
    Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King's Fund
  • Half-term audit of performance
    Dr Anna Dixon, Director of Policy, The King's Fund
  • Keynote address: The NHS innovation challenge: why adopting a reverse innovation approach will transform health care
    Chris Trimble, Adjunct Professor, Tuck School of Business,
    Dartmouth College, US
  • Scotland: why quality is the best response to the financial challenge
    Derek Feeley, Chief Executive, NHS Scotland
  • Questions and discussion

Session two: Streams

Delegates had the choice of attending one of the following three streams.

A: Patient-centred care: what is it really?

Chair's introduction 
Jocelyn Cornwell, Director, Point of Care Programme, The King's Fund

  • Reconfiguring services around patients: a military case study
    Michael von Bertele, Chief Executive, Picker Institute 
  • Nothing about me, without me
    Jonathon Hope, Patient
  • Beyond 'patient-centred' care: Applying the Senses Framework
    Mike Nolan, Professor of Gerontological Nursing, University of Sheffield
  • Questions and discussion

B: Productivity: a challenge too far?

Chair's introduction
Professor John Appleby, Chief Economist, The King's Fund

  • Designing more efficient models of care
    Dr Samantha Barrell, GP, Clinical Accountable Officer, South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group
  • High quality and lower cost are not opposites
    Sir John Oldham, National Clinical Lead for QIPP, Department of Health
  • Making the tough decisions: overcoming the reconfiguration challenge
    Mike Farrar, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation
  • Panel discussion

C: Public health: promoting good health and preventing disease

Chair's introduction
David Buck, Senior Fellow, Health Policy, The King's Fund

  • Preventing illness: every contact counts
    Dr Sam Everington GP, Chair, Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Supporting the new public health system
    Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive, Public Health England
  • Improving and protecting public health
    Carolyn Downs, Chief Executive, Local Government Association
  • Panel discussion

Session three: Patient and public perceptions of the NHS and social care

Welcome back
Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King's Fund

How have perceptions changed over time?
Dan Wellings, Research Director, Ipsos MORI

Keynote address: Making quality of care as important as quailty of treatment
Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health

Panel discussion
Chaired by Nigel Edwards, Senior Fellow, Leadership Development and Health Policy, The King's Fund

  • What impact (if any) do patient experience and public perceptions have on policy?
  • Do perceptions matter?
  • Can patient power transform health care?
  • Based on your most recent personal experience of the NHS or social care, would you recommend that service to your friends and family?

Panellists include: 

  • Dr Neil Bacon, Founder, Doctors.net.uk and iwantgreatcare.org 
  • Dr Stephen Dunn, Diretor of Policy and Strategy, NHS Midlands and East of England
  • Katherine Murphy, Chief Executive, The Patients Assocation
  • Anna Bradley, Chair, Healthwatch England

Session four: Tutorials: sustaining the future of the NHS and social care

Delegates had the choice of attending one of the following five tutorials.

A: Enhancing the role of the patient in the care team
Shared decision-making: why patient choice and preferences matter
Angela Coulter, Visiting Fellow, The King's Fund

B: Changing professional roles
Evolving service delivery models
Richard Bohmer, Visiting International Fellow, The King's Fund

C: Rethinking the location of care
Andy Black, Chairman, Durrow and co-author of 'Providing Acute Services Locally'

D: Using new information and communication technologies
A connected health record: using new technologies to empower patients, their carers and clinicians
Dr David Jehring, Chief Executive, Black Pear Software

E: Making intelligent use of data
How information will revolutionise the NHS
Mark Davies, Executive Medical Director, Health and Social Care Information Centre

Session five: Health care system of the future

Welcome back
Sir Christopher Kelly, Chair, The King's Fund

  • Keynote address: Personalised medicine – the way of the future?
    Rt Hon Professor Lord Ara Darzi PC KBE, Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at 
    Imperial College London and the United Kingdom's Global Ambassador for Health and Life Sciences, and Chair of NHS Global
  • Questions and discussion
  • Keynote address: Improving outcomes in the NHS
    Professor Sir Mike Richards CBE, Director for Preventing Early Deaths, NHS Commissioning Board
  • Questions and discussion
  • Summary and closing comments