Commissioning for integrated care

The King's Fund

Event highlights

This conference looked in detail at how to commission for integrated care, including the challenges and opportunities for keeping integration at the heart of NHS reform and best practice examples on delivering real co-ordination of services and integrated pathways of care for patients.

Presentations and talks from this conference

Watch the highlights from Paul's keynote presentation, as he shares his vision for overcoming current barriers to integration.

Sonia Brown, Chief Economist at Monitor, discusses the core role Monitor will have around integrated care and where it can add value as a regulator.

Dr Anna Dixon, Director of Policy at The King's Fund, responds to Sonia Brown's presentation on economic and competition regulation, and looks what we need for successful competition and integration.

Dr Judith Smith, Head of Policy at the Nuffield Trust, and Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive of The King’s Fund, share the findings of their recent research into how NHS commissioners have been commissioning better integrated services and care for people in local areas.

Dr Robert Varnam, Joint Lead, NHS Future Forum, gives us an update on the feedback the Forum has gathered around integrated care during their listening exercise so far.



Session one

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

Keynote address: Paul Burstow MP, Minister for Care Services

Integrated care: wider benefits of shared working to patients and communities
Dick Sorabji, Corporate Director, Policy and Public Affairs, London Councils

Questions and discussion

Session two

Welcome back
Nigel Edwards, Senior Fellow, The King's Fund

Keynote address: How economic and competition regulation can promote integration of services
Sonia Brown, Chief Economist, Monitor

Response: can competition and integration co-exist in a reformed NHS?
Dr Anna Dixon, Director of Policy, The King's Fund

Session three

Commissioning for integrated care: what role for clinical commission groups?
Dr Judith Smith, Head of Policy, The Nuffield Trust
Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King's Fund

Whittington: working across organisational boundaries to deliver care centred on the needs of local populations
Jenny Shand, Director of Integrated Care, UCL Partners
Greg Battle, Medical Director, Integrated Care, Whittington Health, and GP at The Goodinge Group Practice (Islington)

East of England: community 'integrated hubs of care'
Dr Steve Laitner, GP and Associate Medical Director, NHS England
National Clinic Lead for Shared Decision Making

Questions and discussion

Session four

Southend: reducing variation and duplication of provision in COPD
Professor Anthony Davison, Respiratory Physician, formerly of Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Regional Lead for Respiratory Services, East of England

Northwest London Integrated Care Pilot: enabling joint governance, aligned incentives, information sharing and organisational development
Professor Elisabeth Paice, Chair, Integrated Management Board, Northwest London Integrated Care Pilot
Dr Mohammad Aumran Tahir, GP and Co-Director, Northwest London Integrated Care Pilot

Solihull: providing seamless community services with hospital care
Claire Molloy, Managing Director, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and discussion

Session five

Keynote address: Dr Robert Varnam, NHS Future Forum Joint Lead, Integrated Services, Department of Health

Questions and discussion

Closing comments and summary
Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King's Fund