The King's Fund Annual Conference 2008

Reshaping the NHS: Creating locally driven evidence-based service change

Event highlights

This sell-out event explored key themes raised in Lord Darzi's NHS Next Stage Review, which made it clear that all future NHS service change should be clinically driven, evidence-based and locally led – with input from patients and the public. The conference looked at what this means for policy development and for practice, exploring different types and applications of evidence, the changing role of service commissioner and providers in identifiying and driving change, and lessons from national and international examples.

Catch up with key sessions from the 2008 conference

Niall Dickson explains why The King's Fund chose to focus on evidence-based service change at this year's event, as we move into a new era of quality and value in services.

David Levine disusses how the use of evidence in Montreal led to an integration of services, changes in commissioning and the introduction of polyclinics.

Geoff Mulgan talks about his keynote speech on the Young Foundation's work on the importance of developing patients' resilience, so that they are able to successfully 'bounce back' from illness.