NHS Leadership and Management Summit

Date: 
Venue: 
The King's Fund

Event highlights

This inaugural summit launched the findings of the Commission on Leadership and Management in the NHS and showcased the very best of leadership and change management that currently exists within the NHS.  Management experts and policy analysts identified what government and organisations must do to guide the NHS through current reforms.

Presentations and talks from the conference

Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE MP, Secretary of State for Health gave the keynote speech at this event. He spoke about the new role for leaders and managers in the NHS and the importance of finding leaders in all levels of the health system.

Andrew Lansley answered questions from delegates at our event, considering the need for horizontal integration to ensure high-quality patient care, questioning whether competition can drive quality as well as efficiency, and suggesting ways in which education and training will be supported.

Lord Tugendhat, Chairman, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Leadership and Management in the NHS Commissioner, gives an overview of the findings of our report and explains how it fits with current policies.

Professor Ross Baker, Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, gave an international perspecitvie on high-quality leadership, at our event.

Dr Wai-yin Hatton, Chief Executive, NHS Ayrshire and Arraon gave a motivating speech on nurturing our future leaders at our event, offering practical tips and experience on NHS management.

Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership, shares his lessons on employee-owned organisations, while explaining how to align risk, reward and motivation at our event.

More from this event

Watch all of the presentations and speakers from this event on our YouTube channel.

Programme

Programme

Session one: Launch of the Commission on NHS Leadership and Management Report

9am-9.45am: Registration, refreshments and networking

9.45am: Introduction and welcome
Kate Lobley, Director of Leadership, The King's Fund

Opening Keynote Address
Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE MP, Secretary of State for Health

Why now? Setting the scene and explaining the rationale and process
Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King's Fund

What we found out: Overview of the findings of the report and how it fits with current policies
Lord Tugendhat, Chairman, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and Leadership and Commission Member, Commission on Leadership and Managment in the NHS

Expert panel reaction

Chair: Fiona Godlee, Editor in Chief, BMJ

  • Dr Clare Gerada MBE, Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Jan Sobieraj, Director of Leadership, National Leadership Council
  • Oliver Warren, Clinical Director, Prepare to Lead Scheme, NHS London

Over to you: audience participation

11.35am-12.00noon: Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

Session two: Meeting the leadership challenge

Welcome back
Chair: Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor in Chief, BMJ

What is the role of the individual?
Kate Lobley, Director of Leadership, The King's Fund
Karen Lynas, Director, Top Leaders Programme

An international perspective: leadership in high performing health care organisations
Professor Ross Baker, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Canada

Questions and discussion

1.10-2.10pm: Buffet lunch, exhibition and networking

Session three: Summit streams

A. Emerging leaders: implications for learning development and international perspectives

  • Liz Thiebe, Head of Programmes, Leadership, The King's Fund
  • Lorraine King, Consultant, Leadership, The King's Fund
  • Dr Henrique Martins, Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidade Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Dr Alice Roueche, Paediatrician, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (Darzi Fellow)
  • Marlies Guerts, PhD Student, University of Groningen

B. GP commissioning: followership

  • Katy Steward, Senior Fellow, Leadership, The King's Fund
  • Dr Paul Zollinger-Read, Medical Adviser and Clinical Lead on Primary Care, The King's Fund

C. Managing organisations in transition: practical leadership skills workshop

  • Donna Lee, Senior Consultant, Leadership, The King's Fund
    Nicola Hartley, Senior Consultant, Leadership, The King's Fund

D. Health and wellbeing boards: leading across boundaries

This session is a contemporary take on the leadership imperatives needed to achieve new ways of working post the health and wellbeing reforms. The session will include an interactive exploration of the importance of creating ecosystems in which the politics in inclusion, building rapport and adaptation are vital. Delegates will be able to participate in a process aimed at modelling achievement of leading across boundaries in the context of creating successful Health and Wellbeing boards.

  • Vijaya Nath, Senior Consultant, Leadership, The King's Fund
  • Richard Humphries. Senior Fellow, Social Care, The King's Fund

3.10pm: Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

Session four: Mobilising leadership

Welcome back
Dr Anna Dixon, Director of Policy, The King's Fund

Nuturing our future leaders
Dr Wai Yin Hatton, Chief Executive, NHS Ayrshire and Arran

Aligning risk, reward and motivation
Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership

Questions and discussion

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