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The King's Fund annual conference: hope, challenge and change

The King's Fund, London, W1G 0AN
£180–£690 +VAT

The health and care system continues to face profound and deep-seated challenges, including staff shortages, financial pressures and a crumbling estate. The human impact of the pressures the health and care system is facing is also clear, with limited preventive health care, late diagnosis, patchy management of long-term conditions, and long waits for emergency and elective care. Amid these challenges, 2024 is likely to be a year of change for health and care services and the people who rely on them. 

Through a mix of keynote speeches, case studies, panel debates and interactive workshops, The King’s Fund annual conference 2024 will bring together leaders from across the health and care system to explore the challenges the health and care system is facing and what change is needed. 

Conference sessions will explore where we find hope amid uncertainty in the work being done by those in the health and care system and its partners, including local authorities and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. Discussions will provide an opportunity to look at what it means to develop meaningful partnerships and engage communities, how organisations are taking a fresh approach to supporting staff wellbeing, how to support anti-racist concepts in the workplace, and what tackling the worst health outcomes looks like in practice.  

Against the backdrop of the forthcoming general election, further sessions will also provide an opportunity to consider what meaningful change looks and feels like, and how we can make a difference both to those working in health and care services and the people who rely on them – whether this is through the use of innovative technology and life sciences, moving care closer to home, or by developing a health and social care workforce equipped to meet the challenges of the future. 

This two-day, in-person flagship event, taking place in September, will attract a wide-ranging audience from central and local government, the NHS, private and third sector organisations, and people with lived experience. Join us to explore, learn, collaborate and share best practice with your peers from across the health and care system through sessions, networking and exhibition. 

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Speakers include

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    Dr Ben Allen

    Sheffield GP and Clinical Director for Primary care, Sheffield
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    Siva Anandaciva

    Chief Analyst
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    Sarah Woolnough

    Chief Executive
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    Andrew Cooper

    Head of Programmes, Employee Wellbeing, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, NHS Wales
  • Dr Nish Manek

    Dr Nishma Manek

    GP at Granta Medical Practices Founder of Next Gen GP, Clinical fellow, Primary Care Team, NHS England
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    Sally Warren

    Director of Policy
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    Jill Quinn

    CEO, Dementia Forward
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    Ruth Tennant

    Director of Public Health, Solihull Council

Ticket prices

Please note, there is a £20 +VAT surcharge to cover the cost of processing invoices. This is in addition to the ticket price and will be added to your invoice. There is one invoice fee per order, not per ticket. There is no charge for paying by debit or credit card.

Early bird tickets are available to book now.

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Student tickets

If you are a student in full-time education, please email us for a promotional code, with a photograph of your valid student ID. Student tickets are from £125+VAT.

Junior doctors/ emerging leaders

If you are junior doctor or emerging leader in health and care, you might qualify for a ticket from £125+VAT. Please contact us to find out more. 

Bursary tickets

We offer a number of free bursary places for patients and carers. These places are limited to maintain a balance of voices in the room between patients, service users, carers, and health and care professionals. To apply for a bursary place please email us a short paragraph explaining why you wish to attend.

Look back at 2023

At our 2023 annual conference we examined current and future challenges for the health and care system.

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