The King's Fund Annual Conference 2017

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Focusing on the key opportunities to improve health and care, our annual conference is the leading event for system leaders and practitioners to discover, learn and celebrate ways of delivering better health and care services.

Our highly-respected policy researchers and leadership and organisational development experts work on the event to bring you evidence-based content that will inspire you to improve the services you’re responsible for. Over two days, the sessions will share insight and lessons on how the system can improve in these three areas:

  • health and wellbeing
  • care and quality
  • finance and efficiency.

Day one: Population health and prevention: our shared priority

Sessions will focus on the practicalities of improving population health and prioritising prevention by looking at how to strengthen partnerships between all those working in population health systems - including local government, the NHS, housing, education, fire and rescue services, the police, education and the private and voluntary and community sectors.

Day two: A modern health and care system

Improving the efficiency and quality of care is the focus of day two. Sessions will look at how to overcome the barriers and challenges of maintaining and improving the standard of care at a time of constrained budgets. We’ll also explore the drive to implement sustainability and transformation partnerships and accountable care systems, and evaluate whether they can deliver the transformation that is needed.

Conference topics

Throughout the two days we'll focus on the key topics that you're grappling with as health and care leaders in today's system.

Population health and prevention

Accountable care

Productivity and value for money

Primary and community care

Sustainability and transformation partnerships

New care models

Keynote speakers

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Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London and President, World Medical Association

Internationally renowned, Sir Michael Marmott has led research groups on health inequalities for more than 35 years. In his keynote address on day one he'll talk about what should be done to prioritise and develop further action on reducing the social gradient in health in the UK.

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Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt

Chair, Oversight Group, Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership and Chair, UK India Business Council (UKIBC)

Former Secretary of State for Health, Patricia Hewitt has been Chair of the UK India Business Council since 2009. In the closing keynote address she'll talk about how learning from innovations in India could help drive the success of sustainability and transformation partnerships in England.

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Joe McCannon

Co-Founder and CEO, Billions Institute

Previously Joe was an appointee in the Obama Administration, where he rolled out major pieces of the Affordable Care Act and was part of the founding leadership team at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). He has supported large-scale transformation in several nations, and on day one he'll talk about how we can accelerate the focus on spread and scale in population health.

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Jeremy Marlow

Executive Director of Operational Productivity, NHS Improvement

Jeremy will talk about how the extension to the national Model Hospital programme can lead to greater efficiency in organisations providing community and mental health services.

Day one programme

8.30am

Registration and exhibition opens

9.00-9.45am

Breakfast session

Join us for some breakfast at the first session of the day. Further details on the session content will be available soon.

10.00-11.30am

Place-based approaches to prevention

Professor Sir Michael Marmot will open the conference and in this session you'll also explore how we can build a stronger and more resilient prevention and public health system.

10.00amConference welcome and introduction

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

10.05amPrioritising and developing further action on reducing the social gradient in health

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Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London and President, World Medical Association
  • Exploring the role all public-sector agencies play (including central and local government, the NHS, housing, education, police, fire service) and private and VCS sectors play in the social determinants of health agenda.
  • Empowering individuals and communities to ensure effective participatory decision-making at local level.
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10.30amPrinciples and recommendations for a stronger and more resilient prevention and public health system

Dr Durka Dougall and David Buck
  • Interim findings from our research: what does good looks like? How is the current system is shaping up in terms of performance and structure? What needs to happen next?
  • Everyone’s responsibility – exploring public health responsibilities of those not in ‘public health’ roles, and increasing involvement and influence in integration efforts (leadership at all levels).
  • Empowering and upskilling public health professionals to lead system change.
  • Building a public health system flexible and adaptive enough to respond to change.

Speakers:

  • Dr Durka Dougall, Senior Consultant, Leadership & Organisational Development, The King's Fund
  • David Buck, Senior Fellow, Public health and Health Inequalities, The King’s Fund

10.50amQuestions and discussion

11.00amPanel discussion and question and answer session

Following the morning's presentations, listen to the thoughts of our panel and put your questions to our speakers.

Panellists:

  • Shirley Cramer CBE, Chief Executive, Royal Society for Public Health
  • Rob Webster, Chief Executive, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Greg Fell, Director of Public Health, Sheffield City Council
  • David Orr, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation

11.30amSession close and refreshment break

12.00-1.00pm: Morning breakout sessions

Breakout session 1A

Preventive care and support for older adults.

12.00pmWelcome and introduction

Linda Hindle, Lead Allied Health Professional and National Engagement Lead for Police, Fire and Ambulance Service, Public Health England

12.05pmApproaches for preventative care and support for older adults

Speakers include:

  • Peter O'Reilly, County Fire Officer and Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and Chair, National Health Coordination Committee.

Peter will provide an insight into the vital role that fire and rescue services play in working with older people in their homes to keep them safe and well.

  • Fiona Wood, Head of Social Innovation, Design Council

Design Council is leading a new initiative to help improve the experience of ageing. Transform Ageing is a new, cross-sector initiative that will bring together people in later life, social entrepreneurs and health and social care leaders to define, develop and deliver innovative new solutions that better support the needs and aspirations of people in later life in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

  • Jacquie White, Deputy Director - Long Term Conditions (Children and Adults), NHS England

Breakout session 1B

Community-based leadership.

12.00pmWelcome and introduction

The session will build on the Fund’s work on enhancing community-based leadership and the Collaborative Pairs programme  

12.10pmEmpowering individuals and communities to lead change helping communities to develop their own solutions

Javina Sehgal, Executive Consultant & Programme Director, Thrive London

Breakout session 1C

The role of data in population health systems.

12.00pmWelcome and introduction

Harry Evans, Fellow, Policy, The King’s Fund

This session offers the latest thinking in how population health management is aiding prevention, including practical examples of population health analytics and the importance of quality data collection and analysis to achieve this. The breakout will explore how population health management and prevention form part of the modern health and social care system.

12.05pmApproaches to using data in population health systems

Speakers include:

  • Bevleigh Evans, Head of Care Model Design, NHS England
  • Helen Watson, Health and Wellbeing Team Lead, Family Mosaic Housing
  • Professor John Wright, Director of Research, Bradford Institute for Health Research, Chief Investigator, Born in Bradford and Clinical Director, Improvement Academy

Born in Bradford is one of the largest research studies in the world, tracking the lives of over 30,000 Bradfordians. The team uses the findings to develop new and practical ways to work with families and health professionals to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.
 

1.00pm

Lunch break

Enjoy a hot fork buffet lunch, take the time to visit the exhibition area, and network with fellow attendees.

2.00-3.15pm: Afternoon breakout sessions

Breakout session 1D

Supporting change in people with multiple unhealthy behaviours.

2.00pmWelcome and introduction

This session builds on from our report in 2012 looking at the Clustering of Multiple Unhealthy Behaviours Over Time. You will hear from services that are trying to tackle the issue of multiple unhealthy behaviours within an individual, as well as an update on some work being conducted by The King’s Fund.

Speakers include:

  • Frances Cunning, Deputy Director – Health and Wellbeing, Yorkshire and the Humber Centre, Public Health England

Breakout session 1E

Realising our ambitions for the health of infants, children, young people.

2.00pmWelcome and introduction

Alex Baylis, Assistant Director, Policy, The King's Fund

2.10pmImproving child health through strengthening and applying science in children’s health services, systems, and policy: Why this is important now

Speaker to be confirmed

2.30pmPrioritising children as a city-wide issue through the sustainability and transformation partnership

Speaker to be confirmed

2.40pmHow do we ensure all local areas give greater priority to children and families?

Professor Neena Modi, President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
  • Lessons from experience in influencing attitudes, policy and national leadership.
  • Making the moral and economic case for investing in children.

Breakout 1F

Making prevention everyone’s business.

2.00pmMaking prevention everyone's business

Speakers include:

  • Shirley Cramer CBE, Chief Executive, Royal Society for Public Health
  • Dr Durka Dougall, Senior Consultant, Leadership & Organisational Development, The King's Fund

3.45-5.15pm

Improving population health at scale

In this session Joe McCannon and Gary Belkin will share experiences on how to scale population health and prevention approaches. We'll also explore the role that sustainability and transformation partnerships and accountable care systems need to play in this.

3.45pmWelcome and introduction

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

3.50pmHow can we accelerate the focus on spread and scale in population health?

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Joe McCannon, Co-Founder and CEO, Billions Institute
  • Exploring the characteristics that define local programs that have successfully achieved scale.
  • Practical aspects of how to spread and scale ideas, practices, and policies.
  • Barriers and successes of effectively improving population health outcomes.

Previously Joe was an appointee in the Obama Administration, where he rolled out major pieces of the Affordable Care Act and was part of the founding leadership team at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). He has supported large-scale transformation in several nations, including Canada, Denmark, England, Japan and South Africa, and consulted on the topic for several organisations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organisation.

4.15pmQuestions and discussion

4.25pmImproving population mental health: Thrive NYC

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Gary Belkin, Executive Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Lessons from New York City’s public health approach to changing the way people think about mental health, and how the government and local partners provide care.
  • How to change the culture, act early, close treatment gaps, partner with communities, use data better, and strengthen government’s ability to lead.
  • Embracing the wisdom and strengths of local communities by collaborating with them to create effective and culturally competent solutions.

ThriveNYC is implementing 54 initiatives over four years and is described as the most comprehensive mental health plan of any city or state in the United States.

4.45pmPanel response

Following Joe and Gary's talks, our panellists will respond and consider:

  • How can prevention be addressed more consistently through our integration efforts?
  • Are all the partners around the STP / ACS table who need to be?
  • Is there sufficient understanding about what prevention is and why it is important amongst system leaders?
  • What more can be done to support this? At a local and national level.

Panellists:

  • Dr Yvonne Doyle, Regional Director, Public Health England
  • Will Hancock, Chief Executive, South Central Ambulance Service and National Lead for Dementia, Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE)
  • Professor Jim McManus, Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council

5.05pmQuestion and answer session

5.15pmClose of day one

Sponsorship and exhibition

Are you interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event? If you are, please email Michael Spencer or call him on 020 7307 2482 to discuss the opportunities available.

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Day two programme

8.30am

Registration and exhibition opens

9.00-9.45am

Breakfast session

Join us for some breakfast at the first session of day two. Further details on the session content will be available soon.

10.00-11.30am

Day two opening session

In the opening session of day two you'll explore how we can overcome the productivity and efficiency challenge facing the NHS and wider health care system.

10.00amWelcome and introduction to day two

  • NHS productivity challenge – how do we get the balance between cost-cutting and a better allocation of resources?
  • How can we get the best value for the NHS and patients?

10.05amDay two opening keynote address

Speaker to be confirmed

10.25amOvercoming challenges involved in reaching financial balance while transforming NHS services and improving quality

10.45amQuestion and answer session

11.00amPanel discussion

Following the opening presentations our panel will discuss issues such as:

  • how can organisations and individuals can continuously learn and improve as part of a wider health care system?
  • the opportunities available by successfully joining up primary and secondary care.
  • how to harness the power of how clinical and finance staff deliver value.

11.30amSession close and refreshment break

12.00-1.00pm: Morning breakout sessions

Breakout session 2A

Productivity in the NHS.

12.00pmWelcome and introduction

This session will share approaches and insight into how productivity can be increased in the NHS.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Jeremy Marlow, Executive Director of Operational Productivity, NHS Improvement

Breakout session 2B

Primary care at scale.

12.00pmPrimary care: working at scale

This session will take a look at the impact of different approaches to delivering primary care at scale, including primary care federations, collaborations, and hubs.  

Breakout session 2C

Integration between local authorities and the NHS.

12.00pmWelcome and introduction

This session will focus on areas around the UK that are doing well at integrating NHS and local authority services. How are they doing it? And what lessons do they have for others?

1.00pm

Lunch break

Enjoy a hot fork buffet lunch, take the time to visit the exhibition area, and network with fellow attendees.

Breakout session 2E

Delivering services effectively in a difficult environment.

2.00pmWelcome and introduction

This session will explore the theme of delivering services effectively even when there is a difficult environment of fragmentation plus financial pressure.

Breakout session 2F

Putting technology at the heart of accountable care.

12.00pmWelcome and introduction

In this session you'll hear how digital technology is being used in to transform care across an accountable care system, including what the barriers are in engaging a population in digital transformation.

2.10pmBerkshire West and Frimley accountable care system (ACS)

Nigel Foster and Katie Summers
  • How the joint digital programme of sharing records and developing population health analytics is supporting the new models of care.

Speakers:

  • Nigel Foster, Director of Finance and IT, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Katie Summers, Director of Operations, NHS Wokingham Clinical Commissioning Group

2.30pmDriving digitalisation across the NHS in Liverpool

Kate Warriner, Healthy Liverpool Digital Lead, Royal Liverpool Global Digital Exemplar Programme Director, NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group

Breakout session 2G

Practical value in the NHS.

2.00pmWelcome and introduction

Siva Anandaciva, Chief Analyst, The King’s Fund

This session will explore in detail the practical steps senior clinicians and managers can take to deliver better value care for patients. We will hear from senior leaders in Bolton NHS Foundation Trust who developed an internally-led change programme that restored the trust to financial balance, as well as an update from recent work in The King’s Fund to better understand the different approaches NHS organisations are taking to pursue better value services.

2.10pmThe frontline reality of challenges and opportunities in pursuing better value care for individual patients, clinical services, and trust-wide

Dr Matthew Lewis, Consultant in General Medicine and Gastroenterology, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and Visiting Fellow, The King’s Fund

3.45-5.15pm

Driving innovation and making change happen

In this session you'll hear from former Secretary of State for Health, Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt, on what STPs can learn from innovation in India. We'll also explore the move to accountable care systems in health and care and how to make a success of this.

3.45pmWelcome and introduction to the sessoin

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

3.50pmApplying learning from innovations in India to sustainability and transformation partnerships

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Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt, Chair, Oversight Group, Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership and Chair, UK India Business Council (UKIBC)
  • How England can learn from India’s approach to rethinking the entire system and maximising the use of technology.
Keynote

4.10pmLeading complex system change

Jon Rouse, Chief Officer, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

4.30pmQuestion and answer session

4.40pmWhat does it take to be a good accountable care system?

Hear from, and put your questions to, our panel on what it takes to be a good accountable care system.

Panellists include:

  • Steve McManus, Chief Executive, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Christopher Hilton, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist and Director of Business and Strategy, West London Mental Health NHS

Further panellists to be confirmed.

Panel discussion

5.15pmClose of conference

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Contact us

Programme enquiries

Booking enquiries

Email Annie Vuong or call 020 7307 2409.

Sponsorship and exhibition enquiries

Email Michael Spencer or call 020 7307 2482.