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Annual leadership and workforce summit 2024

The future of work is now – embracing positive disruption to meet future challenges

The King's Fund, London, W1G 0AN
£125-£460 +VAT

​The health and care workforce continues to face profound challenges, with severe staff shortages and increasing financial pressures across health and care. While the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan aims to support the NHS’s future needs, it does not cover the social care workforce, resulting in a knock-on effect across the entire health and care system, particularly for those who rely on social care services.

To resolve the challenges facing health and care, the sector needs to embrace positive disruption and its potential to change the nature of work and to improve recruitment, retention and the health and wellbeing of the workforce. 

This event will explore the changing nature of work and how this can support the health and care system to adapt to future challenges. It will look at the different expectations between those already in the workforce and those joining it, and the challenges and opportunities this presents – whether it’s redesigning job roles, reforming education and training and providing different routes into health and care careers, developing a system that embraces flexible working, creating spaces for digital collaboration, or supporting moves to shift care out of hospital and into the community. Attendees will consider how those working in health and care can be supported to make the most of these opportunities against the backdrop of deep-seated cultural issues in the health and care system. 

Conference sessions will explore how to support the health and care workforce to succeed in their roles, and how organisations can be more responsive to the needs of people who work in them, whether through redesigning job roles to enable staff to deliver the best possible care, reforming regulation to support managers to succeed, or creating development opportunities to enable staff to work in a way that supports their health and wellbeing.

Please join us to learn and share your leadership and workforce challenges. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with experts and leaders from across the health and care system through keynote speeches, panel debates and interactive workshops. 

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Speakers include

  • Karen Bonner photo

    Karen Bonner

    Chief Nurse, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Photo of Cath Bishop

    Cath Bishop

    Three-time Olympian, leadership and culture coach, adviser to The True Athlete Project and author of The long win
  • Photo og Emma Challans-Rasool

    Emma Challans-Rasool

    Founder and Chair of Proud2bOps and Director of NHS Horizons
  • A photo of Navina Evans

    Dr Navina Evans CBE

    Chief Workforce Officer, NHS England
  • Photo of Danny Mortimer

    Danny Mortimer

    Deputy Chief Executive, NHS Confederation and Chief Executive, NHS Employers
  • Photo of Oonagh Smyth

    Oonagh Smyth

    Chief Executive, Skills for Care
  • Joy Warmington Photo

    Joy Warmington MBE

    CEO, brap
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    Fabian Wallace-Stephens

    Foresight Lead, The RSA


Tuesday, 19 March 2024

Welcome and introduction from 8.45am. Sessions include the exploring the future of work, designing workplaces that work for humans – building anti-racist organisations, and disrupting how we approach training and development.

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.

Tickets are available to book now.

  • Charity <£1million turnover

  • Public sector or charity >£1million turnover

  • Small-medium sized enterprise

  • Commercial/ profit-making organisation

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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 £125+VAT.

Junior doctors/ emerging leaders

If you are junior doctor or emerging leader in health and care, you might qualify for a £125+VAT ticket. 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.

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