The Canterbury tales: lessons on how accountable care systems should work

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Hopefully you’ve read our report, Developing accountable care systems: lessons from Canterbury, New Zealand, so you’ll know that there’s a lot that the NHS can learn from the Canterbury region on how accountable care should work – and how it should not.

If you’re grappling with the concept of accountable care systems in the NHS, this live online event is a great opportunity to hear directly from the people leading Canterbury’s health system on the key interventions that have contributed to their success so far, including:

  • the development of a shared electronic care record
  • the HealthPathways programme: a model that brings together GPs and hospital specialists to agree management and referral pathways for particular conditions
  • using technology to improve hospital capacity planning
  • how they engaged with all stakeholders: patients, the community, clinicians and wider partners to design and deliver the right system transformation.

Format of the event

The live broadcast will last for one hour. For the first half you'll hear from the leaders of the Canterbury health system on what they've done. After that it's over to you to put your questions to them, so take a look at our report and start thinking about what you might ask.



David Meates

Chief Executive Officer, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand


Vince Barry

Chief Executive Officer, Pegasus Health, New Zealand


Anna Charles

Senior Policy Adviser to the CEO, The King's Fund


Colin Henderson

UK General Manager, Orion Health

Event partners

We're running this event in partnership with Orion Health. If you'd like to run a live online event with us please email Michael Spencer or give him a call on 020 7307 2482.