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Health and care explained

£100-£250 +VAT (students £55)

Ever wondered how the NHS is structured in England? Curious about the impact of politics on health policy? Seeking insights into the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan?

Join us virtually over two days as policy and leadership experts from The King’s Fund unravel the complexities and challenges of the health care system in England, offering context, sense-making and expert perspectives. From explaining integrated care systems to social care reform and how to reduce health inequalities, gain balanced and honest perspectives on the pressures and opportunities of our complex health care sector. As we approach a general election, delve deeper into the topics that will shape the discourse and influence the sector's future. 

Event topics

Delegates will: 

  • understand the NHS structure, funding, and changes since the Health and Care Act 2022

  • explore political parties' stances on health care issues 

  • distinguish fact from fiction, debunking common myths in health and care policy

  • discover how various components at system and place levels create integrated care systems

  • explore primary care's key components and their role in the health care system 

  • delve into health inequalities and how voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) groups support efforts to address them 

  • gain a clear understanding of the structure, workforce and funding of the social care system

  • examine the current pressures on the health care workforce and their impact on system sustainability 

  • engage with our expert panel in a dedicated Q&A session. 

Who is the event for?

Our Health and care explained event aims to enhance your understanding of England's health and care system and explore key issues for progress in 2024. Ideal for junior to mid-level managers and administrators in the health and care sector, as well as professionals in the public, private and VCSE sectors who want to gain insight into the nuances of health care policy and system dynamics. This event is for anyone who wants to understand how the health and care system works, and those who work within the system and need a refresher on the changing healthcare landscape. Student and bursary tickets are also available, making it accessible to students, recent graduates and those just entering the field. We also welcome international participants to our virtual event.


'Very well organised. Clear and engaging presentations by speakers, which were complimented with useful slides. Varied panel and fruitful discussions. Enjoyed hearing from those with first-hand experience of working in NHS or as a service user.'

'The mix of perspectives and experiences (e.g. from within the sectors, lived experience, other expert knowledge about the different sectors) was very useful and well balanced, and offered a good range of insights.'

'I enjoyed all the sessions. I like the range of external speakers and the ability to revisit the presentations. I particularly liked the virtual business card - I often find networking quite hard during virtual events, but I found this a really easy way to connect with people.'

'My goal was to understand the greater picture of the NHS from an outsider's point of view (i.e. outside of England). I felt this event effectively achieved its goals/objectives.'

'I haven't worked in social care for a while and welcomed having the update. I enjoy seeing things via a wider viewpoint to help with strategic planning and opportunities to collaborate. This doesn't always happen at a local level.'

'All sessions were extremely useful, especially for a SAS doctor.'

Sponsorship and exhibition

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Smiling audience at The King's Fund
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If you would like a conversation about your business goals, and how being involved with future events can help you, you find out more here or email the Partnerships team.

Speakers include

  • Headshot of Siva Anandaciva

    Siva Anandaciva

    Chief Analyst
  • Alastair Buxton

    Alastair Buxton

    Director of NHS Services, Community Pharmacy England
  • Susannah Howard

    Susannah Howard

    Integrated Care Partnership Director, Suffolk and North East Integrated Care Board
  • Andrew McCracken Photo

    Andrew McCracken

    Joint Interim Director of Communications
  • Jess McGregor

    Jess McGregor

    Executive Director, Adults and Health, Camden Council
  • Kim Shutler photo

    Kim Shutler

    CEO, The Cellar Trust
  • Ruth Robertson photo

    Ruth Robertson

    Senior Fellow


Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Day one

Thursday, 20 June 2024

Day two

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.

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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 £55 +VAT.

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Contact us

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