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Health and care explained

£85-£250 +VAT

The landscape of the health and care system in England is challenging and complex, and the system is facing profound challenges. At this event, which will take place virtually over two days, policy and leadership experts from The King’s Fund will help you gain a greater understanding of how the health and care system in England works and how it is changing, giving balanced and honest views about the pressures and opportunities it faces.

In the run-up to the anticipated general election, our experts will also explore which health and care topics are likely to dominate at the election and which are not, and what this means for people working in the sector. 

Event topics

  • make sense of how the NHS is structured and funded and how it has changed since the Health and Care Act of 2022

  • learn where political parties stand on tackling issues in health care and the challenges they face if elected

  • separate fact from fiction and break down common myths around health and care policy

  • learn how various components at system, place and neighbourhood levels come together to create integrated care systems (ICSs)

  • gain an understanding of the key components of primary care and the role they play in the health care system

  • hear about health inequalities and how groups from the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector support wider efforts to improve health inequalities

  • gain a clear understanding of how the social care system is structured, who works in it, and how it is funded

  • learn about the current pressures facing the health care workforce and what this means for the sustainability of the system

  • have the opportunity, through a dedicated session, to ask questions to our expert panel.


'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.'

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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.

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 £55 +VAT.

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