Ideas that change health care: a festival of ideas to inspire and challenge the future of health care

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About this event

A brand new type of event for The King's Fund, Ideas that change health care will be a festival of ideas to inspire and challenge the future of health care.

Taking place on Friday 6 October, it will bring together leading thinkers from a range of disciplines to share ideas that could fundamentally change how we take care of our health.

Throughout the event you’ll hear from experts in their field. They may or may not work in health care but they all have one thing in common – great ideas. They’ll share these with you to spark conversation and inspire you to think about what the future holds for health care.

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Don't miss out – register now

The event is free to attend and there are limited tickets available. Register now to secure your place.

Partner with us

There are opportunities for organisations to partner with us and bring their ideas to the event. Email Michael Spencer or call him on 020 7307 2482 for more information.



Dr Beth Healey

Medical Doctor and Former Research MD for the European Space Agency at Concordia Station, Antarctica


Professor Constantin Coussios

Statutory Chair of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, and Director, Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering


Dr Pierre Hutter

Chief Scientific Officer and Co-founder, Sophia Genetics


Christopher Shaw RIBA

Senior Director, Medical Architecture, and Chair, Architects for Health

Dr Claire J Steves

Senior Clinical Lecturer, King’s College London, and Locum Consultant Geriatrician, King's College Hospital


Jeroen Tas

Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer, Philips


Professor Timothy Walsh

Professor of Medical Microbiology and Antibiotic Resistance, Cardiff University


Ed Matthews

Senior Research Fellow, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art


Mr Shafi Ahmed

Consultant General, Laparoscopic and Colorectal Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust, and Co-founder, Medical Realities

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