Integrated care systems: where next? (virtual conference)

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May 2020 saw the announcement of four new integrated care systems (ICSs), taking the total number to 18 and meaning that half of England’s population is now covered by an ICS.  

This virtual conference draws on the learning from existing systems as we approach the deadline to have every part of England covered by an ICS by April 2021, as set out in the NHS long-term plan.

In recent months, systems have moved quickly to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. This has accelerated some aspects of integration and collaboration between local organisations. The event provides insight into how local areas must now make the most of this important opportunity to embed and enhance these changes by creating the right conditions for system working in the Covid-19 recovery and beyond. 

Join us to hear from local examples of care models being transformed and collaborative relationships and trust between partner organisations and their leaders strengthened. You will learn about how ICSs are intended to play a central role in the co-ordination and delivery of services, bringing together hospitals, care homes, primary and community care and local government. You’ll also hear about the role of places and neighbourhoods within ICSs, and how these layers of the emerging system architecture fit together. 

This virtual conference takes place over four half-days. If you are unable to join all of the sessions, you will have the opportunity to catch up on demand until 25 October.

Sponsorship and exhibition

If you’d like a conversation about your business goals, and how being involved in this event can help you, please email Chloe Smithers at c.smithers@kingsfund.org.uk or give her a call on 020 7307 2482. Please click here to find out more information.

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Speakers include:

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Amanda Pritchard

Chief Operating Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement and Chief Executive, NHS Improvement

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Dr Claire Fuller

Senior Responsible Officer, Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System

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Fatima Khan-Shah

Programme Director for Unpaid Carers and the Personalised Care Programme for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Integrated Care System

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Jane Ives

Managing Director, Wye Valley NHS Trust

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Dr Owen Williams OBE

Chief Executive, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

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Jacquie White

Director of System Development, Primary Care and System Transformation, NHS England and NHS Improvement

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Martin Hefford

Chief Executive, Tū Ora Compass Health (New Zealand)

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Dr Carolyn Wilkins OBE

Chief Executive, Oldham Council and Accountable Officer, NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group

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Fatima Elguenuni

Cultural Consultant, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

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Tom Riordan CBE

Chief Executive, Leeds City Council

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Dr Farzana Hussain

Partner, The Project Surgery and Co-chair, NHS Confederation National PCN Network

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Jessica Williams

Director of Strategic Commissioning and Programme Director, Tameside and Glossop Care Together

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Rob Webster

Chief Executive, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Lead Chief Executive West Yorkshire and Harrogate Integrated Care System

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Dr Nicole Atkinson

Clinical Lead, South Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Provider and Clinical Lead, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System

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Sir David Sloman

London Regional Director, NHS England and NHS Improvement

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Stephanie Elsy

Independent Chair, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire’s (BSW) Sustainability and Transformation Partnership

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Professor Jim McManus

Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council and Prevention Lead, Hertfordshire and West Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership

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Dr Rosie Benneyworth

Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care, Care Quality Commission

Full progamme (all sessions on demand until Sunday 25 October)

Monday 12 October

9.30am–10.30am (BST) Session one: Integrated care systems

In this session you’ll hear about priorities for existing ICSs and what integrated care looks like in practice. Three system leaders will share insights into what is working well and what’s not.

9.30amWelcome and introduction

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Richard Murray, Chief Executive, The King’s Fund
  • Why integrated care?

9.35amIntegrated care systems – what’s it all about?

  • In this session you’ll hear about priorities for existing ICSs and what integrated care looks like in practice. Three system leaders will share insights into what is working well and what’s not. 

Fatima Khan-Shah, Programme Director for Unpaid Carers and the Personalised Care Programme for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Integrated Care System
Dr Claire Fuller, Senior Responsible Officer, Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System
Stephanie Elsy, Independent Chair, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire’s (BSW) Sustainability and Transformation Partnership

10.10amLive Q&A with the panel

11.00–12.00pm (BST) Session two: Driving improvements in population health

Join this session to learn about how leaders can identify opportunities for improving population health at a local, regional and national level. 

11.00amWelcome and introduction

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Professor Dr Durka Dougall, Senior Consultant and Programme Director, Leadership and Organisational Development, The King's Fund

11.05amDriving improvements in population health

  • In this session, you will learn about how leaders can identify opportunities for improving population health at a local, regional and national level.
  • Our expert panel will explore the potential of ICSs to tackle health inequalities and improve our communities’ health and wellbeing by the NHS, local government and VCSE acting together to address wider determinants of health such as housing, local planning and education.

Jacquie White, Director of System Development, Primary Care and System Transformation, NHS England and NHS Improvement 
Professor Jim McManus, Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council and Prevention Lead, Hertfordshire and West Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership
Fatima Elguenuni, Cultural Consultant, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust 
Fatima’s family are Grenfell survivors and she has used her experience as a therapist and mental health practitioner to support her community to heal. Fatima has been influential in helping organisations develop relationships with local communities in the area.

11.40amLive Q&A with the panel

Wednesday 14 October

9.30–10.30am (BST) Session three: Working in partnership across systems

See how the systems that are furthest ahead are those that have given priority to strengthening collaborative relationships and trust between partner organisations and their leaders. Learn from local leaders about what’s getting in the way and what they still need to see happening by April 2021.

9.30amWelcome and introduction

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Dr Nicola Walsh, Assistant Director of Leadership and Organisational Development, The King’s Fund

9.35amWorking in partnership across systems

  • In this session you will gain insight how the systems that are furthest ahead are those that have given priority to strengthening collaborative relationships and trust between partner organisations and their leaders.
  • You will learn from local leaders about what’s getting in the way of progression and what they still need to see happening by April 2021.

Dr Carolyn Wilkins OBE, Chief Executive, Oldham Council and Accountable Officer, NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group  
Patricia Miller, Chief Executive, Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 
Dr Owen Williams OBE, Chief Executive, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

10.10amLive Q&A with the panel

11.00- 11.45am (BST) Session four: Developing data and analytics across integrated care systems

Join this session to learn about how leaders can identify opportunities for improving population health at a local, regional and national level.

This session is sponsored by Qlik.

11.00amWelcome and introduction

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Gbemi Babalola, Senior Analyst, Policy, The King’s Fund

11.05amDeveloping data and analytics across integrated care systems

  • In this session you will hear about the national programme supporting local areas to design and implement intelligence functions at a system level.   
  • Drawing on learning from Lancashire and South Cumbria, this session explores how areas can share data across their whole system and make the best use of analytics to inform decision making and population health management.  

Ming Tang, National Director, Data and Analytics, NHS England and NHS Improvement 
Declan Hadley, Digital Lead, Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System
Nick Ward, Healthcare Account Specialist, Qlik 

1.00- 2.00pm (BST) Session five: Lessons from providers on working more collaboratively

In this session, you will hear about the different approaches that providers of health and care services are taking to working with each other and consider the role of provider collaboration within ICSs in the future. 

1.00pmWelcome and introduction

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Ben Collins, Projects Director, Policy, The King’s Fund

1.05pmLessons from provider collaboratives

  • In this session, you will hear about the different approaches that providers of health and care services are taking to working with each other and consider the role of provider collaboration within ICSs in the future. You will learn about different ways providers are collaborating and what this means in practice for patients, staff and services. 

Jane Ives, Managing Director, Wye Valley NHS Trust 
Dr Rosie Benneyworth, Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care, Care Quality Commission
Raj Jain, Group Chief Executive, Northern Care Alliance NHS Group 

1.40pmLive Q&A with the panel

Thursday 15 October

9.30-10.30am (BST) Session six: Exploring the provision and delivery of services at the neighbourhood level

In this session you will hear about how the relationship between primary care networks (PCNs) and ICSs is developing. 

9.30amWelcome and introduction

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Beccy Baird, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King’s Fund

9.35amExploring the provision and delivery of services at the neighbourhood level

  • In this session you will hear about how the relationship between primary care networks (PCNs) and ICSs is developing. 
  • Drawing on learning from a primary care organisation in New Zealand and two local system leaders in England, our panel will share reflections on how groups of GPs and community-based services are working together to deliver co-ordinated, proactive care and support, often through multidisciplinary teams.
  • You will learn about how primary care leaders can use the skills of a greater range of professionals, build partnerships with wider community-based services, and engage with their ICSs and integrated care partnerships (ICPs). 

Dr Nicole Atkinson, Clinical Lead, South Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Provider and Clinical Lead, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System
Martin Hefford, Chief Executive, Tū Ora Compass Health (New Zealand)
Dr Farzana Hussain, Partner, The Project Surgery and Co-chair, NHS Confederation National PCN Network

10.15amLive Q&A with the panel

11.00am–12.00pm (BST) Session seven: Delivering better care for local populations: looking at meaningful measures of integration

In this session, The King’s Fund and NHS England and NHS Improvement will present early results from a study on what a local integration index might look like.

11.00amWelcome and introduction

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Dan Wellings, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King’s Fund

11.05amDelivering better care for local populations: looking at meaningful measures of integration

Up to now, efforts to measure the success of integrated care have struggled to understand how well the system is working from a user perspective. The NHS long-term plan signalled the development of a new integration index that will be developed jointly with patient groups and the voluntary sector.

In this session, The King’s Fund and NHS England and NHS Improvement will present early results from a study on what a local integration index might look like. Our expert panel will explore the following questions.

  • Which methods should local systems be using to better understand users’ experience of integration?
  • What role might citizen panels play in measuring and understanding integration from a user’s perspective?
  • How should systems act on what they learn? 
  • What are the barriers and enablers to making this a reality?

Amy Galea, Deputy Director, Primary Care and System Transformation, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Karen Lloyd, Head of Engagement, Joined up Care Derbyshire 
Graham Prestwich, Patient and Public Involvement Lead, Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network and Board Member, Healthwatch Leeds 

11.40amLive Q&A with the panel

Friday 16 October

9.30am–10.30am (BST) Session eight: Exploring the role and importance of ‘place’

In this session, you will hear about the Fund’s work on how ‘places’ are developing and their main areas of focus.

9.30amWelcome and introduction

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Leo Ewbank, Researcher, Policy, The King’s Fund

9.35amExploring the role and importance of ‘place’

  • In this session, you will hear about the Fund’s work on how ‘places’ are developing and their main areas of focus. 
  • You will learn about the new leadership arrangements and governance structures that are being created at ‘place’ level, as well as at ICS level, to support collaboration and to enable decision-making and accountability to be distributed to the most appropriate level. 

Anna Charles, Senior Adviser to the CEO, The King’s Fund 

With reflections from:

Jessica Williams, Director of Strategic Commissioning and Programme Director, Tameside and Glossop Care Together
Tom Riordan CBE, Chief Executive, Leeds City Council
Dr Charlotte Augst, Chief Executive, National Voices

10.10amLive Q&A with the panel

11.00–12.00pm (BST) Session nine: Looking to the future

How can local areas overcome key challenges to meet the April 2021 deadline and continue with their progression? Find out in this session with national, regional and local leaders.

11.00amWelcome and introduction

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Sally Warren, Director of Policy, The King’s Fund

11.05amLooking to the future

  • In this session, national, regional and local leaders will share their thoughts on what needs to happen in the next six months to meet the April 2021 deadline, and how systems can continue to develop beyond that point.
  • Drawing on learning from the health and care system’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, our expert panel will explore how the outcomes and changes from this experience can shape the next stages in the development of place-based care. 

Amanda Pritchard, Chief Operating Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement and Chief Executive, NHS Improvement
Sir David Sloman, London Regional Director, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Ceinwen Giles, Patient Leader, Director of Partnerships and Evaluation, Shine Cancer Support and Chair, NHS Cancer Programme Patient and Public Voices Forum, NHS England and NHS Improvement 
Rob Webster, Chief Executive, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Lead Chief Executive West Yorkshire and Harrogate Integrated Care System 

11.40amLive Q&A with the panel

Ticket prices

Please note, there is a £20 surcharge to cover the cost of processing invoices. This is an addition to the ticket price and will be added to your invoice. There is no charge for paying by debit or credit card.

  • Public sector, charity or university - £135 + VAT
  • Small-medium sized enterprise (SME) - £190 + VAT
  • Commercial/profit-making organisation - £270 + VAT

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 £45+VAT.

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.

Contact us

Booking enquiries

If you’d like to make a booking enquiry, please email Anna Viralainen at events@kingsfund.org.uk

Programme enquiries

If you have any queries relating to our event programmes, please contact Caroline Viac at c.viac@kingsfund.org.uk

Sponsorship enquiries

To find out more about our sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact Chloe Smithers at c.smithers@kingsfund.org.uk

FAQs

High-quality, up-to-date content is delivered to you via an online platform that is open for three weeks. During the first week, you will have the opportunity to log in, test your connection and become familiar with the set-up. The live sessions will take place over four half-days in the second week, giving you the option to catch up on demand until the end of week three.

Virtual conferences mean you can digest content at your own pace and work around a busy schedule. You can pause and rewind presentations and put your questions to our expert speakers. There is a 'main room' for sharing resources and the option of one-to-one networking. Virtual exhibition stands enable you to interact with a range of organisations who will share expertise and information – all at a time that suits you.

The online platform will be open for three weeks in total:

Test your connection

Week one: test your connection

  • On Tuesday 6 October, you will receive an email asking you to log in and test your connection. 
  • Once you are logged in, you will have access to the chat function where you can introduce yourself and join conversations.
  • The exhibition will also be open if you would like to explore the stands and download free resources.
Attend the event

Week two: attend the event

  • On 12 October, we will email you in the morning to remind you of the day’s sessions.
  • You will have the opportunity to submit your questions and watch live or catch up later on demand. 
Catch up and complete

Week three: catch up and complete

  • In the third week, we will email you to ask for your feedback and to send your certificate of attendance.
  • We will remind you to watch any presentations you were unable to join live and after this week, the online platform will close.
  • PDFs of the presentation slides will be available to download at any time after the event. 
  • Before the event, tell your colleagues that you are taking part and block out the time in your diary
  • Make sure you are using an up-to-date web browser. We recommend Google Chrome or Firefox for the best delegate experience.
  • In week one, introduce yourself in the networking area. This is an easy way of ‘getting your voice in the room’, starting conversations and establishing new relationships with colleagues in health and care. 
  • Avoid as many distractions as possible so you can immerse yourself in the sessions as you would at a physical conference. Treat each session as a meeting, put your phone on silent and close down your emails.
  • If you know you won’t be able to watch certain sessions live, you can submit your questions in advance and put aside time in the second or third week to catch up on demand.
  • Each session is approximately one hour long and there is always at least a half-an-hour break between sessions so you can take a screen break or catch up on emails.
  • Make the most of the online community by taking part in the live Q&As and opting in to one-to-one networking
  • Make sure you secure time in your diary at some point over the three weeks to visit the exhibition stands, where you will find free resources and can have conversations with experts from across the health and care system.

We are using a trusted third-party technical supplier that already produces our high-quality online events, so hopefully there shouldn’t be any technical issues. It’s worth using the extra time before the first session to log in and test your connection, just in case. 

When the event is taking place, there will be technical support available at all times. 

The King's Fund is an independent charitable organisation working to improve health and care in England. Our events are a key source of income, and this income enables us to continue with our charitable objectives

The cost of running a virtual conference is similar to that of a physical event. Although a virtual conference has fewer room hire and catering costs, in order to produce a high-quality event, we still need to pay the costs for the technical supplier, support and developing the platform. With some sessions taking place in our building, we do have to cover some venue costs. We also have a team of dedicated events professionals, content experts, digital, marketing and finance support that work on these events.  

Any profit that is made from these events goes directly towards achieving our strategic priorities. You can find out more about how we are funded here

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.