Integrated care systems and place-based partnerships: six months on (virtual conference)

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Now that all areas in England have been part of an integrated care system (ICS) for six months, this virtual conference will explore how some of those partnerships have been developing, the common challenges ICSs are facing, the solutions they are finding, and lessons they are learning about building multi-agency place-based partnerships to support the continuous development of ICSs.

Watch live on Monday 1–Thursday 4 November or catch up on demand until Sunday 21 November, when the virtual conference platform closes. 

This event is taking place on our new and improved virtual conference platform. Please visit the FAQs for more information.

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If you’d like a conversation about your business goals, and how being involved in this event can help you, please email Kieran Cornwell at k.cornwell@kingsfund.org.uk 

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What will you learn?

Our speakers will: 

  • provide insight into what the recent Health and Care Bill means in terms of the next steps towards integrated care and how to build on progress already made by the NHS and its partners in working together to integrate services in the response to Covid-19
  • share their experiences in establishing their ICSs in different localities and their learning from the first 6 months
  • explore the ways that local government and social care are working at a system level in ICSs to deliver integrated health and care for local populations
  • share learning on creating equal multi-agency partnerships, drawing on a wide range of partners from different sectors and with different expertise and perspectives on local problems and solutions 
  • provide guidance on how systems can play an enabling and supportive role while setting objectives and standards and holding place-based partnerships to account 
  • give insights into how integrated care systems are measuring impact on the health and wellbeing of their populations and reducing health inequalities.

Speakers

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Louise Patten

Chief Executive, NHS Clinical Commissioners, and Director, ICS Network, NHS Confederation

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Helen McKenna

Senior Policy Fellow, The King’s Fund

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Len Richards

Former Chief Executive, Cardiff and Vale Health Board

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Stuart Walker

Interim Chief Executive and Medical Director, Cardiff and Vale Health Board

Fiona McKenzie

Patient Insight and Involvement Consultant, He Tangata Consulting

Jennifer Clark

Deputy Head of Engagement and Sustainability, Healthwatch England

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David Maguire

Senior Analyst, The King’s Fund

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Leighton Chumbley

Chief Executive, Prime

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Michael Wood

Head of Health Economic Partnerships, NHS Confederation

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Toby Lewis

Senior Policy Fellow, The King’s Fund

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Professor Nick Harding CBE

Medical Director, Operose Health

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Dan Wellings

Senior Fellow, Policy, The King’s Fund

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Chris Graham

Chief Executive, Picker Institute

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Sarah Pickup

Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government Association

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Chris Naylor

Senior Policy Fellow, The King’s Fund

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Roger Davidson

Director of Systems Partnerships, Integrated Care Systems Development, NHS England

More speakers to be announced soon

Programme

Monday 01 November

9.30am - 10.30am (GMT) Session one - The changing health and care landscape since April

9.30amWelcome and Introduction

9.40amPanel session

  • In this session we will take a look at what has changed in the health and care landscape since April 2021 when all areas were required to be part of an ICS and what the main challenges for ICSs are.

    Louise Patten, Chief Executive, NHS Clinical Commissioners, and Director, ICS Network, NHS Confederation 
     

10.10amLive Q&A

10.30amNetworking break and meet the exhibitors

11.00am - 12.00pm (GMT) Session two - Update on the progression of the Health and Care Bill – what’s next?

11.00amWelcome and introduction

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Helen McKenna, Senior Policy Fellow, The King’s Fund

11.10amSpeakers to be announced soon

  • In this session we will explore how the Health and Care Bill is progressing and the latest developments on how ICSs will operate. National experts will talk through the process and next steps, while assessing the proposed legislative changes and what those will mean for the NHS in the future.

11.40amLive Q&A

12.00pmNetworking break and meet the exhibitors

Tuesday 02 November

8.30am - 9.15am (GMT) Breakfast session

8.30amWelcome and introduction

9.15amNetworking break

9.30am - 10.30am (GMT) Session three - Cardiff and Vale applying the Christchurch model

9.30amWelcome and Introduction

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Len Richards, former Chief Executive, Cardiff and Vale Health Board

9.35amInvesting in system-wide approaches to improvement

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Dr. Stuart Walker, interim Chief Executive and Medical Director, Cardiff and Vale Health Board
  • This session will explore how, for the past five years, leaders at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board have been investing in system-wide approaches to improvement, building on the model from Canterbury, New Zealand and the University Health Board status in Wales. They will discuss learning from the work relevant to ICSs in England.

10.05amLive Q&A

10.30amNetworking break

11.00am - 12.00pm (GMT) Session four - What are the opportunities for ICSs to have different relationships with the public?

11.00amWelcome and introduction

11.05amPanel session

  • In this session we will look at how ICSs are developing relationships with their populations, working with local communities, balancing top-down priorities with meaningful public engagement and joint decision-making.

    Fiona McKenzie, Patient Insight and Involvement Consultant, He Tangata Consulting
    Healthy Communities Together, Gloucestershire
    Jennifer Clark, Deputy Head of Engagement and Sustainability, Healthwatch England 

11.35amLive Q&A

12.00pmLunch and networking break

1.00pm - 1.45pm (GMT) Session five - Moving health care on to the high street: using anchor approaches within ICSs to deliver community regeneration, sponsored by Prime

1.00pmWelcome and introduction

1.05pmPanel Session

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David Maguire, Senior Analyst, The King’s Fund
  • In this session you will hear about how health and care organisations, working in partnership with local anchor institutions, are re-imagining how and where health and care is delivered. Leveraging their role as large employers and purchasers of goods and services, organisations are actively working together to provide proactive and integrated services, led by the needs of their local community.  
    Representatives from across the health and care system will share learning on how organisations within ICSs are working together to promote economic growth, improve the experiences of those receiving care, and address the wider determinants of health among the diverse populations they serve.  

    Michael Wood, Head of Health Economic Partnerships, NHS Confederation
    Leighton Chumbley, Chief Executive, Prime 

1.45pmNetworking break and meet the exhibitors

Wednesday 03 November

8.30am - 9.15am (GMT) Breakfast session

8.30amWelcome and introduction

9.15amNetworking break

9.30am - 10.30am (GMT) Session six - What value can ICS add to system level challenges like health inequalities?

9.30amWelcome and introduction

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Toby Lewis, Senior Policy Fellow, The King’s Fund

9.35amPanel session

  • The move to integrated care is consistent with the path to a different, more wellbeing-focused model of care.  And while integrating NHS and social care services is important in tackling inequalities, it is not enough on its own. ICSs will need to stretch and challenge themselves in order to address health inequalities and build new partnerships. In this session we will explore the role of ICSs in shaping the next phase of creating better health outcomes for all.

    Professor Nick Harding CBE, Medical Director, Operose Health 

10.05amLive Q&A

10.30amNetworking break

11.00am - 12.00pm (GMT) Session seven - How will we know that ICSs are working?

11.00amWelcome and introduction

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Dan Wellings, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King’s Fund
  • In this session we will take a look at how we can measure the impact of ICSintegrated care systems, looking both at both the requirements of national organisations for benchmarking and assessment, and the perspective of patients and users.

    Chris Graham, Chief Executive, Picker Institute 

11.30amLive Q&A

12.00pmNetworking break

Thursday 04 November

9.30am - 10.30am (GMT) Session eight - ‘“It’s all about the relationships’” - Exploring the relationship between partnership and individual organisation

9.30amWelcome and introduction

9.35amPanel discussion

  • In this session we will explore some of the challenges of working with both the requirements of the partnership working, and the needs of the individual health and care organisations within ICSs. What are some of the ways to navigate those challenges and find collaborative solutions? 

    Sarah Pickup, Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government Association

10.00amLive Q&A

10.30amNetworking break and meet the exhibitors

11.00am - 12.00pm (GMT) Session nine - ICS priorities over the next 6 months

11.00amWelcome and introduction

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Chris Naylor, Senior Policy Fellow, The King’s Fund

11.05Speaker panel

  • This session will look at the priorities for ICSs over the next few months as April 2022, when they will acquire statutory footing, approaches. We will hear from experts and national leaders on the next steps for ICSs if they are to succeed in their purpose of providing better care for all.  

    Roger Davidson, Director of Systems Partnerships, Integrated Care Systems Development, NHS England 

11.45amLive Q&A

12.00pmClose of conference

What do delegates think?

Here are some testimonials from our virtual conference, Integrated care systems and place-based partnerships, that took place in April 2021:

I found this to be the most useful conference I have attended in many years.
Zeph Curwen, Divisional Managing Director, Pennine Acute Trust

This virtual conference not only allowed me to access - in my own time - presentations from some amazing thought leaders in change, but to also access a huge suite of resources relevant to the topic. The discussions were robust and provided inspiration for the road ahead. 
Kim Eland, Coordinator Primary Care Integration, Whanganui Regional Health Network 

As a trustee of a local voluntary sector infrastructure organisation, the virtual conference provided me with what I needed.  Real understanding about all the organisations and people involved in improving health and reducing health inequalities. 
Kathy Elliott, Board member and Chair, Voluntary Action Camden and UK Public Health Register 

I found the conference extremely informative and interesting. It was very well run. Thank you! 
Maggie Grady, Director of Music Therapy, Mindsong

The range of speakers gave me a diverse insight into how integrated, place-based work happens on the ground and a firm foundation upon which to progress this work in our local area. 
Lou Hudson, Locality Development Manager, Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire CCG 

An excellent format, with a great variety of speakers and expertise. 
Dominic Thomas Scott, Board Member, Healthwatch County Durham

As expected, insightful and informative discussions with expert contributions from senior leaders. Time well spent! 
Anne Clarke, Regional Director, Skills for Health 
     
Excellent event and a really interesting range of topics covered the speakers and the Q&A sessions were also FAB!  Well done King's Fund for an excellent 5 star event. 
Siobhan O'Donnell, Pathfinder Project: Senior Manager, Western HSC Trust ( Northern Ireland)

FAQs

Format and time

High-quality, up-to-date content is delivered to you via an online platform that is open for four 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 four.

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 an activity feed for public conversations 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.

Networking

If you choose to opt-in to networking, you will appear on the attendee list, where other delegates will be able to click on your profile and see whether you are online or offline. 

If you discover someone that you would like to talk to, you can send them a message or invite them to have a one-to-one video conversation during the week that sessions take place. If you are interacting with others like this, be assured that the messages and calls are encrypted and entirely private. If you are offline and another delegate sends you a private message, you will receive a notification so you will never miss out. 

You are in control, so you can choose whether to accept or decline invitations and you can change your settings at any point in the four weeks, either to opt-in or opt-out of networking. On your profile, you can share as much or as little information about yourself as you’d like, including your contact details, photo and biography, social media profiles or any websites you would like others to see. If you prefer not to share this information and only list your name, that is fine. Your profile is accessible throughout the event and you can update this at any time.

During sessions, there are separate tabs on the righthand side of the video, including a place to post questions for the speakers, make notes, take part in polls and a session chat where you can interact with other delegates.

If you prefer group/public conversations and would like to interact outside the session times, there is the activity feed. Here, delegates can post images and links and reply to one another in conversation threads (like a social media wall). 

Taking notes

If you use the note-taking functionality during the sessions, you can access these later by clicking on your profile image (top righthand side of the screen) and selecting My notes. Here, you can update your notes and add images. These notes will be saved in the platform until the conference closes (at the end of week four). To email yourself a copy of your notes, just click on the small envelope icon. 

Exhibition

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. 

Games and competitions

Throughout the first two weeks, there will be an opportunity to take part in some fun interactive challenges. Delegates who take part will boost their scores on a leaderboard and be in with the chance of winning one of three prizes.

Resources 

As well as the video content, we will share pdfs of the slides and other useful materials in the platform. The exhibition will also contain links, videos and documents from the various exhibitors.

  • 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 on a laptop or desktop. We recommend Google Chrome for the best experience.
  • Make the most of the online community by taking part in the live Q&A sessions and opting in to networking. 
  • In week one, introduce yourself on the activity feed. 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 third or fourth 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 sure you secure time in your diary at some point over the four weeks to visit the exhibition, where you will find free resources and can have conversations with experts from across the health and care system.

When the event is taking place, we will be on hand to offer technical support, but it is worth using the extra time before the first session to log in and test your connection, just in case.

Throughout the conference, we will share pdfs of the slides. You will find these at the bottom of the relevant session page and we will post links to related resources in the chat and on the activity feed.

The portal is open for four weeks, when you will have the opportunity to either watch, save or download these materials.

Once the platform closes, you will no longer have access to these resources so please ensure you save everything you need beforehand, including any slides, materials in the exhibition and notes you have made.

Please note, you will not be able to download the video presentations.

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.

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Ticket prices

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  • £155+VAT - Public sector, charity or university
  • £220+VAT - Small-medium sized enterprise (SME)
  • £310+VAT - Commercial/profit-making organisation

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 £50+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.