The King's Fund Annual Conference 2015: Obstacles and opportunities: future-proofing the health and care system

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Session one: Better value health care

Dr Mark Smith: Building an efficient health care system focused on delivering increased value: US perspective

Jim Mackey: Supporting providers to improve the quality and efficiency of services

Professor Dame Sue Bailey: Improving value and choosing wisely

Dr Edward Wernick and Steve Manley: Working more collaboratively with patients as leaders

Session two

A: Communities and public health

Professor Jane South: A family of community-centred approaches

Duncan Tree: Demonstrating the need for volunteers

B: Adapting the workforce to support new models of care

Dr Louise Restrick: What contribution can clinical collective leadership make to developing new workforce models?

Dr Ian Wyer: Introducing the 'extensivist' role: GPs working in a new way to support people with high levels of need

Sharon Allen: Workforce solutions across social care and health

C: Health and wellbeing: the local government's role

Trevor Doughty: What impact will devolution have on efforts to develop an integrated health and social care system in Cornwall: the local government perspective

D: Technology in the NHS: realities and opportunities

Dr Cosima Gretton: Technology in the NHS: realities and opportunities

Dr Michael Mueller: The Imperial BRC Genomics Facility: integrated support for translational genomics projects

F: Whole health system redesign

Ben Collins and Justin Whatling: Whole health system redesign in Southcentral, Alaska – a model for the MCP and PACS vanguards

Session three: Achieving the triple aim

Professor Don Berwick: Aiming for a better health care system

Professor Michael West: Developing cultures of high-quality, compassionate and continually improving care

Andrew Foster CBE: The impact of a healthy organisational culture on quality and performance

Alison Cameron: Patients as partners: bridging the gap between 'them' and 'us'

Session four: Investing in the future

The Rt Hon Frank Field MP DL: A national health and social care service - proposals to close the funding gap

Professor John Appleby: Spending Review 2015: View from The King's Fund

About this event

The King's Fund's Annual Conference brought together more than 300 delegates who came to the Fund to gain insight into how to address the current issues affecting health and social care.

Bringing together leaders from across the NHS, local authorities, housing, patients, carers, national bodies and the voluntary and community sector, this  conference aimed to seek answers to the most difficult questions facing the system.