The King's Fund Annual conference 2021 (virtual conference)

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Our flagship event, brought together senior leaders working in health and social care to celebrate the latest best practice and explore the most pressing opportunities and challenges facing the system. 

Delegates explored:

  • the role of the NHS and the wider health and care system in tackling health inequalities
  • what the new health and social care Bill means for the system in England
  • how the recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is being managed and plans to meet the backlog challenge
  • how to meet the needs of the health and care workforce.

Sponsorship and exhibition

If you’d like a conversation about your business goals, and how being involved in our events can help you, please email Kieran Cornwell at K.Cornwell@kingsfund.org.uk. Find out more here.

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What was new?

This conference took place on our new and improved virtual platform. With intuitive functionality, bonus content and extended viewing time, delegates enjoyed a flexible and engaging online experience. 

Watch our animation to find out more: 

This year's annual conference was a great success and was a great medium to learn more about the health and care landscape through informed discussions, Q&As and insights from a multitude of well established leaders.
Gihan Ratnayaka, Place-based Partnership Development Manager, Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership

Very well organised, well informed and informative, delivered in a very professional, user friendly way from a wide range of high profile speakers. Sessions were expertly chaired to ensure that content was relevant, interesting and accessible. The time I spent at the conference this week will be well used in finding ways to improve the service our team provides.
Louise Goodall, Senior Practice Development Nurse, University Hospitals Sussex

I had an opportunity to do something special and unexpected in December, so I was delighted that the virtual conference gave me the opportunity to attend the sessions after my adventure.  Now on New Year's Eve I'm reflecting on my learning and shaping how I'll apply the learning in the New Year.  The flexibility of being able to 'listen and engage later' is fantastic.
Kathy Elliott, Trustee and Chair, Voluntary Action Camden and UK Public Health Register

Speakers

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Richard Murray

Chief Executive, The King's Fund

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Rt. Hon Jacqui Smith

Trustee, The King’s Fund and Chair, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

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Amanda Pritchard

Chief Executive, NHS England and NHS Improvement

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Sir Robert Francis

Chair, Healthwatch England

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Tricia Pereira

Head of Operations, Skills for Care

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Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Director of the Institute of Health Equity, UCL Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

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Clenton Farquharson MBE

Chair, Think Local, Act Personal (TLAP)

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Sally Warren

Director of Policy, The King's Fund

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Maggie Rae

President, Faculty of Public Health

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Ravi Sharma

Director for England, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

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Professor Marie Gabriel CBE

Chair, North East London ICS and Chair Designate, North East London Integrated Care Board

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Jo Maybin

Fellow, Policy, The King’s Fund

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Professor Anthony Redmond OBE

Founder UK-Med, ex Medical Director, Nightingale Hospital North West

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Alex Hayes

Head of Funding (Strategic Programmes), The National Lottery Fund

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Sonya Wallbank

Dr Sonya Wallbank, Consultant, Leadership and Organisational Development, The King’s Fund

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Lisa Weaks

Assistant Director, Leadership and Organisational Development and Head of Third Sector, The King's Fund

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Nick Timmins

Senior Fellow, Policy, The King’s Fund

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Professor Richard Williams

Emeritus Professor, University of South Wales and Director, Psychosocial and Mental Health Programme, Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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Ayub Bhayat

Director of Insight and Data Platform, NHS England and NHS Improvement

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Julia Cream

Policy Fellow, The King’s Fund

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Stephen T Chandler

Corporate Director of Adult and Housing Services, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)

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Lourdes Colclough

Head of Suicide Prevention, Rethink Mental Illness

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Siva Anandaciva

Chief Analyst, The King’s Fund

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David Buck

Senior Fellow, Public Health and Inequalities, Policy, The King’s Fund

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Cathy Morgan

Director of Strategy and Head of Policy Profession, Public Health England

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Professor Craig Ritchie

Chair of Psychiatry of Ageing, University of Edinburgh and Director, Brain Health Scotland

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Professor Lucy Easthope

Teaching Fellow in Mass Fatalities and Pandemics, Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath

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Mélissa Généreux

Associate Professor of Medicine, Universite de Sherbrooke

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Caroline Rollings

Well-being Lead, National Association of Primary Care

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Stephen Jones

Professional Lead for Mental Health, Royal College of Nursing

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Fatima Elguenuni

Family therapist, Islamic psychotherapist and Cultural consultant, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

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Greg Fell

ADPH Honorary Secretary, Association of Directors of Public Health and Director of Public Health, Sheffield City Council 

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Professor Kevin Fenton

Regional Director, Public Health England London and Regional Director, Public Health NHS London

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Robyn Doran

Chief Operating Officer, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

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Ruth Eley

Chair, TIDE

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Jane Ashcroft

Chief Executive Officer, Anchor Group

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Professor Alistair Burns

National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older People’s Mental Health, NHS England and NHS Improvement

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Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health and Social Care

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Nicola McQueen

Chief Executive, NHS Professionals

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Helen Ives

Executive Director of Workforce, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System

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Danielle Jefferies

Analyst, The King’s Fund

Contact details

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 this event programme please email us at events@kingsfund.org.uk 

Sponsorship and exhibition enquiries

Please email Kieran Cornwell at k.cornwell@kingsfund.org.uk