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The King's Fund, London, W1G 0AN
£110–£520 +VAT

Successive governments have been clear about what health and care services should look like: co-ordinated, personalised, responsive, and delivered much closer to home, in settings such as community trust hospitals, pharmacies and community diagnostic centres. However, this long-held vision is still far from being achieved, and in England the system remains centred around hospitals and emergency care.  

Following the launch of a major new report from The King’s Fund, Making care closer to home a reality: refocusing the system to primary and community care, this conference will explore what action is needed across primary, secondary and community care to make care closer to home a reality, and how to develop effective pathways to support better patient outcomes.

This event is held in partnership with Roche Diagnostics UK and Ireland.

 Through presentations, panel discussions, and looking at case studies, this conference will explore:  

  • how working in partnership with others across the system, industry, and the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector can enable organisations to think differently about how they plan and deliver services 

  • learning from leaders from geographical or clinical areas where shift of focus has been achieved and the benefits of this are being seen 

  • the relationship between primary and secondary care sectors and how this can help, instead of hinder, the shift that is needed 

  • how better use can be made of NHS estates to enable the shift of care closer to home 

  • how to equip the workforce of the future and today to deliver the vision 

  • how moving care closer to home can be funded 

  • the role that secondary prevention can play  

  • how to meaningfully engage the community.  

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Speakers include

  • Ashton Harper photo

    Ashton Harper

    Former NHS Doctor and Head of Medical Affairs, Roche Diagnostics UK and Ireland
  • Priya Singh

    Priya Singh

    Chair, NHS Frimley Integrated Care Board
  • Adam Doyle

    Adam Doyle

    National Director of System Development, NHS England, and Chief Executive, NHS Sussex Integrated Care
  • Louise Ansari

    Louise Ansari

    Chief Executive at Healthwatch England
  • Crystal Oldman

    Crystal Oldman CBE

    Chief Executive, The Queen’s Nursing Institute
  • Duleep Allirajah

    Duleep Allirajah

    Chief Executive, Richmond Group of Charities
  • Cathy Elliot photo

    Cathy Elliott

    Chair, NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board
  • Selina Douglas photo

    Selina Douglas

    Chief Executive, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust


Thursday, 26 September 2024

Throughout the day, you will have time to attend and contribute to the conference sessions, as well as network with attendees and exhibitors. 

Ticket prices

The promotional ticket cost for this event is made possible through our event partner, Roche Diagnostics UK and Ireland.

Please note, there is a £20 +VAT surcharge to cover the cost of processing invoices. This is in addition to the ticket price and will be added to your invoice. There is one invoice fee per order, not per ticket. There is no charge for paying by debit or credit card.

Early bird tickets are available now.

  • Charity <£1million turnover

  • Public sector or charity >£1million turnover

  • Small-medium sized enterprise

  • Commercial/ profit-making organisation

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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 £115+VAT.

Those starting out their career in health and care

Those starting out their career in health and care (first 3 years) might qualify for a £125+VAT ticket. Please contact us to find out more. 

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.

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Contact us

  • Booking or programme enquiries

  • Sponsorship and exhibition enquiries