Ninth annual leadership and management summit: compassionate and inclusive leadership in action

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This annual event is aimed at senior leaders in health and care organisations – across the public, private and third sectors. This year’s summit will explore the importance of leadership and culture in addressing workforce challenges.  

Speakers will provide insight into the leadership capabilities and cultures that enable teams to deliver better patient care and value for money, while also delivering continuous improvements to population health. We'll explore the importance of everyday leadership and the real work of teams at every level of the systems in which people work. 

Drawing on the ambitions within the NHS long-term plan, the event will bring national, regional and local health and care leaders together to discuss ideas on how to ensure delivery of improved leadership cultures, with more support for leaders and a stronger talent pipeline.  

Conference news (16.04.2019)

Keynote speakers confirmed:

  • Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England
  • The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Tickets have now sold out for the main room - book your Live stream room tickets now

What will you learn?

This year’s agenda will focus on:

  • embedding cultures of compassion, inclusion and collaboration across the NHS, local government and the third sector
  • priorities and practical actions to deliver the NHS long-term plan workforce implementation plan, including insights into two key workstreams: the NHS as the best place to work and leadership, development and talent management 
  • the role of teams in health care and practice of ‘real’ team work.

See the full programme.

Plenary speakers

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Simon Stevens

Chief Executive, NHS England

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The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

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Baroness Dido Harding

Chair, NHS Improvement and Chair, National Workforce Implementation Steering Group

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Sharon Allen

Chief Executive, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

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Dr Ian Bullock

Chief Executive Officer, Royal College of Physicians

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Prerana Issar

Chief People Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement

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Professor Martin Marshall

Professor of Healthcare Improvement, UCL and Vice Chair (External Affairs), Royal College of General Practitioners

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Dr Navina Evans

Chief Executive, East London NHS Foundation Trust and Chair, Making the NHS the Best Place to Work Working Group, National Workforce Implementation Steering Group

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Suzie Bailey

Director of Leadership and Organisational Development, The King’s Fund

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Dr Mark Britnell

Global Chairman and Senior Partner for Health, Government and Infrastructure at KPMG International

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Dr Nikki Kanani MBE

Acting Director of Primary Care, NHS England

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Professor Steve Powis

National Medical Director, NHS England

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Professor Michael West

Visiting Fellow, Leadership and Organisational Development, The King’s Fund, and Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University Management School

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Professor Amy C. Edmondson*

Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School

*With thanks to Novartis, one of The King's Fund’s corporate supporters, for contributing funding for Amy Edmondson’s visit. The content of our conference remains under sole control of The King’s Fund.

Sponsorship

Engage with leaders and decision-makers from across the health and care sector by sponsoring this event. To find out more, please email Danielle Roche or call her on 020 7307 2482 to discuss the opportunities available. 

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Programme

9.00am

Registration opens, exhibition and networking

9.45-11.30am

Session one: The role of leaders in developing teams

Hear from Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP and Professor Amy C. Edmondson and join our interactive panel discussion on making the health and care system the best place to work.

9.45amWelcome and introduction

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Suzie Bailey, Director of Leadership and Organisational Development, The King’s Fund

9.55amOpening address: applying fast-paced teaming to drive employee engagement and develop cultures of high-quality care

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*Professor Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School and Author, Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy
  • Hear about the concept of ‘teaming’ – the theory that the ideal team is an ever-changing group, developing in response to new challenges, completing them efficiently and then swapping members to take on the next problem.

*With thanks to Novartis, one of The King's Fund’s corporate supporters, for contributing funding for Amy Edmondson’s visit. The content of our conference remains under sole control of The King’s Fund.

10.20amMinisterial keynote address

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Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Department of Health and Social Care
Keynote address

10.45amPanel discussion: making the care system the best place to work

Professor Michael West, Visiting Fellow, Leadership and Organisational Development, The King’s Fund and Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology, Lancaster University Management School
Sharon Allen, Chief Executive, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity 
Baroness Dido Harding, Chair, NHS Improvement and Chair, National Workforce Implementation Steering Group 
Dr Nikki Kanani MBE, Acting Director of Primary Care, NHS England 
Dr Navina Evans, Chief Executive, East London NHS Foundation Trust and Chair, Making NHS Best Place to Work Working Group, National Workforce Implementation Steering Group

Panel discussion

12.00-1.00pm

Workshop A: Advantage blindness

12.00pmWelcome and introduction

  • Exploring what ‘advantage blindness’ is and how it may impact peoples’ experiences of workplace bias.

No one wants to think their successes have come through unfair advantage. But the evidence on diversity in the workplace is conclusive: lots of people are held back as a result of bias, which means others will advance partly through their privilege. 

In this interactive session, we will discuss the challenges of recognising our own advantage blind spots and consider what we can do to create more inclusive and fair organisations. 

Ben Fuchs, Senior Consultant, Leadership and Organisational Development, The King’s Fund
Ruth Robertson, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King’s Fund

12.20pmYour experiences

  • Delegates are invited to reflect upon and discuss their own experiences and potential advantage blind spots.

12.40pmDiscussion

  • How we can use our advantages to help create a more compassionate and inclusive environment in health and social care organisations?

Workshop B: A new generation of leaders

12.00pmWelcome and introduction

Siva Anandaciva, Chief Analyst, The King’s Fund
Allison Trimble, Leadership and Organisational Development, The King’s Fund  

12.10pmA new generation of leaders

The way we work is changing. Changing attitudes and expectations, the emergence of new technologies and wider societal changes are all playing a powerful role in shaping how we think differently about health and care services.  
 
This session will explore the impact these changes are already having on leaders in health and care, and the implications for the training and support of future generations of leaders.  

Dr Nish Manek, GP Trainee and National Medical Director's Clinical Fellow, NHS England
Kane Sullivan, Assistant General Manager, Women and Children’s Division, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust 
Peter Homa CBE, Chair, NHS Leadership Academy and Chair, Leadership, Development and Talent Management within the NHS Working Group, National Workforce Implementation Steering Group
Nagina Javaid, Senior Youth Participation and Strategy Advisor, Experience, Participation and Equalities, Nursing Directorate, NHS England and NHS Improvement 
Niraj Doshi, Medical Student, University College London and Member, Young People's Advisory Panel, NHS England  

Workshop C: Leading across place

12.00pmWelcome and introduction

The development of place-based working in integrated care systems and partnerships demands new forms of leadership. This session will explore the characteristics of effective leadership across place, drawing on insights from a mixture of urban, rural and international case studies.

Dr Nicola Walsh, Assistant Director, Leadership Development, The King’s Fund 
Chris Naylor, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King’s Fund 

12.15pmLeading across health and care systems

Dr Carolyn Wilkins OBE, Chief Executive, Oldham Council and Accountable Officer, NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group 
Professor Virginia Pearson, Chief Officer for Communities, Public Health, Environment and Prosperity and Director of Public Health for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly 
Vince Barry, Chief Executive Officer, Pegasus Health, New Zealand 

Workshop D: Bullying and incivility

12.00pmWelcome and introduction

Dr Suzette Woodward, National Campaign Director for Sign up to Safety, NHS England and Fellow, The King’s Fund 
David Naylor, Senior Consultant, Leadership Development, The King’s Fund 
Jo Maybin, Fellow, Policy, The King’s Fund 

12.05pmBullying and incivility: if you’re not thinking about it you are part of the problem – discuss

This interactive session explores the evidence of the effects of these behaviours on individuals and teams. We will consider what purpose these behaviours may serve in organisations; why such behaviours may persist and what can be done to disrupt their use. 

We have been working with a variety of people and teams concerned with these issues.  We will share what we know and ask you to contribute your own lived experience, to deepen our collective understanding of these behaviours. 
 

2.00-3.00pm

Workshops repeated from the morning

3.30-5.00pm

Session four: Leaders call to action: addressing workforce challenges and making the NHS the best place to work

Hear from Simon Stevens and Dr Mark Britnell about addressing workforce challenges and join our interactive panel discussion on what this means for leaders in health care.

3.30pmWelcome back

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Richard Murray, Chief Executive, The King’s Fund
  • Key areas for action on the health and care workforce.
  • Supporting leaders to think through the challenges and remain compassionate and inclusive.

3.35pmHuman: solving the global workforce crisis in health care

Dr Mark Britnell, Global Chairman and Senior Partner for Health, Government and Infrastructure at KPMG International
  • Reframing and repositioning the workforce planning debate to one of productivity, health and national wealth creation.
  • Considering patients as active partners in their care.
  • Harnessing the digital possibilities offered by artificial intelligence, cognitive assistance and robotics.

4.00pmWhat does this mean for leaders in the health and care system?

Professor Steve Powis, National Medical Director, NHS England 
Prerana Issar, Chief People Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Professor Martin Marshall, Professor of Healthcare Improvement, UCL and Vice Chair (External Affairs), Royal College of General Practitioners
Dr Ian Bullock, Chief Executive Officer, Royal College of Physicians
Martin Reeves, Chief Executive, Coventry City Council 

Panel discussion

4.35pmKeynote address

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Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England
Keynote address

5.00pmClose

Exhibitors

Engage with leaders and decision-makers from across the health and care sector by exhibiting at this event. To find out more, please email Danielle Roche or call her on 020 7307 2482 to discuss the opportunities available. 

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Groups

10 per cent discount for 3-4 people.
15 per cent discount for 5-6 people.
20 per cent discount for 7 or more people.

Students

Receive 50 per cent off if you're a student in full-time education. 

Bursaries for patients and carers

We offer a limited number of bursary (free) places for our conferences. These are reserved for patients and carers. To apply for a bursary for this event, please send us an email.

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