Thinking differently about commissioning

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Commissioning and the role that commissioners play is changing. Providers and commissioners are increasingly planning services together, and commissioners are working across health and social care. The old ‘purchaser–provider’ split is blurring and what was once a system based on competition is evolving into a system focused on collaboration. Rather than just delivering health services, innovative commissioners are starting to focus their efforts on improving population health. 

Join us for this conference on 25 September, where experts from The King’s Fund will explain key developments in health and care commissioning. Participants will hear from innovative commissioners who are approaching their role in new ways – including new methods for paying for services, new ways of working with patients and local communities to design services, and new approaches to joint working across clinical commissioning groups and local authorities. The conference will also feature national leaders debating the future of commissioning. 

Group discounts available – book now

    What will you learn?

    Hear from experts about: 

    • how the landscape is changing 
    • how contracting and services are developing in response 
    • how to best involve patients and communities and empower them to actively participate in designing the care they receive 
    • the role of commissioning in the delivery of a new population health-focused healthcare system 
    • how to build meaningful partnerships that will guarantee the delivery of this new vision for commissioning.

    Sponsorship and exhibition

    Engage with leaders and decision-makers from across the health and care sector by sponsoring or exhibiting at this event. To find out more, please email Chris Lazenby or call him on 020 7307 2490 to discuss the opportunities available.

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    Programme

    9.00am

    Registration opens, exhibition and networking

    10.00-11.05am

    Opening plenary: The changing role of commissioners

    Understand how commissioning is changing and hear from an experienced chief officer about how building long-term partnerships can bring about positive change.

    10.00amWelcome and introduction

    10.05amThe changing landscape of commissioning explained

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    Ruth Robertson, Senior Policy Fellow, The King’s Fund
    • Hear from experts from The King’s Fund on how the current policy landscape is being shaped.
    • An overview of what is happening, what should be happening and how we think the future will look for the sector 

    10.20amA view from England

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    Helen Hirst, Chief Officer, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG, Bradford City CCG and Bradford Districts CCGs
    • Learn about the old and new world of commissioning, and how a new approach is being developed. 
    • Hear from a chief officer responsible for three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) about how building long-term partnerships can bring about positive change.

    10.35amThinking beyond the constraints of the current system

    Speaker to be announced soon

    11.35am-12.30pm

    Masterclass A: New approaches to contracting and paying for care

    See how contracting is starting to change and explore a detailed, evidence-based case study.

    11.35amWelcome and introduction

    11.40amWhat is contracting?

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    Ben Collins, Policy Projects Director, The King’s Fund
    • Our policy expert explains how the NHS has approached contracting with providers, the difficulties it has encountered and how contracting may be starting to change.

    11.55amCase study

    Speaker to be announced soon

    12.20amFacilitated table discussions

    • An opportunity to consolidate information and continue the discussion further on your table with the support of an experienced facilitator.

    1.30-2.25pm

    Masterclass B: Patients and communities for co-production

    You'll learn how to ensure that patients and the community have a proper say in the designing of services and why it matters. 

    1.30pmWelcome and introduction

    1.35pmWhat makes for authentic co-design?

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    Dan Wellings, Senior Policy Fellow, The King’s Fund
    • Our policy expert Dan Wellings explains how to ensure that patients and the community have a proper say in the designing of services and why it matters. 

    1.45pmCase study: Looking after the carers

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    Fatima Khan-Shah, Senior Responsible Officer Carers Workstream, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership
    • Learn how to involve the public and the carers from an integrated care system (ICS) covering 2.6 million people and an estimated 260,000 carers.

    2.15pmFacilitated discussions at tables

    • An opportunity to consolidate information and continue the discussion further on your table with the support of an experienced facilitator.

    2.25-3.20pm

    Masterclass C: Joint commissioning between clinical commissioning groups and local authorities

    Explore an in-depth case study and learn how to co-ordinate strategy and operations to prevent silo working. 

    2.25pmWelcome and introduction

    2.30pmWhat is joint commissioning?

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    Richard Humphries, Senior Policy Fellow, The King’s Fund
    • Our policy expert explains what working together looks like now, how it might change in the years to come and why building relationships is the most important factor in delivering care. 

    2.40pmCase study: Developing place-based commissioning to drive population health and care improvement

    • Learn from the experience of Tameside and Glossop Partnership on how to establish one strategic commissioning function.
    • Hear how to harmonise priorities across CCG and Council and generating collective responsibility to improve healthy life expectancy.

    Jessica Williams, Programme Director, Care Together and Interim Director of Commissioning, Tameside and Glossop

    Debbie Watson, Interim Assistant Director of Population Health, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

    3.05pmFacilitated discussion at tables

    • An opportunity to consolidate information and continue the discussion further on your table with the support of an experienced facilitator

    4.00-5.00pm

    Closing plenary: What does the future hold for commissioners?

    Put your questions to our policy experts, who'll explain the dynamics that drive change in the world of commissioning and provide an overview on how to cut through the complexity.

    4.00pmWelcome back and introduction

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    Nicola Walsh, Assistant Director, Leadership and Organisational Development, The King’s Fund

    4.05pmWhat does the future have in store for commissioning?

    • Our policy experts explain the dynamics that drive change in the world of commissioning and provide an overview on how to cut through the complexity.  

    David Buck, Senior Policy Fellow, The King’s Fund
    Durka Dougall, Senior Leadership and Organisational Consultant, The King’s Fund

    4.20pmPanel discussion

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    Julie Wood, Chief Executive, NHS Clinical Commissioners 

    The day will close with a panel of experts discussing the current important issues shaping the future of the sector.

    • Hear about the legislative changes that are anticipated.
    • Understand what potential mergers will entail and what will the principle of having one CCG per ICS mean in practice.
    • Learn about new ways of commissioning and what will be expected of providers. 

    5.00pm

    Networking drinks and canapes

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    Discounts

    Please note, discounts will not be automatically applied to your booking. Please email us for the relevant promotional code or phone 020 7307 2409.

    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.

    Can I pay by invoice? 

    Yes. Please select your tickets and once you're through to the registration form, you can amend the 'payment method' from credit card to 'pay by invoice'. Please note, there is a £20 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 no charge for paying by debit or credit card