Towards integrated care systems (ICSs) Leading for integrated care

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About this series

The NHS Long Term Plan set the ambition that every part of the country should be an integrated care system by 2021. Through a series of four events across 2020, you will gain expert guidance and practical insights from those leading the way to help you prepare for the transition. 

Click here to see all the events in this series.

About this event

Leading across integrated care systems and integrated care partnerships (ICPs) requires a range of skills. These include being able to walk in other people’s shoes; having a constancy of purpose while retaining flexibility; and building the evidence base for change as a key tool for persuading the unconvinced of the need to redesign our model of care delivery.

Building on our recent report, Leading for integrated care, this event will provide insights into the different leadership skills and behaviours needed to successfully secure more integrated care. 

You will hear from a range of different speakers from across the UK about how individual leaders from local government and the NHS are working in partnership to redesign services and in some instances place a greater emphasis on wellness.   

The conference will raise questions about the leadership style of those leading and working within a range of different organisations, including the voluntary and community sector.  

What will I learn?

Sessions will explore:

  • how to strengthen collaborative relationships and build trust between partner organisations and their leaders
  • working together to achieve collective impact
  • what governance and accountability arrangements need to be in place
  • the relationship between the independent chair and the ICS or ICP executive team, including local government leaders
  • how leaders from the NHS, local government and the voluntary community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector are working together to plan and implement changes in their local area 
  • the importance of patient-centred service design and caret
  • the importance of community-led design and resident involvement
  • different roles of primary and community services

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 Kieran Cornwell at or give him a call on 020 7307 2485.




Confirmed speakers include

Helen Hassle

Patient Champion for Personalised Care and Member, NHS Assembly


Dr Nicola Walsh

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


Jim Savege

Chief Executive, Aberdeenshire Council


Thea Stein

Chief Executive, Leeds Community Trust


Professor Sir Chris Ham

Independent Chair, Coventry and Warwickshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP)


Matthew Kershaw

Chief Executive, Croydon Health Services Trust and Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group


Nick Timmins

Senior Fellow, Policy, The King’s Fund


Julia Unwin CBE

Chair, Independent Inquiry into Civil Society Futures, and Former CEO, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust 

Register now


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

Multi-event discount

When you register for this conference, you will receive 15% off other events in the series. You can also share this promotional code with colleagues. 

Group discounts

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.

Student discounts

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. 

Contact us

Sponsorship and exhibition

Email Kieran Cornwell
or call 020 7307 2485

Programme enquiries

Booking enquiries

Email the team
or call 020 7307 2556