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Covid-19 and the resulting measures to contain its spread mean we have all had to adapt to stay connected. We asked you what you would like The King’s Fund events to look like in this environment, and with your ideas and recommendations, we've reshaped our events and conferences to work for 2020. 

Virtual conferences (each running over four half-days)

This new format allows you to enjoy the same benefits as our physical conferences, with some extra advantages. Avoid the cost of travel and join an online community of health and care leaders in the comfort of your own home or workplace. Explore high-quality content in detail, discuss challenges and opportunities live with experts and work through what’s on offer at your own pace. See our virtual conferences >

Free online events (one hour)

Join us for a short discussion between expert panellists. Submit your questions to the panel and interact via polls. Watch it live or catch up on demand in your lunch break, while you’re out for a walk or after work. See our free online events >

Virtual conferences (each running over four half-days)

Find out about our upcoming virtual conferences below and you can see all our past events here


Health and care explained

Cut through the noise and discover how the health and social care system in England really works. Explore the latest data and hear honest views from our policy experts about the pressures and opportunities the system faces in 2020.

Event speakers: Siva Anandaciva, Sally Warren, Alex Baylis, Durka Dougall

Mon 28 Sep - Fri 2 Oct


£45 - £195 + VAT


Integrated care systems

Explore how integrated care systems are intended to play a central role in the co-ordination and delivery of services in the recovery phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, bringing together hospitals, care homes, primary and community care and local government.

Event speakers: Amanda Pritchard, Fatima Elguenuni, Rob Webster, Dr Owen Williams OBE

Mon 12 - Fri 16 Oct


£45 - £270 + VAT


Digital health and care

Covid-19 has transformed the delivery of health and care services, with technology playing a key role. Join us to explore the lessons learnt and hear views from industry leaders about the future of digital health and care.

Event speakers: Matthew Gould, Madeleine Starr MBE, Loubna Bouarfa, Sarah Wilkinson

Mon 2 - Thu 5 Nov


£45 - £270 + VAT


Leading beyond Covid-19

Gain practical ideas about transforming work and workplace cultures. You will explore how leadership and teamworking influences people’s work experiences, releasing their full potential to drive improved outcomes for patients and citizens.

Event speakers: Suzie Bailey, Jo Vigor, Ben Fuchs

Mon 23 - Thu 26 Nov


£45 - £270 + VAT


Prevention in mental health

Run in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation, this event will bring together experts from all parts of the health and care sector to discuss what prevention means with regard to mental health and how preventive approaches can be applied in practice.

Event speakers to be announced soon

Mon 7 - Thu 10 Dec


£45 - £270 + VAT

Free online events (one hour)

Find out about our upcoming free online events below and you can see all our past events here


Personalising digital tools for people with learning disabilities

Run in partnership with Home Group, this free online event will explore examples of innovative digital solutions and will consider how technology can help with personalising care for people with learning disabilities.

Thur 8 Oct, 12.00 - 1.00 pm (BST)

Contact details

Booking enquiries

If you’d like to make a booking enquiry, please email Anna Viralainen at

Programme enquiries

If you have any queries relating to our event programmes, please contact Caroline Viac at


Sponsorship and exhibition enquiries

To find out more about our sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact Chloe Smithers at


Partnership enquiries

If you're interested in running an event in partnership with The King's Fund, please email Kieran Cornwell at

Frequently asked questions

High-quality, up-to-date content is delivered to you via an online platform that is open for three weeks. During the first week, you will have the opportunity to log in, test your connection and become familiar with the set-up. The live sessions will take place over four half-days in the second week, giving you the option to catch up on demand until the end of week three.

Virtual conferences mean you can digest content at your own pace and work around a busy schedule. You can pause and rewind presentations and put your questions to our expert speakers. There is a 'main room' for sharing resources and the option of one-to-one networking. Virtual exhibition stands enable you to interact with a range of organisations who will share expertise and information – all at a time that suits you.

We are using a trusted third-party technical supplier that already produces our high-quality online events, so hopefully there shouldn’t be any technical issues. It’s worth using the extra time before the first session to log in and test your connection, just in case. 

When the event is taking place, there will be technical support available at all times. 

The King's Fund is an independent charitable organisation working to improve health and care in England. Our events are a key source of income, and this income enables us to continue with our charitable objectives

The cost of running a virtual conference is similar to that of a physical event. Although a virtual conference has fewer room hire and catering costs, in order to produce a high-quality event, we still need to pay the costs for the technical supplier, support and developing the platform. With some sessions taking place in our building, we do have to cover some venue costs. We also have a team of dedicated events professionals, content experts, digital, marketing and finance support that work on these events.  

Any profit that is made from these events goes directly towards achieving our strategic priorities. You can find out more about how we are funded here

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.

Catch up with our past events

Catch up with our latest online events below, or see all our past events here


Digital transformation and Covid-19

Over the last few months, unprecedented levels of change have taken place in the design, service and delivery of health care services. In this online event, our panel explored the impact of Covid-19 on the speed of digital transformation in care delivery and the considerations that need to be given to quality standards and patient safety.


Quality improvement and patient empowerment

It has been a challenging year for the health and care sector, but the response to Covid-19 has highlighted the potential for technological innovation. This free online event explored the proven benefits that technological solutions offer to complex problems to transform the quality of care and patient experience.


Integrating care

Effectively integrating different parts of the health and care system can have a real impact on patient safety and care. In this free event, our panel explored ways to improve continuity of care and the role of data in creating reliable solutions to improve people’s outcomes and experiences of care.


Regulating the future of licensing medicines

For years, the United Kingdom has played a key role in the work of the European Medicines Agency, which licences medicines for use across the European Union. At this event, we considered how the UK will approach this issue outside the EU. What should its ambitions be and how could it deliver those ambitions?

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