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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 2021. 

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 >

Free virtual events (a series of three hour-long online events)

With thanks to NHS England and NHS Improvement, we hosted a free one-day virtual event, the Population health global summit. Find out more here >

Workshops (three hours)

This new offer provides an opportunity to learn and reflect on key topics through facilitated and peer-based group discussion. Delivered virtually by our learning and organisational development experts, each session provides relevant insights and frameworks, alongside live case studies to ensure real-world relevance and application. Find out more here >

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

Returning for its ninth run, this conference gives you the opportunity to interact with our policy experts, who will guide you through the latest health and social care data and explain how the system in England really works. You will hear balanced and honest views about the pressures and opportunities facing the system in 2021. 

Event speakers to be announced soon

Mon 22 - Thu 25 Feb


£45 - £195 + VAT


Thinking differently about commissioning

Join us for this virtual conference where experts from The King’s Fund and NHS national bodies will explain key developments in health and care commissioning, trying to assess the different ways commissioning will change in 2021 and beyond

Event speakers to be announced soon

Mon 15 - Thu 18 Mar


£45 - £270 + VAT


Personalised care in practice

We'll bring together people with lived experience, the NHS, local government and the voluntary community sectors to share the latest learning on personalised care and discuss what personalisation means in the context of Covid-19.

Event speakers to be announced soon

Mon 22 - Thu 25 Mar


£45 - £270 + VAT


Integrated care systems and place-based partnerships

With April 2021 marking the deadline for all areas in England to be part of an integrated care system (ICS), this virtual conference looks at the future of place and how to enhance place-based partnerships that support the continuous development of ICSs.

Event speakers to be announced soon

Mon 26 - Thu 29 Apr


£45 - £270 + VAT


Community is the best medicine

The aim of this event is to explore the role of communities in health and care. We will bring together health and care professionals, community organisations, innovators, commissioners, researchers and policy makers interested in how to create sustainable, community-based health and care.

Event speakers to be announced soon

Mon 21 - Thu 24 Jun


£45 - £270 + VAT

Free online events (one hour)

Find out about our free online events below and catch up on all our past events here


What's in store for health and care in 2021?

This free online event will provide insight into the wider UK health and care landscape in 2021 and explore how recent trends and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic could affect people working in the sector, patients and the wider population. 

Thurs 28 Jan | 10.00am-11.00am (GMT)



Workshops (three hours)

See details of our workshops below. We also offer a range of leadership development courses, you can find details of these here.


Living and working with complexity

In this series of three workshops we will explore how to live and work with complexity, offering a balance of practical insights and frameworks, as well as real-life case studies.

25 Feb - 27 April


£160 - £175 + VAT (for one workshop)
£450 + VAT (package for all three workshops)

Free virtual events (a series of three hour-long online events)

Find out about our free virtual event below and you can see all our past events here


Population health global summit

This free one-day event explored how organisations can work in partnership to deliver population health locally and tackle health inequalities.

Contact details

Booking enquiries

If you’d like to make a booking enquiry for our conferences or free online events, please email Anna Viralainen at

Workshop enquiry

If you would like more information about our workshops, please contact Karolina Kaczmarek 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


Partnerships and commissioned work

If you're interested in running an event in partnership with The King's Fund, would like to commission The King's Fund to carry out some work, or you would like to find out more about our corporate partnership opportunities, please email Danielle Roche at

Frequently asked questions

High-quality, up-to-date content is delivered to you via an online platform that is open for four 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 four.

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.

When the event is taking place, there will be technical support available at all times but it is worth using the extra time before the first session to log in and test your connection, just in case.

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.

When you register for our events we will ask you to email us at if you have any accessibility requirements. 

Catch up with our past events

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


The courage of compassion

This online event explored how nurses and midwives can be supported to flourish and thrive in their work. The panel discussed the changes needed to empower nurses and midwives to shape and provide the compassionate, high-quality care that they aspire to in a sustainable way – through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.


Re-imagining care pathways

At this free online event, we considered how digital technology can transform how pathways operate. Our panel discussed how to improve pathway ‘hand-offs’ and administration to free up time for staff to care for patients in a more personalised way, and examples of how industry and the NHS can build smarter pathways.


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.


Personalising digital tools for people with learning disabilities

Run in partnership with Home Group, this event explored examples of innovative digital solutions. Our panel considered how technology can help with personalising care for people with learning disabilities and the importance of putting people at the heart of planning.

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