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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 >

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


Building a culture of learning and accountability

This event is run in partnership with the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman and will explore how culture is key to enable professionals, patients and organisations to use the learning from mistakes and serious incidents to drive improvement in the safety and quality of care.

Speakers include: Richard Murray, Rob Behrens CBE, Charlotte Augst, Fatima Khan-Shah and Tracie Jolliff

Mon 13 - Thu 16 Sep


£50 - £310 + VAT


Anchor institutions

We will look at how health and care organisations, working in partnership with other local anchor institutions, are leveraging their role as large employers and purchasers of goods and services and playing an active role in protecting the health, wellbeing and economic resilience of their local communities.

Speakers include: Dr Bola Owolabi, Michael Wood, Dr Vin Diwakar and Dr Andy Snell

Mon 20 - Thu 23 Sep


£50 - £310 + VAT


Urgent and emergency care

Join us at this event to hear about the latest debates and solutions to a very challenging issue: trying to ease the pressure on urgent and emergency care delivery. You will hear evidence-based examples from areas that are trying to re-imagine A&E departments and other services that provide and support urgent treatments, so patients get the right care in the right place.

Speakers include: Dr Katherine Henderson, Professor Stephen Powis, Pallavi Dawda and Matthew Kershaw

Mon 4 - Thu 7 Oct


£50 - £310 + VAT


Integrated care systems and place-based partnerships

Now that all areas in England have been part of an integrated care system (ICS) for six months, this virtual conference will explore how some of those partnerships have been developing locally, the common challenges and solutions and lessons on building multi-agency place-based partnerships to support the continuous development of ICSs.

Speakers to be announced soon

Mon 1 - Thu 4 Nov


£50 - £310 + VAT


The King's Fund Annual conference 2021

Join us for our flagship event, which brings together senior leaders working in health and social care to celebrate the latest best practice and explore the most pressing opportunities and challenges facing the system.

Speakers include: Sally Warren, Tricia Pereira, Clenton Farquharson MBE, Maggie Rae, Jo Maybin, Alex Hayes and Richard Murray.

Mon 29 Nov - Thu 2 Dec


£60 - £390 + VAT

Free online events (one hour)

Take a look at our upcoming free online events below or catch up with our past online events here. 


Innovation in medicines

Join us to explore the process of developing new medicines and discuss what access and uptake entail, with experts on hand to answer your questions and clarify how the system works at the moment. We’ll discuss the best way forward to make the most of innovation, while maintaining patient safety and clinical standards.

Speakers include: Paula Head, Lord Bethell of Romford, Paul Catchpole, Nick Meade, Sharmila Nebhrajani OBE and Dr Olivia Rossanese

2.00-3.00pm (BST), Tue 21 Sep



Workshops (three hours)

More workshops will be announced soon. In the meantime, you can see our range of leadership development courses here.

Catch up with our past events

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


The journey towards a smarter hospital within an integrated care landscape

In this free online event we explored the role that hospitals – enabled by digital capability – can play, and we discussed how hospitals can reframe their role as part of an integrated care system.


Using digital solutions to transform the delivery of care

In this free online event, we looked at how using inhalers remotely has challenged clinicians, patients and colleagues, and discussed what this means about the nature of delivering health and care services, as Covid-19 reshapes our understanding and experience of the human element in health and care and our increasingly greater co-existence with digital technologies.

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 Kieran Cornwell at

Frequently asked questions

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.

Captions are live across all video presentations as standard. If you have other accessibility requirements you would like to discuss, please email us at

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