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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


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.

Speakers include: Jane South, Khadija Ahmed, Helen Goulden and Maff Potts

Mon 21 - Thu 24 Jun


£45 - £270 + VAT


Navigating the future of population health

This virtual conference will examine the role of the health and care system in designing population health fit for the future. We will share The King’s Fund's learning and its vision for population health in the post Covid-19 landscape, as well as best practice examples that tackle current challenges. 

Speakers include: Dr Bola Owolabi, Angela Greatley OBE, Dr Sakthi Karunanithi and Charlotte Augst

Mon 28 Jun - Thu 1 July


£50 - £310 + VAT


Health and care explained

Now in its 10th run, this virtual conference will give you the opportunity to interact with our policy experts. They will guide you through the latest health and social care data, explain how the system in England really works and provide honest views about the pressures and opportunities facing the system.

Speakers to be announced soon

Mon 12 - Thurs 15 Jul


£50 - £225 + 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 to be announced soon

Mon 6 - Thu 9 Sep


£50 - £310 + VAT


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 to be announced soon

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 to be announced soon

Mon 20 - Thu 23 Sep


£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 to be announced soon

Mon 29 Nov - Thu 2 Dec


£60 - £390 + VAT

Free online events (one hour)

Join us for a short discussion between expert panellists. Register now to watch live or catch up later on demand.


The journey towards a smarter hospital within an integrated care landscape

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

Speakers include: Dr Mark Davies, Fiona Edwards, Lisa Hollins, Professor Kiran Patel and Dr David Selwyn

Tue 29 Jun, 1.00-2.00pm (BST)


Free to attend

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


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.


Patient and user engagement in the delivery of virtual care

In this free online event, we explored what we can learn from the health and care innovations that have accelerated during the Covid-19 pandemic and how we can align patient and user involvement in the development of future virtual health care solutions.


Trust and transparency in health care

The importance of health care data and good data practices continues to grow as the Covid-19 pandemic drives further digitalisation and creates new data streams. This free online event explored the importance of patients trusting that their health and care data will be safely and responsibly used by the NHS and health and care providers.


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

This event provided insight into the UK health and care landscape in 2021 and explored how recent trends and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic could affect people working in the sector, patients and the wider population. The panel discussed issues including health and care staff wellbeing, social care reform and the integration agenda.

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

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. 

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