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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


The King's Fund Annual conference 2021

Join us on-demand 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: Marie Gabriel CBE, Clenton Farquharson MBE, Sir Robert Francis, Professor Kevin Fenton, Professor Sir Michael Marmot and Dr Nikki Kanani.

On-demand until the end of December 2021


£60 - £390 + VAT


Health and care explained

Join our policy experts to explore the latest data and gain a greater understanding of how the health and care system in England currently works and how it is changing.

Speakers to be announced soon.

Mon 7 Feb–Thu 10 Feb


£60 - £250 + VAT


Homes and health

Join us to explore, in-depth, how health care and housing are coming closer together and the implications of good quality housing (or lack of) for health outcomes across the country.

Speakers to be announced soon.

Mon 21 Feb–Thu 24 Feb


£60 - £355 + VAT

Free online events (one hour)

More free online events will be announced soon. In the meantime catch up with our past online events here. 


Preparing staff for the digital NHS of the future

How can we help staff understand the process of implementing data-driven solutions? Join us to hear the practical, tangible benefits AI technology brings for NHS staff and to learn how data analytics can transform every aspect of health care.

Speakers include: Dr Annabelle Painter, Danielle Jeffries, Henrietta Mbeah-Bankas, Katherine Church, Mark Duman.

Wed 8 Dec, 11am-12pm (GMT)



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


Transforming care for people with long-term conditions: the role of partnership working

This online event explored how partnership working across health care organisations can help secure good-quality, person-centred care for people with long-term conditions.


The NHS and climate change: moving from policy to action for a sustainable future

In this free online event, we looked at how carbon emissions can be addressed in health care and the changes needed to make the NHS a greener health care system. 


Examining the hybrid model of delivering care for long-term conditions

In this online event, our panel of experts explored how wearables have created better health outcomes for people living with long-term conditions, such as diabetes. 


Innovation in medicines

This event explored the process of developing new medicines and discussed what access and uptake entail. Our panel talked about the best way forward to make the most of innovation, while maintaining patient safety and clinical standards.


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

Work with us

If you're interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at a conference, 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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