Upcoming Events

The New Digital Strategy, 30 June 2016, London

The New Digital Strategy: Smarter Public Services

June 30 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Exploring how technology can help to build a truly 21st century state with smarter, nimbler, more responsive and more accessible public services.

Research Impact: Delivering Excellence, 5 July 2016, Manchester

Research Impact: Delivering Excellence

July 5 @ 8:30 am - 4:15 pm

Learn how to effectively measure and evidence impact with interactive, practical sessions on improving REF implications and interdisciplinary research.

UK Onshore Oil & Gas: Planning and Environment Summit - Wednesday 6th July 2016 - Manchester Conference Centre

UK Onshore Oil & Gas: Planning and Environment Summit

July 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This event will give help, guidance and support to local councils to ensure they have the right and most accurate information to help make good decisions on applications in their area.

Teaching Excellence Framework, 14 July 2016 Manchester

Teaching Excellence Framework: Raising Quality Standards

July 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

At this conference we will explore how to raise teaching standards, provide a greater focus on graduate employability, widen participation in higher education and open up the sector to new high-quality entrants.

Mental Health London 15 September 2016

Mental Health: Forward Thinking – Delivering the Strategy

September 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:45 pm

Learn how key recommendations for mental health services will be hardwired into how care is commissioned, funded, delivered and inspected across the whole of the NHS and wider public sector.


Urgent and Emergency Care: Safer, Better, Faster

September 29 @ 8:30 am - 4:15 pm

An event to access the progress in transforming the urgent and emergency care system in England and look forward to a safe, effective and sustainable service in the future.

Federations, Mergers and Alliances 12 July 2016

Federation, Mergers and Alliances

October 11 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Develop a greater understanding of the history of federation, benefits, why federate, what CCGs want, how to build a federation and how it fits into The NHS Five Year Forward Plan.


Charity Reform: Implementing Guidance on Fundraising and Governance

October 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Delegates will learn how new statutory guidance on charity governance, responsibilities, fundraising practice and financial management can be best implemented throughout their own organisation.


DigiHealth UK: Transforming Healthcare Delivery

October 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Focusing on how health services can bridge the gap between the current pressures on the system and the plans for the NHS to become a world leader in the development and use of technology in health and social care.

Palliative and End of Life Care

Palliative & End of Life Care: Supporting Patient Choice

October 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

An event looking at the issues and challenges of providing personalised end of life care.

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