Upcoming Events


Dementia: Quality of Care

November 16 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Dementia: Quality of Care will help you to develop a greater understanding of how people with dementia can get the support they need every day of the year, whether that be at home, in residential care, hospital or in the wider community.

Public Health July 27 2016 Manchester

Public Health: Prevention in Practice

November 24 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

An event focusing on the challenges of public health and the initiatives that can promote population health and improve the overall health of the nation at large.


Digital Government Summit: Agile Policy Making

November 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This agenda will focus on how to make public services simpler, clearer and faster for citizens and ensure organisations have the right skills in place to make it happen.


Managing Change: Transformation for Productive Public Services

December 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

An event showcasing examples of best practice in achieving public sector efficiency gains to deliver more for less.


Children and Young People's Mental Health: Promoting Integration and Early Intervention

December 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This event will explore a whole-system approach focused on prevention of children and young people's mental ill health, early intervention and integration of services.

Federations, Mergers and Alliances 12 January 2016

Federation, Mergers and Alliances

January 12, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 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.


The Future of Higher Education: Beyond Brexit

January 24, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This timely conference will explore likely outcomes so that Higher Education Institutions are best placed to prepare, plan and proactively respond to the challenges and opportunities beyond Brexit.


Improving Lives: Supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities

January 31, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Post the scandals of Winterbourne View and the subsequent Mazars report into Southern Health NHS FT there needs to be radical transformation in the care of learning disabled people in the UK.


Palliative and End of Life Care: Tackling Variations, Eradicating Inequalities

February 9, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This conference will seek to address where and why the anomalies arise in the standards of provision and how equity in access, quality and experience can be achieved for all terminally ill people, across all of society.


DigiHealth UK: Enhancing the Patient's Journey

March 2, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

DigiHealth UK: Enhancing the patient's journey will promote the best practices in digital healthcare innovation along the patient journey as well as the very latest opportunities on the horizon in the health and social care sector.

Mental Health 16 March 2017 Manchester

Mental Health: Forward Thinking – The Implementation Plan

March 16, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:45 pm

The fourth annual Mental Health conference will support NHS staff, organisations and other parts of the system in delivering the changes required to improve mental health care for all.


Smart Cities and Communities: Achieving Smart Urban Growth

March 22, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Smart Cities and Communities: Achieving Smart Urban Growth will explore how to create a city that uses technology to meet the complex needs of its people.

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