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The Future NHS Plans: Delivering Transformation and Sustainability

May 18 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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The Future NHS Plans, 18 May 2017Open Forum Events invite you to join us at The Future NHS Plans: Delivering Transformation and Sustainability conference. This event is a high-level meeting, bringing together professionals and peers working within the health and social care systems and its associated partners, to continue the debate as to the future of the NHS.

The NHS Nye Bevan created has served the country very well and is regarded as one of the best healthcare systems in the World. However, the World has changed and the expectations from the NHS today is a far cry from those of 1948. The NHS is perhaps a victim of its own success, as advancements in medical science, innovations in treatment and improved care regimes have meant we are all living longer but not necessarily with good health. The healthcare system is struggling to keep pace with the extra demands and meeting patient needs is an ongoing challenge.
The Five Year Forward View (5YFV), published in 2014, set out a blueprint as to how the NHS would operate until 2020, ensuring quality personalised care, free at the point of access. New models of care, greater integration, 7 day working, an emphasis on prevention plus a commitment to realise £22bn of efficiency savings are some of the key elements in the five-year vision.

At The Future NHS Plans: Delivering Transformation and Sustainability conference we will be exploring the progress that has been made to fulfilling the 5YFV by 2020. The programme will feature certain aspects of the plan, reporting back on the initiatives that have been implemented and the impact they are having. As we move through 2017, this event is the ideal platform to discuss the very latest measures, such as the development of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs), the further adoption of the vanguard new models of care, future integration plans and the use of the Better Care Fund. A line-up of expert speakers will give delegates a realistic insight as to how the future NHS will look and operate. The conference agenda has set substantial time aside for interactive discussion, knowledge sharing and casual networking throughout the day.

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How will the NHS operate in the future?
It is now over two years since the Five Year Forward View (5YFV) was published, laying out plans to transform how the NHS would deliver high quality, personalised care, whilst operating more efficiently to produce £22bn of savings. Now that the initial phase of the plan is well underway with initiatives and pilots in place, such as the new models of care, 7 day working, and integration programmes, the next stage is now here.

To keep moving the agenda forward and to accelerate the implementation of the 5YFV new plans are being established.

Every health and care system in England has been tasked with implementing a multi-year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), a new approach to deliver the Five Year Forward View vision of better health outcomes, better patient care and sustainable transformation in service delivery. Plans are required to be locally defined and to help ensure that services are built based around the needs of local populations. Although STPs have faced strong criticism from local authority leaders and patient groups; the Royal College of Emergency Medicine as warned that STPs could have a catastrophic impact on emergency care, a recent report by the King’s Fund concluded that STPs offer the best chance of improving health and care services.

The Better Care Fund has been established to further the integration between health and social care providers through a pooled budget to provide better joined up care for residents. In addition to this support it has been mandated that every part of the country is to have a plan for integration between social care and the NHS by 2017, to be implemented by 2020.

The Vanguard Programme currently has 50 sites piloting the new models of working. The government has ambitious plans to have 50% of the country covered by these new models by 2020. To encourage adoption and uptake it is imperative that there is a process for sharing feedback and learning.

Implementing local plans and new models of care are taking place against a backdrop of unprecedented pressure in the health and care system. Ongoing surges in demand and tight NHS finances; the most recent NHS Improvement reports indicate that trusts in England have a record deficit of £2.45bn, mean the challenge to secure the future of the NHS is more testing and pertinent than ever before. The lack of a mention of further funding support in Philip Hammond’s Autumn statement has further stimulated grave concern as to the future financial state of the NHS.

Join us at The Future NHS Plans: Delivering Transformation and Sustainability conference where, without the aid of a crystal ball, we will endeavour to provide an insight as to how, through the transformational programme, the NHS can be sustainable and provide safe, quality and personalised care up to 2020 and beyond.

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  • Gain an understanding of the current state of the NHS and benefit from an in-depth look at
    the plans contained within the 5YFV and how far they are being realised
  • Learn the main reasons why the NHS needs to undergo further transformation and hear about the views of
    the national NHS leadership
  • Discover how the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) will support the local healthcare
    delivery and deliver further efficiencies
  • Listen to what is being done to promote the integration agenda and how the Better Care Fund is
    supporting greater collaboration
  • Discover the state of the NHS’ finances and what the hopes and fears are for the future and engage with
    our panel discussion
  • Benefit from greater insight as to how will the NHS be renewed and sustained for the next few years
    and beyond?
  • Enjoy knowledge sharing and networking, taking advantage of the opportunity to build contacts amongst
    fellow delegates and speakers
  • Gain invaluable information to be shared amongst colleagues and peers and benefit from the maximum
    number of 6 CPD points

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Professor Nicholas Mays, Professor of Health Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

nick_mays_portraitNicholas Mays is Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Health Services Research and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) where he has been since 2003. He also directs the Department of Health-funded Policy Innovation Research Unit. The Unit is a collaboration between LSHTM, the London School of Economics, Imperial College Business School, RAND Europe and the Nuffield Trust. It began in January 2011 and is aimed at involving a multi-disciplinary team of independent researchers in the very earliest stages of national policy development, and/or evaluation of innovative programmes and policies across health services, social care and public health.
Nicholas is currently principal investigator of the evaluation of the integrated care and support Pioneer programme in England.
Until March 2013, Nicholas was scientific coordinator of the Department of Health-funded Health Reform Evaluation Programme which aimed to evaluate the impact of two sets of major reforms of the English NHS: firstly, the market-related reforms of the period 2002-10; and secondly, the changes following the 2008 Next Stage Review, ‘High quality care for all’.
Nicholas has a background in social policy, policy analysis and health care policy evaluation.
He has experience as a policy advisor in government, having been principal health policy advisor in the New Zealand Treasury, 1998-2003. He continues periodically to advise the NZ Ministry of Health and Treasury on health system strategy. He was appointed by the Director-General of Health to the External Advisory Group for the refresh of the New Zealand Health Strategy in March 2015.
From 1994 to 1998 he was Director of Health Services Research at the King’s Fund, London.
He is co-editor of the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy which he established in 1995.
In all, he has 35 years’ experience in health services research and policy evaluation.

Harry Quilter-Pinner, Research Fellow, IPPR

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Charles Tallack, Head of NHS Operational Research and Evaluation Unit, NHS England

Since April 2015, Charles has been Head of Operational and Evaluation for NHS England, shaping transformation and high impact change in the NHS, through the use of analysis and evaluation. He is responsible for the evaluation of New Care Models and other major programmes including integrated personal commissioning, pharmacy integration and Right Care.
Previously Charles was Head of Analysis for the NHS England South region. Most of his career has been spent in the civil service, mainly working in health but with spells in HM Treasury and Cabinet Office (the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit) in the UK, and in the New Zealand Treasury. He was Chief Analyst to the Dilnot Commission on the funding of adult social care; and subsequently led the Department of Health team which secured Government agreement to social care funding reform.


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Jane Payling, Head of Health & Integration, CIPFA

Jane joined CIPFA in 2015 as Head of Health and Integration following 20 years working in NHS finance. Her role involves supporting finance staff working in health and social care, researching and commenting on health policy and helping finance teams in integration. Jane was previously Director of Finance at Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for 10 years, with responsibility for procurement, contracting and performance. During this time she was part of the team which secured the go ahead for the New Papworth Hospital, a PFI scheme which is planned to open in 2018. She joined the NHS in 1992 as a graduate finance trainee with the former East Anglia Regional Health Authority and has worked in a range of organisations spanning provider, commissioner and health authorities. She is committed to developing finance teams, previously chairing the Eastern FSD board and helping to support Future Focussed Finance.

Anita Charlesworth, Chief Economist, The Health Foundation

Before joining the Health Foundation in May 2014, Anita was Chief Economist at the Nuffield Trust (2010-14) where she led the Trust’s work on health care financing and market mechanisms. Prior to that she had roles as Chief Analyst at the DCMS and Chief Scientific Advisor at DCMS (2007-10), Director of Public Spending at the Treasury (1998-2007), where she led the team working with Sir Derek Wanless on his 2002 reform of NHS funding and worked as an Economic Advisor at DH and for SmithKline Beecham pharmaceuticals. She has also worked as a non-executive director in the NHS – for Islington PCT (2007-2011) and The Whittington Hospital (2011-2016).
Anita routinely gives evidence to Select Committees and advises and contributes to work at the OECD, ONS, DH and NHS national bodies. This expertise was recognised most recently when the House of Lords appointed her as their specialist advisor for the work of the Select Committee on the long-term sustainability of the NHS.
Anita has an MSc in Health Economics from York University and is a Trustee of Tommy’s, the baby charity.

Anthony Kealy, Programme Director, The Better Care Fund, NHS England

anthony_kealy_portraitAnthony has been the programme director for the BCF since September 2015, responsible for the delivery of the programme jointly owned by NHS England, the Local Government Association, the Department of Health and the Department for Communities and Local Government.

He joined NHS England in 2011 as part of its initial setup team, and has led on a number of priority policy programmes.

Anthony has been an NHS manager for over 25 years. He worked in mental health services before taking on roles in strategic health authorities and the Department of Health. Before joining NHS England he was Improvement and Efficiency Director at NHS East Midlands, responsible for a region-wide programme of service change.

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