NHS Long Term Plan 2020 London Conference & Exhibition

  • Tuesday, 31 March 2020
  • Ambassadors Hotel, Bloomsbury, London
  • 08:30 - 17:00
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  • Overview

Our 6th annual CPD accredited national conference reviewing delivery of the NHS’ overarching strategy will return to Bloomsbury, London in 2020. Following our series of events assessing the Five Year Forward View, we will hold our second conference providing updates on the Long Term Plan’s initiatives for tackling health inequalities, fostering just workplace cultures, developing preventative approaches to care and public health, bridging gaps in mental health service provision, ensuring NHS services are as accessible to people living with disabilities as they are for those who are not; as well as demonstrating fiscal sustainability in return for legislative commitments to increase funding.

Keynote presentations and panel discussions will provide valuable updates on:

  • How digital technology has the potential to improve communication between departments in the healthcare system, create entirely new pathways of treatment, create 50 million more GP appointments per year via digital bookings and online consultations, introduce remote monitoring apps that collect relevant medical information and free up resources whilst the NHS is under significant pressure from central and devolved governments to improve efficiency and productivity. 
  • Frontline staff delivering new services for patients and staff that are bridging provision gaps in areas such as perinatal mental health care and peer-to-peer MH support services that were previously underserved.
  • The NHS Funding Bill and legislation pertinent to the development of the LTP. The bill, recently brought before parliament, is designed to legally uphold the government's pledge guaranteeing increases in funding for the health service each year for the next four years (at least £127bn by 2020/21, rising to £133.2bn by 2021-22, nearly £140bn in 2022/23 and £148.5bn in 2023/24). This CPD accredited programme will also review progress on the government's delivery of 50,000 more nurses and plans to restore bursaries for student nurses.
  • Sustainability targets such as reducing carbon emissions by 35% through estates and facilities initiatives such as LED lighting programmes and eliminating oil and coal fired boilers; as well as targets to transition 90% of the NHS vehicle fleet to low emission engines by 2028.
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Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area


Chair's Opening Address


Keynote Address

Ian Dodge, National Director: Strategy and Innovation, NHS England (invited) 

At last year's conference Emily Hough, Director of the NHS England Strategy Group, delivered the keynote address expanding on the Long Term Plan priorities that will play an integral role in delivering wholesale clinical and cultural change within the NHS, including; improving access to mental health services to meet the commitment of achieving parity of esteem between mental and physical healthcare, reducing health inequalities and renewing focus on improving integration of health and social care to assist patients transitioning between systems. Ian Dodge, National Director of Strategy and Innovation - a member of NHS England's board of executive directors, has been invited to deliver this year's keynote address, looking at how LTP initiatives and funding will be delivered, developed and protected. 


  • Robert White, Director, Health Value for Money Audit, National Audit Office (confirmed)
"NHS Fiscal Sustainability "

Following last year’s announcement about a long-term funding settlement for the NHS and the subsequent announcement of the 10-year Long Term Plan in January 2019, the National Audit Office produced a report that examined the progress made by the Department of Health and Social care in the effort to achieve a financially sustainable NHS. Examining the financial position of provider bodies, Clinical Commissioning Groups as well as NHS England, the report focused on the financial flows and mechanisms within the NHS and the actions being taken to make Sustainability & Transformation Partnerships and Integrated Care Systems a successful reality. Robert will discuss details within the report and the recommendations the NAO makes for future periods. 

  • Sarah Deeny, Assistant Director of Data Analytics , The Health Foundation (confirmed)
"The Networked Data Lab"

The Health Foundation is establishing a collaborative network of advanced analytical teams across the UK in order to provide national and local health system leaders with insights from data in order to develop a deeper understanding of the factors affecting people’s health.


As the challenges facing health and care services become increasingly complex, the necessity in understanding what is happening on the ground is growing. While there is already a wealth of data available about the care people receive from multiple sources – GPs, specialist services, hospital care and local authorities – datasets are hugely fragmented and often don’t capture the entirety of the care patients receive. The Networked Data Lab will support local teams to run the same analysis on local datasets across the country - helping to build a more complete picture of the quality of care. For example, by linking data from GPs, A&E services and specialist local mental health services, the work of the Networked Data Lab could identify some of the drivers of emergency attendances and admissions for young people living with severe mental illness.


The Health Foundation are seeking expressions of interest from potential partners across the UK - particularly those who have already created a linked dataset across health and social care and are embedded in their local health and care service(s); as well as having established relationships with local decision makers and other local stakeholders.


Headline Sponsor


Question & Answer Session

Ian Dodge, National Director: Strategy and Innovation, NHS England (invited)

Robert White, Director, Health Value for Money Audit, National Audit Office (confirmed)

Sarah Deeny, Assistant Director of Data Analytics, The Health Foundation (confirmed)   


Coffee in the Networking Area

  • Radhika Rangaraju, Head of Integration, Digital Urgent and Emergency Care Operations and Information, NHS X (confirmed)
"The Digital Ecosystem"

The digital ecosystem isn't an amorphous collection of digital products and services operating in silos; it is a balanced set of clinical, regulatory, procurement and technological environments aligned with national policy ambitions and delivery of local services. NHSX is leading the largest digital health and social care transformation programme in the world - underpinned by the NHS Long Term Plan. This presentation will cover NHSX initiatives developed to reduce the workload of clinicians and staff, provide people with streamlined access to services, information and referrals, as well as improving patient safety, flow and NHS productivity, including:

  • NHS e-Referral Service - an online portal allowing patients to book clinical or hospital appointments at a date, time and location that suits them. The e-Referral Service has reduced the number of missed appointments and in some instances, expedited referrals by up to eight days and reduced the time providers take to process an average referral by 75% - from 8 minutes for a paper referral to 2 minutes for an e-Referral.
  • NHS Digital Academy - the NHS Digital Academy is a virtual organisation established through a partnership with Imperial College London, the University of Edinburgh, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Harvard Medical School to provide a new generation of digital leaders with the skills to drive technological transformation in the NHS through a world-class, fully accredited Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Health Leadership study programme.

Crispin Hebron, Learning Disability Programme Clinical League, NHS England (invited)

Stephen Robinson, Reasonable Adjustments Flag Project Lead,  NHS England (invited)

"Reasonable Adjustment Flag Project"

The NHS Long Term Plan aims to improve peoples health by ensuring they receive timely and appropriate health checks; an element of which, is improving the level of awareness and understanding across the NHS of how best to support patients and deliver care. The NHS has to make it as easy for disabled people to access health care services as it is for people who are not disabled - this is called making reasonable adjustments, which could include taking measures such as:

  • Making sure wheelchair users have accessible entrances/exits to NHS estates and facilities.
  • Providing easily readable appointment letters for those with poor eyesight or specific learning disabilities.
  • Giving priority appointments to patients that find it difficult to wait in their GP surgery or hospital.
  • Scheduling longer appointments if a patient needs more time with a doctor or nurse in order to ensure they understand the information they are given.

The 'Reasonable Adjustments Flag' is a method of indicating patients that may require additional time, attention or specialist care. The initiative is currently being trialled with people living with learning disabilities and autism - the intention being to make it available to everyone in the near future. This presentation will cover the importance of all NHS commissioned services providing appropriate care and treatment for patients and their families. The RA team leaders will discuss how NHS staff will be supported to make the necessary reasonable adjustments to ensure patients get equality of access, experience and outcomes from care and treatment. 


Case Study


Question & Answer Session

Radhika Rangaraju, Head of Integration, Digital Urgent and Emergency Care Operations and Information, NHS X (confirmed)

Crispin Hebron, Learning Disability Programme Clinical League, NHS England (invited)

Stephen Robinson, Reasonable Adjustments Flag Project Lead,  NHS England (invited)


Lunch in the Networking Area

A hot, two-course lunch consisting of multiple options will be provided for delegates. We cater for all dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten/dairy-free; just notify us ahead of time should you have any allergens or requirements.


Chair's Afternoon Remarks


Chair of the Health and Social Care Parliamentary Committee (invited)

"Legislating for the Long Term Plan "

Given the Conservative Party's new parliamentary majority, it is unlikely that the government will encounter much resistance when legislating for health and social care during this parliament. The Long Term Plan envisages legislative changes such as removal of the NHS from competition law constraints, changes to procurement rules - diverging from the remit of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, reform of the Mental Health Act, amend the Health and Social Care Act 2012, enshrine in law annual funding increases until 2023/24 and cross-party consensus for the long-term reform of the social care system. This session will review how the Health and Social Care Parliamentary Committee will examine the policy, administration and expenditure of the Long Term Plan.       


Professor Martin Landray, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, The University of Oxford (invited) 

"Preventing Cardiovascular Deaths Over the Next Decade"

The government is collaborating with pharmaceutical company Novartis to launch a clinical trial for inclisiran, a new cholesterol treatment that could make a significant contribution towards meeting the NHS Long Term Plan's commitment to preventing 150,000 cardiovascular deaths over the next decade. This presentation will look at the clinical trial of inclisiran as an exemplar for future trials of other treatments in the UK.


Heart disease is the second biggest cause of death in the UK, with over 3 million people suffering from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (high levels of LDL cholesterol build up on the walls of blood vessels, resulting in a thickening and loss of elasticity in the arterial wall and narrowing of the vessels - restricting blood flow to/from the heart) and 2.5 million people currently relying on statins to lower their cholesterol. Inclisiran, a bin-annual injection, is potentially the only cholesterol-lowering therapy in the siRNA class; harnessing the body's natural process of RNA interference to specifically prevent production of the PCSK9 protein in the liver, which enhances the liver's ability to remove LDL-C from the bloodstream. Inclisiran has demonstrated it is capable of halving bad cholesterol in just two weeks and early trials suggest that if the drug is given to 30,000 patients annually it could help prevent 55,000 heart attacks and strokes; with the potential to save a further 30,000 lives over the next decade.       

"Parallel Investment in Local Government"

Local government is an essential partner of the NHS in the provision of adult social care, children and young people's mental health services, promoting public health initiatives and workforce planning - all of which are integral to delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan. This presentation will be a forthright conversation about the need for equivalent investment in local government to ensure sustainable funding solutions for social care, public health and wider council services that contribute to improving health and wellbeing. 


Case Study


Afternoon Refreshment Break


Natalie Patterson, Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Nurse, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust (invited) 

"Perinatal Mental Health Services"

At Delivering the NHS Long Term Plan conference (2019) Sean O’Sullivan, Head of Health and Social Policy at the Royal College of Midwives, delivered a keynote address reviewing the implications of the Long Term Plan for maternity services - considering the opportunities and challenges that the new policy commitments present for women and families, for maternity services staff and for those responsible for planning and implementing maternity transformation.


One in four women will experience an issue with their mental health in the perinatal period – the duration of pregnancy and anytime up to a year after giving birth. Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust have partnered to spearhead the first perinatal mental health service for women in Bolton and the surrounding areas that access midwifery care. The Trust’s midwives and obstetricians identify women struggling with mental health issues or displaying risk signals during their pregnancy or postnatal period before referring them for further support, specialist input and developing individual care plans.


Case Study


Question & Answer Session

Chair of the Parliamentary Health and Social Care Committee (invited)

Professor Martin Landray, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, The University of Oxford (invited)

Dr Zahid Chauhan, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, Oldham Council (confirmed)

Natalie Patterson, Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Nurse, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust (invited)


Chair's Closing Remarks

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  • Review case studies of digital innovations providing wholesale change to the treatment and management of diseases; freeing-up resources for NHS staff under significant pressure from central and devolved governments to improve efficiency and productivity.
  • Learn about steps being taken by the NHS to reduce carbon emissions by 35% through estates and facilities initiatives such as LED lighting programmes and eliminating oil and coal fired boilers; as well as targets to transition 90% of the NHS vehicle fleet to low emission engines by 2028.
  • Hear from frontline staff delivering new services that are bridging provision gaps in areas such as perinatal mental health care that were previously underserved and spotlighted at our 2019 Delivering the NHS Long Term Plan conference.
  • Discuss the government's plans for capital investment in NHS infrastructure - having pledged billions of pounds as part of the Health Infrastructure Plan in addition to the £854m earmarked for the NHS in the 2019 Spending Round. How can the NHS make better use of capital investment and its existing assets to drive transformation? Review how the NHS can combine investment and efficiency, creating the headroom to manage increased demand and continue to improve care.
  • Network and knowledge share with peers from across the NHS, decision makers, leaders from the public, voluntary and third sector – developing solutions to shared challenges.        
  • Learn how the NHS is levelling-up its cyber-security, privacy/data sharing policies and best practices as to ensure that with the increase of digital healthcare apps and wearable technologies gathering sensitive health data, information is shared and protected securely.
  • Discuss how increases in funding for CAMHS proportional to the extra £2.3bn for MH services per year by 2023/24 can be allocated in order to avoid difficult transitions into adult services for 18-year old’s leaving CAMHS. As well as discussing how to best support an additional 345,000 more children and young people through MH services embedded in schools, colleges and communities.
  • Assess how the NHS can meet the fiscal tests set by the government to demonstrate it is on sustainable footing, such as making better use of capital investment and its existing assets; as well as achieving cash-releasing productivity growth of at least 1.1% per year, with all savings reinvested in frontline care.
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Ambassadors Hotel, Bloomsbury, London

Ambassadors Hotel, Bloomsbury, London

Overlooking a quaint Dickensian lane in the Bloomsbury literary district, this 19th-century hotel with a grand exterior and a modern contemporary interior is a 5-minute walk from Euston tube and train station.

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  • Heads of Digital Solutions & Adoption
  • Service Managers - Inpatients Urgent Care
  • Managing Directors
  • Chief Executives
  • Assistant Directors Revalidation & Performance
  • Head of Operations
  • National Managers for Widening Participation
  • Deputy Accountable Officers/CTO's
  • Pro Vice-Chancellors
  • Programme Directors
  • Directors of Value Based Healthcare
  • Deputy Directors, Programme Delivery
  • Directors, Performance & Delivery
  • Local Account Managers
  • Strategic Healthcare Planners
  • National Sector Managers (Health)
  • Governance, Leadership & Directorship
  • General Practitioners
  • Associate Deans
  • Deans for Primary Care
  • Directors Of Commisions
  • Assistant Directors of Workforce & Education
  • Partnership Managers
  • Service Managers
  • GP Programme Directors
  • Heads of Commissioning Portfolios
  • Transformation Director
  • Deputy Directors Patient Safety
  • Principal Programme Leads
  • Deputy Chief Executives & Chief Operating Officers
  • IT Director
  • Associate Directors of Commissioning
  • Planned Care Programme Delivery Leads
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Heads of Delivery & Improvement
  • Clinical Leads Planned Care
  • Quality Manager
  • Heads, Joint Commissioning
  • Heads, Commissioning and Health Protection
  • Asst Directors Health Integration