NHS Long Term Plan 2021

  • Tuesday, 25 May 2021
  • The Studio, Manchester
  • 08:30 - 17:00
150+
Conference
Attendees
10
CPD
Credits
10+
Expert Speakers
20+
Sponsors & Supporters
  • Overview

Will the NHS Long Term Plan survive COVID-19 intact? Our sixth annual CPD accredited national conference reviewing delivery of the NHS’ overarching strategy will explore how elements of the LTP - particularly digital innovation, have been uber-accelerated by the pandemic; whilst others have been consigned to the paperwork. Next year's national conference programme will provide comprehensive 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.

Conference delegates will take away the following benefits of attending:

  • 10 CPD Points.
  • Review how the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated adoption of digital technology and improved communication between departments in the healthcare system, created entirely new pathways of treatment, create more GP appointments via digital bookings and online consultations; introduced 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. Learn from case studies of digital innovations providing wholesale change to the treatment and management of diseases.
  • Explore high-impact policy recommendations designed to support and improve the psychological wellbeing of NHS staff, including flexibility by default - the idea that employers should be open to all clinical and non-clinical permanent roles offering flexible working hours from January 2021. Significantly increasing the financial support to nursing students, providing post-incident support/fast-tracked mental health referrals for NHS staff, upgrading rest/social spaces and expanding the current workforce development budget to support the continued professional development of NHS staff; as well as the extension of free car-parking, introduction of regular health and wellbeing conversations between line managers and staff - with personalised plans to enact them. 
  • Hear from 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.
  • Assess NHS climate 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.
  • Confirmed Speakers

Event Sponsors and Supporters

  • Event Programme

08:30

Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area

09:30

Chair's Opening Address

09:35

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. 

 

09:55
  • 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. 

10:15
  • Kathryn Dreyer, Senior Analytical Manager, 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.

10:35

Headline Sponsor

10:55

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)   

11:15

Coffee in the Networking Area

12:00
  • 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.
12:20

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. 

12:40

Case Study

This slot is reserved for organisations looking to engage delegates with services and opportunities that compliment conference presentation and discussion panel topics. If you're interested in delivering a Case Study, contact Tom on 0161 376 9007.

13:00

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)

13:20

Lunch in the Networking Area

We'll be working with venues to ensure lunch at our events is as delicious as ever and caters for a range of dietary preferences - whilst being served in a safe and seamless manner. Some of the new measures we will be introducing to this effect are:

  • One-way queuing systems with safe distancing in operation.
  • Individual snacking bags containing fruit, trail mix and sweets provided on arrival - this will prevent people mixing around snack bars during networking breaks.
  • Individually portioned dishes and pre-sealed cutlery will be served at collection points.  

Where possible, we will request food is sourced locally to reduce food miles, use seasonal vegetables, red tractor certified meat and eggs from free range hens.

14:20

Chair's Afternoon Remarks

14:25

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.       

14:45

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.       

15:05
"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. 

15:25

Case Study

This slot is reserved for organisations looking to engage delegates with services and opportunities that compliment conference presentation and discussion panel topics. If you're interested in delivering a Case Study, contact Tom on 0161 376 9007.

15:45

Afternoon Refreshment Break

16:00
  • Fatima Fernandes, Head of Staff Support, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (confirmed)
"LINC - Listening, Informal, Non-Judgemental, Confidential"

The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust has been recognised by the Healthcare Peoples Management Association for its development of the LINC initiative. LINC – Listening, Informal, Non-judgemental, Confidential – is a peer support scheme that provides fundamental training in counselling skills for Trust staff that volunteer for LINC; once equipped with the skills, they are able to provide confidential listening service to colleagues.

 

First piloted in 2003, LINC has grown considerably; with 100+ trained staff providing peer support and more than 17% of the Trust’s staff having accessed the service. This presentation will look at the practical steps an NHS organisation can take to assist with establishing similar peer support services for their staff.

16:20

Case Study

This slot is reserved for organisations looking to engage delegates with services and opportunities that compliment conference presentation and discussion panel topics. If you're interested in delivering a Case Study, contact Tom on 0161 376 9007.

16:40

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)

Fatima Fernandes, Head of Staff Support, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (confirmed)

17:05

Chair's Closing Remarks

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  • 10 CPD Points.
  • 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, private 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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Venue

The Studio, Manchester

The Studio, Manchester

Situated in the heart of Manchester's iconic Northern Quarter and just a couple of minutes walk away from the city's major transport links; The Studio is a spacious, contemporary meeting centre atop The Hive building on Lever St.     

Whatever the legendary Manchester weather has to throw at you, you’ll always find the warmest of welcomes at The Studio.

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who will attend

  • 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