NHS Long Term Plan 2021

  • Thursday, 09 September 2021
  • The Studio, Manchester
  • 08:30 - 17:00
150+
Conference
Attendees
10
CPD
Credits
10+
Expert Speakers
20+
Sponsors & Supporters
  • Overview

How will the NHS adapt the ambitions set out in the Long Term Plan, post-pandemic? This CPD accredited conference will review the NHS’ overarching strategy and explore how elements of the LTP - particularly digital innovation and integrating services, have been uber-accelerated by the pandemic; whilst others have been consigned to the paperwork by the necessity of fighting COVID-19.

Exploring transferable benefits of the increase in engagement with digital healthcare beyond COVID and providing insight into new initiatives put forward in the government's white paper Integration and Innovation: Working together to improve health and social care for all - this year's conference programme will provide updates on the NHS' initiatives for tackling health inequalities, fostering just workplace cultures, developing preventative approaches to care and public health, bridging gaps in mental health service provision and demonstrating fiscal sustainability.

Conference delegates will take away the following benefits of attending:

  • 10 CPD Points.
  • Learn more about policy recommendations within the government's new white paper expected to be implemented from 2022 building on the NHS Long Term Plan - develop a further understanding of how local health services can work in more integrated models and collaborate closely with local authorities; learn more about bringing forward statutory integrated care systems (ICSs), reducing bureaucracy and centralising decision making, intervention and accountability powers; reversing reforms introduced in 2012.
  • Harness the acceleration in adopting digital health technology - learning from case studies of innovations supporting the treatment and management of diseases; as well as improving communication between healthcare professionals and patients, creating entirely new pathways of treatment, creating more GP appointments and freeing-up resources whilst the NHS remains under significant pressure. 
  • Develop new approaches to supporting and improving the mental health of NHS staff  including provision of post-incident support and fast-tracked mental health referrals, upgrading rest/social spaces, 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.
  • Explore how the NHS might reconfigure to cope long-term with COVID-19 - if the NHS must rollout annual vaccination programmes against COVID-19 variants they will require more sustainable staffing models; further mutations of the virus must be traced and isolated effectively post-pandemic by specialists - whilst the NHS should consider best practices adopted by healthcare systems subsequent to, for example, outbreaks of SARS in Asia to improve infection control, support staff wellbeing and prepare future pandemic responses.      
  • Confirmed Speakers

Event Sponsors and Supporters

  • Event Programme

08:30

Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area

09:25

Chair's Opening Address

09:30

Keynote Address

Speaker TBA

"Building on the Long Term Plan with Integration and Innovation"

At the previous Long Term Plan conference Emily Hough, Director of the NHS England Strategy Group delivered the keynote address setting-out the NHS' Long Term Plan priorities that will play an integral role in delivering clinical and cultural change within the health and social care system.

 

This year, the keynote address will be delivered by a senior policy maker and will expand on the reforms within the government's white paper Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all - providing a practical analysis of the impact reforms will have on the NHS.

09:50
"NHS Financial Management and Sustainability"

Following the announcement of a long-term funding settlement for the NHS and the subsequent announcement of the Long Term Plan in January 2019, the National Audit Office produced their eighth report on the financial sustainability of the NHS. The report made a series of conclusions that are pertinent to the NHS' future, including:

  • Years of short-term funding decisions for the health sector has resulted in resources moving away from areas of investment in the future, such as the workforce and public health. This will need to be rebalanced to ensure that the ambitions set out in Long Term Plan are realised.
  • If integrated care systems (ICS) - pivotal to the reforms advocated by the government - are to be successful, funding mechanisms and incentives need to support collaborative behaviours.
10:10

Headline Sponsor

10:30

Question & Answer Session

Keynote Speaker

Speaker TBA

Headline Sponsor

10:50

Coffee in the Networking Area

11:35
  • 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.
11:55
  • 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.

12:15

Case Study

Representative from Sanofi (confirmed)

Sanofi are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health - helping prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

Presentation synopsis coming soon...

12:35

Question & Answer Session

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

Kathryn Dreyer, Senior Analytical Manager, The Health Foundation (confirmed)

Representative from Sanofi (confirmed)

12:55

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.

13:55

Chair's Afternoon Remarks

14:00
"A Duty to Collaborate "

Locally led public health operations have played a vital role in responding to the pandemic and the government's new white paper looks to further integrate them with NHS services to improve health and social care provision post-COVID. Last year national news focused on Oldham's rising coronavirus cases, pushing it to the brink of a local lockdown - imperilling local businesses had competitors in neighbouring towns remained open and compounding educational attainment gaps in the town. As cases rose from a rate of 57.8 per 100,000 to 107.5 per 100,000 in one week during August - targeted, rapid action enabled local government, civic and health services to clarify and tackle COVID-19 in Oldham - preventing a local lockdown and averting the damage it would have caused.

 

The government's new white paper notes there will be a duty to collaborate across the NHS and local government. This presentation will explore the practicalities of the new duty, including:

  • Working together and supporting integration
  • Integrated Care Systems (ICS)
  • Emphasising the role of 'place' in care
14:20
  • Dr Philip Barber, Consultant Respiratory Physician , University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)
"Preventing Lung Cancer Deaths Over the Next Decade"

This presentation will cover a three-stranded, highly cost-effective approach to lung cancer treatment and prevention of the nation's biggest cause of premature death - potentially saving hundreds of thousands of lives over the next decade.

14:40

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.

15:00

Sharai Chitando, Senior Health Improvement 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. 

15:20

Question & Answer Session

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

Dr Philip Barber, Consultant Respiratory Physician, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Trust (confirmed)

Sharai Chitando, Senior Health Improvement Lead, NHS England (invited)

15:40

Afternoon Refreshment Break

15:50

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.

16:10
  • 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.

16:30

Speaker TBA

"Configuring the NHS to Cope with COVID-19 Long Term"

If annual vaccine boosters against COVID-19 becomes the norm, more sustainable staffing models must be introduced to support the programme. New variants of the virus could pose potential threats to the vaccine's efficacy and an effective test and trace system - working in tandem with local health teams, is a proven method of containing spread - will the NHS need to adopt a permanent test and trace system? Crucially, NHS staff must be supported in driving the necessary changes to cope with COVID-19 in the long term whilst they themselves recover from the pressures of the pandemic. This presentation will explore these and other configurations the NHS may make to cope with COVI-19 long-term.   

16:50

Questions & Answer Session

Case Study Speaker

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

Speaker TBA

17:00

Chair's Closing Remarks and Event Close

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  • 10 CPD Points.
  • Review the pandemic-driven acceleration in adopting digital health technology and learn from case studies of innovations supporting wholesale change in the treatment and management of diseases; as well as improving communication between healthcare professionals and patients, creating entirely new pathways of treatment, creating more GP appointments and freeing-up resources whilst the NHS remains under significant pressure.
  • Explore how the NHS might reconfigure to cope long-term with COVID-19if the NHS must rollout annual vaccination programmes against COVID-19 variants they will require more sustainable staffing models; further mutations of the virus must be traced and isolated effectively post-pandemic by specialists - study best practices adopted by healthcare systems subsequent to, for example, outbreaks of SARS in Asia to improve infection control, support staff wellbeing and prepare future pandemic responses.   
  • Learn how the NHS is levelling-up its cyber-security, privacy/data sharing policies and best practices to ensure that with the increase of digital healthcare apps and wearable technologies gathering sensitive health data, information is shared securely and protected proactively.
  • Learn more about high-impact policy recommendations from the government's new white paper - building on the NHS Long Term Plan - encouraging health services to work in more closely integrated models, collaborating with local authorities, bringing forward statutory integrated care systems (ICSs) and centralising decision making, intervention and accountability powers. Discuss how the reforms will impact procurement, commissioning, social care and patient flow.
  • Listen to experts in respiratory health, digital care, local authority health provision, NHS finances and more topics relevant to the future direction of the NHS.
  • Learn more about policies developed to improve conditions for NHS staff, including recommendations as to how NHS organisations can close gaps in workplace inequalities; new strategies to overhaul working environments and patterns, as well as programmes supporting staff to identify and anticipate potential MH issues as well as promoting and leading team dialogues around stress, anxiety and depression.
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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