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Integrated Care: Delivering the Long-Term Plan

  • Tuesday, 11 October 2022
  • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • 08:30 - 16:30
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  • Overview

The Health and Social Care Act is the first major piece of health legislation to reform healthcare delivery since 2012.
Supported by the white paper- Health and social care integration: joining up care for people, places and populations, the focus is to provide a more joined up system where collaboration and multi-agency working is embedded to deliver the objectives of the Long-Term Plan.

To inspire the impetus for change, Open Forum Events are pleased to be hosting the Integrated Care-Delivering the Long-Term Plan conference, which will provide a unique opportunity for health and social care professionals, along with other partners, to familiarise themselves with the key proposals to establish integration and become aware of the priorities going forward.
The conference will feature a comprehensive programme of presentations and discussions delivering knowledge, continued professional development and networking to support partnership working and improved patient outcomes.

The plenary agenda, delivered by an array of expert speakers, will provide delegates with a complete overview of the integration initiative, and will feature invaluable sessions of best practice from services working collaboratively.

Register to join us at the CPD accredited Integrated Care-Delivering the Long-Term Plan conference and benefit from a bespoke programme, which has been designed to provide maximum opportunities for learning, opinion sharing and debate, with ample networking time to make connections and knowledge exchange.

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  • Confirmed Speakers

  • Event Programme


Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area


Chair's Opening Address

  • Neil Walbran, Chief Officer, Healthwatch Manchester (confirmed)

Keynote Address

  • Sarah Walter, Director, ICS Network, NHS Confederation (confirmed)
"Achieving integration: reflections from the new ICSs"

Four months into the implementation of the Health and Care Act, Sarah Walter, Director of the NHS Confederation's Integrated Care System Network, will reflect on the progress ICSs have made so far and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.



Policy in Practice

  • Amanda Sullivan, Chief Executive, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB (confirmed)
"Policy in Practice: Defining and Realising Our ICS Ambitions"

ICS’s have large agenda, balancing different perspectives and short and long-term objectives. This presentation describes the developing approaches to address these challenges and gives some reflections on early months of operating.

  • Annette Bradley, CEO of MA Training, co-founder Aligned Care Programme, Advanced nurse Practitioner, NMC registered tutor, NLP Master Practitioner., M A Training Enterprise Ltd (confirmed)
"How Using an Aligned Care Approach can Help to Reduce Problems Associated with Inequalities in Health and Social Care"

There have been several initiatives over the last few years within health and Social Care with the intention of addressing and reducing inequalities. Very few initiatives have been effective in providing professionals in secondary care, social work and Primary care with the skills and expertise needed to really make a difference using a bottom-up approach. This presentation will demonstrate how an aligned care approach can be the difference that makes the difference.


Question & Answer Session

Allocated planned time for speakers to receive questions from the audience and induce further discussion.


Coffee in the Networking Area

  • Amanda Williams, Interim Director of Integration, Inequalities and Improvement, Care Quality Commission (CQC) (confirmed)
"The Role and Remit of CQC in ICS and Local Authority Assessments"

The Health and Care Act gives CQC a duty to independently review and assess how Local Authorities are delivering their Care Act functions under Part 1 and creates new powers for the oversight of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs).

  • Dr Philip Barber, Consultant Respiratory Physician , University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)
"An Integrated Apporach-Preventing Lung Cancer Deaths Over the Next Decade"

Lung cancer is by far the commonest cause of cancer death, and in Greater Manchester is the single commonest cause of premature death. This is despite its being almost completely preventable, increasingly predictable, and eminently curable. It remains, however, curiously off the national radar, probably due to a combination of factors which may include a persistent and unaccountable pessimism in some medical circles, a lingering image of lung cancer patients as responsible for their own downfall, and the energetic rearguard action of Big Tobacco in maintaining the inhaling habit and attempting, probably successfully, to perpetuate nicotine addiction into another generation. So, what can we do as a nation?


It is logical to look at prevention, prediction and treatment in reverse order as, respectively, long-term, medium term and short-term components of the lung cancer question:


  1. Treatment: lung cancer patients deserve, but often do not get, prompt attention, often failing to obtain treatment within an appallingly unambitious 62-day target from urgent referral, aggravated now by Covid constraints. Lung cancer survival is intimately linked to Stage, and it is now known that delays of months, even weeks, are responsible for stage-shift to incurability. We need to up our game so that treatment resources wait for patients, not the other way round.
  2. Prediction: it is now known that the Lung Health Check methodology pioneered in Manchester can identify lung cancer at a curable stage in 80% of high-risk patients, avoiding the pitfalls of earlier screening methods, especially high false-positive diagnostic rates resulting in inappropriate thoracotomies. Lung Health Checks have proven cost-effectiveness, now form part of the NHS Forward Plan, but have yet to evolve into a long-overdue national screening programme capable of saving many thousands of lives within a decade, and in doing so reducing the cost of expensive palliation, the price of late diagnosis.
  3. Prevention: smoking causes almost all lung cancer deaths, and still accounts for fully half of all health inequalities experienced by deprived populations; moreover, smoking cessation is the cheapest and most cost-effective intervention any health economy can ever make, and in fact actually yields a dividend. So why has the NHS systematically disinvested from smoking cessation support, ceding it to cash-strapped Local Authorities? It yields massive benefits, even in-year, in the shape of reduced respiratory emergencies, the easing of A&E pressures and lower bed occupancies - all boxes we need to tick, in re-booting our NHS after the Pandemic. A determined Lung Cancer National (or Regional) Plan, addressing the golden triad of Prediction, Prevention and Treatment, is capable by itself of meeting all our targets for Avoidable Deaths, at the same time achieving a game-changing reduction of health inequalities, and a profound improvement in the nation’s health.

So, Lung Cancer, the nation’s biggest killer, can be predicted, prevented, and effectively treated, by uniquely cost-effective methods, with a profound consequent benefit to the nation’s health. What are we waiting for?


Case Study

  • Paul Bridge, Apprenticeship Development Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University (confirmed)
  • Dr Stephanie Steels, Reader in Health and Public Policy, Manchester Metropolitan University (confirmed)
  • Corinna Thomas, Senior Programme Lead, NHS Leadership Academy (confirmed)

The NHS Long Term Plan includes a commitment to increase the NHS workforce, as well as to train and recruit more professionals to enhance the experience for patients. This presentation discusses the development and implementation of a degree apprenticeship, and how Manchester Metropolitan University’s Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship programme in Health and Social Care can support the Long Term Plan and the impact of Integrated Care Systems.


Question & Answer Session


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 Address


Case Study

"Understanding integration: how to listen to and learn from people and communities”."

Sharing Best Practice

  • Ayeesha Qureshi, Project Manager, WISHH – Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership Team Windhill, Idle, Saltaire – Happy & Healthy (confirmed)
  • Dr Richard Haddad, PCN Clinical Lead, WISHH – Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership Team Windhill, Idle, Saltaire – Happy & Healthy (confirmed)
  • Laura Benjamin, Care Coordinator , WISHH – Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership Team Windhill, Idle, Saltaire – Happy & Healthy (confirmed)
  • Sarah Hardy, Physiotherapist, WISHH & BTHFT (confirmed)
  • Chloe Seabright, Occupational Therapist , WISHH & BTHFT (confirmed)
  • Helen Holmes, ANP (Advance Nurse Practitioner) , WISHH – Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership Team Windhill, Idle, Saltaire – Happy & Healthy (confirmed)
  • Rebecca Walter, Clinical Lead Advanced Nurse Practitioner , WISHH - Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership Team (confirmed)
"PACT – Integrated Working to Address Frailty Needs"

Proactive Care Team (PACT) was established, working with partners to provide holistic, person-centred care (and encourage self-care) for people with moderate frailty, to prevent it from becoming severe in the near future. The PACT share their results, hurdles and outcomes to prove how integrated working has a positive impact not only on patients but also reduce their GPs and Hospital patient admissions numbers.


Question & Answer Session


Afternoon Refreshment Break

  • Karen Morse, Head of Area, Yorkshire Humber and North East Organisation, Skills for Care (confirmed)
"Developing the Workforce to Enable Integration"

As we move to integrated systems, this session will explore what the social care sector needs to engage at pace and deliver seamless care to citizens. Benefits of investment in care, and the opportunities for prevention will be examined, as well as what we’ve learned during Covid-19 about the capability of the workforce in the social care sector. The challenges for social care in the context of systems work will also be discussed.


Sharing Best Practice

  • Fee Buswell-Marsh, Integrated Community Manager , DCHS (Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust) (confirmed)
  • Ruth Dawes, Integrated Community Manager, DCHS (Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust) (confirmed)
"Team Up"

Team Up is Derbyshire’s Ageing Well Programme, we will be discussing this ambitious programme and how it is being transacted


Questions & Answer Session


Chair's Closing Remarks and Event Close

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who will attend

  • Chief Executives
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Clinical/Medical Directors
  • Community / Domiciliary Care leads
  • Councillors
  • Directors / Managers of Care Homes
  • Directors of Care Services
  • Directors of Commissioning/Procurement
  • Directors of Strategic Development
  • Directors/Heads of Adult Social Services
  • Directors/Heads of Children and Young People’s Services
  • Directors/Heads of Integrated Care
  • Directors/Heads of Policy
  • Directors/Heads of Public Health
  • Heads of Charities/Third Sector Organisations
  • Heads of Housing Team
  • Heads of Integrated Service Delivery Team
  • Heads of Mental Health and Learning Disability Teams
  • Heads of Patient Services/Patient Experience
  • Heads/Leads Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Health and Wellbeing Board members
  • Performance/Service Improvement Leads
  • Social Workers