Long Term Plan-Reset and Reprise

  • Thursday, 12 May 2022
  • Manchester Conference Centre
  • 08:30 - 16:30
Expert Speakers
Sponsors & Supporters
  • Overview

Do you remember the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP), the policy document that set out the objectives for the NHS in the coming years?
It’s implementation and delivery may have been disrupted by the pandemic, however, it remains the blueprint for providing a healthcare system for the 21st century. Covid-19 proved that many of its ambitions can be achieved at scale and pace and by removing traditional barriers and bureaucracy, new innovations, technologies and ways of working were allowed to flourish.
To maintain the impetus for change, Open Forum Events are pleased to be hosting the Long Term Plan-Reset and Reprise conference, which will provide a unique opportunity for health and social care professionals to refamiliarise themselves with the plan, be updated on progress to date 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 driving forward the NHS Long Term Plan objectives and also, in the present context, support NHS recovery.
The plenary agenda, delivered by an array of expert speakers, will provide delegates with a complete overview of the plan’s current status and in addition, will feature sessions on some of the specific areas of focus in the LTP, such as, integration, technology, cancer, prevention, inequalities and staffing.
Register to join us at the CPD accredited Long Term Plan-Reset and Reprise conference and benefit from a bespoke programme, which has been designed to provide maximum opportunities for learning, opinion sharing and debate, whilst ample networking time will facilitate introductions and dialogue exchange.

  • Confirmed Speakers

Event Sponsors and Supporters

  • Event Programme


Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area


Chair's Opening Address


Keynote Address

"Reflections on the Health Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Opportunities/Risks for the Future"

Dr Tim Phillips is one of the directors on the National Audit Office’s Health Value for Money team. Tim has recently been responsible for Readying the NHS and Adult Social Care in England for COVID-19 - one of the first independent reports on the Government’s response to the pandemic, and The Government’s Approach to Test and Trace in England. Previously, Tim led the NAO’s value for money work on the BBC and the Department for Education, he also has extensive experience auditing the court and prison systems of England and Wales. He has served as the NAO’s principal liaison with the Chair of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee.


Ruth Thorlby, Assistant Director of Policy, Policy team, Health Foundation (invited)

"The Impact of the Pandemic on the Delivery of the Long Term Plan"

No part of the Long Term Plan has been unaffected by the pandemic. In some instances, the plan's commitments have been implemented at pace in response to  COVID-19, however, the majority of the plan's aims have been subject to disruption and major delays. 


Long Term Plan Focus Area-Health Inequalities

Dr Veena Raleigh, Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund (invited)

"Reducing Variations in Health Outcomes "

Chapter 2 of the NHS Long Term Plan committed to ‘More NHS action on prevention and health inequalities’. With data showing that the situation has been exasperated by Covid 19, how can things get back on track in levelling up the disparities in health outcomes?


Headline Supporter


Question & Answer Session

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


Coffee in the Networking Area


Case Study

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.


With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.


Long Term Plan Focus Area -Cancer

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


Long Term Plan Focus Area - Innovation and Technology

  • Lee Omar, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Safe Steps, Fellow - NHS Innovation Accelerator (confirmed)
"NHS Innovation Accelerator "

The award-winning NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) supports uptake and spread of promising, impactful innovations across England's NHS, benefitting patients, populations and NHS staff. The NIA is delivered in partnership with NHS England and England's 15 Academic Health Science Networks.


Case study


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

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.


Long Term Plan Focus Area – Integration

Lou Patten, Director, ICS Network, NHS Confederation (invited)

"Integrated- The Way Forward for a Sustainable Future"

The NHS needs to do things differently. Integration and collaboration, across all parts of health and social care, is thought to be the way forward. It has long been talked about, with slow progress, but now is the time to drive change and induce improvement for a sustainable future. 


Long Term Plan Focus Area – Prevention

David Regan, Director of Public Health, Manchester City Council (invited)

"Prioritising Prevention"

The NHS Long Term Plan aims to support people to live longer, healthier lives through helping them to make healthier lifestyle choices and treating avoidable illness early on.


Question & Answer Session


Afternoon Refreshment Break


Long Term Plan Focus Area – Supporting Staff

  • Helen Lambert, Service Lead , Manchester Resilience Hub (confirmed)
  • Dr Ruth Watson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist , Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)
"Wellbeing Support Hubs"

Support hubs have been set up across England to offer NHS staff, at greatest risk of suffering mental health problems as a result of working during the pandemic, access to mental health services.




Sharing Best Practice

  • Helen Duckworth, Deputy Director of Planning, Performance and Delivery , Liverpool CCG and Director, Cheshire & Merseyside CIPHA Programme (confirmed)
"Technological Excellence-Combined Intelligence for Population Health Action (CIPHA)"

CIPHA is a population health management platform, which was established in three months across Cheshire and Merseyside to help the health and care system manage the Coronavirus crisis and to drive its recovery. A collaboration involving the NHS, local government and Liverpool University, is central to the region’s response and recovery, including virtual ward programmes. It is also key to mass testing, vaccine delivery and national investigations on re-opening events.


Questions & Answer Session


Chair's Closing Remarks and Event Close

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  • Gain 8 CPD Points.
  • Listen to a reflective account of the response by the NHS to the pandemic and the risks and opportunities that have been realised
  • Engage with uniquely cost-effective methods of preventing, predicting and treating the UK's biggest killers like lung cancer over the next decade - bringing profound consequent benefit to the nation’s health.
  • Discover what impact Covid-19 has had on the implementation of the Long Term Plan and the priorities for the future 
  • Learn more about how the LTP aims to tackle health inequalities and reduce the variations in care
  • Hear about workforce interventions and schemes to support fellow colleagues with their health and well being during times of significant 
  • Be updated on the NHS Innovation Accelerator programme and the technologies that are being implemented to delivering exemplar patient care
  • Refresh you knowledge of some of the LTP's key focus areas such as integration and prevention
  • Connect with fellow professionals for networking and discussion 
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Manchester Conference Centre

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  • Transformation Director
  • Deputy Directors Patient Safety
  • Principal Programme Leads
  • Deputy Chief Executives & Chief Operating Officers
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  • Associate Directors of Commissioning
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  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Heads of Delivery & Improvement
  • Clinical Leads Planned Care
  • Quality Manager
  • Heads, Joint Commissioning
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