Key Points
  • Digital Revolution and Technological Innovation: Delivering on Digitisation, Harnessing Medical Innovation without Sacrificing Patient Care, and Protecting Patient Privacy
  • Implementing New Models of Care and Fiscal Sustainability: Considering progress in the development of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) proposed in the Five Year Forward View and the use of the Better Care Fund. Discussing the future for devolved regulation and the role of communities and local authority's in health and social care.
  • Early Prevention, Creating Parity of Care and Increasing Public Engagement: Discussing the next steps for prevention, public engagement and the digitalisation of the NHS as part of a modernisation of services. Addressing how healthcare organisations can motivate people to take greater responsibility for their own health and prevent long-term illness.
  • The Health and Social Care Workforce: Considering recent questions raised by the Lords Select Committee The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS including supply, retention and skills and evaluating how the government can ensure an adequate supply of appropriately trained healthcare professionals and guarantee that current staff have the right skills to work effectively in a modern and digital NHS.
Guest of Honour

Saffron Cordery Director of Policy and Strategy at NHS Providers

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Overview
With daily headlines about the pressure on front-line NHS services and funding shortfalls, this forum will build upon the extensive work already done policymakers, entrepreneurs, and healthcare professionals on forward planning and long term sustainability of our health service, and will allow an exchange of ideas beneficial to all stakeholders.

The recent Lords Select Committee report has identified several key areas of concern, and analysed how progress is being made several years into the Five Year Forward View. How are the new vanguards innovating our healthcare, for example, and what is being done about prevention and early planning? How can we create a health service where patients take greater responsibility, and have maximum autonomy?

Digitisation of the NHS has been slow and costly, but has the potential to revolutionise the ways doctors and nurses consult with patients. Delegates will investigate how our changing technological world can revolutionise healthcare without sacrificing patient services, how Big Data can be harnessed whilst simultaneously addressing privacy concerns, and the protection of our NHS from cyber attacks.

Much work as already been done to empower the individual so they have more control and responsibility over their own health and well being, Our speakers will link this to technology and scientific advancement, and attempt to draw the lines between public health and personal responsibility, for the benefit of all policymakers and care givers.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:00
Registration, Coffee and Networking

 

09:00 - 09:05
Chair's opening remarks

 

09:05 - 09:30
Transforming Care: A System-Wide Approach

 

Speakers

Saffron Cordery Director of Policy and Strategy at NHS Providers

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09:30 - 10:10
The Future for a Digitalised NHS: Delivering on Digitisation and Harnessing Medical Innovation without Sacrificing Patient Care

 
  • NHS digitisation and Big Data: digital technology and the ubiquity of IT nowadays has revolutionised the NHS, but progress is still relatively slow compared to other industries; how can the NHS revitalise its approach to digitisation, and streamline its use of Big Data for the sake of efficiency?
  • How can we create a patient-centred system of healthcare, which harnesses the latest developments in health science and technology to establish a strong trend towards personalised medicine?
  • New technologies, and apps have revolutionised our lives: where can the NHS and private organisations go with these new tools?
  • Increasing technological advancement, though welcome, may put significant strain on already pressured staff to learn new skills, and may take away face-to-face patient care. What processes are being put into place to reduce this concern, and reassure the public that technology and innovation will benefit the doctor/patient relationship?

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Na'eem Ahmed

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10:10 - 10:40
Implementing Innovative New Models of Care and Fiscal Sustainability: Sustainability and Transformation Plans, Vanguards and the Future of Integration

 
  • Which areas of the NHS have been identified as being in most need of transformation, why are new models of care needed and what impact are the new models of care likely to have on NHS sustainability? What political intervention (if any) is needed and what would successful intervention look like?
  • How are the pilot Vanguard sites progressing, what next steps are needed to make further improvements and realise the ambitions of The Five Year Forward View and what longer term strategies are emerging for after the initial five years?
  • Partnerships between the NHS and local councils are supposed to improve services and increase sustainability; what progress are Sustainability and Transformation Plans making? Are STPs able to be effectively enforced? How engaged are healthcare providers and patients alike? Is the Transformation Fund allowing for sufficient investment to make the most of these collaborative plans?
  • What would be gained by dissolving of boundaries between general practice, outpatient services, community services, mental health and social care to create more joined up working and how would this be achieved in practice?
  • What barriers are hampering plans to integrate health and social care? Does the Health and Social Care Act 2012 make the services too fragmented to work together and, if so, what is the likely solution to this? Do the benefits of integration justify such a radical transformation of care services?

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Ashley McDougall Director, Local Service Delivery Value for Money Studies, National Audit Office

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10:40 - 10:45
Chair's closing remarks

 

10:45 - 11:15
Coffee, Tea and Networking

 

11:15 - 11:20
Chair's opening remarks

 

Speakers

Lord McColl of Dulwich, CBE Member, Lords Select Committee, Long-term Sustainability of the NHS

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11:20 - 12:10
Prevention, Early Intervention, and Public Engagement: Investing in Public Health and Empowering the Individual to Make the Right Choices

 
  • The Five-Year Forward View focussed on preventative measures for non-communicative diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancers, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes but what measures are being put in place to reduce avoidable illness and what further actions should be implemented to further improve outcomes? How could the NHS benefit long-term from investing in the nation’s health and what makes this a priority during a period of resourcing issues?
  • How much progress is being made to reduce obesity and discourage smoking and excessive alcohol intake? What more can be done to increase public engagement and motivate people to take greater responsibility for their own health thus reducing the likelihood of developing long term illness later in life?
  • Healthcare innovation and person-centred health: how far do we encourage and empower the individual to take maximum responsibility for their health, without ignoring public health concerns?
  • Where does the responsibility for prevention fall and who is on the frontline of early intervention? How should GPs further motivate their patients to engage in health improvement? What role should community pharmacies play in the long-term sustainability plans? What role can they play in encouraging healthier lifestyles, limiting ill health and reducing pressure on GPs and ultimately A&Es and hospitals?
  • What is being done, and what more should be done, to reduce health inequalities and why is it important to reduce such discrepancies to further increase the long-term sustainability of the NHS? What specific challenges are likely to arise from the aging population and what strategies can be put in place now to ensure that the NHS is able to cope, offering high quality healthcare services to everyone regardless of age or postcode?

12:10 - 12:55
Plugging the Gaps: Workforce Planning, Closing Skills Gaps, and Anticipating New Challenges post-Brexit

 
  • The Lord’s report indicated deep concern over a lack of forward long-term planning for workforce shortages: what are the primary causes of the NHS’ employment concerns? Is there indeed a ‘culture of conservatism’ within the institutions tasked with training the health and social care workforce?
  • What can the Government do to ensure an adequate supply of appropriately trained healthcare professionals? Has the removal of bursaries had any impact on the availability of graduate staff? What are the priorities for retraining existing staff to have the necessary skills required to work effectively post-digitisation?
  • How is the NHS encouraging staff to adapt to the changing models of care and supporting them through a period of increasing demands? In terms of staff retention, what should be done to maintain staff morale in the face of these challenges and how are employers making employees feel valued?
  • Addressing the disparities between UK, EU, and non-EU nationals in the NHS workforce: is there a better way to incentivise UK students to study medicine and remain in NHS employment?
  • What could be the potential effects of Brexit on our ability to staff the healthcare system? If we were to witness a decrease in EU nationals working in the NHS, what strategies could be put in place to ensure that these staff are replaced in the short-term and long-term?

Speakers

Wendy Reid Director of Education and Quality, Health Education England

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12:55 - 13:00
Chair's closing remarks

 

Speakers

Lord McColl of Dulwich, CBE Member, Lords Select Committee, Long-term Sustainability of the NHS

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End

Speakers

Na'eem Ahmed

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Saffron Cordery Director of Policy and Strategy at NHS Providers

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Lord McColl of Dulwich, CBE Member, Lords Select Committee, Long-term Sustainability of the NHS

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Ashley McDougall Director, Local Service Delivery Value for Money Studies, National Audit Office

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Wendy Reid Director of Education and Quality, Health Education England

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Venue details

Central London


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