26 - 27 November 2020 | Crowne Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon


Leading your organisation to survive and thrive in challenging times



Registration & Refreshments


Chair’s Opening Remarks
Alastair McLellan, 
Editor, HSJ


Panel Discussion: An overview of the current provider landscape – assessing the state of play

  • Debate what the NHS needs the provider sector to do for it to deliver and how it could be different if the right success factors were in place
  • How can we remove the roadblocks that raise our waiting lists, decimate our finances and lead to a disgruntled workforce?
  • What will it take for the NHS to make substantial improvements to its finances, quality of care, access standards and its people?

Session reserved for McKinsey


Panel Discussion: Making quality improvement your organisation’s core priority

  • What steps are needed to prevent the return of a postcode lottery for care
  • Incorporating benchmarking and use of date to drive productivity
  • Adopting GIRFT approaches to reduce variation and improve clinical quality

Professor Tim Briggs, Chair of GIRFT and National Director of Clinical Improvement for the NHS, NHS England & NHS Improvement

Jenny Lewis, Partner, PA Consulting


Morning Refreshments & Networking


Interactive Discussion Groups:

Join these intimate and focused small-group discussions to share experiences with senior colleagues and get your pressing questions answered. With tables limited to just 12 participants, ensure you sign up early to ensure your place at your preferred 2 tables.

Aligning organisational and system led priorities

Demonstrating leadership in place-based healthcare systems

Recruiting and retaining your workforce

Using data and technology to better manage patient flow

Delivering step-change productivity improvements

Creating successful multi-provider collaborations

In association with Cerner

Accessing capital to develop your estate

In association with Serco

Forging effective industry partnerships


Networking Lunch

  Stream A: Leadership Stream B: Transformation

Session A: Strengthening leadership capability in the NHS

  • Reviewing the leadership pool – are there enough high-calibre leaders?
  • Understanding the implications of leadership churn and its consequences
  • Hear examples of really good NHS leadership in outstanding organisations

Samantha Allen, Chief Executive, Sussex Partnership NHS FT

Chris Long, Chief Executive, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Session B: Exploring the role of providers in STPs and ICSs

  • How are providers balancing organisational objectives with the wider demands of their healthcare system?
  • Tips for navigating the lack of a governance framework in emerging place-based systems
  • Hear examples of successful collaborations occurring outside of STP / ICS models

Jacqueline Totterdell, Chief Executive, St George’s University Hospitals NHS FT

Richard Murray, Chief Executive, The King’s Fund

Lesley Watts, Chief Executive, Chelsea and Westminster NHS FT​, Westmiddlesex NHS FT and STP Senior Responsible Office, North West London Region.​

14:45 Session Change

Session A: Showing leadership as part of system-based working

  • How can you align priorities and overlapping concerns between multiple stakeholder groups?
  • Adapting your leadership style to achieve integrated care success
  • Balancing your organisation’s interests with those of the system

Sir Jim Mackey, Chief Executive, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust

Debbie Fleming, Chief Executive, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS FT

Session B: Beyond providers – building effective and productive partnerships with PCNs and social care

  • Understand the potential outcomes from positive relationships between providers and PCNS
  • How are providers evolving as they develop out-of-hospital service models?
  • Explore what providers can do to integrate with social and primary care

Daniel Elkeles, Chief Executive, Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust

Thea Stein, Chief Executive, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

15:35 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

Panel Discussion: Achieve positive cultural change in your organisation

  • What strategic vision is required to successfully implement behavioural and cultural change
  • Take your trust on a journey towards outstanding by transforming your organisation’s culture
  • Hear the evidence on the links between clinical excellence and a positive culture
  • Ensure your strategy is embedded in your organisation through clear vision and storytelling

Marianne Griffiths, Chief Executive, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS FT & Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Richard Mitchell, Chief Executive, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS FT

Stephanie Gray-Roberts, Clinical & Safety Director, Serco​


Keynote Session: What the NHS People Plan means for provider board leaders


Chair’s Closing Remarks
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Networking Drinks Reception & Dinner



Registration & Refreshments


Chair’s Opening Remarks
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Stream A: Workforce

Stream B: Data and Technology


Stream A: Driving meaningful and actionable staff engagement

  • Learn what successful NHS organisations are doing in terms of real and relentless engagement
  • How the best organisations communicate key priorities and involve their staff in delivering strategy
  • How are vulnerable groups of staff properly represented and demonstrably listened to

Ann Marr, Chief Executive, St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Stream B: Demystifying data for board leaders

  • Find out what data should be prioritised for board leaders to understand and regularly review
  • Using serious and meaningful charts to track progress
  • Hear about best practice examples of board data use and what they need to see
10:00 Session Change

Stream A: Boosting the morale and wellbeing of your workforce

  • Find out what practical steps providers are taking to improve the morale of their staff
  • Take away useful examples from other sectors on practical measures that can be implemented
  • How are organisations using WRES standards to accelerate inclusion and diversity

Michele Moran, Chief Executive, Humber Teaching NHS FT

Stream B: Uncovering the tangible benefits of board level involvement in technology and AI

  • Better understand the complexity of the digital agenda and what’s relevant for you
  • What impact technology is having on the improvement of services
  • How AI is currently being unleashed in real care settings

Bob Bell, Chief Executive, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS FT

Caroline Clarke, Group Chief Executive, Royal Free London NHS FT

Sam Roberts, Chief Executive, Accelerate Access Collaborative, NHS England & NHS Improvement​


Morning Refreshments & Networking


Panel Discussion: Determining the future role of our hospitals – what needs to happen next

  • Join a discussion on what providers need to be doing to achieve the objectives set out in the NHS Long Term Plan
  • Find out how outstanding NHS providers are flourishing in the current climate
  • How will providers flourish in a world of system working and what leadership behaviours are required

Glen Burley, Chief Executive, South Warwickshire NHS FT, George Eliot NHS Trust & Wye Valley NHS Trust

Anita Charlesworth, Director of Research and Economics, The Health Foundation

Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive, The Nuffield Trust

Sarah-Jane Marsh, Chief Executive, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS FT


Closing Keynote

Amanda Pritchard, Chief Operating Officer, NHS England & NHS Improvement


Chair’s Closing Remarks
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

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