HSJ Provider Summit

Unlocking the potential of integration and collaboration

31 March – 1 April 2022 | Crowne Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon

Draft Agenda



Registration & Refreshments


Chair’s Opening Remarks

Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Opening Panel
Driving performance recovery across systems, organisations and places

Supported by TeleTracking

  • Innovating and driving improvement within constraints
  • Unlocking capacity within organisations and across systems
  • Tackling workforce productivity and effectiveness through a new lens
  • Putting digital at the heart of recovery

Matthew Cripps, Director of Behaviour Change, NHS England & Improvement 

Niall Dickson, Chair, East Kent Hospitals University NHS FT 

Neil Griffiths, Chief Executive, TeleTracking  

Matthew Shaw, Chief Executive, Great Ormond Street Hospital 


Panel Discussion
Unlocking the potential of your ICS

Supported by Cerner

  • Working differently, as providers, to deliver impact for staff and populations – what does this mean in reality?
  • Transitioning to system thinking as default – challenges and opportunities
  • Delivering systemic change for poor performing areas or trusts
  • What have been the learnings of first wave ICSs?
  • What does success look like in the next 12 months? How can ICSs have an immediate impact on reset and recovery?

Kevin McGee, Chief Executive, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

Matt Neligan, Director of System Transformation, NHS England & Improvement

Lou Patten, Chief Executive, NHS Clinical Commissioners  

Patti Wynn, Sales Director, Cerner


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. Bringing together 8-10 participants, ensure you sign up early to secure your place at your preferred table.

(1) ICS oversight, regulation and governance

Led by Hempsons

(2) What are the key enablers to sustain timely and equitable access to planned care pathways?

Led by Acumentice

(3) Redesigning the provision of analgesia to optimise patient flow in ED

Led by Galen

(4) Is procuring for value a myth or a reality?

Led by BD

(5) What have we learned during the pandemic – and how do we use this to build a flexible, responsive NHS workforce for the future?

Led by NHS Professionals

(6) How can we empower people in their patient journeys?

Led by Capita Healthcare Decisions


Session change

Stream A: Reset & Recovery Stream B: Transformation

Panel Discussion 

Embracing new approaches to flexible working for staffing optimisation 

Supported by NHS Professionals 

To meet the demands of system recovery and the backlog, we’ll explore how NHS leaders will need to approach workforce planning differently and the opportunities of flexible working to deliver goals. 

  • What learnings can we take away from the pandemic in terms of innovation, thinking differently, approaches to flexible working, operating as one team?  
  • Putting people in places to care: How can flexible working be better utilised to support agile movement of staff across pathways and physical locations? 
  • Is there a right mix substantive vs bank staff? 
  • How can the NHS better embrace flexible working as a long-term career? 

Juliette Cosgrove, Chief Nurse and Director of Clinical Governance, NHS Professionals  

Richard Mitchell, Chief Executive, University Hospitals of Leicester 

Panel Discussion

New approaches to primary care integration and out of hospital care

  • How does the formation of ICSs present an opportunity to start a new conversation about the future of primary care?
  • How can we bring all primary care voices to the table – beyond PCNs 
  • How can general practice be better integrated with hospitals, community services and mental health?
  • Exploring areas where primary care and PCNs are working in a fundamentally different way – and how those ideas and lessons can be transferred to other parts of the country

Anne Coyle, Managing Director, Out of Hospital Care Collaborative, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Phil Jennings, Chief Executive, Innovation Agency

Dr Simon Mitchell, Co-Executive Partner, your health partnership



14.15 Panel Discussion

Leading a digital-first approach to recovery

Supported by Wolters Kluwer

  • Putting digital front and centre of recovery planning: board-level leadership, culture, mindsets, and capability
  • Investing in the right digital solutions that will drive optimum impact and ROI
  • How can digital innovation best support clinicians and patients?
  • Transitioning to a system-wide collaborative approach to digital – tensions and opportunities

Deborah Lee, Chief Executive, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS FT 

Chris McCann, Interim National Director, Healthwatch England 

Cheryl Trigg, Business Development Director, Wolters Kluwer  

Fireside Chat

Establishing a new partnership between NHS and local authorities

Strengthening the collaboration between health and local authorities is vital for a patient-centred, integrated service. But in the ICS reconfiguration, how this will be engineered remains unclear.

Will this be for the local community to determine, or will this be nationally driven? What structural, organisational and funding changes are required to create the mechanisms for change?

In this session we’ll explore how to turn good intentions and a desire for change – into a reality.

Kate Ardern, Director of Public Health, Wigan Council

Tom Stannard, Chief Executive, Salford City Council

Matthew Winn, National Director for Community Health Services, NHSE | Chief Executive, Cambridgeshire Community Services Trust


Session change

Panel Discussion

Reducing bed days: Discovering small wins with big impact

Supported by Vifor

To build elective capacity and drive efficiency ensuring only the right patients are in hospital – is essential. Through two case studies and interactive discussion, we’ll explore practical examples of where small wins can drive a big impact. How can we share lessons across the country to ensure the right patients are in hospital? How can we speed up clinical pathways and support earlier discharge and reduce re-admissions?

Dr Will Hinchliffe, Kidney Specialist, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS FT

James Prentis, Consultant Anaesthetist, Newcastle Hospitals NHS FT

Stella Vig, Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and National Clinical Director for Elective Care, NHSE

Panel Discussion

Delivering value through place-based integration models

This session will explore examples of how local placed-based wellbeing services are delivering true value for people and stemming flow into emergency care and hospitals. How can we use this as an opportunity to reset partnership working, re-engage staff to work across boundaries and find new innovative ways to achieve productivity gains – and ultimately better services for populations?

Mike Bell, Chairman, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Catherine Johnstone, Vice Chair, The Richmond Group of Charities

Dave Sweeney, Executive Director of Partnerships, Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership


Afternoon Refreshments & Networking


Keynote Interview

NHS recovery - from vision to reality

Sir Jim Mackey, National Director of Elective Recovery | Chief Executive, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust


Panel Discussion

Clearing the elective backlog – beyond traditional thinking

Supported by Induction

Given the size of the waiting list and significant capacity challenges, provider organisations must find innovative solutions to work faster and smarter.

Hear from leaders driving collaboration initiatives, working across organisational boundaries, to deliver impact for patients waiting for treatment through:

  • Faster pathways
  • New models of care
  • Increasing capacity

James Balmain, CEO, Induction 

Tara Donnelly, Chief Digital Officer, NHS Transformation Directorate | NHSE 

David Furness, Director of Policy and Delivery, Independent Healthcare Providers Network 

Andy Hardy, Chief Executive, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust  


Chair’s Closing Remarks

Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

19.00 - 23.00

Networking Drinks Reception & Dinner




Registration & Refreshments


Chair’s Opening Remarks

Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

08:30 Keynote session
In conversation with Ian Trenholm, Chief Executive, Care Quality Commission 

Panel Discussion
Balancing 2022/23 pressures and priorities within constraints

  • Reflecting on the current financial environment and the implications, short and longer term
  • How are organisations balancing national and regional expectations and priorities?
  • Capital constraints: How to continue investing in NHS estates to support the delivery of new models of care
  • Managing public expectations who expect faster and better

Anita Charlesworth, Director of Research, The Health Foundation

Caroline Clarke, Group CEO, Royal Free London NHS FT

Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers

Richard Murray, Chief Executive, The King’s Fund


Panel Discussion

Provider collaboratives: In practice

Supported by Hempsons

  • How to manage the tensions of shared responsibility versus sovereign accountability: Real-life examples, learnings and outcomes
  • Ensuring a balance of power in the provider collaborative – what mechanisms are available to help manage this risk?
  • Exploring where and how provider collaboratives are starting to have an impact on population health needs

Glen Burley, Chief Executive, Foundation Group of South Warwickshire FT, Wye Valley Trust and George Eliot Hospital Trust

Sheena Cumiskey, Chief Executive, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Andrew Davidson, Partner, Hempsons


Morning Refreshments & Networking


Fireside Chat   

Staff wellbeing, engagement, motivation: Making a difference   

Supported by GoodShape  

As one of the biggest challenges facing provider organisations right now, this session will explore practical solutions and inspiring examples from leaders genuinely achieving a meaningful focus on welfare, wellbeing and employee engagement (pre and post pandemic).  

  • Optimising the employee experience to attract and retain the best talent – successes and learnings  

  • Designing impactful wellbeing initiatives – what does the data tell us?  

  • Delivering systemic change to ensure BME staff feel more included    

  • How can an improved understanding of wellbeing better inform workforce planning?  

Alun Baker, Chief Executive, GoodShape  

Joe Harrison, Chief Executive, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS FT  

Fiona Noden, Chief Executive, Bolton NHS FT 


Panel Discussion 

Taking a whole systems approach to patient flow and care navigation 

Supported by Capita Healthcare Decisions  

  • With pressures in A&E, as well within primary care and community services increasing exponentially, how can the system work better to resolve both of these issues?  
  • With the full reconfiguration to ICSs, how can we now harness whole systems thinking to fundamentally redesign and develop new sustainable models of care?  
  • What can we learn from international examples as we embrace reset and recovery? 

Daniel Elkeles, Chief Executive, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust  

Lena Samuels, Chair Designate, Hampshire and IOW ICS 

Dr Charles Young, Group Senior Medical Officer, Capita 


Chair’s Closing Remarks

Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


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