HSJ Integrated Care Summit

Developing Integrated Care Systems to deliver improved patient care and outcomes


Midland Hotel, Manchester

23 - 24 September 2021



Registration & Refreshments


Chair’s Opening Remarks

Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

Including exclusive pre-recorded remarks from Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, on the Health and Care Bill and priorities for integration.

10:00 –10:40

What does integrated care mean and look like in the new NHS?

In association with Dedalus Group

  • The role of the ICS and place within the healthcare system
  • Understanding the implications of the Health and Care Bill
  • Embedding quality and safety into the development of ICSs – what does outstanding look like?
  •  Learning from covid-19 to harness positive work and increase system resilience
  • How to balance representation with decision-making agility in a complex  environment
  • What does self-regulation look like, and where does accountability lie?

Chaired by Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

Panellists include:

Matthew Kershaw, Chief Executive, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and place-based leader for health

Rosie Benneyworth, Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care, Care Quality Commission

Dr Amanda Doyle OBE, Regional Director – North West, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Will Smart, Global Director External Relations, Dedalus Group

10.40 –

Focusing resources on elective recovery to fully restore services and clear the backlog

In association with 18 Week Support

  • What does good look like in recovery?
  • Maximising resources to address the backlog and reduce waiting times for elective care
  • Ensuring inclusion across the population to reduce health inequalities

Chaired by Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

Panellists include:

Philippa Slinger, Strategic Advisor, 18 Week Support

Naresh Chenani, Director of Planning and Performance, Mid & South Essex Foundation Trust

Michael Smith, Chief Officer, Bolton GP Federation

11:20 – 12:00

Keynote Q&A with Dr Tim Ferris, National Director of Transformation, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Hear about national priorities to support the formation and delivery on objectives and outcomes of integrated care systems plus ask questions to stimulate discussion and debate in this interactive session facilitated by Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ.

12:00 – 12:30

Morning Refreshments & Networking

12:30 – 13:30

Interactive Discussion Groups

Join these intimate and focused small-group discussions to share experiences with senior colleagues and get your pressing questions answered. Each group discussion will run for 25 minutes, so you will have the chance to participate in two.

With tables limited to just 12 participants, ensure you sign up early to ensure your place at your preferred 2 tables.

1. Collaborating to address the workforce and economic impact of wound care

Led by B Braun

2. Reducing health inequalities in a cost-effective way

Led by Thornton & Ross (Stada)

3. Next Gen population health – what is the evidence on what works, and how to organise to deliver

Led by BCG

4. What does ICS digital maturity really look like?

Led by TPP

5. Integration, intervention, impact: How to successfully integrate primary and secondary care in South East London

Led by Telstra Health UK

6. ICSs: The data-led opportunity for better staffing, savings and wellbeing

Led by First Care

7. Leveraging standards and management systems to establish formal collaboration mechanisms in ICSs

Led by BSI

13.30 –

Networking Lunch

14.30 –

Tackling inequalities with a cross-system approach to improve population health 
across the board

In association with BCG

  • Enabling healthcare access and inclusion across the entire population
  • Harnessing community assets to build a holistic picture and address inequalities at their roots
  • How can the NHS and local government work together more effectively?
  • Prioritising action on the wider determinants of health and protecting public health budgets

Chaired by Ben Clover, Bureau Chief, HSJ

Panellists include:

Dr Bola Owolabi, Director – Health Inequalities, NHS England and Improvement

Dr Charlotte Canniff, Clinical Chair, Surrey Heartlands CCG, Clinical Leader, Surrey Heartlands ICS and Chair, Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Professional Executive

Jonathan Gardner, Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, Whittington Health NHS Trust

Stephen Sutherland, Managing Director & Partner, , Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

15.10 –

Establishing clinically-led care pathways to optimise outcomes

  • What does the new “integration index” mean for pathway and service design?
  • How to effectively involve clinicians, the public and patients
  • Navigating complex conditions and non-linear pathways
  • Enabling good data flow to support integration
15.10 –

Community diagnostic hubs – transforming care delivery and improving patient outcomes

In association with Siemens Healthineers

  • What are the challenges in making the recommendations of Professor Sir Mike Richards’ report (Diagnostics: recovery and renewal) a reality?
  • How can community diagnostic hubs be delivered in a sustainable and cost-effective way?

Chaired by Ben Clover, Bureau Chief, HSJ

Panellists include:

Andy Howlett, Director of Diagnostics, Medicines and Pharmacy Improvement, NHS England and Improvement

Angie Craig, Associate Director Operations, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

Matt Gibson, Head of Diagnostic Imaging, Siemens Healthineers

15:50 –

Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

16.20 –

Optimising care pathways to reduce cost and improve patient outcomes

In association with Stada (Thornton & Ross)

  • Where can ICSs drive efficiencies across care pathways in the near- to mid-term?
  • Focusing on medicine optimisation to ensure clinical & cost effectiveness

Chaired by Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

Panellists include:

Vaughan Lewis, South East Regional Medical Director, NHS England

Darush Attar-Zadeh, Respiratory Lead Pharmacist, Barnet CCG and Co-Chair, Medicines Optimisation Working Group, Taskforce For Lung Health

David Williams, Medical Affairs, Stada UK

17:00 –

What will a mature, high performing ICS look like?

In association with McKinsey

Paul Dinkin, Partner, McKinsey

Dr Amanda Doyle OBE, Regional Director – North West, NHS England and NHS Improvement

17.40 –

Chair’s Closing Remarks

Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

Networking Reception & Dinner
Drinks reception from 19:00 with dinner served at 20.00. Finish at 22.00

Day 2 sessions commence at 9:00 sharp




Chair’s Opening Remarks

Ben Clover, Bureau Chief, HSJ

09:15 –

Delivering the right care in the right place to reduce hospital pressures and improve 
patient access

In association with TPP

  • Managing conditions locally to prevent avoidable hospital admissions and 
    speed up discharge
  • Working with PCNs and scaling up GP collaboration
  • What should the role of community providers be in ICSs, ICPs and provider 

Chaired by Ben Clover, Bureau Chief, HSJ

Panellists include:

Tim Briggs, Chair, GIRFT and National Director of Clinical Improvement, NHS England and Improvement

Kersten England, Chief Executive, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Dr John Parry, Clinical Director, TPP

Dr Richard Haddad, Chair, Bradford Care Alliance CIC

09.55 –

Harnessing the benefits of digital while keeping patient need at the centre

In association with Visiba Care

  • Unpicking the positives of remote consultations and digital triage
  • Striking a balance: Understanding patient perspectives through survey responses
  • Maximising telehealth capabilities to empower patients and reduce hospital pressures

Chaired by Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

Panellists include:

Dr Minal Bakhai, GP and Clinical Director for Digital First Primary Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Dr Phil Richardson, Chief System Integration Officer, NHS Dorset CCG

Chris McCann, Director of Communications, Insight and Campaigns, Healthwatch England

Erica Bonns, Chief Medical Officer, Visiba Care

10.35 –

Raising the voice of social care in integrated care strategies

  • Highlighting exacerbation of problems during the pandemic
  • “New” money for social care
  • Managing social care planning within ICS strategies

Chaired by Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

Panellists include:

Sir David Pearson, Independent Chair and Advisor and NHS Advisor on Integration and Local Government (formerly Chair, Social Care Sector COVID-19 Support Task Force and Chair, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS)

Iain MacBeath, Strategic Director, Health and Wellbeing, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Sally Warren, Director of Policy, The King’s Fund

11:15 –

Morning Refreshments & Networking

11.45 –

Integrated working to support health, care and wellbeing outcomes that matter

In association with IMPOWER

  • Integration in practice - communities of practice and care navigation
  • Manchester's integration journey - keys to success
  • How to deliver successful change in a complex system

Chaired by Ben Clover, Bureau Chief, HSJ

Panellists include:

Katy Calvin-Thomas, CEO, Manchester Local Care Organisation

Bernadette Enright, Executive Director of Adult Services, Manchester City Council

James Swaffield, Director and Head of Health, IMPOWER

Mike Channon, Manager, Manchester Community Response, South Manchester, Manchester Local Care Organisation

Jon Morris, Senior Social Worker, Manchester Local Care Organisation

Matt Lewis, Manager of Care Navigation Service, Manchester Local Care Organisation

12:25 –

Forward look: What are the next set of priorities?

  • Navigating the longer-term impacts of covid-19
  • What does good look like in the recovery stage?
  • Driving positive outcomes with the integration agenda and upholding collaboration

Chaired by Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

Panellists include:

Claire Fuller, Lead and Interim CCG Accountable Officer, Surrey Heartlands ICS

Mike Bell, Chairman, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Co-Chair, Croydon Health Board

13.05 –

Chair’s Closing Remarks
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ
Takeaway lunch will be served after sessions finish


download programme  register