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

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?

Panellists include:

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

Jane Milligan, Chief Executive, Integrated Care System for Devon and NHS Devon CCG

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

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 recovery: Leveraging the Elective Recovery Fund

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

Panellists include:

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

11:20 – 12:00

Keynote Q&A

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.

Integrating remote monitoring solutions into care pathways to improve outcomes and reduce hospital time

Led by B Braun

Reducing health inequalities

Led by Thornton & Ross (Stada)

Optimising patient flow for quicker hospital discharge

Led by BCG

Meeting the needs of the workforce

Led by BSI

Enabling collaboration across the ICS

Led by TPP

Ensuring digital inclusion and healthcare access to all

Led by Dr Foster

Session tbc 

Lead by First Care

Improving end of life care

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

Panellists include:

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

Ben Horner, Managing Director and 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?

Panellists include:

Matt Gibson, Head of Diagnostic Imaging, Siemens Healthineers

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

Angie Craig, Associate Director Operations, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

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

Panellists include:

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

David Williams, Medical Affairs Lead, Medical Affairs Stada UK

17:00 –

What does a world class Integrated Care System really look like?

In association with McKinsey

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

Alastair McLellan, Editor, 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 

Panellists include:

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

Kersten England, Chief Executive, Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Mel Pickup, Chief Executive, Bradford Teaching Hospitals FT

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

Sir Robert Francis QC, Chair, Healthwatch England

Tina Marshall, UK Country Manager, Visiba Care

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

10.35 –

Raising the voice of social care in integrated care strategies

  • Highlighting exacerbation of problems during the pandemic
  • Bridging the funding gap – where will £1 billion get us?
  • Managing social care planning within ICS strategies

Panellists include:

David Pearson, Chair, Social Care Sector COVID-19 Support Task Force and Chair, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS

11:15 –

Morning Refreshments & Networking

11.45 –

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

In association with IMPOWER

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
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

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


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