Event Details

  • Venue : Manchester Central Convention Complex
  • Date : 13 June 2018 - 14 June 2018

The NHS Confederation’s annual conference and exhibition is a unique experience where health and social care leaders can face shared challenges, find practical solutions, celebrate past successes and shape future ones. With this in mind, our event this year will concentrate on workforce, reform and the 70th birthday of the NHS.

These key themes will be supported by six focused strands: digital; transformation; integration; efficiency and productivity; workforce and leadership.

Through engaging workshops, keynote speeches, breakout sessions, seminars and panel discussions, the most senior leaders in health and social care will come together to address these key challenges and take home practical solutions.

Book your place now.

Make sure to sign up for our sessions and book onto our members’ dinner when you register – find out more below.

Keynote speakers include:

  • The Secretary of State for Health
  • Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England
  • Niall Dickson, CEO of NHS Confederation
  • Jim Mackey, CEO of NHS Improvement
  • Rt. Hon Jon Ashworth MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

See the full programme.

NHSCC breakout sessions and member dinner

We will be hosting breakout sessions across the two days which you can read more about below. Make sure to book your place.

We are also holding our members’ dinner on the Tuesday evening before the conference begins. The dinner is a great opportunity to network with colleagues and peers in preparation for two busy days at conference in a relaxed and informal setting.

Join us at one of our breakout sessions:

Sweating the NHS pound (13 June, noon)

During this session we will explore how we can maximise the value of each available NHS pound for the population by adopting efficient approaches to service delivery, medicines usage and clinical practice. The session will be chaired by Graham Jackson, with Julie Wood, chief executive of NHSCC, and will showcase some examples of how this is working in practice from colleagues and peers from across the NHSCC membership.

Integrated commissioning – making a difference (13 June, 4pm)

This session is designed to share examples and key learning from the development of integrated commissioning models and test if they can really make a difference for our populations. It will also present early lessons from the testing phase of the LGA and NHSCC Integrated Commissioning for Better Outcomes Framework, which was launched earlier this year.