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.

To ensure you continue to get excellent value for money from this event, conference rates have been frozen for the eighth year running.

Wednesday 13 June

Sweating the NHS Pound

It is estimated that despite recent increases in NHS funding by the end of the parliament a £20bn gap will still exist between what is provided to the NHS and what is needed to deliver current levels of service. This session will explore how we can maximise value for the population of each available NHS pound by adopting efficient approaches to service delivery, medicines usage and clinical practice.

Interested in sharing your innovative work?

This year we are launching the Innovation Zone, an interactive area as part of our exhibition, which will give you the opportunity to showcase the innovative work your organisation is doing to improving cost, quality, or both. Find out more about this excellent opportunity to highlight your good practice on our Innovation Zone web page.