Event Details

  • Venue : Manchester Central Convention Complex
  • Date : 19 June 2019 - 20 June 2019

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. This year, Confed19 will look ahead to the future of healthcare. The NHS Long Term Plan, integration, Brexit and our NHS workforce will be put in the spotlight alongside other pressing healthcare issues.

Bringing senior healthcare leaders together under one roof, Confed19 is the perfect occasion to step back and find space to network with colleagues, share best practice and hear big announcements from high-profile experts from across the UK and beyond.

Keynote speakers 

The keynote speaker line-up includes:

  • Professor Eric Topol,
  • NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens,
  • Harvard University’s Professor David Williams, and
  • former NHSCC co-chair Dr Amanda Doyle,

with many more to be announced.


NHSCC breakout sessions 

We will be hosting a number of breakout sessions across the two days:

Integration – 3 nations x 3 successes – learning together with Welsh Confed and NICON (19 June, 11.30)

Speakers for this session include Jennifer Welsh, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations, Northern Trust, Northern Ireland; Teresa Owens, Executive Director of Public Health, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board; and Helen Hirst, Accountable Officer, Bradford Districts CCG, Bradford City CCG, and Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG.

Improving value – from self-care to snoring (or prescriptions to prudent healthcare) with Welsh Confed and NICON (20 June, 09.15)

This session will hear from three speakers showcasing different approaches to improving value across the UK. It will highlight what can be learnt from local efforts and more national schemes, and ask how to progress ambitions to maximise value.

Primary Care Networks: how partnership working can secure the future of primary care in England
(20 June, 09.15)

July 2019 sees the deadline for the whole of England to be covered by Primary Care Networks – so this session would be a timely opportunity to assess progress so far. Many CCGs have already been putting into practice some form of primary care at scale, but the new GP contract (released in January 2019) outlined in more detail how Primary Care Networks were going to operate. This would be a chance for several speakers to discuss how far they’ve come in implementing PCNs, what challenges continue and whether this does present the start of a revolution in the NHS. 

Mental Health Zone

The Mental Health Zone returns this year following its success in 2018. We are hosting two sessions to ensure that the commissioner perspective is included in these important discussions. They are:

Once you have booked your ticket for Confed you will be sent a personalised link to book onto sessions – spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t miss out!