The Healthcare Show Conference Theatres

The Healthcare Show Conference Theatres

The Healthcare Show is an event for the entire health and care community but what’s in it for you?

In addition to our six key themes, we have also grouped sessions around five conference theatres. We hope this will make it easier for you to plan your time at our event, picking out discussions, case studies and practical workshops that best match your interests and priorities.

The five conference theatres are:

1. Keynote Theatre

Don’t miss out on the action taking place on The Healthcare Show’s main stage, chaired by Professor Paul Corrigan CBE, former senior health policy advisor to Tony Blair and Roy Lilley, popular broadcaster and blogger on all things NHS and social care. They will host a lively agenda of topical debates, policy updates, inspirational case studies and interviews with senior figures from health, social care and beyond.

Sessions will focus on challenges and opportunities surrounding delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan, progress towards better integrated care, workforce and digital transformation.  We will hear directly from NHS Chief People Officer Prerena Issar about next steps for the NHS People Plan, probe what new legislation could mean for the NHS and get the latest on the national review of NHS waiting times. Also learn about game-changing initiatives from hospital CEOs, discuss the role of the NHS as an anchor institution and share in an inspiring story of integration in action from Wigan.

Who’s it for: Senior clinicians and managers working in all sectors of the NHS, adult social care, public health, the VCSE and private sector.

2. Transformation in Action Theatre

Real-time learning from the ‘doers’ of the NHS who are rapidly putting policy into practice and delivering changes big and small to support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan. Our inspiring speakers will share their concrete achievements over the past year, how they have got there and the impacts. They will provide a wealth of ideas, expertise and take-away action points to help you replicate their success.

Topics covered include: a new vision for clinical commissioning; Primary Care Network development; the use of digital technology to transform outpatient services; redesign of urgent and emergency care; prevention and population health; tackling health inequalities in England’s most deprived neighbourhood; maximising the benefits of social prescribing, and hospital and CCG merger.

Who’s it for? Senior clinicians and managers from NHS trusts, CCGs, primary and community care and the partners they are working with to deliver transformational change across health and care.

3. Finance, Efficiency and Procurement Theatre

Case studies, practical talks and expert advice to support healthcare commissioners, providers and systems to improve their immediate financial position and long-term sustainability. The theatre agenda will open with a lively discussion, chaired by David Williams, NHS Providers’ finance policy lead, around whether the NHS, with all the additional investment, is finally on track for a secure future. Put simply – is the money enough, especially in the absence of a long-term funding solution for adult social care?

There will be sessions on innovative procurement to improve patient outcomes; the Model Hospital, reducing waste in NHS trusts; meeting efficiency targets and control totals and undergoing pain-free CCG mergers. We will also share examples where healthcare systems are successfully making tough collective decisions on allocating resources against agreed system pressures.

Whether you are a CCG under pressure to reduce running costs by 20 per cent by 2020/21, an NHS trust grappling with deficits or a healthcare system striving to achieve financial balance, there will be solutions and expert advice to guide you.

Who’s it for? Chief Finance Officer, finance leads and managers from ICSs, STPs, CCGs and NHS trusts, primary, community and local authorities. Other senior figures from NHS organisations, including ICS leads, PCN Clinical Directors, CCG chairs and accountable officers, directors of transformation, programme directors and transformation leads.

4. Primary Care and Integration Hub

The Primary Care and Integration Hub, at the heart of The Healthcare Show, has a packed agenda of interactive sessions covering key factors that are critical to the successful development of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) and Primary Care Networks (PCNs). Attendees will learn from trailblazing and aspirant ICSs about what really effective integration looks like at all levels, how it is being achieved and the tangible benefits. Other sessions will focus on challenges and opportunities for evolving PCNs, including multidisciplinary team working and employing additional roles, harnessing the opportunities of digital first primary care, working across boundaries, and meeting the goals of the revised GP contract.

By the time of The Healthcare Show in June, PCNs will be entering their second year of operation and the whole of England must be covered by ICSs by April 2021. The Hub is designed to support NHS leaders on this ambitious journey, with sessions focussing on key topics including: next steps for ICSs and PCNs; harnessing the power of place-based partnerships; population health; working with local government, the public and VCSE sector; implementing the NHS People Plan across healthcare systems and much more.

Who’s it for? ICS leads, programme directors and independent chairs, leads of ICPs and other place-based partnerships and alliances, Clinical Directors of Primary Care Networks, Accountable Officers and other senior figures from CCGs. Senior clinicians and managers from  NHS Trusts, senior figures from local government, public health and adult social care and healthcare integration partners from the VCSE and private sector.

5. Improving Care Pathways Theatre

Sessions showcasing how typically high-cost clinical pathways are being transformed to improve quality, efficiency and outcomes, tackle health inequalities and reduce unwarranted variation. Talks will cover how this is being done in a variety of ways, including: through the NHS RightCare and Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) programmes; population health management; multidisciplinary team working; service integration; personalisation and the adoption of new apps and technologies. Sessions will focus on key NHS Long Term Plan clinical priorities including respiratory, CVD, stroke, diabetes and oncology, with other sessions on MSK, end-of-life care, ophthalmology and more. Speakers will include newly appointment national clinical directors, updating the conference on the NHS’s next steps on tackling some of society’s biggest killers.

Who’s it for? Clinical leads, programme managers, heads of transformation, programme directors, medicines optimisation leads and others involved in service redesign and care pathway transformation from CCGs, NHS trusts, PCNs and ICSs/STPs.


  • Access
  • Cinos
  • CSL
  • Doro
  • strata health


  • Cerner
  • EDM
  • Omnicell
  • Orion


  • Emis Health
  • Healthcare Uk
  • Intersystem
  • Roche


  • Savanamed
  • Schneider
  • starleaf
  • UK cloud


  • Iplato
  • Legrand
  • Philips
  • RL datix


  • Xuper
  • Tunstall

In Association With

  • NHS England
  • NHS Providers

In Association With

  • NAPC
  • NHS RC
  • The Patient Association

Media Partner

  • ACJ
  • BJHM
  • PCC
  • The MJ

Media Partner

  • Hospital Times
  • PPP
  • WHJ
  • Integrated Care Journal

Education Partner

  • CQC

Official Media Partner

  • NHE
  • PHE

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