Workforce shortages is the single biggest threat to the future sustainability of the NHS and the successful delivery of its Long Term Plan. The new Chief People Officer will lead a workforce implementation plan to tackle this problem head on.
Attend this stream for innovative approaches to recruiting, training, retaining and supporting staff to thrive in the 21st Century model of care we are creating. Learn how ICSs are supporting clinicians to move more freely between primary, secondary, social and community-care.
Find out how to build a successful multidisciplinary team in primary care and capitalise on the £1.8bn available to fund 20,000 new roles in primary care – including pharmacists, physios, paramedics, physician associates, and social prescribing link workers.
The Future of Primary Care
For the first time in the 70 year history of the NHS, investment in primary, community and mental health services is guaranteed to grow faster than the overall NHS Budget. The Long Term Plan’s £4.5bn additional funding for primary and community care reflects how central the service is to the vision for a new 21st Century model of care.
Every GP practice in England must join a Primary Care Network with a go-live date of July 1, making this conference perfectly timed to focus on making them a success. We will cover funding through the new five-year GP contract and Primary Care Network DES, how to deploy new roles in primary care, develop state-of-the-art primary care premises, adopt new technologies for improved outcomes and efficiency, operate effectively as part of an ICS and outcomes and more.
Mental health has landed £2.3bn extra to deliver the priorities set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. Will this be enough to end healthcare inequalities for patients with mental ill health and place mental and physical health services on an equal footing?
Through discussion and cases studies, we will cover what needs to be done to ensure that with additional funding and a concrete plan, we end premature death and stigma for patients with mental illness and finally achieve parity of esteem.
NHS Estates Optimisation and Transformation
Publication of the March 2017 Naylor Review catalysed an ambitious programme of estates transformation that is vital to the future sustainability of the NHS.
Attend this stream for a national update on NHS estates funding and options post-abolition of PFI and PF2. Natasha Kerrigan, NHS England’s strategic estates lead, will cover how STPs and ICSs are aligning clinical and estates strategies. She will also join a Keynote discussion with Geoff Alltimes, Independent Co-Chair, London Estates Board and others on how NHS estates transformation supports delivery of the Long Term Plan.
Prevention and Healthier Communities
The NHS Long Term Plan aims to stop 85,000 premature deaths a year from heart attack, strokes and other big killers, through early detection and a major push on prevention. This will be achieved through the launch of ambitious new prevention programmes and effective partnership working between all parts of the NHS, local government, voluntary sector and communities.
Cases studies in this stream include a focus on primary and secondary prevention, including CVD, diabetes, respiratory, the First 1,000 Days of a child’s life programme in Surrey Heartlands and more.