If the last few months have underlined anything, it is that there is never a quiet day in healthcare. Yet, despite the ramifications of the current pandemic, the show must go on and there’s much happening in the sector that warrants discussion, deliberation and debate. That is why we are excited to be part of this year’s NHS Providers Conference.
This year’s theme is ‘reflect and recover’, exploring the challenges of confronting the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it has had on the healthcare sector. Indeed, it is a conference that arguably couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time given the rising number of cases, launching of the track and trace app and ongoing debates around restrictions, testing and impact on other elements of public health.
The event, taking place from 6-8 October is virtual only but that has in no way dampened its scope. In fact, this year, we’ll be hearing from one of the most high profile figures in the UK health sector in 2020 – the Rt Hon health secretary Matt Hancock who is giving a keynote address on day three. But he is just one of many outstanding speakers and panellists we’re looking forward to hearing from.
The opening address will be provided by Chris Hopson, chief executive, NHS Providers who will offer reflections on the NHS response, NHS trusts’ achievements and learnings from the pandemic to date with a look ahead to the challenges winter may bring. Other high profile speakers include; Sir Simon Stevens, chief executive, NHS England and Improvement who will discuss how we can learn from the pandemic and look ahead to the key challenges and opportunities facing the NHS in the months and years to come, and Amanda Pritchard, COO, NHS England and NHS Improvement, who will look at how best trusts can move forward as the NHS recovers from the first wave of coronavirus cases and gets ready for winter.
There are some great sessions too, particularly Saffron Cordery, who is going to be speaking on what a new era of digital leadership means for the provider sector and Prerana Issar, chief people officer, NHS Improvement who is giving a one-to-one interview. The panel on ‘exploring provider collaboration within the ‘system by default’ operating model’, which involves Miriam Deakin, Director of Policy and Strategy, NHS Providers and Matt Neligan, Director of Primary Care and System Transformation, NHS England and NHS Improvement, amongst others, is also penned in our calendar.
All the sessions are outstanding. Which is why we decided to be an exhibitor at this event. If you are attending, you’ll be able to find us at our virtual stand via the dedicated event app where our expert team will be on hand to help or advise on your queries, quandaries or questions.
You can find more about our services here but, in the meantime, we hope you can join us at the event or follow what’s happening on social by using @NHSProviders or #NHSP20.