Morning, Thursday, 24th September 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This timely conference will bring out latest thinking on how funding for the NHS can best be used and targeted - including increases already committed to by the Government, and extra support needed to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
We expect discussion to focus on:
- delivery of the targets set out in the NHS Long Term Plan, as well as
- immediate priorities resulting from COVID-19 - and dealing with its long term impact of COVID-19.
It takes place with:
- Key issues for NHS funding - priorities, challenges, next steps, and the impact of COVID-19
- Delivering high quality care, increasing productivity and reducing unwarranted variation
- Resources, delivery of care and strategic targets:
- funding priorities in light of the COVID-19 crisis - delivery of care, workforce support, and lessons that can be applied to the future
- meeting targets in the NHS Long Term Plan - funding allocations, system redesign and local variation
- developing new models of primary care - the role of digital first primary care and changing commissioning structures
- The future of integration between health and social care;
- The role of the independent sector in supporting the delivery of care - including during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Stakeholder priorities for funding and financial sustainability, and managing the impact of COVID-19:
- Workforce recruitment, training and retention;
- The developing role of Integrated Care Systems in service redesign;
- Realising the potential from estates and procurement;
- Utilising technology to streamline services, enhance treatment and innovate care; and
- Digital transformation in the NHS and next steps developing remote access to healthcare.
Why this is particularly relevant now - the context:
- Targets set out in the NHS Long Term Plan;
- The five-year implementation plans for Integrated Care Systems
- Additional investment into NHS infrastructure announced by the Government
- High profile workforce recruitment and development initiatives across health and social care.
- Recent National Audit office reports including:
The discussion in detail:
- Funding in key areas set out by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, including:
- the workforce - investment in recruitment, training and retention,
- prevention of ill health and reducing health inequality,
- technology to foster a patient-centred approach,
- infrastructure to facilitate the integration of care - upgrades and new development, and
- integrated care systems deployment to support system redesign.
- Prospects for cross-party consensus on proposals for reform of the funding of social care over the next five years.
- Laying the foundations for a financially sustainable NHS and the implications of the Health Secretary’s announcement that more than £13bn of NHS debt will be written off.
COVID-19 and the future
- Implications of COVID-19 for finance reporting as the NHS moves into its second phase of response;
- Delivering health and care services remotely - future implementation, and what this means for the financial sustainability of the NHS;
Specific area for funding
- social care, public health and prevention services - with the Local Government Association calling for investment in these areas to match the growth of overall NHS funding,
- integration of health and social care, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with investment proposals laid out in the 2019 spending round, with:
- an additional £1bn was pledged for adult and children’s social care, and
- the promise of a new multi-year capital settlement at the next capital review.
- workforce recruitment and development, with a range of initiatives being put into place targeting sections of the health and social care workforce,
- technology, and the potential for upgrades and innovations in technology to streamline services, support staff, and enable patients to participate in managing their own care, looking at:
- the role of funding in meeting the Health Secretary’s emphasis on technology for shaping the approach of the NHS to internal procedures, research, and patient care, and
- priorities for tools and technology designed to support practices and primary care networks, and what it means for commissioning structures.
Beyond financial support
The potential impact on NHS finances of:
- efficiency savings,
- increasing productivity and reducing unwarranted variations in quality,
- the future involvement of independent service providers in the NHS - with discussion expected on the role the independent sector has played in the COVID-19 response.
Policy officials attending:
Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders.
Places have been reserved by officials from the Department of Health and Social Care; the Cabinet Office; and the MHCLG.
This is a full-scale conference taking place online***
- full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording to refer back to
- information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
- conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
- speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
- opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
- a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
- delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
- networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!
Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference