The King's Fund integrated care summit 2018

20 September - 20 September The King's Fund



Orion Health



  • 20 September

Professor Kate Ardern

Director of Public Health
Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
Kate attended Manchester High School and read Medicine at Manchester University. She was awarded the RCGP Professor Patrick Byrne Prize for General Practice. Kate has an MSc in Epidemiology and Health. She was awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health 2006. Kate is an Honorary Professor at Salford University, where she is a co-researcher in the NIHR funded evaluation of Greater Manchester’s innovative Communities in Charge of Alcohol programme. Kate is also a Visiting Professor at Chester University. Kate is Lead Director of Public Health for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority for Health Protection and Emergency Planning & Response, in addition to her substantive post as Director of Public Health for Wigan, where she is also Chief Emergency Planning Officer and the Council’s chief commissioner for Leisure Services.
She is currently lead DPH for the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership for alcohol and substance misuse, harm reduction and health protection transformation, including the development of a multi-agency antimicrobial resistance programme for the conurbation. Kate has also led the Greater Manchester health protection sector-led improvement work on which she was asked to attend and give evidence to the House of Commons Health Select Committee as part of their inquiry into public health functions in England post 2013. Kate co-chairs the Greater Manchester Local Health Resilience Partnership and is a member of both the Greater Manchester Resilience Forum and the Greater Manchester High Rise Task Force, set up by Mayor Burnham in response to the Grenfell fire. Since March 2016 Kate has been a trustee of the Royal Society of Public Health, and she was one of the external experts consulted on the Scottish Government’s national public health review.

20 September

Suzie Bailey

Director of Leadership and Organisational Development
The King's Fund
Suzie leads the leadership and organisational development team at the Fund. She is passionate about improving care through the development of people and cultures.

Before joining the Fund, Suzie was the director of leadership and quality improvement at NHS Improvement, where her work included the design and delivery of the first national framework for improvement and leadership development in England. Before taking up a national role at Monitor in 2014, Suzie worked in the NHS for more than 25 years in acute, community and mental health providers. Suzie is a Health Foundation Generation Q fellow and led the creation of the Sheffield Microsystem Coaching Academy in partnership with the Dartmouth Institute in Massachusetts, US.

20 September

Dave Buck

Public Health and Inequalities
The King's Fund
David works in the policy team.

Before joining the Fund, David worked at the Department of Health as deputy director for health inequalities. He managed the Labour government's PSA target on health inequalities and the independent Marmot Review of inequalities in health. While in the Department he worked on many policy areas – including on diabetes, long-term conditions, dental health, waiting times, the pharmaceutical industry, childhood obesity and choice and competition – as an economic and strategy adviser. He has also worked at Guy's Hospital, King’s College London and the Centre for Health Economics in York where his focus was on the economics of public health and behaviours and incentives.

20 September

Anna Charles

Senior Policy Adviser to the CEO
The King’s Fund
Anna works on a range of areas including NHS reform, new models of care and community services. She conducts research and analysis, as well as working closely with local and national health system leaders.

Since joining the Fund in 2015, Anna has published work on community health services, social care, financial pressures in the NHS and the development of new care models and integrated care systems. In 2018, she acted as a specialist adviser to the House of Commons Health Select Committee during its inquiry into integrated care.

Before joining the Fund, Anna worked as a doctor at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She holds a medical degree and a degree in health care ethics and law from the University of Birmingham.

Read Annas' reports and blogs.

20 September

Ramona Duguid

Programme Director
Integrated Care System,North Cumbria
Ramona Duguid is an experienced NHS manager with over 18 years’ experience, predominantly in acute services. Ramona holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with Distinction and is the Director of Integration for the North Cumbria Integrated Health and Care System, one of fourteen areas chosen nationally to lead on integrating care.

Ramona has worked in a number of roles across acute/district general hospital services.She was the Associate Director of Governance and Quality for seven years, for one of the fourteen Keogh Review Trusts and led multiple quality and safety improvements as part of the national special measures process. She also has extensive experience in governance and risk management.

Ramona is a senior leader within the Integrated Health and Care System in North Cumbria. She is passionate about integrating health and care, organisational culture, patient safety and population health.

20 September

Harry Evans

The King's Fund
Harry is a researcher in the policy team. Before joining the Fund in 2016, Harry worked for three years at Ipsos MORI’s Social Research Institute, focusing on health research, working with a range of health sector organisations, including NHS England and the Department of Health. At Ipsos MORI, Harry worked on the GP Patient Survey, and also had a special interest in speaking to the public about their health data and in emerging health technologies.

He holds a Masters in European language, culture and history from UCL.

20 September


Dr Duncan Gooch

GP and Chair
NHS Erewash CCG

20 September

Professor Chris Ham

Chief Executive
The King’s Fund
Chris leads the Fund’s work. He rejoined the Fund in 2010, having previously worked here between 1986 and 1992. He has held posts at the universities of Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds and is currently emeritus professor at the University of Birmingham. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and The Royal College of General Practitioners.

Chris was director of the strategy unit in the Department of Health between 2000 and 2004, has advised the WHO and the World Bank, and has acted as a consultant to a number of governments. He has been a non-executive director of the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, and a governor of the Health Foundation and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation.

Chris researches and writes on all aspects of health reform and is a sought-after speaker. He was awarded a CBE in 2004 for his services to the NHS and an honorary doctorate by the University of Kent in 2012.

In 2018, Chris Ham received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to health policy and management.

Read Chris' reports and blogs.

20 September

Professor John Howarth

Joint Deputy Chief Executive, Executive Director of Integration
Partnerships and Population Health and Lead for ICS Development, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Professor John Howarth is a senior clinician with 35 years experience. He is Deputy Chief Executive of both Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust and North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust. He is also Professor of Primary Care at UCLAN and works clinically in the small Cumbrian town of Millom

John has had a varied career including clinical director for community services, medical director of Cumbria’s GP Out of Hours cooperative, chairing the primary care research group, a GP trainer for over 10 years and medical adviser to the local hospice at home charity. During the 1990s John worked in 13 different conflicts and natural disasters initially for MSF then becoming medical director and head of operations of Merlin, an international disaster relief charity. He led the health response to the floods in Cockermouth in 2009.He was a runner up in the first national NHS Leadership Awards in 2010 and received a Fellowship in Public Health through distinction in 2011.

John is the system clinical lead for the integrated health and care partnership in North Cumbria.

20 September

Cllr Ian Hudspeth

Chair, Community and Wellbeing Board
Local Government Association
I am a retired small businessman, married with 1 daughter and am lucky to live in the village of Bladon, next to St Martins church where Sir Winston Churchill is buried.

I have served at Parish, District, and County Council level, having first become involved in local government 20 years ago, serving as Chairman of Bladon Parish Council, and Cabinet Member for Health and Community Safety at West Oxfordshire District Council.

I became a County Councillor in 2005 and joined the Cabinet in 2007 with responsibility first for transport, then for growth and infrastructure. In May 2015 I was elected Leader of the County Council.

20 September

Matthew Kershaw

Senior Fellow, Policy
The King’s Fund
Matthew works in the Policy team and has more than 25 years’ experience in the NHS, most recently as Chief Executive of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust. Before joining East Kent, Matthew was Chief Executive of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust for three years.

He has led the Kent Cancer Alliance, chaired the Kent Surrey and Sussex Clinical Research Network, and has been a member of the Health Education England Kent Surrey and Sussex governing body. He has also worked with the Care Quality Commission.

Matthew’s early career was in Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex in operational and director roles, including as Chief Operating Officer at East Kent Hospitals and subsequently Chief Executive of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. He has also held a number of national roles for the Department of Health including developing the delivery plan for the 18-week referral-to-treatment target and being the first trust special administrator.

Read Matthews' reports and blogs.

20 September

Rebecca Larder

Director of Transformation
Nottinghamshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership
Rebecca started her career in the NHS as a diagnostic radiographer moving into management through the NHS General Management Training Scheme.
Rebecca has undertaken operational management roles in North West provider trusts and spent over three years as deputy director of planning/strategy at Nottingham University Hospitals.
In recent years Rebecca has led large scale improvement programmes, first as Director of the East Midlands Cardiovascular Network working on the implementation of specialist heart attack and stroke centres and more recently within Greater Nottingham leading on the integration of the local health and care system.
Rebecca is a Visiting Fellow at Nottingham Trent University’s Business School.

20 September

Helen Lockett

Senior Policy Advisor
The Wise Group and the OECD
Helen is senior policy advisor at The Wise Group and the OECD

20 September

Dr William Lumb

Chief Clinical Information Officer (Integration)
Bay Heath and Care Partners
William is now Clinical Director of Integrated Community Services in Morecambe Bay with 750 staff providing a broad range of clinical, nursing and therapy services over 1000 square miles to 350 000 patients. He retains a CCIO role locally leading the patient flow (integration) agenda, delivering one of the few NHS Digital Level 3 record sharing localities and has developed one of the more comprehensive health & care enterprise architectures in the UK. Additionally William has led (for the past two years) an Integrated Care Community, seen nationally as the future building blocks of health and Social Care, whilst remaining clinically active as a GP, senior partner and CQC responsible officer at Sedbergh Medical Practice in the Yorkshire Dales.

20 September

Sultan Mahmud

Director of Integration
The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS
Sultan has been in the NHS for 17 years and joined the Board of Directors at Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust in September 2014. He led on the horizontal integration of Cannock Chase Hospital and more recently the nationally recognised vertical integration with a significant number of primary care practices in Wolverhampton.

Previously he was as at NHS England where he was the Director of Commissioning for the Staffordshire and Shropshire Area Team. He has undertaken senior management roles in both provision and commissioning arms of the NHS including clinical and business informatics, programme management, performance management, primary and secondary care commissioning. Sultan has also enjoyed a spell in the pharmaceutical industry working in medical regulatory affairs.

In his spare time he mentors undergraduates and sixth formers in career development and personal development and is a guest lecturer with Wolverhampton University on a pro-bono basis.Sultan is passionate about the NHS and its long term sustainability through innovative working practices.

20 September

Andrew McCracken

Head of Press and Public Affairs
The King's Fund
Andrew heads the press and public affairs team at The King’s Fund. He plays a strategic role in positioning the organisation, maintaining the Fund’s profile in the media and engaging key audiences. Andrew leads communications strategies and provide strategic communications advice to colleagues across the organisation.

Before joining The King’s Fund, Andrew was Head of Communications at National Voices, the coalition of health and care charities, where he oversaw the launch of a new website, the development of a new brand identity and a significant uplift in the organisation’s media profile.
Andrew’s previous roles include Head of PR and Communications at London South Bank University and Public Affairs Manager at the Royal College of Physicians.

20 September


Anne O'Hanlon

Product Director
Amadeus Intelligence Orion Health

20 September

Nick Parkin

Senior Commissioning Manager, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities
NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG

20 September

Steven Pleasant

Chief Executive
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Steven is Chief Executive at Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and Accountable Officer for Tameside and Glossop CCG. He has an MSc from Cranfield Institute of Technology and in his early career worked as a town planner after graduating as a Master of Civic Design from Liverpool University.

Steven led the organisation working with its partners in being awarded the ‘Local Innovation Award for Building Economic Resilience’, the only local authority in the country to receive this award.

Steven was lead officer for the North West Centre of Excellence for 3 years and took a leading role in the development of the Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnership (RIEP). He is now the chair of iNetwork which has been successfully supporting public service improvement and transformation across the North West region for the last 13 years.

Steven is the lead Chief Executive on behalf of the Combined Authority for Health and Wellbeing and for Asylum, Refugees and Migration.

He jointly chairs the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Joint Commissioning Board and acts as the lead Chief Executive for the North West for Adult Social Care Sector led improvement.

He is the Chair of the North West Regional Asylum Steering Group, which governs the work of the North West Regional Strategic Migration Partnership, and has been honoured with an MBE in recognition of this work.

Steven was pleased to see many of the projects he has led over the last few years come together, leading to Tameside Council achieving LGC’s Council of the Year award 2016.

20 September


John Ribchester

Senior and Executive Partner and MCP Lead, Encompass
NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG

20 September


Kirsty Scarlett

Service User
Kirsty is a safe haven user and has been involved with the Safe Haven since its inception in 2014. She also sits on the Steering group for the service and was instrumental in setting the service up.

20 September


Dr Mona Sidhu

Lea Road Medical Practise, Wolverhampton

20 September

Richard Stockley

Strategic Lead for Citizen-led Engagement, Surrey Heartlands
Senior Manager in Intelligence and Research, Surrey County Council
As a specialist in social research with 17 years' experience, Rich has spent much of his career at large research agencies such as Ipsos MORI and Kantar where he held senior research positions. He joined Surrey County Council in 2014 to direct their research programme and make the organisation more evidence focused. He has since taken on the additional role of Head of Research and Engagement at Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership and is currently directing a programme of research and engagement with its citizens and staff aimed at transforming health and care services in Surrey.As well as experience in social research, he has been extensively involved in research in other sectors including FMCG, Retail, Finance and Media.

20 September


Charles Tallack

Head of NHS Operational Research and Evaluation
NHS England

20 September

Dr Tracey Vell

Associate Lead for Primary and Community Care
Greater Manchester Health and Care Partnership
Dr Vell has worked in general practice for over 23 years. She joined the LMC 23 years ago as a GP Registrar representative.
In 1997 she set up a limited company to do out of hours work called Mandoc to enable the GP contract to be split.
At the LMC she became chair for 4 years.
In 2014 Dr Vell became Chief Executive of Manchester LMC and took the Chair of the Association of Greater Manchester LMCs. She persevered to bring primary care to the GMH&SC Devolution programme and now works as associate lead for primary and community care for the GMHSCP.
She also works nationally on the new models of care technical committee working on the new MCP contract.
She supports,advises and works amongst grass-root GPs. She was awarded an MBE in 2018 for her work with primary care.

20 September

Nicola Walsh

Assistant Director, Leadership and Organisational Development
The King’s Fund
Nicola is Assistant Director of Leadership at The King's Fund and she also leads our cross-fund programme on integrated care.

She was a director in the health consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers for five years before joining the Fund in 2012.

Nicola has a track record of delivering and evaluating complex change programmes in health care. She has worked in and with the NHS for more than 25 years first as a clinician, then as a researcher at the Centre of Health Economics in York and at the University of Birmingham, and more recently as a non-executive director.

Nicola has a Masters in Health Policy and Management and a PhD in Health Services Research. Her PhD thesis focused on the nature of change in and by general practice. Her work focuses on using research evidence to inform and support the implementation of new policies. Her particular areas of interest and expertise are primary care, integrated care, clinical leadership and commissioning.

Nicola is a trustee of a national charity, the Queen's Nursing Institute and has recently been appointed a member of an expert advisory group looking into future models of care set up by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Read Nicolas' reports and blogs.

20 September


Dr Shadia Abdalla

Clinical Lead
Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group

Kevin Baber

Chief Operating Officer
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

John Bailey

PPI committee member
City and Hackney CCG

Dr Caroline Baker

Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS FT

Rod Barnes

Chief Executive
Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Valerie Bartlett

Deputy CEO
Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS FT

Joanne Beer

Interim Director of Integrated Urgent Care

David Bennett

community representative
Simpson PPG

Sue Bowler

Joint Director of Operations
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Adam Briggs

Public Health Registrar
The Health Foundation

Julian Brookes

Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Public Health England

David Brown

General Manager Primary Care Development

Vincent Buscemi

Partner and Head of Independent Health
Bevan Brittan LLP

Martin Calleja

Head of Health Partnerships
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Julia Callus

General Manager
East London NHS Foundation Trust

Jonathan campbell

Regional Liaison Pharmacist
Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Robert Caudwell

Chair of CCG and GP
Southport and Formby CCG

Inderjit Chana

Programme Management Office Officer
Kent and Medway STP

Rachel Cheal

Associate Director of Corporate Affairs
Solent NHS Trust

David Clayton-smith

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Louise Collett

Service Director
Birmingham City Council

Carmen Colomina

Practice development manager

Jonathan Cope

Associate Medical Director for Primary Care

Gemma Czerwinke Czerwinke

Team Manager
Southend Borough Council

Santhosh Davis

Clinical Lead for Integrated Care
East Lancashire CCG

Nina Desai

Director of Population Health

Elaine Dolby

Lead for Social Care
NHS Worcestershire Health & Social Care

Dr Nicolas Douglas

Research Fellow
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Ben Eastwood

Head of Marketing

Francesca Edwards

Market Insight and Sales Effectiveness Analyst
Novo Nordisk

Douglas Findlay

Patient leader
Royal Berkshire hospital NHS FT

Anthony Fitzgerald


Dr Moira Fraser

Head of Policy, Campaigns & Influence
Macmillan Cancer Support

Jonathan Gardner

Director of Strategy
Whittington Health

Helen Green

Deputy Director
East London NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Leigh Griffin

Senior Consultant
Simpler/IBM Watson Health

Clare Hawkins

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Paul Hayes

Chief Commercial Officer
Four Seasons Health Care

Sam Hepplewhite

Chief Officer

Jane Holland

Head of Employment and Inclusion Development
The Life Rooms Mersey Care

Lesley Holmes

Head of Scheduled Care
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Linda Honey

Head of Medicines Management
Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS FT

Suzanne Horobin

Head of Innovation Exchange

Karen Howell

Chief Executive
Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust

Kathleen Isaac

Head of Business Development

Melvyn John

Melvyn & Jan John

Robert Johnstone

Board Member

Bridget Jones

Operational Manager - Personalised Commissioning
Bradford Districts CCG

Wesley Jones

Healthcare Partnerships Manager
Walgreens Boots Alliance

kim jonhston

leeds beckett university

Emily King

Transformation lead for Integration
Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Katie King

Head of Strategic Partnership
Hilton Nursing Partners

Ilana Lassman

Government Affairs and Policy Manager
Vifor Pharma

Matina Loizou

Senior Policy and Campaigns Adviser
Parkinson's UK

Jenny Mace

Strategic Lead for LD
Home Group

Dr martin mackertich

Director of Clinical Services

David Maher

Managing Director

Dan Male

Accountable Care Journal

Neil Martin

Senior Population Health Manager
NHS England

Donna McLaughlin

Alliance Director
Oldham Cares Alliance

Lee McMenamy

Assistant Director
North West Boroughs Healthcare, NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Shaine Mehta

GP Academic Clinical Fellow
King's College London

Jennie Milner

Better Care Fund Programme Manager
Sheffield CCG/SCC

Paul Munim

Community Settings Adviser
Macmillan Cancer Support

Dr Richard Newland

Chief Executive
CHS Healthcare

Patricia Oguta

Interim Team Manager
London Borough Of Tower Hamlets

Simon Pannett

Head of Market Access
Coloplast Ltd

Antonis Papasolomontos

Corporate Affairs and Policy Lead

Meena Parekh


Prof David Perkins

Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health

Dr Shibley Rahman

Academic physician
Shibley Rahman

Rita Rajababoo

Medical PA

Martin Rennison

Director of Commercial Contracting
Spire Healthcare Group plc

Justine Richards

Durector of Strategy and Business Development
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Bob Ricketts

Director - Support Strategy & Market Development
NHS England

Dr Brian Robson

Medical Director
Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Nicola Rosenberg

Consultant in Public Health
Brighton and Hove City Council

Ross Rotheram

Strategic Partnership Lead

Mary Ryan

Interim CEO
Urgent Care 24

Harj Sadhra

National HealthcareDevelopment Executive
Celesio UkK

Dr David Sargent

Chief Executive Officer
Real lIfe Options Group

Sergio Sciuto

Health Economics Group Manager

Jacqui Scott

Bromley Healthcare

Felicity Smith

Senior Contract and Programme Manager
NHS England

Graham Spencer

Group Manager
Derbyshire County Council

Reva Stewart

Locality Director
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Cafhy Szabo

President and CEO
Providence Care

John Tacchi

Programme Director for Integration
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust

Ann Taylor

Chief Executive Officer
Hilton Nursing Partners

Julie Taylor

Programme Director, Our Healthier Manchester
Manchester Health and Care Commissioning

Lorraine Thomas

Director of Strategy & Transformation
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Gary Thorpe

Head of Recovery College Development
The Life Rooms Mersey Care

Peter Tinson

Chief Operating Officer
Fylde Coast Integrated Care Partnership

Karen Tollman

Strategic Partnership Manager
Nottingham Trent University

Dr Danielle Tucker

University of Essex

Emily Van de Venter

Associate Director of Public Health

Michael Vidal

Public Representative
Not Applicable

Rob Vincent

Non-Executive Director
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

Julie Vollor

Service Director
Derbyshire County Council

Phil Walker

Head of Support Services & Market Development
NHS England

Sue Wallace-Bonner

Director of Adult Social Services
Halton Borough Council

Michael Wedgeworth

Associate Non-Exec Director
East Lancashire Hospitals Trust NHS

James Westwood

Operations Manager
Mountain Healthcare Ltd

Valerie White

ServiceCo production Mental Health Recovery TUTOR-
Camden&islington NHS TRUST

Kristina Wilton

Value Based Healthcare Lead

David Winskill

London Patient Voice

Devora Wolfson

Programme Director
NHS City and Hackney CCG

Laurence Wood

Volunteer/public representative

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Registration opens, refreshments and networking

09:15 AM 10:00 AM Orangery, ground floor

Grab your badge, some refreshments and visit the exhibition stands.

Opening plenary: Integrated care in practice: taking stock of progress

10:00 AM 11:15 AM Burdett theatre, first floor

Welcome and introduction

Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King’s Fund
Read Chris' reports and blogs.

Integrated care systems: how are they emerging in England?

  • Hear the latest updates on how ICSs are developing in England and the learning for local and national leaders.

Anna Charles, Senior Policy Adviser to the CEO, The King’s Fund 
Read Annas' reports and blogs.

Evidence of the impact of new care models

  • Learn the results of the vanguard evaluation, how the results apply to integrated care systems and partnerships and lessons for adoption.

Charles Tallack, Head of NHS Operational Research and Evaluation, NHS England 

Questions and discussion


Anna_Charles-slides.pdf Download Link
Charles_Tallack-slides.pdf Download Link
Chris Ham opening slides.pdf Download Link

Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

11:15 AM 12:00 PM Orangery, ground floor

Take some time to visit exhibition stands in the Orangery and network with colleagues.

Breakout A: Breaking down sector silos

12:00 PM 01:00 PM Maynard room A, lower ground floor

Welcome and introduction

Anna Charles, Senior Policy Adviser to the CEO, The King’s Fund
Read Annas' reports and blogs.

Primary care vertical integration in Wolverhampton

  • Learn how Wolverhampton City Council, Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group and The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust are working together to integrate care for their local population.
  • Find out about their ground-breaking vertical integration programme and their journey to redesign service delivery with the combined intelligence of primary, secondary and community clinicians.

Sultan Mahmud, Integration Director, The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Mona Sidhu, Lea Road Medical Practice, Wolverhampton

Equally Well New Zealand collaborative: working across sectors

  • Hear about the work Helen has done advising on integrated policy-making across the health system, and across welfare, education and the workplace. 

Helen Lockett, Senior Policy Advisor to the Wise Group and the OECD

Questions and discussion


Helen Lockett-slides.pdf Download Link
Sultan Mahmud_-slides.pdf Download Link

Breakout B: Shaping and spreading new models of integrated care with patients and communities

12:00 PM 01:00 PM Maynard room B, lower ground floor

Welcome and introduction

Andrew McCracken, Head of Press and Public Affairs, The King’s Fund

The Safe Haven at the Time Out Cafe, a pioneering out-of-hours mental health crisis service

  • Hear how Safe Havens in North East Hampshire and Farnham, have been developed in partnership with service users and communities to design and deliver the service. Safe havens offer a drop-in service for people with mental health needs in town centre locations at evenings and weekends as an alternative to A&E. 

Nick Parkin, Senior Commissioning Manager, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG 
Kirsty Scarlett, Service User

Delivering maximum value from public involvement

  • Hear about the approach in Surrey Heartlands to engaging populations around their priorities to gain insight and form the basis of how to design local services for communities.

Richard Stockley, Strategic Lead for Citizen-led Engagement, Surrey Heartlands and Senior Manager in Intelligence and Research, Surrey County Council 

Questions and discussion


Nick_Parkin-slides.pdf Download Link
Rich_Stockley.pdf Download Link

Breakout C: Integrating beyond the health and care service

12:00 PM 01:00 PM Burdett theatre, ground floor

Welcome and introduction
David Buck,
Senior Fellow, Public health and inequalities, The King's Fund

Place-based integration of public services in Wigan

  • Learn how local public services have been working together to connect people to each other in communities as part of the Healthier Wigan Partnership ICO

Professor Kate Ardern, Director of Public Health, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council 

Wellbeing Erewash is bringing services closer together so that care is provided in a more joined up way

  • Learn how Wellbeing Erewash is bringing professionals from across health and care and beyond to work as one team to focus on the needs of individual patients.

Dr Duncan Gooch, GP and Chair NHS Erewash CCG 

Questions and discussion


Duncan_Gooch-slides.pdf Download Link
Kate_Ardern-slides.pdf Download Link

Breakout D: Use of data and technology to support integrated care

12:00 PM 01:00 PM Edwards room, first floor

Welcome and introduction

Anne O’Hanlon, Product Director, Amadeus Intelligence Orion Health
  • Hear lessons learned from Connecting Care in Bristol on implementing Care Connect API’s ahead of the NHS England deadlines.’

Moving towards digitally integrated care

  • Hear reflections from our recent project on digital transformation looking at areas that have been using technology and data to improve local integration.
Harry Evans, Researcher, The King’s Fund

Supporting integrated care in Morecambe Bay

  • Hear about the work going on in Cumbria to design data systems to support the delivery of integrated care from local partners

Dr William Lumb, Chief Clinical Information Officer (Integration), Bay Heath and Care Partners 

12.45pm Questions and discussion

This session is supported by Orion Health


Harry_Evans-slides.pdf Download Link
William_Lumb-slides.pdf Download Link

Lunch and networking

01:00 PM 02:00 PM Orangery, ground floor

Session three: Joining up care around communities

02:00 PM 03:15 PM Burdett theatre, ground floor

Welcome and introduction

Matthew Kershaw
, Senior Fellow, The King’s Fund
Read Matthews' reports and blogs.

Using community assets to support healthy living

  • Morecambe Bay has worked in Millom, an isolated community of 8,500 people in south Cumbria, to create a population health and wellbeing system. The energies of residents are channelled into strengthening local services in partnership with NHS organisations. An advanced community paramedic plays a key role in the system and a community-led recruitment campaign has helped fill GP vacancies.

Professor John Howarth, Joint Deputy Chief Executive, Executive Director of Integration, Partnerships and Population Health and Lead for ICS Development, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 

Ramona Duguid, ‎Programme Director, Integrated Care System, North Cumbria 

The Community Hub Operating Centre (CHOC) model

  • Hear about the work in Kent to join up care at scale around people and populations, with health, social care, voluntary and community involvement working together around local neighbourhoods

John Ribchester, Senior and Executive Partner and MCP Lead, Encompass, NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG 

Questions and discussion


John_Howarth_Ramona_Deguid-slides.pdf Download Link
John_Ribchester.pdf Download Link

Refreshments, exhibition and networking

03:15 PM 03:35 PM Orangery, ground floor

Session four: leading for integrated care

03:35 PM 04:45 PM Burdett theatre, ground floor

Welcome back

Suzie Bailey,
Director of Leadership and Organisational Development, The King’s Fund

Nicola Walsh, Assistant Director of Leadership and Organisational Development, The King’s Fund 
Read Nicolas' reports and blogs.

Leading across the health and care system

  • Hear about the five factors that facilitate system leadership and offer a helpful way of framing the challenges system leaders are facing

Nicola Walsh, Assistant Director, Leadership and Organisational Development, The King’s Fund 

Panel session: Leading beyond roles and organisations

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chair, Community and Wellbeing Board, Local Government Association
Steven Pleasant, Chief Executive, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and Accountable Officer, NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG
Dr Tracey Vell, Associate Lead for Primary and Community Care, Greater Manchester Health and Care Partnership 
Rebecca Larder, Director of Transformation, Nottinghamshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership 

Questions and discussion

Close of conference


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