IHPN Annual Summit 2019

On 23 October 2019, the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) held its fifth Annual Summit at BMA House in central London. The Summit is a fixture in the health calendar and this year provided an opportunity to learn about what is happening across the country to deliver world-class care, to hear from national leaders about their vision for the future and to network with senior colleagues from both the private and public sectors.


Delegates heard from and engaged with keynote speakers; took part in interactive breakout sessions looking at the key themes of workforce, integration and how we as a sector can make the case for the value of independent sector healthcare; and heard from experts on patient safety and how the sector work to ensure that best practice is adopted across all organisations.

Speakers at the summit and dinner included:

  • Lord David Prior, Chair of NHS England
  • Sir Bruce Keogh, former NHS National Medical Director
  • Richard Murray, Chief Executive, The Kings Fund
  • Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell, Chair of NHS Confederation
  • Una Lane, Director of Registration and Revalidation, GMC
  • Dr Nigel Acheson, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals, CQC
  • Prerana Issar, Chief People Officer, NHS Improvement
  • Bob Ricketts, Senior Adviser, Population Health Management, NHS England
  • Charlotte Pickles, Director, Reform
  • Andrew Burnell, Chief Executive, City Healthcare Partnership CIC
  • Prof Jo Pritchard, Social Enterprise UK
  • Jim Easton, CEO Healthcare, Care UK
  • Helen Buckingham, Director of Strategy and Operations, Nuffield Trust
  • Dr Andy Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Ramsay Health Care UK
  • Paul Stanton, Director of People, Hospital of St John and Elilzabeth
  • Justin Ash, Chief Executive, Spire Healthcare and Chair, IHPN
  • Dr Howard Freeman, Clinical Director, IHPN
  • David Hare, Chief Executive, IHPN
  • Disa Young, Director of Regulatory Affairs, IHPN
  • David Furness, Director of Policy and Delivery, IHPN


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