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Thursday 14 October 2020: IHPN Annual Summit

On 14 October, IHPN held its sixth Annual Summit virtually using the online platform hopin. This year’s event explored the key challenges facing independent healthcare providers in light of the coronavirus pandemic and how the sector can continue to deliver high quality patient care in the “new normal” environment. There were three breakout sessions on the future of NHS/independent sector partnerships; “independent sector heroes” and how providers can improve staff recruitment and retention; recent transformations in primary and community care and the move to foster more “patient centred care”, as well as a panel discussion around the future of the independent healthcare market.

Thursday 23 October 2019: IHPN Annual Summit

On 23 October 2019, the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) held its fifth Annual Summit in central London. The Summit is a fixture in the health calendar and the 2019 event focused on how safety and quality improvement is being driven forward across the industry; how the sector is helping deliver the vision of the NHS long-term plan; and to showcase and highlight the innovative service models the sector is delivering to NHS and private patients. Find out more

2nd October 2019, 3.00pm-3.40pm: Bringing innovation to the NHS through the Health Systems Support Framework
IHPN were delighted to take part in 2019’s Health Excellence Through Technology (HETT) Show, the UK’s leading healthcare technology and digital health event which took place on 1 – 2 October 2019 at ExCeL London, where we held a session on the Health Systems Support Framework.

As local health systems move towards more integrated models of care which deliver preventative and person-centred healthcare, the Health Systems Support (HSS) Framework was established to provide a quick and easy route for NHS systems to access support services from innovative third party suppliers at the leading edge of health and care system reform.

IHPN’s session heard from key providers on the framework, as well as representatives from the NHS, on how the HSS Framework is helping to improve and integrate services and bring in new digital tech and population health management tools to the health service.

19 March 2019, 3.30-5pm: “How will patient choice and personalisation work in integrated care systems?”

While better coordinating and joining up healthcare services should undoubtedly be a key goal for the NHS, there remains questions around what the role of patient choice and personalisation will be in more “integrated” structures, including how current mechanisms to enable choice and control such as Payment By Results, the National Tariff and, more broadly, the purchaser/provider split, will work in these new models of care.

This event, sponsored by Bevan Brittan, will be an opportunity to hear from key figures from health world including NHS England’s Director of Personalised Care James Sanderson, Rachel Power, CEO of The Patients Association, Reform Director Andrew Haldenby and STP lead Richard Samuel, on how patient choice and control will work in integrated care systems to ensure a more sustainable and responsive NHS that delivers for patients and taxpayers alike.

Thursday 15 November 2018: IHPN Annual Partnerships Summit

The Independent Healthcare Providers Network held its fourth annual NHS Partnerships Summit on 15 November 2018 in central London. The event was an opportunity to learn about what is happening across the country to deliver integrated, effective and personalised care, and to hear from national leaders about their vision for the future. Find out more

25-26 September 2018: UK Health Show 2018

The UK Health Show, now in its third year and set to attract over 5000 professionals, is the UK’s leading show connecting senior healthcare decision makers, managers, influencers and buyers from across the NHS and the entire UK health sector. This includes NHS Trusts, CCGs, national NHS bodies, local authorities, independent healthcare providers, central Government, private hospitals, and academia.
The show is executed through four key industry sectors; Technology, Cyber Security, Procurement, and Commissioning; each showcasing a number of open theatres, seminar lounges, content stages, panel sessions and hundreds of industry-specific exhibitors.

At the show the IHPN will be holding a panel session on how NHS & independent sector partnerships are helping to improve early diagnosis. With demand for access to fast, more accurate diagnoses rising every year, the NHS faces a real challenge to improve both the capacity and efficiency of diagnostics facilities. IHPN Chief Executive David will be chairing a session on 26 September, with speakers from InHealth Diagnostics and Alliance Medical discussing their work with the NHS to invest in the latest technology, deliver greater efficiencies and value for money and improve the patient pathway. Find out more