IHPN Annual Summit 2020

IHPN Annual Summit 2020

On 14 October 2020, IHPN held its sixth Annual Summit via the online platform hopin. This years 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.

Delegates at our members only event heard from and engaged with keynote speaker Sir Simon Stevens, Chief executive at NHS England; took part in interactive 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”; and heard from speakers around the future of the independent healthcare market.

Speakers at the summit included:

  • Sir Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England
  • Andrew Coombs Commercial Director, HCA Healthcare
  • Caroline Waterfield, Director of Development & Employment, NHS Employers
  • Charlotte Augst, CEO, National Voices
  • Chris Powell-Wiffen,Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
  • Dame Barbara Hakin, Chair, Health Tech Alliance
  • David Cooper, Chief People Officer, BMI Healthcare/Circle Health
  • David Furness, Director of Policy and Delivery, IHPN
  • David Hare, Chief Executive, IHPN
  • Dawn Hodgkins, Director of Regulation, IHPN
  • Henry Elphicke, CEO, Laing Buisson
  • Jacqui Prosser, Head of Retention, NHS England
  • Jodie Sinclair, Partner, Bevan Brittan
  • Justin Ash, Chair, IHPN and Chief Executive, Spire Healthcare
  • Keith Chapman, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS
  • Lis Neil, Director of Strategy, Ramsay Healthcare
  • Matthew Winn, Director of Community Services, NHS England
  • Keith Chapman, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS
  • Patricia Warwick, Nuffield Health Plymouth
  • Saffron Cordery, Deputy CEO, NHS Providers
  • Shaun Major-Preece, One Medical Group
  • Simon Lucas, Commercial Director, LIVI
  • Suzanne Lawrence, Director of Strategy & Deputy CEO, Care UK
  • Vivienne McVey, CEO, Virgin Care


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