Join us at IHPN’s ninth Annual Summit and Dinner and explore the key challenges and opportunities facing independent healthcare providers in a rapidly changing health system.
Among other topics, the event will focus on the political environment – including what a change of government will mean for independent healthcare, the future of the NHS and independent sector relationships in the context of the Elective Recovery Taskforce, and what providers can do to tackle workforce challenges and contribute to a sustainable health system.
Keynote address: Steve Barclay MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Chaired by David Hare, Chief Executive, IHPN
What would a Labour government mean for independent sector healthcare? Q&A with former Health Secretary Alan Milburn Chaired by David Hare, Chief Executive, IHPN
14:15 – 14:45
In conversation with… Isabel Hardman, Deputy Editor, The Spectator Chaired by Seema Kennedy OBE, Chair, IHPN
14:45 – 15:45
1. Workforce, workforce, workforce: what does the future hold? The IHPN industry barometer shows consistently that training, recruiting and retaining the clinical workforce is the biggest challenge facing the sector. With the publication of the long-awaited NHS Long-Term Workforce Plan and a clearer role for independent providers in training the next generation of healthcare workers, this session will ask what providers can and should be doing to build a sustainable healthcare workforce.
Chaired by Dawn Hodgkins, Director of Regulation, IHPN
Speakers: Saffron Cordery, Deputy CEO, NHS Providers Danny Mortimer, CEO, NHS Employers John Hopgood, Head of Acute Care Policy, IHPN Oonagh Sharma, Bevan Brittan
2. The politics of health: navigating political change in the independent sector A general election is expected in 2024 and there is a real possibility of a change in government for the first time since 2010. This session will look at how political environment will impact on the independent sector in the run up to a general election. The panel will also discuss what a Labour government might mean for privately funded healthcare and the role of the independent sector in the NHS.
Chaired by Danielle Henry, Assistant Director of Policy and Programmes, IHPN
Speakers: David Hare, Chief Executive, IHPN Sean Phillips, Head of Health and Social Care, Policy Exchange Paul Waugh, Chief Political Commentator, iNews (invited) Tom Hamilton, Head of Social Policy, Public First, former Labour adviser and author of Punch and Judy Politics: An Insiders’ Guide to Prime Minister’s Questions
3. System working? Will the NHS ever make best use of independent sector providers? The independent sector has a crucial role to play in delivering NHS care – not least in supporting the delivery of the Elective Recovery Plan. But too often policy, financial or operational challenges mean that providers are under-utilised or passed over in favour of in-house provision. With the new Provider Selection Regime and Elective Recovery Taskforce now published, what will it take for the NHS to make best use of the independent sector?
Chaired by David Furness, Director of Policy & Delivery, IHPN
Speakers: Elin Jones, Deputy Director Independent Sector, NHSE Darshak Shah, Founder Newmedica and Elective Recovery Taskforce member Will Warburton, Managing Director, Shelford Group
15:45 – 16:00
16:00 – 16:30
Keynote address Julian Kelly, Chief Financial Officer and Stella Vig, Clinical Director, NHS England
16:30 – 17:30
This time it’s different? What does the growth in private care mean for the UK health system? The post-pandemic period has seen a major shift in the UK health system with increasing numbers of people funding their own healthcare and a growing number of companies looking to provide health cover for their employees. Will we see this trend continue? And if it does, what might that mean for the UK health system? This session will draw on the insights of the IHPN Consumer Insights report 2023.
Chaired by David Hare
Speakers: Tom Hamilton, Head of Healthcare, Public First Alex Perry, Chief Executive, Bupa Insurance Paolo Pieri, Chief Executive, Circle Health Group Jodie Sinclair, Partner, Bevan Brittan Sarah Neville, Public Policy Editor, Financial Times
17:30 – 17:40
Closing remarks David Hare
17:40 – 19:00
Dinner (ticket holders only)
Steve Barclay MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Julian Kelly, Chief Financial Officer, NHS England
Stella Vig, Clinical Director, NHS England
Confirmed speakers include:
Alan Milburn, Former Health Secretary
Alex Perry, Chief Executive, Bupa Insurance
Danny Mortimer, CEO, NHS Employers
Darshak Shah, Founder Newmedica and Elective Recovery Taskforce member
David Hare, CEO, IHPN
David Furness, Director of Policy and Programmes, IHPN
Dawn Hodgkins, Director of Regulation, IHPN
Elin Jones, Deputy Director Independent Sector, NHS England
Isabel Hardman, Deputy Editor, The Spectator
Jodie Sinclair, Partner, Bevan Brittan
Oonagh Sharma, Partner, Bevan Brittan
Paolo Pieri, CEO, Circle Health
Saffron Cordery, Deputy CEO, NHS Providers
Sarah Neville, Global Health Editor, Financial Times