Making STPs A Reality: Action To Deliver Better Care

Blue Stream Academy are working in partnership with Open Forum Events to host the ‘Making STPs a Reality: Action to Deliver Better Care’ conference on Tuesday 24th October, 2017 at the Royal Garden Hotel in London.

Every health and care system in England has been tasked with implementing a multi-year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). STPs will become the single application and approval process for accessing NHS transformation funding, with the best plans receiving funding allocations first. Getting the approach right to local plans is key to making the vision a reality, ensuring changes drive better health outcomes, better patient care and sustainable transformation in service delivery.

The event will support care providers, commissioners and local councils in improving health and care in their area. Our conference agenda has been designed to help organisations drive better quality and more sustainable health care services and explore how to collaborate to deliver improved population health and wellbeing.

Please see the agenda below:

For further details including the full programme and details of how to book your place, please click here.

Guest Speakers

Richard Murray - Director of Policy
Richard Murray - Director of PolicyRichard Murray joined The King’s Fund as Director of Policy in January 2014.

He initially trained as an economist and spent five years in academia before joining the Department of Health as an economic adviser. Following this he spent a period of four years as a health care specialist at McKinsey & Co.

Richard returned to the Department of Health in 2003 where he undertook a number of roles including Senior Economic Adviser, Director of Strategy, Director of Financial Planning and Chief Analyst, and finally Director of Finance, Quality, Strategy and Analysis. In 2013 he moved to NHS England as Chief Analyst before leaving to join The King’s Fund.

Andy Briggs - Practice Manager, Hathaway Medical Centre
Andy Briggs - Practice ManagerAndy is the managing partner in a ten GP, 16,250 patient training practice in Wiltshire; responsible for the expansion and development of a £4 million business within the confines of working as independent contractors for the NHS.

After university, Andy worked in the private sector, as a management trainee with a Unilever subsidiary before moving to the music industry where he spent 12 years distributing professional audio equipment throughout the world. Following this Andy worked in the voluntary sector before moving into NHS management during the development of the internal market and GP Fund Holding.

Andy also works as an associate consultant with management consultants TTI Development and has been involved in a wide range of projects with organisations throughout the broader health economy; facilitating multi-agency meetings to establish strategic and tactical plans, supporting the development of new organisations, delivering training and supporting organisations and teams to reconfigure their services.

Close ties with Primary Care gives Andy direct insight into the effect that changes such as the influence of CCGs, contract changes, the development of STPs, the Five year and GP Forward View have on Primary Care.

Roland Gude - Strategic Director, Sentinel Healthcare South West CiC
Roland Gude - Strategic DirectorRoland has worked in the NHS since 2008 and has seen both sides of process as provider and commissioner. He has worked on numerous projects and developments in particular IT and service transformation.

He has also been appointed to the Q network through The Health Foundation. Previously he has worked in accountancy, tax and project management. Roland fully supports the NHS and wants to see it flourish in these difficult times.

Dr. Janet Williamson - Deputy Chief Inspector of General Practice, Care Quality Commission
Dr. Janet Williamson - Deputy Chief Inspector of General PracticeJanet is the Deputy Chief Inspector at the Care Quality Commission (CQC), with responsibility for Primary Medical Services, dental services and developing the future model for regulating integrated new models of care/services.

Prior to joining the CQC Janet was National Director at NHS Improving Quality and NHS Improvement where she led some of England’s largest improvement programmes for cancer, heart, lung, stroke and diagnostic services.

She has a passion for quality improvement and is instrumental at the CQC in working at how the regulator can encourage improvement in the healthcare system.

Dr. Patricia Oakley - Director, Practices Made Perfect Ltd.
Dr. Patricia Oakley - DirectorDr Patricia Oakley is a Strategic Service and Workforce Policy Analyst and Development Specialist and a Teaching and Research Fellow at King’s College, London University.

Dr. Oakley has over 35 years health and public service experience in both operational and policy research and development areas. She has worked extensively with national policy-makers and Trust boards, executive directors and senior clinicians, and with service managers and clinical practitioners, in developing their strategies to deliver affordable public services.

She has worked in management and organisational development; restructuring organisations and clinical care systems; designing and delivering skill-mix reviews and re-profiling programmes; conducting value for money audits and managing subsequent change programmes; and preparing strategic workforce and education and training investment plans. She has also worked with senior Strategic Health Authority, Local Authority and Primary Care Trust staff, and GP Practices, to develop their infrastructures of skills, knowledge and processes to make local commissioning schemes work in practice based on her work with one of the original GP multi-fund pilots in the early 1990s.

In the last 20 years, Dr. Oakley has served as non-executive director on the English National Board for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors and as the elected President of the Association of Healthcare of Human Resource Managers. In addition, she has been a member of the government’s NHS Task Force looking at good practices in staff involvement, and a Specialist Advisor to both the House of Commons Select Committee on Health and the Scottish Executive’s Integrated Workforce Planning Group.

A production and radio-pharmacist, and subsequently clinical pharmacist by background, Dr. Oakley was a London Chief Pharmacist from 1981-1987 when she moved to the former North West Thames Regional Health Authority where she was Head of the Manpower & Pay Policy Unit. She specialised in economics, corporate finance and management accounts in the Masters programme at London Business School; and she has a doctorate in medical politics and conflict from London University’s Birkbeck College’s Organisational Psychology Department. She is a Teaching and Research Fellow in The Management Department at King’s College, London University which is part of the School of Social and Public Policy. More recently, to specialise in Medical Humanities, Dr. Oakley was awarded a Diploma in the History of Medicine by The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries and has an MA in Victorian Studies.

Dr. Patricia Oakley is one of the founding Directors of Practices Made Perfect Ltd., where she is a workforce planning and policy research and development specialist. Practices Made Perfect Ltd. works with public service organisations to help them develop their service strategies and workforce development plans. The main areas of specialist research are labour market and education trends, training and skill mix issues, and the effects of the changing legal, regulatory and commercial pressures on future skills deployment and staffing profiles..

Michael Lawrie - Senior Analytical Lead, NHS England
Michael Lawrie - Senior Analytical LeadMichael is a senior lead in the Operational Research and Evaluation Unit (OREU) of NHS England’s Analytical Services.

This Unit was established to lead the development of evaluation and OR analysis in the NHS, working initially with the main transformation programmes including new care models, Pharmacy Integration Fund and RightCare. Michael oversees the analytical and evaluative work on the new care models programme.

His team is responsible nearly forty local vanguard studies, for producing quarterly data on the impact on hospital usage, and synthesising all findings to identify what is working, and what is not. The wider OREU is developing a range of innovative quantitative analytical techniques including developing more sophisticated ways of understanding impact in complex systems. Prior to joining NHS England, Michael worked at a research consultancy leading evaluation and policy research projects for a range of NHS commissioners, government agencies and voluntary sector organisations.

Dr Mark Edwards - Non-Executive Director
Dr Mark Edwards - Non-Executive DirectorMark is a medically-qualified (specialist training in anaesthesia and critical care) and GMC-registered drug developer with 25 years’ pharmaceutical R&D experience.

Formerly, he was a Global Clinical R&D Director and then Director of Science and Medical Public Affairs at Pfizer in Sandwich, Kent.

He has worked at all phases of clinical development across a wide variety of therapeutic areas. This includes regulatory product approval experience, having successfully led Pfizer’s global clinical development team to achieve the US/EU registration of sildenafil as a first-in-class treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension. His experience has also included the establishment of major R&D projects at the interfaces between academia, the NHS and the biopharmaceutical industry e.g. having helped lead the establishment of 1) MRC/industry pre-competitive consortia in COPD and RA and 2) the UK Government’s Translational Research Partnership Programme.

Now he provides strategic and applied clinical, scientific and policy advice to life sciences organisations throughout the public, private and charitable sectors. He was R&D Director of The Ethical Medicines Industry Group (EMIG) for which he established de novo a strong scientific & medical arm to complement the commercial interests of the association. This was pivotal to grow and diversify EMIG’s membership to include a broad range of charitable organisations in addition to biopharma. Mark is a Non-Executive Director of the SW Academic Health Science Network (SWAHSN).

Benefits of Attending

  • Learn how to successfully deliver Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) and drive health, care and financial improvements in your local area.
  • Practical guidance on implementing local care and transformation plans to drive service efficiencies and improvements in health and wellbeing.
  • Insight into the new models of care and commissioning strategies being developed to better meet the needs of local populations.
  • Hear examples of how to collaborate effectively, overcome cultural and organisational barriers, and to deliver improved population health and wellbeing.
  • Learn how to develop your workforce strategy to improve recruitment, retainment and develop new skills and roles.
  • Gain a greater understanding of how primary care and community services are being redesigned to be more closely integrated and deliver a wider range of services in the community.
  • Exploring how to strengthen prevention and early intervention strategies and address wider factors that influence local population health.
  • Gain insights into improving mental health services and develop transformation strategies for other services such as cancer.
  • Drive service productivity and tackle unwanted variations in care.
  • Advice on delivering complex transformation projects and co-ordinated care plans that can help organisations bring budgets and NHS finances back into balance.
  • Benefit from the opportunity to question, discuss and debate current strategies, policy thinking and working practices.
  • Take advantage of knowledge sharing and professional networking.
  • Gain the maximum number of 6 CPD points.

Who Should Attend?

  • Chairs
  • Chief Executives
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Clinical/Medical Directors
  • Clinicians
  • Community Care Leads
  • Councillors
  • Digital Transformation Leads
  • Directors/Managers of Care Homes
  • Directors of Care Services
  • Directors of IT/IS/ICT
  • Directors of Strategic Development
  • Directors/Heads of Adult Social Services
  • Directors/Heads of Commissioning
  • Directors/Heads of Procurement
  • Directors/Heads of Integrated Care
  • Directors/Heads of Policy
  • Directors/Heads of Public Health
  • Finance Directors
  • GPs
  • General Practice Managers
  • Federation Leads
  • Heads of Charities/Third Sector Organisations
  • Heads of Mental Health
  • Heads of Patient Services/Patient Experience
  • Heads of Shared Services
  • Heads of Technology and Innovation
  • Heads/Leads Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Health and Wellbeing Board Members
  • Healthcare Service Managers
  • Managers of Private Care Providers
  • Medical Directors
  • Performance/Service Improvement Leads
  • Practice Managers
  • Senior Nurses
  • Service Improvement Managers
  • Social Care Managers

The Venue

Royal Garden Hotel, London

2-24 Kensington High Street
W8 4PT

Telephone: 0207 937 8000


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