The Future of NHS Funding and Finance Conference


Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be involved in NHS Funding and Finance.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

Registration, Refreshments and Networking
Chair’s Welcome Address

Siva Anandaciva, Chief Analyst, Kings Fund (CONFIRMED)


Government Department Keynote Presentation: NHS Funding and Efficiency: An Update On Government Reforms And Their Implications For Providers Over The Next Five Years
  • The impact of the Prime Minister’s announcement of a five-year funding offer from April 2019 and £20.5 bn more revenue in real terms compared with 2018-19
  • The five priorities for the NHS to deliver service improvement and efficiency gains: Putting the patient at the heart of how care is organised; a workforce empowered to deliver the NHS of the future; harnessing the power of innovation; a focus on prevention; and “true parity of care” between mental and physical health
  • Changes in funding rules over the next three years including the end of sustainability funding by the close of 2021/22; the end of the activity-based payment by results tariff and the future of control totals
  • Options for future funding schemes including a mixture of commissioning budgets and tariff and new system-level funds
  • Update on the progress of Lord Carter’s review on efficiency in hospitals to save the NHS £5 billion each year by 2020/21

Simon Currie, Director of Financial Planning and Delivery, NHS England (invited)

Developing Strategies For Trusts And CCGs To Maximise Efficiency And Overcome NHS Funding Challenges
  • Redesigning financial flows across an NHS Trust to focus on outcomes and integration of health and care locally
  • Meeting control totals and budgets by monitoring, measuring and evaluating efficiencies
  • Identifying and mitigating the key challenges and risks in meeting targets across the NHS
  • Rationalising payment systems and supporting more efficient routes for payments
  • Centralising non-contracted activity to reduce costs and resources associated with intra-NHS transactions

Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) (CONFIRMED)


Blue Squares / Green Triangles – Innovation can be Hard
  • How do you know whether you need a blue square or a green triangle?
  • We already have the wheel………..
  • Spend a little / save a lot – innovation as a service
  • Mini case study – Home Office

Mark Gordon, Managing Director, Torsion Consulting (CONFIRMED)



Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Sustainability And Transformation In The NHS: Examining The Progress The Department Of Health And Social Care, NHS England And NHS Improvement Have Made Towards Achieving Financial Balance
  • Financial and operational performance of NHS bodies and how measures to rebalance finances have performed
  • The impact of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships to lay the foundations for more strategic system-wide planning and delivery
    – The impact of support to improve local bodies’ financial positions
    – Strategic oversight and programme management
  • Trusts and clinical commissioning groups’ savings plans
  • Supporting local bodies in financial difficulty: ensuring recovery plans are aligned with system-wide plans
  • Assessing the performance of national efficiency programmes and addressing challenges in delivering savings and tracking progress

Jenny George, Director of Health VFM work, National Audit Office (CONFIRMED)


The Role Of robotic Process Automation And Artificial Intelligence In Future NHS Best Practice
  • The current landscape is crowded with suppliers, paper and low value debtors
  • Operating as one NHS could deliver significant savings
  • Digitisation & new technologies offer the greatest opportunity for collaboration, efficiency and process improvement

Stephen Sutcliffe, Director of Finance & Accounting, NHS SBS (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Lunch and Networking
Reducing Staffing Costs Through Workforce Planning And Service Redesign
  • Costs of employing the staff required to meet demand
  • Costs of training the additional staff to meet this demand
  • How to learn from history on how to do this as cost-effectively as possible

William Palmer, Senior Fellow in Health Policy, Nuffield Trust (CONFIRMED)


Case Study: Closing The Finance And Efficiency Gap Through A Sustainability And Transformation Partnership
  • Developing collaborative leadership and governance across NHS and local authority organisations to develop new models of care
  • Merging functions or organisations to reduce costs and deliver efficiencies
  • Overcoming the conflict between individual organisations’ financial positions and the control total for the STP
  • Aligning data and reporting and sharing information and data
  • Implementing organisational efficiency improvements and cost improvement programmes to close the gaps in NHS finances by 2020/21

Paul McKevitt, Chief Finance Officer, NHS Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group (CONFIRMED)

Case Study: Developing An Integrated Care System To Improve Quality Within Sustainable Finances Whist Removing The Boundaries Between Health And Social Care
  • Taking more control of funding and performance with less involvement by national bodies and regulators
  • Managing funding for a defined population by taking responsibility for a system control total
  • Exploring the funding options for Integrated Care Systems
  • Reconciling system control totals with organisational control totals and the use of commissioner and provider sustainability funds
  • Investing in digital solutions to support service transformation

Paul Cooper, Director of Finance, Performance and Information, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust (invited)



Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Case study: Developing a Comprehensive Procurement Strategy to Ensure Financial Stability For The NHS
  • Adding value to every pound spent on clinical services and reducing the cost of delivering clinical procurement
  • Delivering the project under a Lead Provider model and a partnership approach made up of three other Commissioning Support Units
  • Establishing a ‘single front door’ operating model for all services procured via the contract
  • Ensuring a strong governance structure, clear operating model and detailed SLAs
  • Delivering £870,000 saving in procurement costs, full year cash releasing savings of circa £13.5 million for reinvestment in patient care and 5-6% efficiency factor from capacity utilisation

Warren Simms, Director of Clinical Procurement and Market Management, Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (CONFIRMED)


Managing Cost Improvement Programmes To Deliver Significant Benefits Over The Medium Term
  • Adopting a robust and proactive approach to deliver savings averaging
  • Developing a strong medical involvement in cost improvement to help get all staff working together and valuing what each function can contribute
  • Introducing a local services planning framework following the sort of forward planning process set out in the Audit Commission/Monitor report on CIPs
  • Delivering a community services redesign scheme to ensure that services are more integrated, co-located, productive and standardised
  • Ensuring that cost improvement is not a one-off annual event but an ongoing process

Andy Ray, Director of Financial Operations, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust (invited)

Case Study: Using Delegated Commissioning to Maximise Value For Money And Develop A More Strategic Place-Based Approach
  • How delegated commissioning is supporting the development of STPs and new care models
  • Reviewing and redesigning clinical pathways to reduce demand on secondary care
  • Implementing an effective use of resources policy to highlight procedures of limited or no clinical value to result in a 28% reduction in referrals to secondary care leading to a saving of £750,000
  • Reducing waste through medicines management to save £2.2 million
  • Developing a robust performance management dashboard and sharing data between practices

Jacqui Tuffnell, Head of Commissioning, Rotherham CCG (invited)


Questions and Answers Session
Chair’s Summary and Close

*Programme subject to change


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be involved in NHS Funding and Finance.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

Sponsorship and Exhibition

We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers across the NHS Funding & Finance Sector
 Meet your target audience in the Sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts across the Sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email [email protected] 

Prices and Discount

Public Sector Rate:

  1.    £379
  2.    £349
  3. + £319

Private Sector Rate:

  1.    £550
  2. + £520

Voluntary Sector Rate:

  1.    £299
  2. + £269

Event Documentation: *If you can’t attend the event you can purchase the event documentation

Electronic – £99 Printed – £99

Group bookings: If you would like to make a group booking of 5 or more please call 0330 058 4285 to find out if we can offer any more discount.

*All prices are excluding VAT

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

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