Health Conference 2018

There is great cause for optimism on the next stage of healthcare reform in England. New technology, data analytics and movement towards giving patients back more choice and control over their healthcare offers exiting opportunities to improve patient outcomes and transform the way healthcare is delivered. As the leading Westminster think tank for public service improvement and productivity, Reform is keen to convene leading voices to raise the profile of successful change already underway and identify further areas for improvement.

This conference will bring together approximately 150 figures from the health policy community including officials, policymakers, practitioners, academics and journalists. It is taking place on Wednesday 23 May at

Conference agenda

08.00 – 08.25   Registration and breakfast

08.25 – 08.30   Welcome and introduction

08.30 – 09.25   Keynote speech and panel one: Giving patients choice

James Sanderson, Director of Personalised Care at NHS England, will deliver a key note speech on the case for giving people more choice and control over their health. The speech will be followed by a panel Q&A session with:

  • James Sanderson, Director of Personalised Care, NHS England
  • Baroness Cumberlege CBE DL
  • Lucy Watts MBE

09.25 – 10.25   Panel two: Healthcare transformation through technology

This panel will consider how technological advances can support service transformation and what is needed to overcome current barriers to successful technology implementation. Speakers include:

  • Juliet Bauer, Chief Digital Officer, NHS England
  • Stephen Dorrell, Chair, NHS Confederation
  • Dr Trishan Panch, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder, Wellframe
  • Dr Benedict Evans, Investment Director, InHealth

10.25 – 10.45   Coffee break and refreshments

10.45 – 11.45   Panel three: The role of data sharing in spreading innovation

This panel will showcase examples of best practice in hospital digitisation and data sharing and discuss the future role of data sharing in spreading successful innovation across care providers. Speakers include:

  • Tom Denwood, Director of Data and Integration, NHS Digital
  • Dr Kristin-Anne Rutter, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Dr Philip Xiu, Chief Medical Officer, Medicalchain

11.45 – 12.45   Panel four: The new NHS: a model for integrated, out-of-hospital care

This panel will set out leading examples of integrated, out-of-hospital care. It will explain how the current NHS reform proposals will deliver wholescale change and innovation across the Service. Speakers include:

  • Dr Karen Kirkham, GP and Assistant Clinical Chair, Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Devika Wood, Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer, Vida
  • Senior representative, Baxter

12:45 – 12:50   Closing remarks

This conference is kindly supported by InHealth Group, Mckinsey & Company and Baxter


23 May 2018
08.25 - 12.50