|Radix’s second annual conference is titled “Learning the Lessons of Covid for the NHS” and will be held online on Wednesday 25th November from 1-4pm. The virtual event will draw on and seek to develop further the proposals in our recently published policy paper: Localise, Equalise and Untick. |
1.00pm Registration and online ‘chat’
1.15pm Welcome: Guy de Selliers (Radix Chair) and aims of the day (Ben Rich)
1.20pm: Plenary – setting the scene:
Lessons from Covid: What can we learn about the UK’s health and social care system?
Chair: Andrew Lansley, former Health Secretary and Radix
Keynote: Mark Britnell, Chairman and Senior Partner for the Global Health Practice of KPMG, and former senior NHS Executive
Q and A:
Mark Britnell and Professor Stephen Smith, Chair East Kent NHS Hospital Trust
2.00pm and 2.45pm Breakout Sessions
Chose TWO from the following sessions
Lessons from Covid
What lessons do participants draw from the experience of Covid for the NHS, and for health and social care more generally
Unticking the NHS
The NHS has benefited enormously during the crisis from reduced bureaucracy. What form has this taken and how might any benefits be maintained
Making decentralisation work
There is broad agreement that the NHS is over-centralised but to whom should power be devolved and how?
Resetting the NHS
What have we learned from Covid about the implications of running a health service in non-Covid times? How do we catch up with the treatment of non-Covid illness? And how should we restructure in response?
Health and Social care
Covid has demonstrated vividly the extent to which social care is the poor relation of the health care system and how the two are disconnected – what do we need to do about it to make integration more then lip service?
Please note each session will be limited to a maximum of ten participants
3.30pm Feedback and discussion
3.55pm Wrap up and thank you:
This conference has capped attendance to allow opportunity for meaningful discussion and interaction so we would urge you to register as soon as possible. We would very much value your contribution to what has become one of the most challenging areas of public policy, one that affects us all, and that will benefit from multiple perspectives including from those of us outside the health care professions and for whom the NHS remains a vital public service.
We are most grateful to Ian Smith, the former Chair of the Kings College Hospital Trust and of Four Seasons Health Care, for chairing and helping to organise the conference.