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The role of an NHS NED is increasingly demanding as the healthcare system goes through major challenges and upheaval. NHS boards play a key role in shaping the strategy, vision and purpose and are responsible for holding the organisation to account for the delivery of strategy and ensuring value for money. Board must also assure that risks to a trust and the public are managed and mitigated effectively.
"Very thought provoking, its important as a NED to have "time out" to discuss the longer term issues facing the NHS."
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Our programme aims to support NHS NEDs via a series of briefings, workshops and other one-off events to help address the need to keep up to date with Board issues and to assist directors to respond to the challenges they face. We offer expert knowledge and real life experience from within and without the sector including a balance of macro and micro level topics for the whole board, as well as a specific workshop for the Audit Committee.
We draw on the best minds within the healthcare sector as well as using the expertise we have developed from our work with key clients across the NHS. The forums give NEDs a unique opportunity to debate and discuss with their peers.
Our NED programme activities are designed for NEDs from any NHS organisation. It has been designed with feedback from colleagues across healthcare and reflects the latest issues, developments and thinking in the sector.
For more information on the events listed please contact Ozz Ward.
We have launched our new programme of events. Here are some of the upcoming events and it would be great to see you at one, or all, of them:
For this session we will explore the need for Boards to be anticipating health and care policy over the coming 5-10 years, as the service wrestles with an excess of demand over supply. What will solutions look like and what should Boards be doing now to manage today's problems whilst also planning more radical approaches to tomorrow's challenge. To discuss this we will be joined by shadow Secretary of Health, Wes Streeting along with one of the senior partners from PwC.
Despite the rhetoric of many years of health policy makers and planners, the integration of work on health, healthcare and social care seems still to be an aspiration rather than a reality for everyone. The development of ICBs and place based work seems to offer a real chance to take another step towards this overarching policy aim, yet for many new OCSs have focused on top down largely nhs priorities. So, what should Boards be doing to realise the potential of integrated care? To discuss this we will be joined by Sir Richard Leese Chair of Greater Manchester ICB and former leader of Manchester City Council, and Kate Josephs, CEO of Sheffield City Council, along with a partner from PwC health team.
As the title suggests for this session, there is huge hope that health policy and emphasis might be swinging towards prevention, rather than, or maybe more realistically, alongside cure. For this to be the case, what will need to happen to the way our current system works? What shifts in policy, incentives and service delivery will need to take place. Crucially what will Boards and board members need to do to shift to a new way of working and a rebalanced set of priorities. To discuss this, we will be joined by Alan Milburn, former Secretary of State, Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, and a senior partner from PwC health team.
The NHS and care system is only ever going to be as good as its workforce, including, their capacity, capability and desire to achieve ambitious policy aspirations post COVID. In this session we will explore the role of Boards, the actions they can take locally on recruitment, and retention and then the wider policy and national roles on creating sufficient training opportunities in medical and nursing schools. The importance of agreements on pay and the need for leadership to enhance and regain the high level of morale we need. To that end we will be joined by Sue Symington, Chair of Humber and North Yorkshire ICS, Trevor McMillan, Vice Chancellor of Keele University and a partner from PwC’s health team.
Provider Collaboration rather than competition has featured strongly over recent years, not only in the NHS landscape but also across the globe. This direction of policy and culture for the service has been welcomed at many levels but what does it take to make this successful? We will be considering the experience to date of creating collaborative structures and ask are Boards helping or hindering? What more can we do to make this way of working easier for Boards to adopt? To that end we will be joined by John Turner, CEO of Lincolnshire ICB and by Cedi Frederick, Chair of Kent and Medway ICS (tbc), along with a partner from PwC’s health team.
There are high hopes that technological advances and improvements in data capture and analysis, along with the digital delivery of key services, will be the main underpinning platform for achieving key nhs targets such as elective recovery, service productivity, and a shift to preventive health, but what does this mean in practice. How do Boards separate out the wheat from the chaff in terms of their investments in these areas? What should Boards be doing to promote coherent and effective innovation? What scale and relationships do Boards need to forge? To discuss this we will be joined by Justin Jewett, NED at NHS SBS, and numerous digital health care providers and by a senior partner from PwC’s health team.
The NHS and care system has witnessed real challenges over recent years in terms of the level of capital and underlying infrastructure not only to keep pace with immediate need and pressure but crucially to underpin and fuel service transformation. Is this time for a new regime? What options do NHS bodies have? And what can and should Boards be doing to proactively engage with and manage this problem? To discuss this, we will be joined by Amanda Doyle , Head of Primary Care at NHS England, Natalie Forrest, Director of the New Hospitals Programme (both tbc) and a senior partner from PwC’s health team.
Getting the basics of financial control, good workforce management, excellent standardised operating procedures may look like the more routine work of an nhs board but without it there is no solid platform for transformation or productivity gains. In this session, we will be asking what does it take to get these back into place? Are these disciplines things we lost and haven’t regained since COVID? Should Boards be addressing these challenges first before rushing off onto ambitious plans for more radical change? To debate this we will be joined by Jim Mackey, CEO Northumbria and national Director for recovery, NHS England, Anne Marr, CEO at St Helens and Knowsley NHSFT (both tbc), and a partner from PwCs health team.
There is growing world wide evidence that developing a successful approach to managing population health requires an effective approach to community engagement. Places such as Canterbury NZ, Alzira, Jonkoping, Wigan all have highlighted the importance of this in their journeys of success. In this session we will examine if these lessons are being learnt at scale in the NHS and care system? We will ask what the role of Boards are in support of this and ask board members whether they are prioritising this in the face of immediate operational service delivery challenges. To discuss this we will be joined by Martina Moore , Policy Director at Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Department, and by Emma Latimer, Place Based Director for Sheffield (both tbc), along with a senior partner from PwCs health team.
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