Rising to the Nicholson Challenge: International technology summit

Starts at: June 13, 2012 09:00
Ends at: June 13, 2012 14:00

Wellcome Collection Conference Centre
183 Euston Road

Wednesday 13 June
08.30 – 13.30

Speakers will include:

Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP
Chair, Health Select Committee

Lord Carter of Coles

Catherine Beardshaw
Chief Executive, Aintree Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Peter Carter OBE
Chief Executive and General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing

Professor Paul Corrigan CBE
Former Health Advisor to Tony Blair

Professor Chris Ham
Chief Executive, The King’s Fund

Paul Johnson
Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Dr David M. Lawrence
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

Sue Slipman
Director, NHS Foundation Trust Network

Of all public services the challenge facing the NHS is the most demanding. In 2009 Sir David Nicholson claimed the NHS would have to save £15-20 billion by 2014. Delivering productivity improvements in the service will be driven by quality and innovation on the front line, spreading best practice, reducing clinical variation, and reconfiguring hospitals. Technology has an important role to play in each of these areas and, through the measurement and publication of performance and quality data, to transform the service delivered to patients. This major one day conference will showcase international case studies which demonstrate how information and technology can be utilised to drive productivity, improve quality and reduce cost.

This event is invitation only and held in association with McKesson. Please contact Thomas Cawston at thomas.cawston@reform.co.uk if you would like to recieve an invitation.

Full programme details:

Provisional format for conference

08.30 – 09.00 Tea and coffee

09.00 – 09.15 Welcome

09. 15 – 09.45 A cold climate

In 2009 Sir David Nicholson suggested that the NHS would need to deliver productivity savings of £15-20 billion by 2014. However achieving unprecedented value for money in healthcare is not just a short term problem. The long term economic and fiscal situation suggests that funding for healthcare could remain flat for the next decade. This session will explore the economic context for healthcare.

09.45 – 10.45 Turning the NHS around

The NHS needs to deliver value for money in an unprecedented scale. As budgets tighter commissioners will be forced into difficult decisions, while some many providers could become financially unsustainable. Meeting the Nicholson challenge and avoiding a financial crisis in the health system, demands new ways of delivering healthcare and an honest debate on how the NHS has to adapt.

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee

11.15 – 11.45 Technology: The paperless hospital

Despite the advances in technology medicine remains a “pen and paper” business. Aintree Hospital is one of the first in the NHS to become paperless, both creating a more efficient way of reporting activity but more importantly allowing the hospital to develop systems to change clinical behaviour and improve productivity. This session will explore how to make healthcare paperless and how electronic reporting can improve efficiency and quality.

11.45 – 12.15 Technology: Integration

Integrated care is needed to deliver quality and affordable care for the changing healthcare needs. Technology will be vital in coordinating services and improving patient pathways. Kasier Permanante is one of the leading pioneers of integrated care and using technology to coordinate services for patients. This session will explore what the NHS can learn from the effective use of technology in integrating care.

12.15 –12.45 Technology: Wellness and disease management

Making healthcare affordable in the long term demands that patients take greater responsibility for their health and managing their conditions. New technological devices will have a vital role in transforming the roles and relationship of caregivers and patients in medicine. This session will explore how innovative devices can improve the quality of care for patients.

12.45 – 13.30 Rising to the “Nicholson Challenge”

A keynote speech on the scale of the productivity challenge and the constraints that will make it hard to deliver the necessary savings. In particular, this will offer or suggest parameters for “how not to cut”, ensuring that the more for less agenda is met not through slash and burn policies but through real structural reform of systems.

13.30 Closing remarks

13.35 Lunch