28 November | Dexter House, Royal Mint Court, London
1-day summit conference for providers and commissioners #nhsalliance2013
The NHS Alliance cordially invites you to come and break some boundaries. Building on its long heritage of positive disruption, the Alliance, its members and friends – innovative leaders and providers in primary care – like nothing more than a bit of divergent thinking.
The NHS Alliance is going through a major transition in response to the profound changes in the primary care landscape of the last 18 months.
For well over a decade, the NHS Alliance was possibly the most influential champion of clinical commissioning and we represented many commissioners – both in the guise of PCTs, local PBC pioneers and latterly CCGs, as well as other frontline clinicians and managers – including nurses, pharmacists and a wide range of allied healthcare professionals. As you know, as of April 1st, PCTs ceased to exist, and in a joint agreement with the NAPC and the NHS Confederation, all those NHS Alliance members primarily involved in commissioning in CCGs became members of NHS Clinical Commissioners on that date also (along with similar members of the NAPC and the NHS Confederation – our partners in the creation of NHS CC).
We are now focused on supporting and representing providers, patients and those in the wider health and social care community who are committed to building a genuinely integrated primary care system that places the patient at the heart of decision-making. Our very specific take on the issues facing primary care – and what we believe the future could look and should look like were set out in our widely praised manifesto in March.
This is an exciting opportunity, but not without its challenges. One challenge is that the conference space is now very full of large-scale “free-to-air” events for providers and commissioners paid for by big exhibitions and, increasingly, the message we are receiving is that the mid-scale two-or-three day event for paying delegates is a less attractive option now for very busy providers with heavily constrained resources.
In response to this, we have decided to reconfigure our annual conference as a one-day summit for providers and commissioners at Dexter House on 28th November 2013. The aim of the event is to explore how commissioners and providers can best work together moving forward, given their experiences of the new order to date. How do they break the boundaries constraining them now –institutional, professional and cultural (new and old) in order to create and deliver a truly world-class, primary care led NHS?