See below for the full programme from the Nuffield Trust's 2012 Health Policy Summit, held Wednesday 29 February - Thursday 1 March 2012.


Video highlights from the 2012 Health Policy Summit, which discussed and explored solutions to the challenges facing the NHS.

Day 1: Wednesday 29 February


Session 1: Opening address

9.30am: Welcome

9.40am: How improvements in care and enterprise and innovation can be driven

  • Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, NESTA

10.15am: Keynote address via video link: Achieving high quality care at lower cost (also live streamed)

  • Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman and Managing Director, Narayana Hrudayalaya, India

10.00am: Chaired discussion


Session 2: Finance and efficiency

11.00am: Introduction

  • Chair: Nigel Edwards, Director with the Global Healthcare Group at KPMG LLP and Senior Fellow at The King's Fund

11.05am: State of NHS finances

11.15am: Future financing for social care

  • Lord Warner, former Health Minister and Commissioner for the Commission on Funding of Care and Support

11.25am: Transparency in public services

  • Tim Kelsey, Senior Advisor on Transparency and Open Data, Cabinet Office

11.35am: Chaired discussion

  • Chair: Nigel Edwards, Director with the Global Healthcare Group at KPMG LLP and Senior Fellow at The King's Fund

12.00pm: Finance and efficiency parallel sessions

Delegates choose to attend one of the following sessions.

2A: The quest for efficiency

  • Mike Farrar CBE, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation
  • Dr Yi Mien Koh, Chief Executive, Whittington Health
  • Andy McKeon, Managing Director of Health, Communications and Policy, Analysis and Research, Audit Commission
  • Steve Melton, Head of Mobilisation, Circle Health
  • Chair: Dr Judith Smith, Director of Policy, Nuffield Trust

2B: How health systems in Europe are responding to the economic downturn

  • Dr Josep Figueras, Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
  • Chair: Dr Mark Britnell, Chairman & Partner, Global Health Practice, KPMG LLP

2C: Creating affordable care

  • Dr Mark Zezza, Senior Policy Analyst, Health Care Delivery, The Commonwealth Fund, USA
  • Chair: Dr Axel Heitmueller, Director of Strategy and Business Development, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust

Session 3: A conversation with Dr Donald M Berwick

2.00pm: Keynote discussion

  • Dr Donald M Berwick, Former President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Chair: Simon Stevens, President, Global Health, UnitedHealth Group

Session 4: Politics keynote address

2.40pm: Keynote address (also live streamed)

  • Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE MP, Secretary of State for Health

3.10pm - 3.20pm: Chaired discussion


Session 5: Managing financial risk โ€“ new territory for the NHS

3.40pm: Introduction

  • Chair: Mike Farrar CBE, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation

3.45pm: Risk sharing and risk pooling

4pm: Respondents

  • Implications for commissioning: Dr Charles Alessi, Chair, NAPC
  • Perspective from the Netherlands: Professor Wynand Van de Ven, Professor of Health Insurance, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Impact on clinical commissioning: Dr Tim Richardson, Medical Director, Epsomedical

Session 6: Politics of health beyond the Bill

5.00pm: Have I got health news for you

  • Chair: Dr Phil Hammond

Team 1:

  • Michael White, Assistant Editor, The Guardian
  • Nick Timmins, Senior Associate, Nuffield Trust

Team 2:

  • Polly Toynbee, Columnist, The Guardian
  • Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI

5.55pm: Closing remarks


Day 2: Thursday 1 March


8.00am: Harkness breakfast session (hosted by The Commonwealth Fund and the Nuffield Trust)

  • Dr Martin Connor, Returning Harkness Fellow
  • Sarah Garner, Associate Director for Research and Development, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
  • Dr Diane Gray, Director of Strategy and Planning and Deputy Director of Public Health, NHS Milton Keynes
  • Dr Emma Stanton, CEO, Beacon UK

Co-hosted by:

  • Professor Dame Carol Black DBE, Chair, Nuffield Trust
  • Robin Osborn, Vice President and Director, International Program in Health Policy and Innovation, The Commonwealth Fund

8:00am: After the Health Bill, what now? (breakfast debate hosted by the British Medical Journal)

Join discussions with our expert panel chaired by Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor in Chief, BMJ

  • Dr Gareth Goodier, Chief Executive, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr James Morrow, GP, Sawston Medical Practice, Cambridge
  • Nigel Edwards, Director with the Global Healthcare Group at KPMG LLP and Senior Fellow at The King's Fund

9.00am: Welcome


Session 7: Global innovation (supported by McKinsey & Company)

9.15am: Introduction

  • Facilitator: Dr Penny Dash, Partner, McKinsey & Company

9.20am: Film and discussion: Aravind Eye Care Hospitals, India

Showcasing innovative practice in India.

9.30am: Innovations in hospital care for older people in Canada: integration and the interface with social care

  • Dr Samir K Sinha, Director of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals, Canada

10.00am: Innovation in care for older people and people with long term conditions in the UK

  • Daniel Elkeles, Director of Strategy, NW London PCT Cluster

10.20am: Panel discussion

  • Lord Adebowale, Chief Executive, Turning Point
  • Dr Gareth Goodier, Chief Executive, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr James Morrow, GP, Sawston Medical Practice, Cambridge
  • Tony Spotswood, Chief Executive, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Rob Webster, Chief Executive, Leeds Community Healthcare Trust
  • Facilitator: Dr Penny Dash, Partner, McKinsey & Company

Session 8: Integrated care

11.30am: Introduction

  • Chair: Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham, KBE

11.35am: Film: Learning from other sectors โ€“ Alliance Contracting

  • Dr Iain McCormick, Managing Director, Executive Coaching Centre, New Zealand

11.40am: Video link: International perspective on integrated care โ€“ the New Zealand experience

  • John Macaskill-Smith, Chief Executive, Midlands Health Network, New Zealand

11.55am: Critical insights into integrated care

  • Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King's Fund
  • Dr Judith Smith, Director of Policy, Nuffield Trust

12.10pm: Chaired discussion


The future of the NHS

12.45pm: Introduction

12.50pm: Panel discussion

  • Paul Corrigan, Independent Consultant
  • Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP, Chairman of the Health Select Committee
  • The Right Hon Baroness Williams of Crosby

1.30pm: Closing remarks

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