As the constraints on NHS spending continue, coupled with patient’s expectations of safer and higher-quality health care, the need to provide health services differently has never been more crucial.
Under intensifying pressure to change, hospitals are adapting their organisation and services to cope with cuts to financial resources and Simon Stevens, in his inaugural speech as NHS England’s new Chief Executive, made facing financial challenges a priority. He also emphasised how frontline staff will be vital to create change and generate innovation to deliver services differently.
With this in mind we hosted an event on the future of the hospital,hoping to bring together practitioners and policy makers to share ideas for change. Delegates had the opportunity to discuss key topics including:
- The challenges facing acute trusts and the solutions
- How to deliver sustainability
- Emerging models for hospital provision
- The role of hospitals as integrated care providers
- The future of the hospital
- Leading edge practices
The event provided a forum for informed, non-partisan debate on the future of the hospital. This event was relevant to NHS chief executives, medical/clinical directors and finance directors, policy makers, regulators and strategy directors.