The Health Foundation's annual event 2019

Faster progress to improve health and care: what are the ingredients?

23 May 2019

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The challenges and opportunities faced in health and care are well rehearsed.

In a system as diverse and complex as the National Health Service, there’s no single solution to stimulate faster progress to better care for patients.

A 10-year strategy for the NHS in England has just been published – on which there seems widespread and positive consensus. The task now is to make it happen. The extra investment and a lengthy list of solutions to implement are just the beginning. The critical question is how to get solutions working well for staff and patients everywhere. 

The plan outlines national policy nudges and incentives to help, as well as heralding enabling science and technology. But the truth is the key to progress lies at the frontline of care – how the pace of improvement might be speeded up, and innovations might be taken up and spread. On these vital ingredients, the plan has less to say, but this will be the focus of the Health Foundation’s annual event.

We will be exploring how the health care system needs to evolve and look beyond its own boundaries to other sectors, and the communities it is part of. We will consider how technology and data can be harnessed for the benefit of patient care, and what conditions and support will help clinical teams seek, develop and implement improvements. 

Change is hard. Change in a system as complex as health and care is very hard. At the event, we will share fresh insights on this challenge.

Join the conversation on Twitter using #HFevent19.

Keynote videos

Recordings of the keynote sessions are now available to view online.

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Speakers

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