The Health Foundation annual event 2018

The human element: a vital catalyst for improvement


We don’t believe there’s a single structural, funding or technological solution to transforming a system as diverse and complex as the NHS.

One element may be underpowered and is the focus of our 2018 annual event – supporting and investing in the people who work day in and day out, and under considerable strain, to deliver patient care.

We will showcase what’s possible, inspire you with contributions from leading thinkers and doers, and insight from recent research, and encourage you to join us in interrogating the evidence with colleagues from across health care.

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Keynote speakers

  • Suzie Bailey, Director of Leadership and Quality Improvement, NHS Improvement
  • Prof Richard Bohmer, management academic and former Harvard Business School professor
  • Cllr Jacqui Dyer MBE, former Vice Chair, NHS England Mental Health Task Force,  Mental Health Act Review (MHAR) Advisory Panel Member and Co-Chair MHAR African & Caribbean Working Group (MHARAC), Founder and Chair, Black Thrive 
  • Baroness Dido Harding, Chair, NHS Improvement
  • Professor Sir Mike Richards CBE, Visiting Research Fellow, the Health Foundation
  • Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce


View the full programme for the day including breakout sessions.

Register your interest

Due to high demand and limited places, this is an invitation only event. However, if you are interested in attending you can register your interest and we will contact you if a place becomes available.


Find out which sessions will be livestreamed and how you can register to watch the event on the day.



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