April 2018

HSJ Emerging Leaders Summit
Inspiring leaders of today and tomorrow

Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire
19-20 April 2018



Registration & Refreshments


Chair’s Opening Remarks
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Panel discussion: Carter and Wachter – charting the progress towards standardisation and digitisation across the NHS

David Ashby, Associate Director Model Hospital, NHS Improvement
Cleveland Henry, Programme Director – Innovations, Digital Futures and Digital Collaboration, NHS Digital
Sir David Dalton, Chief Exec, Salford Royal NHS FT and Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Liza McLean, Head of Digital Health & Care Strategy and Policy, Scottish Government


Keynote:Transforming services and scaling up innovation across the NHS
Ian Dalton, Chief Executive, NHS Improvement


Morning Refreshments & NHS Innovation sessions
Summit attendees have the option to attend one-to-one meetings with selected summit partners, followed by up to four 5-minute presentations surrounding innovative new processes from HSJ Award-winning trusts across the country


Innovation Interactive Discussion Groups

Using the case studies from the NHS Innovation sessions as stimuli, join your peers in these interactive discussion groups facilitated by AHSN chief executives to deep-dive the challenges most relevant to your organisation

Richard Stubbs, Chief Exec, Yorkshire and Humber AHSN
Tara Donnelly, Chief Exec, Health Innovation Network
Liz Mear, Chief Exec, Innovation Agency
Guy Boersma, Chief Exec, Kent, Surry and Sussex AHSN
Jonathan Gray, Chief Exec, South West AHSN
Mike Hannay, Chief Exec, East Midlands AHSN, and Chair, National AHSN Network

1:1 Meetings

Reserve a 15-minute slot with one of the expert Summit partner organisations to talk through your current challenges, and get their advice on potential solutions


Networking Lunch


Lunch Session – session reserved for partner


Panel discussion: A leadership journey: How obstacles were overcome

  • Gain insight on the leadership journey taken by senior NHS leaders to understand what your career path may look like
  • Hear how you can exert a positive influence in your organisation to further your career prospects
  • Create an inclusive environment by building a professional and collaborative organisational culture

David Dalton, Chief Executive, Northern Care Alliance NHS Group
Louise Sheperd, Chief Executive, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust & Liverpool Community Health Trust


Afternoon Refreshments & Networking


How to lead from the middle

  • Establish a high-performing team by finding out how you can get the best out of your colleagues
  • Nurture talent by learning how to build leadership capabilities in your team
  • Learn how to enact change to realise the vision of your organisation
  • Hear how to create initiatives from the middle by bringing people together and moving in the same direction

Kapil Bakshi, Deputy Medical Director, Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Joann Morse, Deputy Chief Nurse and CNIO, University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
Nish Manek, National Medical Director's Clinical Fellow, NHS England


Innovation Exchanges: Building a culture of ideas and digital innovation across the ecosystem

  • Identify the success factors for generating a culture of innovation, and how to inspire colleagues to adopt new ideas and technologies
  • Assess opportunities for collaboration between NHS and industry to drive change, and determine how to get the best out of these relationships
  • Participate in the launch of the new national infrastructure for NHS and industry collaboration
  • Mike Hannay, Chief Executive, East Midlands AHSN and Chair, National AHSN Network
  • Liz Mear, Chief Executive, innovation Agency


Chair’s Close
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Networking Reception & Dinner
Drinks reception from 19.15 with dinner served at 20.00
Finish at 22.00



Chair’s Opening Remarks
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Breakfast Briefing – session reserved for partner


Interactive session: Building personal resilience

  • Gain an insight into how healthcare leaders have learned to manage and build their personal resilience
  • Access tools, tips and techniques to build personal resilience
  • Hear how you can develop an authentic leadership style that maintains your values to stay true to yourself


Interactive session: Discuss and establish questions for the Senior Leaders session


Interactive session: Q&A with senior leaders on the challenges that they face

Made up of 5 round tables with a topic to generate discussion

  • Establish what makes an effective leader
  • Find out how to maintain your momentum as a leader
  • Access to a more intimate discussion to ask the questions you haven't been able to

Prof Nick Harding OBE, Chair, NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG

Dr Graham Jackson, Co-Chair, NHS Clinical Commissioners

Sam Sherrington, Head of Stakeholder and Cultural Transformation, NHS England


Morning Refreshments & Networking
Summit attendees have the option to attend facilitated speed networking sessions or book one-to-one meetings with selected summit partners


Panel Discussion: Joining the dots: Enabling STPs and building the path to accountable care

Michael MacDonnell, Director for Health System Transformation, NHS England
Mark England, Chief of Staff, Bedfordshire Luton and Milton Keynes STP
Fiona Wise, Executive Lead, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West STP


Looking ahead: the NHS in 2020


Chair’s Closing Remarks
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ
Lunch will be served after sessions finish

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