NHS Confederation Conference 2015

NHS Confederation Conference 2015 – Representing the University and Lancaster Health Hub

Laura Kornas, Lancaster Health Hub Manager, attended the NHS Confederation Conference in Liverpool on 4th June 2015, to represent the University and it’s nine Health Hub Partners:  Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, University of Cumbria, Better Care Together CCG, Lancashire North CCG and (South) Cumbria CCG, NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG and Healthwatch Lancashire.

The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Chief Exec of NHS England Simon Stevens and Chief Exec of NHS Confederation Rob Webster spoke in the plenary sessions, giving insight into their vision for the future of the NHS.

Jeremy Hunt orders hospitals to rein in spending

Simon Stevens – NHS Confederation speech

Rob Webster – If we preserve the NHS in aspic, it will die

It was very well attended and allowed the Health Hub, hosted in FHM, the opportunity to mix and network with senior leaders in the NHS.  There was much talk of innovation and getting evidence into practice, online patient communities and their benefits and risks, especially in reference to mental health and cancer.  There were presentations about empathy, genomics, embracing tomorrow’s world today with cutting-edge innovation and, of course, cost-saving and procurement.

Lancaster Health Hub’s twitter account and #confed2015 was active all day.