NHS England’s Future of Health Conference has attracted no fewer than 1,000 delegates

Today, the second day of the conference, being staged at the Business Design Centre in London in conjunction with UCL Partners, was addressed by NHS England’s chairman Professor Sir Malcolm Grant who outlined the national perspective on long term conditions.

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director was also taking part in a panel discussion, while Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point, discussed the shift of £2.5billion of the NHS budget into ensuring health and social care services are better joined up.

A unique aspect of the conference is its People’s Jury – the first time patients and their families have been put at the centre of a major conference with the power to steer discussions.

Dr Martin McShane, NHS England’s National Director for Long Term Conditions, has chaired the conference and in his opening address called on delegates to “pledge to help NHS England improve outcomes for people with long-term conditions.”