Videos and Transcripts – Innovate Stage

Full videos and transcripts of a selection of speeches and panel discussions featured on the Innovate Stage are available on this page. If you can’t find the session you need, please contact us at

Matthew Swindells, National Director: Operations and Information, NHS England

Matthew Swindells, National Director: Operations and Information at NHS England, called for the NHS, along with its partners in social care, to come together across traditional boundaries to truly redesign the health and social care system for the future.

Matthew Swindells – Keynote

Lessons learned: Networked services and major incidents

Prof Keith Willett, Medical Director for Acute Care at NHS England, chaired this panel session, joined by senior medical colleagues from NHS England.

They outlined the developments in heart attack and stroke treatment achieved through networked services and the barriers to further rollout. They also detailed the constant developments in networked emergency preparedness and response following this year’s terrorist attacks in London and Manchester.

Networked Services and Major Incidents

Faster and Earlier Diagnosis of Cancer

Professor Chris Harrison, National Clinical Director for Cancer at NHS England, chaired this panel, joined by senior clinicians and patient representatives.

The panel discussed the national cancer programme and return of local coordination and leadership for cancer across 16 cancer alliances and 3 vanguard partnership areas.

Faster and earlier diagnosis of cancer

The Two Doors of Mental and Physical Health: Making it one door for both

Professor Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older People’s Mental Health, NHS England, chaired this session, focused on the development of integrated, patient-centred services.

He was joined by Claire Murdoch, National Mental Health Director; Paul French, Clinical Lead for Early Intervention in Psychosis for the North West; Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health; Dr Rhiannon England from NHS City and Hackney CCG; and Fiona Eastmond, Senior Peer Support Worker at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

The Two Doors of Mental and Physical Health

Next Steps for Primary Care

Dr Robert Varnam, Director of General Practice Development at NHS England, led this panel discussion about the increasing numbers of patients cared for by GPs, and the ways in which innovation is helping manage this changing workload.
He was joined by Dr Arvind Madan, Director of Primary Care at NHS England, Dr Vish Ratnasuriya, Chair of Our Health Birmingham; Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive of National Voices; and Dr Jonty Heaversedge, a GP in South East London and contributor to BBC1’s Street Doctor.

Next steps for Primary Care

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Healthy New Towns - Designing in Health

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Prof Sir Malcolm Grant chaired this session, which looked at the work of the pioneering Healthy New Towns programme, and explored the progress made by two of the ten demonstrator sites: Halton Lea in Merseyside, and Bicester in Oxfordshire

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Volunteering - Empowering the Next Generation

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Chaired by young NHS volunteers and ambassadors for the iWill campaign, this session explored the benefits of young people’s volunteering for both the NHS and the young people themselves.
Prof Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England’s National Medical Director, Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for NHS Improvement, and Kathryn Halford, Director of Nursing at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, discussed the work they were doing to support youth involvement and volunteering.

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Effective leadership of place based health and wellbeing strategies

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Cllr Richard Kemp CBE, Deputy Chair of the Local Government Association’s Health and Wellbeing Board, Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, and Professor Kate Ardern, Director of Public Health at Wigan Council, joined together to discuss effective place-based leadership.
They explored the scope for councils and the NHS to work together to address their common challenges, and highlighted what needs to happen for them to make a real impact on health and wellbeing.

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Crossing the boundaries of integrated care

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Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission, was joined by Expert by Experience Jennifer Pearl; Vic Rayner, Executive Director, National Care Forum; Vikki Morris, Executive Director, National Care Forum; and Viccie Nelson, Service Manager for Integrated Care, Wigan Council.
They focused on on why integrated care is important from a range of perspectives, shared their visions for the future and explored their shared commitment to quality.

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Strengthening the role of primary care internationally - Delivering accountable care

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In this session sponsored by MSD, Louise Watson, Programme Director, New Care Models, NHS England; Ann Greiner , President & Chief Executive Officer, Patient-Centred Primary Care Collaborative; and Dr Paul Grundy, Chief Medical Officer Global Director of Healthcare Transformation, IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences, compared and contrasted the features of first contact primary care that may be translated between health and care systems in the UK and USA.

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Innovation - Roadmap to adoption

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Ian Dodge, National Director: Strategy and Innovation, NHS England, chaired this session. He was joined by Dr Nicole Mather, Deputy Director, Office for Life Sciences; Dr Liz Mear, Chief Executive, The Innovation Agency; Emily Hough, Director, Strategy Group, NHS England; and Francis White, NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellow and Vice President, AliveCor Ltd.
Together, they explained how various innovation initiatives work in alignment to create high impact solutions to widespread health and care problems, and showed how support from these initiatives to develop innovations has positively impacted on patients' lives.

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Supporting, Sharing, Scaling; How are Clinical Entrepreneurs and NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellows driving innovation in the NHS?

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This session, chaired by Professor Tony Young, National Clinical Director for Innovation, showcased two key programmes that are driving innovation in the NHS: the Clinical Entrepreneurs and the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA). Featuring presentations from current Fellows, and Clinical Entrepreneurs, with further insights from Paul Gaudin, CEO, The HealthPeople Ltd; Liz Ashall-Payne, Founder and CEO, ORCHA; and Helen Gordon, Chief Executive, Royal Society of Medicine.

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Innovation: aligning ambition, capacity and access

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Sir Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, chaired this session. He was joined by Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive, Breast Cancer Now; John Stewart, Director of Specialised Commissioning, NHS England; and Amanda Sullivan, Chief Officer, Mansfield and Ashfield CCG.
The panel addressed hot topics including collective ambitions, their visions for the innovative NHS of the future, and practical ways make sure people get the best outcomes from the resources available.

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The view from the front line: the staff and patients delivering new care models

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Louise Watson, Programme Director, New Care Models, NHS England, chaired this session, with Sir Sam Everington OBE, Chair, NHS Tower Hamlets CCG; Jason Morris, Clinical Team Leader, London Ambulance Service; and Paul Maubach, Programme Director, Dudley Multispecialty Community Provider.
Together, they presented learning from the new care models programme, with a spotlight on the staff transforming health and care and the patients involved in these improvements, which are now forming the blueprints for nationwide transformation.