Partner Organisation workshops

NHS England’s partner organisations were invited to lead pop-up university workshops focused on their own priority areas.


NICE’s Office for Market Access

Speakers: Nick Crabb, Programme Director for Scientific Affairs at NICE, and Nina Pinwill, Associate Director of the Office for Market Access at NICE

The fast-paced world of life sciences means that new drugs, devices and diagnostics are constantly becoming available. Yet it can often take years for patients to benefit from these new treatments. Navigating the maze towards market access can be time consuming and difficult and NICE’s Office for Market Access (OMA) is there to help optimise this journey.

A general overview will put this new service in context within the wider life sciences environment, reflecting on the first year of the service and the policy implications of the Accelerated Access Review and what that means for all stakeholders.


Quality Improvement, using NICE tools and resources to support improved outcomes.

Speakers: Leighton Coombs, Senior Programme Analyst for Adoption and Impact at NICE, and Gary Shield, Resource Impact Manager at NICE

NICE recognises that, in the current financial climate, commissioners and providers value support to cost and measure the impact of change. In response, NICE has produced new tools and resources to help plan for and put into practice guidance and standards. This workshop is an opportunity to find out how NICE tools are used to support and measure improvement.


Can social marketing be a force for good in tackling the burden of disease?

Speakers: Blaise Connolly, Senior Partnerships Manager at Public Health England

In March, Public Health England launched One You, the largest behaviour change brand since Change4Life, which aims to help adults across the country avoid future diseases caused by modern day life.

This session will look at early results from the first six months of the programme and help you think about how you could use One You’s social marketing approach locally to change everyday habits and behaviours, which are responsible for around 40% of all deaths in England, and cost the NHS more than £11 billion a year


NHS Partnership with Virginia Mason Institute – our journey so far

Speakers: Greg Madden, Senior Development Adviser at NHS Improvement; Helen Gilbert, KPO Lead at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust; Alf Theodorou, KPO Lead at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust; and Julie Prior , KPO Specialist at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Hear about some of the outcomes from the NHS partnership between the Virginia Mason Institute, NHS Improvement and five NHS trusts. As we approach the end of the first year of the programme, some of the trusts share their experience, including examples of patient-centred, sustainable improvements made using lean improvement methodology.


Healthcare Innovation Exchange (HELIX) – how can design transform healthcare?

Speakers: Adam Sewell-Jones, NHS Improvement; Madeleine Maxwell, HELIX; Lenny Naar, HELIX; andmStephanie Somerville, HELIX

NHS Improvement and HELIX host this interactive session demonstrating how improvement breakthroughs can occur when people-centred design and scientific rigour collide.

We’ll share real life examples where HELIX’s work has improved patient care, and we’ll identify delivery and quality problems you are grappling with, helping you to prioritise them to identify creative, design-led solutions.


Developing and sustaining cultures for continuously improving care

Speakers: Sue Burgin, NHS Improvement; Jo Vigor, NHS Improvement; Anu Natarajan, NHS Improvement; Kristina Henry, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust; Helen Farrington, Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust; and Sandi Drewett, East London NHS Foundation Trust

What do we mean by culture and collective leadership?
We discuss practical approaches to empower staff at all levels to act to improve care within and across trusts, using real life examples from our work with pilot trusts who are bringing to academic theory to life and testing it in the NHS.


Leading for improvement – a framework for the health system in England

In this session, we set out how the national NHS bodies are working together to build improvement and leadership capability and capacity in the NHS.

Join us to discuss how we can work together to:

  • support our leaders at all levels to manage complex health and care systems against challenged finances
  • create open learning cultures, which engage staff and patients in improving services
  • equip our future and aspiring leaders with the skills they need to lead for improvement

Clinical and Patient Leadership: essential ingredients for improving and sustaining quality

Speakers: Professor Frank Joseph – Future Hospital Programme officer at the Royal College of Physicians and consultant physician in endocrinology and diabetes at Countess of Chester Hospital; and Dr Binita Kane , consultant respiratory physician at University Hospital of South Manchester and Future Hospital development site clinical lead,

The leadership of clinicians and people who use services is essential for designing and sustaining high-quality services. The Future Hospital development sites will describe how clinicians and patient leaders have worked together to bring about positive change, and will share their insights on helpful tools and approaches.


Matching health with growth – maximising the NHS’s role in the economy

Speakers: Dr Andrew Rose, Sector Manager for Health and Life Sciences at Liverpool City Region LEP and Innovation Agency; David Taylor, European Funding Advisor at West Midlands Academic Health Science Network, and Michael Wood, NHS Local Growth Adviser at NHS Confederation

A greater understanding of the significant role the NHS plays in driving the local economy can bring the health service external funding, greater influence and new solutions for service delivery. This session will hear from the experts how you can get more involved in the strategic economic planning of your place.