Health+Care – 26 and 27 June 2019

NHS RightCare is attending this year’s Health + Care on 26-27 June 2019 at London ExCel. We have a number of informative and thought-provoking sessions taking place in the Improving Care Pathways Theatre and the Finance, Efficiency and Procurement Theatre over both days.

Visit NHS RightCare at the NHS Clinical Improvement Stand (P30)

NHS RightCare is exhibiting at the event in collaboration with Getting It Right First Time and the NHS Elective Care Transformation Programme. The cohesive aim of these three complementary programmes is to provide full system patient care to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients and securing the most efficient use of resources to create a sustainable NHS. Each programme is clinically-led, and together they help identify opportunities to reduce unwarranted variation, aiming to remove barriers to care, across all local health and social care systems in England.

Visit the stand (P30) to find out more about the programmes and how NHS RightCare takes an evidence based approach to tackle unwarranted variation and improve health outcomes.

Healthcare staff can attend the event for free! Register to attend Health + Care

NHS RightCare’s sessions at Health + Care

Improving Care Pathways Workshop

Wednesday 26 June at 10:05 – 10:35

National opportunities for improving Musculoskeletal outcomes – NHS RightCare and Getting It Right First Time

This session will include:

  • An overview of the NHS RightCare National Priority Initiative for MSK with a focus on improving the diagnosis and treatment of back pain, opportunities for improvement and findings to date.
  • An overview of the GIRFT review process, leading to the publication of the national report on spinal services and an outline of the recommendations in the GIRFT national report, focusing on investment in physical and psychological rehabilitation programmes in line with the National Low Back and Radicular Pain Pathway; and opportunities for efficiency savings in the treatment of back pain and elsewhere.


  • Naheed Rana – NHS RightCare Delivery Partner
  • Mike Hutton – Clinical Lead, Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery, Getting It Right First Time

Wednesday 26 June at 11:55 – 12:25

Transforming outcomes in progressive neurological conditions through NHS RightCare

An introduction and overview of the NHS RightCare toolkit for progressive neurological conditions: People with progressive neurological conditions are experiencing delays in diagnosis and treatment, fragmented and uncoordinated services, limited availability of neurospecialist rehab and reablement and a lack of psycho–social support. This session will also include an overview to Parkinson’s, and the background of the PASU service and how it demonstrates the RightCare Toolkit in action.


  • Vit Polito, Pathways Lead, NHS RightCare
  • Viv Horton, Advanced Clinical Pharmacist – Neurosciences, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

More information is available on the Health+Care website.

Wednesday 26 June at 12:30 – 13:00

Opportunities to improve respiratory outcomes through NHS RightCare and the NHS Long Term Plan

Respiratory disease is the third biggest cause of death globally, and in the UK it is a major contributor to the life expectancy gap between the most deprived and least deprived population groups. The NHS Long-Term Plan and National Five-Year Plan for Lung Health highlights the need to focus attention on prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of individuals to drive improvement in respiratory health, which has remained stagnant over the past 10 years. There is the potential to prevent 26,600 hospital admissions for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) nationally, by referring all eligible patients to physiotherapy-led pulmonary rehabilitation. NHS RightCare has national clinical support to deliver a National Priority Initiative for respiratory disease in 2019/20.


  • Mike Morgan – National Clinical Director Respiratory, NHS England and NHS Improvement

More information is available on the Health+Care website.

Thursday 27 June at 11:50 – 12:20

The NHS long term plan – Saving lives – Preventing heart attacks and strokes at scale

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention will discuss the NHS Long Term Plan and its ambitions for preventing heart attacks and strokes at scale. Prevention is at the heart of the NHS Long Term Plan – because getting better at prevention is essential if the NHS is to be sustainable as a world leading health service. This session will include information on how NHS RightCare will support local systems to improve CVD prevention.


  • Dr Matt Kearney, GP and National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention for NHS England – NHS England and NHS Improvement

More information is available on the Health+Care website.

Finance, Efficiency and Procurement Theatre

Wednesday 26 June at 09:25 – 09:55

The Productivity and efficiency challenge facing the NHS as it embarks upon delivering the NHS Long Term Plan

This session will explore the productivity and efficiency challenge in the NHS and how clinical improvement programmes including – NHS RightCare and Getting It Right First Time can support local health systems to reduce unwarranted variation and spread innovation to deliver more effective patient care.


  • Dawn Chamberlain – Programme Director Clinical Improvement, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Wednesday 26 June at 12:05 – 12:35

Helping High Intensity Users to Flourish while saving NHS Resources

This session will showcase NHS RightCare’s High Intensity User (HIU) programme. Delegates will hear from Rhian Monteith whose one-to-one- coaching approach to high intensity users has since been scaled and implemented by over 80 CCGs. The 2019/20 planning guidance requires all CCGs to set up a HIU service in line with this approach. A significant cohort of individuals call 999 ambulance services and attend A&E many times a year at significant financial cost to the NHS and other public sector organisations; and more importantly at significant personal cost to themselves.


  • Rhian Monteith – Specialist Advisor to NHS RightCare

More information is available on the Health+Care website.


Thursday 27 June at 09:10 – 10:25

Finance, sustainability and efficiency – working together to maximise the value of the local health pound

The session will offer advice on how to start taking a collaborative, system-wide approach to managing finance and performance and overcoming tensions between constituent organisations. Finance leads will share how they have successfully shifted money between organisations and taken risks to ensure that investment is made and additional Sustainability and Transformation funding is spent where it will have the greatest impact on the efficiency, quality and outcomes of care. Speakers will share case studies where difficult decisions have been made over moving money out of hospitals to support development of more robust primary and community care services.


  • Dawn Chamberlain – Programme Director Clinical Improvement, NHS England and NHS Improvement


  • Steve Wilson, Executive Lead, Finance and Investment – Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
  • Henry Black, Chief Finance Officer, East London Health and Care Partnership and Representative – NHSCC Finance Forum
  • Miss Rebecca Clegg, Chief Finance Officer, Berkshire West CCG – Berkshire West ICS
  • Jeremy Cook, ICS Finance Director – NHS South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS
  • Mel Hawkey, Franchise Finance Head – Novartis UK

More information is available on the Health+Care website.