Hosted by IVAR, SEUK and NHS England, this conference will be an excellent opportunity to meet, share your work and hear from others working in collaboration across sectors to deliver better health and care outcomes.

It is also a timely for those developing STP/ICS implementation plans, in supporting you to articulate your approach to system engagement with the VCSE.

Who is the conference for?

We’re convening those involved in the Building Health Partnership programme – past, present and future – and other STP/ICS leads, commissioners, clinicians and professionals from the VCSE sector interested or involved in building relationships that transform our healthcare system.

Agenda 

10am Registration and refreshments

10.30am Welcome and context of the day (plenary)

Dr Neil Churchill, Director for Experience, Participation and Equalities, NHS England

Professor Jo Pritchard, Senior Consultant on Health and Social Care, Social Enterprise UK

Ben Cairns, Director and Co-founder of Institute for Voluntary Action Research

11am Learning about each other: How are we collaborating? (plenary)

Helen Garforth & Charlotte Pace, Building Health Partnerships, Facilitators

11.45am Refreshment break, tea, coffee and biscuits to be served

12pm Workshops (Participants will choose one to attend)

1) Getting started with collaboration

2) Understanding health systems and structures

3) Creating a healthy, inclusive and compassionate culture in the NHS workforce

4) Leading and creating VCSE partnerships and alliances

1pm Lunch

1.45pm Workshops (Participants will choose one to attend)

1) Getting started with collaboration

2) Working together to improve health and care outcomes: preventative action and end of life care

3) How to build relationships that last

4) Leading and creating VCSE partnerships and alliances

2.45 pm Refreshment Break

3 pm Panel discussion (plenary)

Creating the conditions to take collaborative working with VCSEs and ICS/ STP to the next level: Experts by experience panel discussion.

3.50 pm Closing remarks

Dr Neil Churchill, Director for Experience, Participation and Equalities, NHS England

Ben Cairns, Director and Co-founder of Institute for Voluntary Action Research