Delivering the Annual Lecture for 2017 is Professor Keith Willett is the Director for Acute Care to NHS England and is the Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at the University of Oxford. An NHS consultant surgeon for 24 years he has extensive experience of trauma care, driving service transformation and healthcare management. He has taught surgery and leadership extensively across the NHS and internationally.
In 2003 he founded the Kadoorie Centre for Critical Care Research and Education focusing on the treatment of critically ill and injured patients. This year IMPS, a children’s safety charity he launched, celebrated 20 years and over 250,000 children trained in risk awareness, first aid and life support.
He was the co-founder of the unique 24-hour consultant-resident Oxford Trauma Service at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford in 1994. Building on that model, in 2009 he was appointed the first National Clinical Director for Trauma Care to the Department of Health and was charged with developing and implementing government policy across the NHS to radically improve the care of older people with fragility hip fractures and to establish Regional Trauma Networks and Major Trauma Centres. By 2012 both re-organisations and care pathways were successfully in place and are now credited with marked improvement in patient care and survival.
In his current role, he has the national medical oversight of acute NHS services ranging from pre-hospital and ambulance services, emergency departments, urgent surgery, acute medicine, children’s and maternity, armed forces, and health and justice services and national major incidents. He is now leading the transformation of the urgent and emergency care services across the NHS in England.
He was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Years Honour’s List in 2016 for services to the NHS. On receiving this honour he said “I have been exceptionally privileged to build a career as part of the collective commitment of so many dedicated individuals and friends who are our NHS”.
NCF's 12th Annual Lecture and dinner took place on 30 November at Church House Conference Centre.
Our thanks to Samantha Jones, Director – New Care Models Programme, NHS England for presenting a thought provoking presentation: Delivering the five year forward view: what the new care models mean for the future of health and social care
NCF Annual Lecture 2015
Alastair Burt MP, Minister of State for Community and Social Care, presented the 11th NCF Annual Lecture on Wednesday 2 December. Given the focus that there had been on implementation of the Care Act this year, the expectation of closer integration of care and health and significant changes to regulation and inspection the lecture offered a timely opportunity to share aspirations for the sector as providers and commissioners get ready for the second stage of the Care Act. The venue for the 2015 Annual Lecture was the Royal College of Surgeons.
NCF Annual Lecture 2014
David Behan CBE, Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission, presented the Annual Lecture 2014
. The setting for lecture and dinner was the magnificent Grade II listed, four-domed, Edwardian building One Great George Street, close to the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and St James’s Park. View David's presentation: Quality in a changing climate
read the press release of the day here
NCF Annual Lecture 2013
Jon Rouse, Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships, Department of Health delivered the NCF Annual Lecture in 2013 which took place at Trinity House in London on 27 November. See Jon's presentation here: Social care reform - a matter of principle
NCF Annual Lecture 2012
In December 2012, Dame Denise Platt OBE, Red Tape Champion for the Care Provider Alliance, presented our Annual Lecture at the elegant modern award winning premises of the Royal College of Physicians.