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Events: Annual Lecture and Dinner

Our invitation-only annual lectures are held in the winter to reflect on the year and to look ahead.

NCF Annual Lecture 2017

The venue for this year's Annual Lecture and Dinner is the Royal College of Physicians. Now in the 14th year this unique invitation-only event will take on Wednesday 29 November 18:00 - 22:00.


We are delighted that Boots Care Services are our Annual Partners and the principal supporters for this event.

Further details will follow soon.

NCF Annual Lecture 2016

NCF's 13th 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 care services'

Samantha started her NHS career as an adult and paediatric nurse and was a national management trainee.  Having worked in a variety of operational management roles, and in the national clinical governance support team, she became the Chief Executive of Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. 

Following this, Samantha worked in the independent sector before she was appointed Chief Executive of West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust in February 2013.  

In 2014, Samantha was named as the Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) Chief Executive of the Year, and West Hertfordshire’s ‘Onion’ was highly commended in the patient safety category of the same awards.   ‘Onion’ was an initiative which focused on supporting staff to be open and transparent about concerns and empowered them to help address them.

In January 2015, Samantha was appointed by NHS England as Director – New Care Models Programme and is leading on the implementation of the new care models outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View.  This includes launching 50 vanguards which are taking the lead on the developing new care models which will act as the blueprints for the NHS.

NCF Annual Lecture 2015 

Alastair Burt MP, Minister of State for Community and Social Care, presented the 12th NCF Annual Lecture on Wednesday 2 December.

Given the focus that there has 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. 

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