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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 13th 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.

 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 Annual Lecture 2016

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. 

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