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The main plenary sessions from the morning of day one
Stephen Dorrell introduces the main themes for Confed17 and welcomes delegates at a crucial time for the NHS.
Niall Dickson introduces The big debate: Implications of General Election and Brexit on health and care where Victoria Macdonald, Paul Stephenson and Chris Smyth debate the hot topics being discussed across the country and continent.

Followed by a panel discussion with Danny Mortimer, Nadra Ahmed, Elisabetta Zanon and Sir Hugh Taylor: NHS Brexit Strategy - Can the NHS be protected in post-EU health and care system?

The second plenary from day one

Jim Mackey on transforming NHS services while keeping the books balanced

Followed by a Panel discussion featuring Rob Webster, Imelda Redmond, Jeremy Taylor, David Lock QC and Cllr Robert Smart: Saving Our Services – Why are local campaigns fighting to save the NHS from transformation?

The final plenary session from day one

Closing keynote address from Niall Dickson – The challenges ahead and how we can meet them

Followed by Panel discussion featuring rofessor Chris Ham, Dr Jennifer Dixon, Nigel Edwards, Dr Amanda Doyle, Niall Dickson: First 100 days - What does the NHS need from the next government?

The opening session on day two

Professor Ian Cumming: Making the most of our most valuable asset; NHS staff

Followed by a panel session with Professor Martin Elliot, Dr Darren Kilroy and Beverley Bryant: Use The Force – What is the vision for getting the most out of our workforce?

The session ends with The Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt's big speech on the Government’s main priorities for health and care.

Simon Stevens Keynote speech
Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, gives his first speech since the election and looks to assess the progress of transformation.

The final session from day two

Keynote address from Vaughan Gething AM, Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Health.

Followed by panel discussion with Vaughan Gething, Councillor Linda Thomas, Louise Park: Taking Back Control – Are we heralding a new dawn for localism or is health devolution dead on arrival?

The session ends with the closing keynote address from Prof Sir Bruce Keogh, who recently announced his retirement from NHS England.

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Stephen Dorrell and Niall Dickson pay tribute to NHS staff who treated victims of London and Manchester terror attacks.

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