Welsh NHS Confederation annual conference and exhibition 2017

When: 01 / 2 / 2017 8am - 01 / 2 / 2017 5pm

When: 01 / 2 / 2017 8am - 01 / 2 / 2017 5pm
Where: Cardiff City Hall
Address: Gorsedd Gardens Road
CF10 3ND
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Shifting the balance

The Welsh NHS Confederation conference and exhibition is the only event that brings senior leaders, decision-makers, stakeholders and partners from every corner of the Welsh health and care system together under one roof.

The conference comes at a key time, following the publication of the programme for Government, the commencement of a Parliamentary Review of the long term future of health and social care in Wales and the end of the current NHS strategy “Together for Health”.

Our theme for the conference is “Shifting the Balance” reflecting the strategic direction of travel towards primary and community care, ill-health prevention and integration with non NHS services. In line with Prudent Healthcare a sustainable health and care system in Wales will also be dependent on shifting the balance between the role of the state and that of individuals and communities. In the future we need to build more collaborative relationships with the public, our patients, our staff and our partners and the conference will explore the challenges ahead, including the shape of the workforce, investment in prevention and involving patients in the design of services.

The programme

Through plenary sessions, keynote speeches and practical breakout sessions this year’s programme we will address key questions such as:

  • How do we go about moving from a health system that identifies and treats illness to one that can focus more on early intervention and prevention?
  • How can we make sure that, in the future, people’s needs are met in the right way, at the right time and in the right place?
  • How can the NHS play its part in a whole-scale shift in public services?

View the latest programme.

Confirmed speakers

We are pleased to have the following speakers confirmed as part of our programme:
  • Dr Rafael Bengoa, Director of the Institute for Health and Strategy, Bilbao, Spain
  • Alison Cameron, patient leader
  • Roz Davies, Managing Director, Recovery Enterprises
  • Anita Charlesworth, Director of Research and Economics, The Health Foundation
  • Candace Imison, Director of Policy, The Nuffield Trust
  • Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers
  • Dr Andrew Goodall, Director General Department for Health & Social Services/Chief Executive NHS Wales
  • Vaughan Gething, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport

Keep an eye on this page for programme and speaker updates as we develop the programme.

Conference dinner

Our popular conference dinner will take place the evening before the full event (Tuesday 31st Jan) at the Bayside Brasserie. This will provide a valuable opportunity to engage and network with fellow leaders from across the Welsh health and care sector in a relaxed and informal setting. This year we will be joined by ex-Wales rugby international, extreme environment athlete and TV presenter Richard Parks as our after dinner speaker. Please book your seat at dinner when you book your place at the conference.


Welsh NHS Confederation members

  • All Welsh NHS Confederation member organisations have now submitted their group bookings.
  • If you would like to attend the event but are not part of your organisation's initial group booking, you can book a place at the reduced member rate of just £125.
Group booking or reduced member rate single booking 
NHS organisations (non-members)  £160 
Third sector, charitable and public sector organisations  £199 
NHS Confederation Associate Partners  £270 
Commercial organisations  £299 

Book your place

To secure your place at this event please complete the online form.

If you are a Welsh NHS Confederation member, please contact your organisation's designated coordinator to book your place in the first instance.

If you have any questions or require any assistance with your booking, please contact our events team at eventbookings@nhsconfed.org or on 0844 800 5987.

Supporter opportunities

A range of supporter opportunities are available for this event. For more information about how to get involved please email supporters@nhsconfed.org or call 0113 306 3098.


Event bookings
0844 800 5987

01 / 2 / 2017 8am - 01 / 2 / 2017 5pm
Where: Cardiff City Hall
Gorsedd Gardens Road
CF10 3ND
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