ICS Network National Conference: creating a partnership of equals

Integrated care system (ICS) leaders came together from across the country at a critical juncture in the development of ICSs and partnership working.

General information

10 November 2021 09:00 - 17:00 GMT
Member only
Browne Jacobson


  • Amanda Pritchard External link icon
    Chief Executive NHS England
  • Rt Hon Sajid Javid External link icon
    Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Department of Health and Social Care
  • Dame Gill Morgan External link icon
    Chair ICS Network Advisorate
  • Sarah Pickup External link icon
    Deputy Chief Executive Local Government Association
  • Matthew Taylor External link icon
    Chief Executive NHS Confederation
  • Louise Patten External link icon
    Director ICS Network

We are at a critical stage in the development of the future health and care system in England. Be part of the debate, share learning and experience, and hear from the most senior health and care leaders at the first ICS Network National Conference.


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  • Dame Gill Morgan, Chair of the NHS Confederation’s ICS Network Advisorate

  • The big picture – a healthier population - how do systems work together to tackle the wider determinants of health and reduce health inequalities?

    Chaired by Dame Gill Morgan, Chair of the NHS Confederation’s ICS Network Advisorate


    Habib Naqvi, CEO NHS Race Health Observatory 

    David Fothergill, Leader Somerset County Council 

    Professor Sir Chris Ham, Chair, Coventry and Warwickshire ICS 

    Professor Maggie Rae, President of the Faculty of Public Health 


  • Chief Executive Officer, NHS England, Amanda Pritchard

    Chair: Dame Gill Morgan, Chair, ICSN Advisorate 


    Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

    Chaired by Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation 

11:30–11:45am: Morning break and virtual exhibition

  • 1. Provider collaborativesProvider collaboratives are a key part of the new system architecture. At this session, delegates will hear from a leaders of a range of different provider collaboratives spanning primary, community, mental health and acute care. They will hear about the different challenges and opportunities involved in provider collaboratives, and consider the interface between ICSs, provider collaboratives and place including intra-ICS working.

    Chair: Lou Patten, Chief Executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners and the NHS Confederation Director for the ICS Network 


    • Simon Evans, Chief Strategy Officer, The Royal Wolverhampton NSH Trust, Black Country Acute Collaborative 
    • Michael Smith, Chief Officer, Bolton GP Federation  
    • Penny Dash, Chair, Northwest London ICS 
    • Fiona Illingsworth, Associate Director of Quality, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

    2. Establishing your ICS – a legal Q&A (sponsored by Browne Jacobson)

    During this session, ICS leaders will hear from Gerard Hanratty, Partner and Head of Health at Browne Jacobson. Gerard will provide an overview of some of the key legal issues and complexities relating to ICS establishment, and ICS leaders will have an opportunity to raise specific questions and talk through some of the challenges to improve their understanding of the legal process.

    Chair: Sir Neil McKay – Chair, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ICS 

    Speaker: Gerard Hanratty, Partner and Head of Health, Browne Jacobson 

    How peer to peer reviews can catalyse improvement across systemsDuring this session, we will hear from NHS colleagues about their experiences of peer review and the challenges, risks and opportunities for ICSs adopting peer to peer approaches. Representatives from the CQC, NHSEI and the LGA will share their own experiences and discuss their prospective role in enabling ICSs to use peer review. Importantly, the speakers will consider how peer reviews can drive improvement across systems in ways that are complementary to existing oversight arrangements.

    Chair: Dame Gill Morgan, Chair, ICSN Advisorate 


    • Robin Tuddenham, CEO, Calderdale Council 
    • Fiona Russell, Principal Improvement Advisor, Local Government Association  
    • Chris Day, Director of Engagement, CQC  
    • Matt Neligan, Director of System Transformation, NHSE
  • System working - the role of local government: How do we create systems that embrace the role of local government? Role of the ICS Partnership. Creating a genuine partnership of equals.

    Chaired by Sarah Pickup, Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government Association


    Dr. Claire Fuller, ICS Lead Surrey Heartlands  

    Cllr Tim Oliver Chair, Surrey Heartlands, Leader Surrey County Council 

    Dame Yve Buckland, ICS Chair Birmingham and Solihull 

    Paulette Hamilton, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care and Health and Wellbeing Board Chair, Birmingham City Council

1:252:00pm: Lunch break and virtual exhibition

  • 1. The role of system and clinical leadership in ICSs

    Chair: Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation 


    • Charlotte Augst, CEO, National Voices 
    • Kathy McLean Chair, Nottinghamshire ICS 
    • Kat Dalby-Welsh, PCN CD (nurse), Yeovil 
    • Kiran Patel, Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Chief Executive, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust (ICS Network Clinical Lead) 

    2. Delivering place-based working in a system context

    Chair: Sarah Walter, Assistant Director for the ICS Network 


    • Dr Tayo Kufeji, GP Clinical Director for The Bridge PCN and NHS Confederation PCN Network Board Member
    • Paul Nasjarek, CEO, Ealing Council  
    • Dr Phil Richardson, Chief System Integration Officer/ ICS executive lead, Dorset CCG 
    • Matthew Kershaw, Chief Executive & Place Based Leader for Health (Croydon)
  • Chief Executive Officer, NHS Confederation, Matthew Taylor

    Chair: Lou Patten, Chief Executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners and the NHS Confederation Director for the ICS Network 

  • Selling integrated care systems – how we describe our systems to our patients, staff, partners, communities, and what the pandemic has taught us about communicating with our communities.

    Chaired by Lou Patten, Chief Executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners and the NHS Confederation Director for the ICS Network 


    Richard Leese, ICS Chair designate, Greater Manchester 

    Jacob Lant, Head of Policy, Public Affairs and Research, Healthwatch  

    Lena Samuels, Chair, Hampshire & IOW ICS  

    Alex Ball, Director Comms & Engagement Nottingham ICS & Chair, ICS Comms and Engagement Leads Forum  

4:20 – 4:25:  Summary and close

Lou Patten, Chief Executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners and the NHS Confederation Director for the ICS Network 

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