NHS Confed Conference

The NHS Confederation's flagship conference brought together over 5,000 delegates from across the health and care sector between 15 to 17 June 2021.

General information

15 June 2021 09:00 - 17 June 2021 17:00 GMT
Open to all
Free for NHS Confederation members | Free for NHS, local government, wider public sector | £135 for Voluntary, community, third sector & SMEs | £399 for NHS Confederation Associates and IHPN Members | £599 for Commercial organisations


A three-day virtual event uniting leaders from across the health and care sector to reflect on the impacts of the pandemic and to explore the key opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

Our virtual conference brought together all parts of our membership to reflect on developments during the pandemic and explore the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

The event was completely online and featured a programme of sessions spanning the three days, featuring contributions from NHS England and NHS Improvement and a range of other national and international voices. Visit the conference website for everything you need to know.

Here's a recap of some of our conference highlights:


Coronavirus continues to place unprecedented pressure on the NHS, as well as on wider society, and the national focus rightly continues to be on reducing the spread of infection, vaccination programme and on helping local services ensure they can provide patients with the care they need.

For these reasons the NHS Confederation, alongside NHS England and NHS Improvement have jointly agreed to defer their inaugural NHS ConfedExpo conference until June 2022, subject to the latest information on coronavirus and government guidelines.

We were excited to bring members and the health and social care system together  in June as the single event where all parts of the NHS system in England, including leaders from NHS trusts, integrated care systems, primary care networks and clinical commissioning groups, alongside national bodies and partners, can come together, consider the impact of the pandemic on the NHS and explore the learning for the future of health and care.