NICON23: Conference, Good Practice & Innovation Showcase

Thank you for joining us for NICON23: Possibility out of Pressure. Conference recordings and presentations will be available on this page shortly.

General information

18 October 2023 08:15 - 19 October 2023 13:15 GMT
Open to all
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  • Matthew Taylor External link icon
    Chief Executive NHS Confederation
  • Siva Anandaciva External link icon
    Chief Analyst King’s Fund
  • Professor Tim Briggs External link icon
    National Director for Clinical Improvement and Elective Recovery NHS England
  • Dr Helen Bevan External link icon
    Professor of Practice in Health & Care Improvement Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

Thanks to those of you who joined us in person or virtually for NICON23 - We do hope you found the conference valuable. Please note that all conference recordings and speaker presentations will be uploaded to this page as soon as possible.

Day 1 recordings can now be accessed here.* 

Day 2 recordings will be made available shortly.

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The Northern Ireland Confederation's Annual Conference, Good Practice & Innovation Showcase 2023 offered a unique opportunity for colleagues and partners from across the health and care system, as well as the voluntary and community sector to come together, share ideas, reflect, network and learn.

We met again for conference this year at a time of significant and sustained pressure, with the traditional challenges facing our Health and Social Care system having been further compounded by political uncertainty and the cost-of-living crisis.

As the 75th anniversary of the NHS and the forthcoming general election bring a renewed focus to the debate on the future of health and social care, in Northern Ireland we endeavoured to use our time together at conference to explore what we can do, working creatively and collaboratively, to turn pressure into possibility.

Over the course of a day and a half, we considered how we bring a system focus to the opportunities for health and delve deeper into our own agenda for the HSC - focusing on integration and prevention, investing in workforce, redesigning services, driving productivity, embracing technology and enabling innovation - all supported by a new, emerging style of inclusive and empowering leadership.

Speakers included:

  • Peter May, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health; Chief Executive of the HSC
  • Professor Tim Briggs, Chair, 'Getting it Right First Time' (GIRFT) programme; National Director for Clinical Improvement and Elective Recovery, NHS England
  • Dr Helen Bevan, Professor of Practice in Health & Care Improvement, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
  • Siva Anandaciva, Chief Analyst, King’s Fund
  • Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation
  • Danny Mortimer, Deputy Chief Executive, NHS Confederation
  • Charlotte McArdle, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, NHS England
  • Dan West, Chief Digital Information Officer, Department of Health
  • A range of HSC Chief Executives and Chairs


Delegate guide and mini guide

The conference delegate guide and mini guide can be viewed below:

Virtual programme

For those who were unable to attend in-person, recordings of the virtual programme will be made available on this page shortly. 

CPD Certification

We are pleased to announce that NICON23 is CPD certified! 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) allows you to keep your mind active as you up-skill or re-skill at various events, conferences, or workshops throughout your career. By attending NICON23, you can earn points that will contribute to your professional development. Applying for a CPD certificate is simple. For every hour you attend NICON23, you will earn one point towards your continued professional development. 

1 hour = 1 point, therefore if you cannot attend the whole conference, you can calculate how many points you have earned.

You can request your CPD certificate by completing this form. The deadline to make your request is Friday 27 OctoberOnce completed, the team at CPD should process your request within 28 days. If you have not received your certificate by Friday 8 December, please contact and we will look into this on your behalf. 

Supporter opportunities 

NICON's annual conference is the perfect place to showcase your products, services, and health and social care innovations. There are a number of ways in which you can get involved in our future events and conference. To find out more, download a copy of our partnership brochure below or contact our commercial team via email:

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