Future of Healthcare

  • Etc. Fenchurch Street, London
  • Free to attend

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Why attend?

The Future of Healthcare is a national conference being held in London on 27 October 2022, addressing arguably the country’s most pressing policy issue: the future of UK healthcare. 

The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted how a health crisis can shake the foundations of our National Health Service, impacting the population and country as a whole and bringing our former ways of life to a halt. It has also shown how cross sector collaboration and addressing inequalities are key to response and recovery. And, while the UK has been occupied with this immediate challenge, Covid-19 has also emphasised the other urgent public health matters that need attention. Health and care will be central to much of our future policy thinking, whether in innovation, technology, multilateral cooperation, economic growth, or the mitigation of climate change.  

At this time of unprecedented crisis, bold, fresh policy thinking is more urgent than ever. The New Statesman, Britain’s leading political weekly, has been at the forefront of policy debate since its founding in 1913. With our Future of Healthcare Conference, The New Statesman and its Spotlight supplement will convene leaders from policy, business and academia to discuss the future of the UK’s health policy in the aftermath of the pandemic. 

Through one-on-one interviews, panel discussions and live Q&As, eminent experts will discuss topics including big data in healthcare; the role of social care; the importance of mental health; as well as new strategies and approaches for tackling diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s.  

Ticket Options

  • Standard Conference Pass - Free*
  • Industry Provider Conference Pass - £2495 exc VAT**

Please note:
** This event is free-to-attend for public and third sector professionals, policy specialists and healthcare researchers, practitioners and leaders.
** Price for those providing commercial services to the healthcare sector: £2,495 + VAT.


All event times are in your local timezone

  • Thu Oct 27th


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Dr Lisa Cameron MP
Shadow SNP Spokesperson for Mental Health and Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Health Group (APHG)

Dr Lisa Cameron MP was first elected as the Member of Parliament for East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow in 2015. Lisa is vice-chair of the APPG on Foreign Affairs and has previously served as a member of the International Development Committee, Health & Social Care Committee and currently the Ecclesiastical Committee. Lisa is also the party spokesperson on Mental Health and chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups for Cryptocurrency, Disability and Health.

Prior to becoming a Member for Parliament, Lisa worked as a local doctor for 20 years in mental health, learning disability and developmental disorder. She was the first qualified clinical psychologist to be elected to the UK Parliament.

Lisa is married to Mark who is an army veteran and currently a local Councillor. They have two children Olivia and Charlotte.

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Jonathan Freeman MBE
Chief Executive Officer, CareTech Foundation

Jonathan Freeman is CEO of the CareTech Foundation, the leading corporate foundation in the social care sector. The award-winning Foundation supports and champions the social care sector, care workers and those living in care through its four grant streams.

Jonathan is also Group Sustainability Director of leading specialist care and education provider CareTech plc, the first holder of this role for the company and, indeed, the UK social care sector. Jonathan has overseen the development of CareTech plc’s CARE4 Responsible Business Strategy, by which the company will continue to deliver its powerful social purpose and create value for all stakeholders by managing its business effectively, ethically and profitably.

Jonathan serves as Chair of Trustees of Carers Worldwide and is a Governor (trustee) of The Legal Education Foundation. Jonathan is also Vice-Chair of the cross-sector charitable Championing Social Care initiative and a member of the Institute of Health and Social Care Management’s Executive Advisory Council.

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Sir David Sloman
Chief Operating Officer, NHS England

Sir David was appointed to Chief Operating Officer on 14 December 2021. He was previously London Regional Director, and Group Chief Executive of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, having joined the Royal Free Hampstead Trust in 2009. He was formerly Chief Executive of the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust and before that he was Chief Executive of NHS Haringey.

He has spent his career in healthcare management, most of it in the NHS, although he worked for a number of years in the private healthcare sector.

Sir David was awarded a knighthood in the 2017 New Year’s honours list in recognition of his services to the NHS.

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Liz Krymalowski
Deputy Head of Strategy, Policy and Strategy Joint Unit, Transformation Directorate, NHS England and Improvement
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Gillian Keegan MP
Minister of State for Care and Mental Health

Gillian is currently serving as the Minister of State at the Department for Health and Social Care - Minister for Care and Mental Health

Gillian was first elected in June 2017 and re-elected in 2019. Since becoming an MP Gillian has occupied several positions. She was elected to the Public Accounts Select Committee in September 2017. The Committee scrutinises public spending and generally holds the government and its civil servants to account for the delivery of public services.

In December 2018, Gillian stepped down from the committee as she was appointed as the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Her Majesty’s Treasury serving the Ministerial portfolio. The appointment from the Prime Minister required Gillian to assist Treasury Ministers in their official departmental and parliamentary duties.

Gillian was then later promoted to serve as the principal PPS at the Ministry of Defence serving the Secretary of State, and several months later she was elevated again to serve as the PPS to the Home Secretary, a position she held until August 2019. Most recently she served as the PPS to Matt Hancock at the Department for Health and Social Care.

In February 2020, Gillian was elevated to Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education where she is the Minister responsible for Apprenticeships and Skills - Gillian was the first apprentice to serve as the Minister responsible for them.

In September 2021, Gillian was promoted to Minister of State at the Department for Health and Social Care, where she is the Minister responsible for Care.

Before entering Government, Gillian was very active, frequently participating in debates both in the Chamber and Westminster Hall. She also sat on several All-Party Parliamentary Groups on issues covering cancer care, international development and education.

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Dr Chris Smith
Founder and Managing Editor of the Naked Scientists website and Naked Scientists Podcast

Chris Smith is a medical consultant specialising in clinical microbiology and virology at Cambridge University and its teaching hospital, Addenbrooke's. Chris is a member of the University of Cambridge's Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), which offers accessible, affordable, part-time courses covering a range of disciplines. He is also a Fellow at Queens' College, Cambridge.

Chris laid the foundations for the Naked Scientists radio show, podcast and website back in 1999. He currently co-presents the Naked Scientists, is a science correspondent for the ABC RN (Radio National) Breakfast show, Australia, presents "5 live Science" on BBC Radio 5 live on Sunday mornings and also talks science and answers listeners' questions for thirty minutes every Friday morning on Primedia's Talk Radio 702 / 567 CapeTalk, in South Africa. Periodically he also appears on Radio New Zealand National's "This Way Up" to talk about recent scientific breakthroughs.

Previously, Chris also created the Royal Society of Chemistry's "Chemistry World" and "Chemistry in its Element" podcasts, he founded and presented the first 100 episodes of the Nature Podcast for the journal Nature, and he has since also launched "The eLife Podcast" for the eLife open access online journal.

Chris has published 4 popular science books internationally; one of them - Crisp Packet Fireworks (now re-published under the title "BOOM!"), which has become a best-seller and been translated into multiple languages, was co-authored with fellow Naked Scientist Dave Ansell.

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Wes Streeting MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
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Sponsors and Partners

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About Gilead Sciences
Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to advancing innovative medicines to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis and cancer. Gilead operates in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

Nuffield Health is the UK’s largest healthcare charity. We are driven by our purpose to build a healthier nation, and we achieve this through our industry-leading network of 37 hospitals, 114 fitness and wellbeing centres, medical centres and workplace wellbeing facilities – as well as our unique free-to-access programmes.

Our holistic wellbeing offering spans physical and mental health — from personal training, health assessments, GP services, and physiotherapy to providing mental health support or hospital treatments for serious conditions. We also use our expertise to support the NHS and help people to prevent illness and injury, working in collaboration with all parts of the health service. Through our research partnerships we are building the evidence base for a holistic approach to healthcare that helps prevent physical and mental illness in the future.

As a trading charity, we do not fundraise and we invest all our income back into our purpose to build a healthier nation. With our purpose at the heart of everything we do, we always focus on the wider impact of our actions on our people, our beneficiaries, our local communities, and the environment.

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