Brighter Together: Leadership Masterclass

14 March 2019

110 Rochester Row

About this event

Chaired by Alex Gild, Chief Finance Officer at Berkshire Healthcare NHS FT, this one day event is aimed at senior finance professionals keen to develop their own leadership skills in integrated working. As well as hearing from both leaders and users from across the health and care system, this interactive day will give you the chance to share experiences and think about how you can make a difference.

In light of the publication of the NHS long term plan in January and with it the news of that every organisation in England will need to be part of an Integrated Care System (ICS) by 2021. The transition to system wide working presents enormous opportunities and challenges for health and social care leaders as we work towards a unified system that is patient, not organisation focused.

This event is part of the ‘Brighter Together’ programme which looks to increase the mutual understanding of health and social care professionals through exploring system wide challenges and priorities, applying practical approaches to analyse problems and promoting inspirational leadership through risk taking and thinking outside the box.


Recognising the opportunities for patients in an integrated health and social care system
Dr Helen Leonard, Consultant Paediatrician (Neurodisability), The Great North Children’s Hospital

Helen’s son, Matthew, was born in 2000 with severe, complex physical and learning disabilities, epilepsy and cerebral visual impairment. Despite her professional role as a Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability, she has faced a long uphill struggle to get services to meet his needs. Matthew received a Personal Health Budget (PHB) in 2018, which transformed their lives for the better.
A lack of integrated care has an enormous personal cost to people with long term health conditions and their families. It is ultimately more expensive for our public services. Helen will discuss her own experiences and other examples to explain the barriers people face. She will explain how Coproduction can work successfully at a personal level and at a strategic level to produce better individual outcomes and a more effective system for everyone involved.

Leadership in integrated care systems (ICSs)
Ewan King, Director of Business Development & Delivery, Social Care Institute of Excellence

Commissioned by the NHS Leadership Academy and published by the Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE), The latest Future of Care paper was published in November 2018. The paper focuses on leadership in integrated care systems and is aimed at Chief Executives, Directors and senior managers from the NHS, local authorities, housing organisations alongside the voluntary and community sectors. Effective systems leadership relies on a composite set of capabilities and behaviours, which can be grouped under the following four domains (NHS Leadership Academy Systems Leadership Framework):
• innovation and improvement
• relationships and connectivity
• individual effectiveness
• learning and capacity-building
Ewan will be running a facilitated masterclass for delegates, he will begin by expanding on the SCIE research findings, exploring the above domains and outlining the relevance to finance directors working in health and social care. This will then be followed by participative group work on case studies tailored and focused on integrated working.

Recognising a system wide vision through innovative leadership
Kathy Roe, Chief finance officer, Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group and Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

A worthy winner of the HFMA Finance Director of the year award in December 2018, Kathy is a trailblazing finance lead, instrumental in the integration of local health and care services within her locality. Her dual role as the Chief Finance Officer for both her organisation and the local authority, highlights how the range of services provided by the local council such as housing, education and employment are closely linked to the wider determinants of health. Kathy will join us to share her story with delegates, explaining how she has come up through the ranks within her organisation and how the joint role came to fruition. She will outline the risks associated with the decision and the benefits which have already been realised over the last 17 months.