Convergence 2.0

Encompassing the annual provider and commissioning faculty conferences

05 July 2018 - 06 July 2018

East Midlands Conference Centre

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The Convergence Conference returns on the 5-6 July, bringing providers and commissioners together to facilitate networking and shared learning. Since the creation of STPs and with the movement towards accountable care, roles of providers and commissioners are becoming increasingly blurred.

National policy is aligning more organisations from health and care. Systematic issues around governance, payment and contracting are being discussed at length, without a “one size fits all” solution. Cultural issues around different organisations working together is introducing a wave of fast-paced and widespread change to peoples everyday working lives, which newly appointed system leaders need to manage effectively.


Jim Mackey CEO at Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT
Elizabeth O'Mahony chief financial officer at NHS Improvement
Claire Murdoch national mental health director at NHS England and Chief Executive at Central and North West London NHS FT
Anita Charlesworth CBE Director of research and economics at the Health Foundation
Marcus Pratt programme director - finance & system efficiency at Nottingham and Nottinghamshire STP
David Pearson chair of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust
Gary Andrews senior pricing development manager at NHS England
Nigel Foster director of finance at Frimley Health NHS FT
Mike Hannay managing director at East Midlands Health Innovation Network

Anthony Bennett (‘Miracle Man’) patient speaker
Kriss Akabusi motivational speaker and olympian
Jo Caufield comedian 

+ Many more...

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East Midlands Conference Centre, Beeston Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ

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Feedback from 2017

"... the key note speakers were very interesting and insightful" 

"Learnt lots about ACOs. Got real sense of a shared destiny and some good honest discussion about the challenges"

"I felt the conference content was extremely relevant"

"I found the Accountable Care System and The Power of Partnership sessions interesting and thought provoking. Both sessions highlighted useful practical examples"

"The interaction makes it easier to appreciate and understand the challenges on both sides of the fence"

"Presentation from Guy's and St Thomas' CEO was inspirational"