HFMA annual conference 2021
Reimagining the future
06 December 2021 - 10 December 2021
Hybrid event: London Hilton Metropole and streamed online
About this event
The HFMA annual conference 2021 reimagining the future provided the biggest and best HFMA conference to date. This year, the conference was hosted as a hybrid event, providing five days of online and face-to-face content to more NHS finance professionals than ever before.
Face-to-face delegates joined us in person at the London Hilton Metropole from Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 December, where our thought leaders and keynote speakers joined us on stage, in London. The London conference provided all the usual networking opportunities, exhibition, AGM, gala dinner and Awards ceremony.
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How the financial data revolution will power efficient finance operations – we do not have permission to share these slides
Iain Alexander, Partner, PwC; Paul Howells, Director, Palantir UK; and Ash Patel, Director, PwC. Chaired by Iain Alexander, Partner, PwC.
Delivering value with digital technology: pulmonary rehabilitation enabled by virtual reality and artificial intelligence – OPEN ACCESS TO ALL
Dr Farhan Amin, Founder and CEO, Concept Health Technologies. GP Partner Burnett Edgar Medical Centre and Mukesh Singh, GP Partner, Horse Fair Practice Group, Rugeley. Chaired by Catherine Mitchell, Head of costing and value, HFMA. In Partnership with Health Education England.
Crisis media management
Andrew Carapiet, Director, Media Friendly. Chaired by Debbie Paterson, Policy and Technical Manager, HFMA.
The role of technology in an ever-changing NHS landscape – we do not have permission to share these slides
Richard Ludlow, Public Sector & HE Lead for FP&A, Unit4 and Marc Selzer, Account Manager, UK Public Sector, Unit4. Chaired by James Arvin, Director of Sales UK&I – Public Sector, Unit 4.
The impact of mental health support teams in educational settings
Alex Goforth, Programme Manager, CYP Mental Health. NHS England and NHS Improvement; Elizabeth Insley, Senior Finance Lead, Strategic Finance – Programme Support, NHS England and NHS Improvement; and Ross Jeffrey, Senior Project Manager – Mental Health Support Teams, NHS England and NHS Improvement. Chaired by Hannah Witty, Chief Finance Officer, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
One NHS Finance – inclusion & diversity ambassadors
Yarlini Roberts, CFO, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Karen Hamilton, Head of Finance Performance, Improvement and Development, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Chaired by Indie Kaur, Head of Financial Management, South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.
Delivering value with digital technology - NHS digital playbooks, gastroenterology – OPEN ACCESS TO ALL
Dr Lynsey Corless, Consultant gastroenterologist/hepatologist, Hull University Teaching Hospitals; Prof. Shaji Sebastian, Consultant gastroenterologist, IBD service lead, Hull University Teaching Hospitals; and Gareth Parkes, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust. Chaired by Bu Hayee, Clinical advisor, NHSX, Consultant gastroenterologist King's College Hospital NHS Trust. In Partnership with Health Education England.
Building an all-age mental health collaborative in the context of ICS system development
Dr Emma Tiffin, GP, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough STP Clinical Mental Health Lead, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG. Chaired by Sarah Day, Policy and Research Manager, HFMA.
Understanding the Model Health System – we do not have permission to share these slides
James Hatton, Deputy Director of Improvement Analytics - Improvement Products and Services, NHS England and NHS Improvement; Mridula Sori, Deputy Director of Product Management, Design and Delivery - Improvement Products and Services, NHS England and NHS Improvement; and Christopher Rye, Principal Analyst - Improvement Products and Services, NHS England and NHS Improvement. Chaired by Emma Knowles, Director of Policy and Communications, HFMA.
Delivering results through collaborative working: creating sustainable long-term value
Colin McCready, Chief Financial Officer, NHS Supply Chain; Sara Ford, Director of Strategy, Comms & Marketing, and Digital, NHS Supply Chain; Mark Oldham, CFO, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust; and Nathan Joy-Johnson, Director of Procurement, Integrated Suppliers and Procurement Dept, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust. Chaired by Hamish Makanji, Customer Relationship Management, NHS Supply Chain.
Delivering value with digital technology - case study - Dorset ICS – OPEN ACCESS TO ALL
Crystal Dennis, Interim Operational Lead for Digital Access to Services @Home, Dorset CCG and Heather Case, Head of Dorset intelligence and insight Service (DiiS), Dorset County Hospital hosting on behalf of the ICS. Chaired by Mike Emery, Director of Digital Health and Infrastructure, NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG. In Partnership with Health Education England.
Tackling frailty through system collaboration - impacting on patient flow
Jyothi Nippani, Foundation Group AMD, Service Improvement, South Warwickshire Foundation Trust and Rob Cole, Improvement manager, NHSE/I Elective and Emergency Care (Ex WMAS Consultant Paramedic). Chaired by Kim Li, Chief Finance Officer, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.
ICS Stories: the realities of integration – the Connect programme
Dawn Scrafield, CFO, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust and Ric Whalley, Partner, Newton Europe. Chaired by Sam Wilde, Director of Finance and Business Intelligence, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.
Making data count
Samantha Riley, Deputy Director of Intensive Support, NHS England and NHS Improvement; Kay Wiss, Deputy Director of Finance, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust; and Lucy Owens, Independent Financial Consultant and former Associate Director of Operational Finance, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust. Chaired by Catherine Mitchell, Head of Costing and Value, HFMA.
Case study: how NHS SBS is driving efficiencies with automation – we do not have permission to share these slides
Stephen Sutcliffe, Director of Finance, NHS SBS and Mathieu Webster, Transformation Lead, NHS SBS. Chaired by Jason Warrelmann, Senior Director, Healthcare Industry Practice, UiPath.
Personalised care through the pandemic
Jitesh Sudera, Senior Finance Manager, NHS England and NHS Improvement and Dr Mohan Sekeram, Clinical Lead for Personalised Care Southwest London, NHS South West London CCG. Chaired by Jim Manton, Senior Lead - Finance, Commissioning and Contracting Personalised Care Group, Primary Care, Community Services and Strategy Directorate NHS England and NHS Improvement.
Shashidhar Khandavalli, Clinical Director Chorley Central PCN; Clinical Advisor Central Lancashire ICP, Central Lancashire ICP. Chaired by Sarah Day, Policy and Research Manager, HFMA.
What good looks like/ who pays for what – OPEN ACCESS TO ALL
Will Goodwin, Assistant Director of Programmes - What Good Looks Like, NHSX; Will Johnson, Deputy Director, Centre for Improving Data Collaboration, NHSX; Dan Haigh, Deputy Director of Finance, NHSX; and Ash Sharma, Programme Lead, NHSX. Chaired by Will Monaghan, Director of Operations, Director of ICS Digital strategy, NHSX. In Partnership with Health Education England.
Delivering value with digital technologies – OPEN ACCESS TO ALL
Chaired by Caroline Clarke, Group CEO, Royal Free London NHS FT, HFMA President 2020/ 21. In Partnership with Health Education England.
Part one: reimagining care
Patrick Mitchell, Director of Innovation, Digital and Transformation, Health Education England; Lisa Hollins, Director of Innovation, NHSX; and Dr Rishi Das-Gupta, CEO, Health Innovation Network
Part two: improving efficiency Patrick Mitchell, Director of Innovation, Digital and Transformation, Health Education England; Lisa Hollins, Director of Innovation, NHSX; and Professor James Teo, Clinical Director of Data Science and AI; Professor of Neurology, Kings College Hospital and Guys & St Thomas Hospital.
Opening Keynote – there were no slides used during this presentation
Emily Maitlis, Broadcaster and Journalist
HFMA Snapshot sessions: female leadership, effecting change and personal resilience
Chaired by Caroline Clarke, Group CEO, Royal Free London NHS FT, HFMA Chair 2020/ 21.
1. The importance of clinical and financial collaboration – there were no slides used during this presentation
Celia Ingham Clark, Medical Director for Professional Leadership and Clinical Effectiveness, NHS England & NHS England & Improvement.
2. Bolder. Brighter. Better.
Tammie Jackson, Vice-President, Trans Union Healthcare & HFMA USA President.
3. Diversifying financial leadership – we do not have permission to share these slides
Natasha Munro, Senior Finance Manager, NHS England & Improvement.
4. A patient’s perspective of the healthcare journey following chronic diagnosis
Charli Skinner, Health Innovation and Patient Engagement Fellow and Consultant, active community builder, speaker, writer, and advocate for accessibility.
Tackling health inequalities
Professor Sanjay Agrawal, Consultant in Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Lee Outhwaite, Director of Finance and Contracting, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
A devolved nations view on system working and integration – there were no slides used during this presentation
Steve Elliot, Director of Finance, Finance Directorate, Health and Social Services Group, Welsh Government; Katy Kerr, Director of Finance for NHS Dumfries and Galloway and the Chief Finance Officer for the Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board; and Neil Guckian, Chief Executive, Western HSC Trust, Northern Ireland. Chaired by Owen Harkin, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance & Estates, Northern Health and Social Care Trust & HFMA President.
NHS finance priorities for the year ahead – there were no slides used during this presentation
Julian Kelly, Chief Finance Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement.
What lies ahead and becoming a successful optimist
Mark Stevenson, Futurologist.
The road to recovery
Anita Charlesworth, Director of Research, The Health Foundation.
Closing Address – there were no slides used during this presentation
Jonny Wilkinson CBE, former rugby union player who represented England and the British and Irish Lions.
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The HFMA annual conference and exhibition has long been established as the essential event for healthcare finance staff, and is the only event that attracts NHS finance staff and leaders from across the sector.
Why get involved?
- Network with more than 2700+ finance delegates from across the country
- Discover the views of some of the most respected speakers
- Meet clients to sustain and enhance existing relationships
- Attend HFMA’s Annual Gala dinner and prestigious Award ceremony
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- Andrew Carapiet
- Andrew New
- Anita Charlesworth
- Ash Patel
- Dr Bola Owolabi
- Dr Bu'Hussain Hayee
- Caroline Clarke
- Celia Ingham Clark
- Charli Skinner
- Christopher Rye
- Colin McCready
- Crystal Dennis
- Daniel Haigh
- Dawn Scrafield
- Debbie Paterson
- Emily Maitlis
- Dr Emma Tiffin
- Dr Gareth Parkes
- Dr Gregor Smith
- Hamish Makanji
- Heather Case
- Dr James Teo
- Jason Warrelmann
- Jitesh Sudera
- Jonny Wilkinson CBE
- Julian Kelly
- Jyothi Nippani
- Lisa Hollins
- Dr Lynsey Corless
- Mark Knight
- Mark Oldham
- Mark Orchard
- Mark Stevenson
- Dr Mukesh Singh
- Nader Alaghband
- Nathan Joy-Johnson
- Neil Guckian
- Owen Harkin
- Patrick Mitchell
- Paul Howells
- Richard McCallum
- Ric Whalley
- Dr Rishi Das-Gupta
- Rob Cole
- Samantha Riley
- Professor Sanjay Agrawal
- Sara Ford
- Sarah Day
- Dr Shashidhar Khandavalli
- Professor Shaji Sebastian
- Steve Elliott
- Tammie Jackson
- Tara Donnelly
- Will Goodwin
- Will Johnson
- Will Monaghan
This event has CPD accredited status with The CPD Standards Office. Delegates that attend will receive an accredited CPD Certificate of Attendance.