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Event / Costing conference 2024

09:00, 17 April 2024, GMT 1 day In-person King's House Conference Centre, Sidney Street, Manchester, M1 7HB

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About this event

The Institute’s annual costing conference provides the NHS with the latest developments and guidance in NHS costing, as well as increasing awareness of the collaborative approach needed to truly harness the power of data. The day will include interactive workshops, case study examples, policy updates and the chance to network with your colleagues.

The day will feature an update from the national director of efficiency, a look at the challenges and rewards from sharing cost and activity data across a health system as well as using change management techniques to build engagement within the organisation.

This is a must-attend conference for those needing a support network and wishing to gain confidence in their ability to meet costing requirements.


Institute partner (NHS)
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Institute Partner (NHS) additional place £149 + VAT
Non-Institute Partner/ Hub Partner Rate (NHS) £299 + VAT
Non-Institute Partner/ Non-Hub Partner (NHS) £399 + VAT

* Places at the conference venue are limited so are subject to availability and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please note free face to face tickets are limited to two per Institute partner organisation. Additional partner and non-partner tickets can also be purchased, however these will be subject to venue capacity and availability.


Apr 17

    Chair’s opening remarks

    Su Rollason  / HFMA Healthcare Costing for Value Institute chair and chief finance officer University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

    Synopsis TBC.

    May Li  / Director of efficiency NHS England

    Synopsis TBC.

    Daniel Clarke   / Senior costing lead , NHS England

    The costing teams in the Lancashire and South Cumbria integrated care system teams have developed a single patient-level cost information source providing detailed insight into financial and non-financial metrics for organisations across the system. The approach, devised by individual costing teams, provides system-level benchmarking data more frequently and quickly than annual national data. The data is also more granular, allowing the system to drill deeper into cost drivers.

    In this session, the presenters will give an overview of the approach, share details of the impact the work is having and give advice on how to adopt a similar approach in your own systems.

    Synopses and speakers TBC.

    This session will share details of work that is taking place already and also explore the opportunities and challenges as this work develops. Each panel member talk about work that is going on in their organisation and this will be followed by a chaired discussion to explore the issues and benefits in more detail.

    This session will explain practical strategies and techniques for managing change and creating a culture of engagement. Jo will discuss the importance of clear communication, proactive leadership, and stakeholder involvement in navigating transitions smoothly. The session will also include real-world examples highlighting successful change management initiatives that resulted in improved engagement and productivity. Additionally, attendees will learn about tools such as feedback loops and training programmes to mitigate resistance to change. Attendees will come away with valuable insights and actionable takeaways looking to enhance engagement levels within their organisation.

    Jo Stanford   / Chief executive officer , Healthcare Project and Change Association

    Chair’s reflections and close.

    Su Rollason  / HFMA Healthcare Costing for Value Institute chair and chief finance officer University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Delegate feedback

Great varied informative presentations - engaging and inspirational.
Really valuable event. It was really insightful to hear what others are doing in costing.
A great chance to network face-to-face with costing colleagues and some very interesting presentations.
Well organised - seamlessly managed by the chair who raised very pertinent questions.
Great day, fantastic speakers and very informative presentations.
Covered a wide range of topical issues, some excellent presentations.
It was a magnificent event with great presenters.

Refund/Cancellation policy

  • A no-show fee of £299 will apply to free of charge ticket holders who cancel within 72 hours of the event start date.
  • Tickets can be substituted up until the day prior to the event start, to allow a colleague to attend in place of the original registrant.
  • 80% refund up to one month before the first date of the event.
  • 50% refund between one month and up to two weeks before the first day of the event.
  • No refund where cancellation is received with less than two weeks’ notice.
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