Annual mental health finance conference 2017

Routes to Success

08 November 2017

110 Rochester Row

Topics on the programme include

  • Carter for MH and community trusts
  • New models of care in tertiary mental health
  • Productivity and efficiency
  • Mental health workforce
  • Service user co-design of acute pathways

Who should attend?

Whilst this conference is designed primarily for Directors of Finance and finance staff working in mental health trusts and commissioners, we have seen in recent years that it has also become of value to colleagues involved in the commissioning of mental health services. With the changes in the NHS landscape we would like to actively encourage commissioning colleagues and clinicians to join us in the debate and discussion and form links across regional and organisational boundaries.

Book your place

Discounted rates for MH FINANCE Faculty members. To secure your place at this event please click here or alternatively contact

Supporter opportunities

A range of supporter opportunities are available for this event. For more information about how to get involved please email or call 0117 938 8972


Presentations are available to download for this event at the links below.


Embedding mental health in the transformation of health and social care
Professor Tim Kendall, National Clinical Director for mental health for both NHS England and NHS Improvement

Collaboration & prevention - Exploring new models of care in tertiary mental health
Colin Martin, CEO, Tees, Valley & Esk NHS Foundation Trust

Fully involving service users in co-producing services leads to effective transformation
Dr Paul French, Clinical Lead, NHS Dorset CCG, Eugene Yafele, COO, Dorset Healthcare NHS FT and Becky Aldridge, Chief Executive, Dorset Mental Health Forum


The Carter programme for mental health & community trusts – sharing best practice 
Andrew Edmunds, Community and Mental Health Senior Implementation Lead, NHS Improvement, Lyn McIntyre MBE, Senior Advisor in Mental Health, NHS Improvement and Ros Alstead, Director of Nursing, Oxford Health NHS FT

Understanding performance in the mental health sector
Helen Gilburt, Mental Health Research Fellow, The King’s Fund

The role of the connected CFO in mental health – how to execute digital transformation successfully
Roy Wood, Managing Director, Advanced

Productivity and efficiency – how do you know what ‘busy’ looks like?
Gareth Jenkins, Director of Analysis, Meridian Productivity Ltd & Bill Brown, Head of Improvement, Transformation & Innovation, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS FT

Managing resources to enable improvement
Clare Lyons-Collins, Project Director – Mental Health Innovations and Improvement, NHS Improvement & Sarah Brampton, Director of Finance, South Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Charging for overseas visitors – Learning from Camden and Islington
Simon Ramage, Head of Contracting, Camden and Islington NHS FT and Vivien Obiagwu, Overseas Visitors Manager, Camden and Islington NHS FT

Session videos, where permission has been granted, sessions will be available to re-watch


Professor Tim Kendall


Workshop 2A: Meridian Productivity

meridian GrantThornton Advanced master-cmyk
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