Pre-conference meeting for Commissioners
hosted by NHS Clinical Commissioners, 20 November 

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Early Bird Booking extended to 31st October!

Excellent group booking discounts available: starts at 3-for-2

ONE FREE PLACE to a board member of every CCG

A new approach to our annual conference – you the delegate centre stage!

The theme of the conference this year is the Road to Integration and to demonstrate our commitment to partnership working we are delighted to welcome the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS),the Faculty of Public Health and the Foundation Trust Network as conference partners. We hope to announce additional conference partners shortly. 

We also want to work in partnership with you, the delegates and we intend to make sure that you have far more say in the conference than ever before. This is your conference and the really interesting people are you – clinicians, managers and patients on the front line of health care – working together to improve services at a time when resources are under enormous strain. We want to know how you’re getting on, how are dealing with the changing world of Primary Care. What is it that you really need to understand or just as importantly, how can you help your fellow delegates? We hope that our new interactive format will give you the opportunity to really participate, rather than simply be an audience.

bullet For the first time, you will be able to comment and discuss proposed content for the conference on our website. We want to start a conversation now, with you, continuing at the annual conference, and we hope, beyond (now available!)
bullet Every year the conference generates great excitement and debate and yet that sense of momentum and inspiration is easily dissipated – we want to use this interactivity to capture that mood and allow our delegates to take part in year-round conversation – listening, learning, debating and inspiring others
bullet This year we have built far more time into both workshops and plenary sessions to allow you to get fully involved – say goodbye to the all-too-familiar “sorry no time” syndrome!
bullet For the first time we will feature three 90-minute Open Space Sessions based on three themes: Engagement driving change, Integrating health and social care: the opportunities for providers & Evolution in commissioning You can discuss what you’d like these to sessions to address on the conference website, and if you do go along on the day, be prepared to talk AND listen! We’ll capture the essence of these meetings and feedback to the conference audience in real time!
bullet Again, for the first time, we’ll have a discretionary period on day 1 which won’t cut across your networking and refreshment time. You get to choose what you do: visit our speed-dating area where you can listen in small groups to people discussing their service innovations; go to fringe meetings held by our conference partners; watch some interesting and provoking performance, spend time visiting exhibitors or simply continue networking with your fellow delegates – it’s your choice
bullet Have something you really want to say? Then go to Speakers Corner, get on the soap box and get it off your chest!
bullet Video vox-popping: our cameras will be patrolling the conference and we want you to tell us what you think about the event, what you’ve heard, and crucially, what others matters you’d like to know more about. Ask a question – we’ll get it posted and, we hope, answered for you
bullet On the couch: come hear some of our speakers talk more informally about why they do what they do – what inspired them, what drives them now, and what they hope to achieve in the future

Who should attend?

alliance bullet Clinical Commissioning Group leadership, GPs, Practice Managers, Nurses and other primary care clinical professionals
alliance bullet Leadership and senior management from Regulatory and Advisory Bodies Leadership and senior management from Patient Representative Bodies and Health Policy NGOs
alliance bullet PCT Cluster leadership and senior management
alliance bullet Clinical leadership and senior management from Foundation Trusts, Third Sector and Commercial Provider organisations
alliance bullet NHS Agency, SHA and Department of Health primary care leadership and senior management
alliance bullet Leadership and senior management from organisations that provide clinical and professional products and services for primary care

                     “Superb number of CCG Chairs and GPs, no other     conference attract as many” 

                  Suzie Heller, CCG Project Manager NHS North Somerset NHS Alliance 2011

About the NHS Alliance

The NHS Alliance brings together CCGs, PCT Clusters, clinicians and managers as the leading organisation in primary care. We are an independent non-political membership organisation proud to be at the forefront of clinically-led commissioning. Its leaders are all dedicated professionals, who represent the Alliance’s diverse membership, working ceaselessly to meet the challenges facing the NHS today. For the first time this year non-members will receive personal membership for one year when they book a place on the conference.

Membership of the NHS Alliance is open to any individual working in primary and community care organisations and also includes a wide variety of organisations involved in, or supporting in primary care.

If you would like any further information about what we do then please contact Shirley Smart at:

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Tel: 0121 555 4850