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Health & Care Connect

  • 10 Oct 2022
  • East Midlands Conference Centre, Beeston Lane, Nottingham NG7 2RJ

9.30am - 5pm, followed by a drinks and networking reception

This conference is free of charge, however, places are limited.

This summer will see the introduction of a new health and care system at a time when the NHS, local government and health and care providers are still addressing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our conference will connect leaders, executives and professionals from across the health and care sector to discuss the challenges, opportunities and strategies for delivering services, resilience and looking after our people in the new health and care system.

We have now finalised our programme and I’m sure you’ll agree it’s an unmissable day. Places are limited so if you haven’t yet registered, you can do so here. The event is free of charge and we expect it to be very popular, so please book as soon as possible to guarantee your place.

We’ve lined up a top-tier speaker list giving you the chance to hear from Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam, Médecins Sans Frontières, the Chief Coroner His Honour Judge Thomas Teague QC, Senior Judge of the Court of Protection Her Honour Judge Carolyn Hilder, plus many more. You can view the full programme and speaker list here.

As well as keynote speakers and panel discussions, there will also be a chance for you to join three “Focus On” workshops of your choice. You can view your options below, with 9 options to choose from ranging from “Question Time with the Chief Coroner” to the Liberty Protection Safeguards, Virtual Wards, Digital transformation and a host of other options. Further details on how to register for your preferred workshop(s) will be sent to you closer to the event.

Finally, throughout the day you’ll be able to visit our ‘Health & Care Marketplace’, with interactive displays and an opportunity to connect with leading specialists to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the coming year and share solutions, ideas and best practice to tackle them.

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Question Time with the Chief Coroner

The Chief Coroner, His Honour Judge Thomas Teague QC will share his insights on what the future holds for inquests in the health and care sector as the courts and health and care organisations recover from the pandemic.


  • Simon Tait, Partner, Browne Jacobson
  • His Honour Judge Thomas Teague, QC

ICBs: The first 100 days

We have now moved in the era of Integrated Care Systems and this session, with the ICS Network, will look at the main issues which have arisen in the first 100 days and those you will need to address in the first 9 months of the creation of an Integrated Care Board. The session will focus on developing the ICB and the ICS, as well as the must do actions and what could potentially impact on ICSs during that period.


  • Gerard Hanratty, Partner, Head of Health, Browne Jacobson
  • Edward Jones, Senior Policy Advisor, ICS Network

Social Mobility: Why it matters and benefits it brings

Sarah Atkinson, CEO of The Social Mobility Foundation will share her thoughts on why social mobility matters. Suki Tonks shares highlights from our social mobility journey before exploring how your organisation could benefit from a progressive social mobility agenda both from a workforce perspective and to deliver on the Government’s social value model in procurement.


  • Sarah Atkinson, CEO, The Social Mobility Foundation
  • Suki Tonks, Partner, Browne Jacobson
  • Tom Lyas, Head of Resourcing and Talent Acquisition, Browne Jacobson

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Inquiries and Investigations

In this session we will explore how you can be best prepared for an inquiry or investigation landing at the door of your organisation. Drawing on real world experiences of some of the most high profile inquiries and investigations, we will explain what you need to prepare for (as well as what you can’t) and the practical steps you should take in the early stages of an investigation or inquiry and as it progresses.

With insights from Kate Blackwell QC, one of the UK’s leading silks specialising in public inquiries. Kate was instructed to represent NHS England in the Manchester Arena Inquiry — the independent public inquiry to investigate the deaths of the 22 victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena Terror Attack.


  • Kate Blackwell, QC
  • Rachel Lyne, Partner, Browne Jacobson
  • Tim Edds, Partner, Browne Jacobson
  • Sian Brown, Partner, Browne Jacobson

Successfully navigating corporate and commercial transactions in the health and care sector

This session will focus on some of the pitfalls and “what-to- watch-out-fors” in managing projects in the health and care sector from start to finish and how legal project management is evolving to make the process run more smoothly.


  • Clare Auty, Partner, Head of Independent Health and Care, Browne Jacobson
  • Paul McCannah, Partner, Head of Legal Project Management, Browne Jacobson

Virtual Wards and Contracting for Digital Solutions: Legal Risks and Considerations

Hear from leading experts about how health tech can drive digital strategies across the health and care sector. Our panel will share insights on key risks and legal considerations and how to mitigate the risk of successful claims.


  • Jack Serle, Senior Insight Correspondent, Health Service Journal
  • Kay Chand, Digital and Outsourcing Partner, Browne Jacobson
  • Lorna Hardman, Partner, Head of Clinical Negligence, Browne Jacobson

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Liberty Protection Safeguards

Panel discussion on the journey from Bournewood, through the  implementation of the MCA and DoLS, then post Cheshire West to the new LPS proposals. The panel will share their insights on the implementation of the LPS and whether these offer greater protection to the rights of some of the most vulnerable people in our society.


  • Her Honour Judge Carolyn Hilder, Senior Judge of the Court of Protection
  • Rheian Davies, Head of Legal, Mind
  • Rebecca Fitzpatrick, Partner, Browne Jacobson and First-Tier Mental Health Tribunal Judge
  • Professor Nav Ahluwalia, Consultant Psychiatrist, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Capital Projects and Sustainability

Our panel will be discussing challenges and solutions to “putting a spade in the ground”, and developing net zero estates fit for the future.


  • Victoria Thourgood, Head of Health and Social Care Real Estate and Partner, Browne Jacobson
  • Miriam Duffy, Director of the National Rehabilitation Centre Programme, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Phil Holland, Chief Investment Officer, Prime Plc

The future of health and care regulation

This session will explore the developments towards the new CQC assessment framework and its role in regulating Integrated Care Systems and local authority commissioning.


  • Carl May-Smith, Partner, Browne Jacobson

If you have any questions, please contact us.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Health & Care Connect Conference 2022.

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

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