13 October 2020,
Hilton Towerbridge, London


HSJ National Cardio Forum

etc.venues Monument, London
21 January 2020


From prevention to intervention:
Delivering the Long-Term Plan to transform local services

09.00 Registration & Refreshments
10.00 Chair’s Opening Remarks
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

Panel Discussion: Meeting the demands of the plan – what the NHS needs to do next

  • The key milestones and measures needed to ensure the long-term plan is on track to deliver
  • Exploring the role that new technologies and treatments will play in improving outcomes and optimising care pathways
  • Setting realistic ambitions based on workforce and infrastructure constraints

Shahed Ahmad, National Clinical Director for CVD Prevention, NHS England & NHS Improvement

Nick Linker, National Clinical Director for Heart Disease, NHS England & NHS Improvement

Deb Lowe, National Clinical Director for Stroke, NHS England & NHS Improvement

Jacob West, Executive Director of Healthcare Innovation, British Heart Foundation

11.00 Morning Refreshments & Networking

Interactive Discussion Groups:

Join these intimate and focused small-group discussions to share experiences with senior colleagues and get your pressing questions answered. With tables limited to just 12 participants, ensure you sign up early to ensure your place at your preferred 2 tables.

Procurement – in association with NHS Supply Chain

Doug Babin, Clinical and Analytics Directors, NHS Supply Chain

Mark Hart, Director, Tower 6, NHS Supply Chain

Phil Lewis, Procurement Director, NHS Supply Chain

Data – in association with British Heart Foundation

Kate Cheema, Director of Health Intelligence, British Heart Foundation

Personalised Care – in association with Pfizer

Stephen Ball, Account Director, Pfizer

Debbie Bennett, Strategic Partnership Development Director, BMS

Workforce – in association with Edwards Lifesciences

Ameer Ally, Senior Market Access & Public Affairs Manager, Edwards Life Sciences

Integrated Care – in association with Amgen

Jason Miller, National Cardiovascular Access Lead, Amgen

Evidence based care – in association with NICE

Joanne McCormack, Implementation Facilitator – Field Team (Midlands & East), NICE

12.15 Networking Lunch

Session A: Improving the identification of those at risk and systematically intervening to reduce the cardiovascular disease burden

In association with Bayer

  • Find out how local groups such as PCNs may integrated with secondary care services to reduce CVD risk
  • Understand how high-risk conditions (ABCs) can be managed in terms of population treatment versus individualised care
  • Understand the importance of protocoled care in relation to CVD prevention
  • Gain insight into the use of polygenic risk scores and how this will impact the future of CVD risk assessment

Dr Matt Fay, Chief Clinical Executive, Affinity Care Primary Care Network

Katherine Thompson, Head of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Public Health England

Chair: Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

Session B: Supporting patients with heart failure and heart valve disease

In association with Edwards Lifesciences

  • Gain insight into how PCNs and local systems can support early detection and case finding
  • Understand how PCN partners such as community pharmacies can support primary care in prevention of ill health

Luke Burton, Programme Manager, Surrey Heartlands ICS

Hinal Patel, Service Development & Support Pharmacist, Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex

James Wood, Chief Executive Officer, Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex

Chair: Sarah Shield, Healthcare Consultant, Wilmington Healthcare

13.55 Session Change

Session A: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest – what is the problem and the journey to improve outcomes including in education and training

  • Understand how the cardiovascular outcomes of the NHS Long-Term Plan are translated into plans for education and training of the required workforce
  • Find out the scale of the problem of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and what is required to drive improvement
  • Explore how the NHS can establish a national network of community first responders and defibrillators

Professor Adrian Brooke, Deputy Medical Director, Workforce Alignment, Health Education England

Judy O’Sullivan, Director of Health Innovation Programmes, British Heart Foundation

Sue Hampshire, Director of Clinical and Service Development, The Resuscitation Council

Chair: Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Session B: Developing optimal pathways for CVD conditions using RightCare approaches

  • Understanding the RightCare best practice methodology for atrial fibrillation and hypertension
  • Using data to create tailored locally led improvement approaches
  • Hear example case studies of how the approach has been successfully introduced by local healthcare systems

Glenda Augustine, Head of Intelligence Programmes, Rightcare, NHS England & NHS Improvement

Dawn Chamberlain, National Programme Director, Clinical Improvement, NHS England & NHS Improvement

Chair: Steve How, Programme Director, Wilmington Healthcare

14.40 Session Change

Session A: Tackling CVD through system leadership and clinical alignment

  • How are STPs / ICSs adopting new care models and applying data driven approaches to transform care
  • Hear how clinical leaders locally are aligning priorities around cardiovascular, stroke, respiratory and diabetes
  • Find out how primary, community and pharmacy services can be better utilised in STP / ICS care models

Raj Thakkar, LTC clinical lead, NHS England & NHS Improvement

Chair: Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Session B: Transforming quality and access for cardiac rehabilitation services

In association with British Heart Foundation

  • Hear how the NHS is planning to scale up rehab services to prevent readmissions
  • Learn what techniques can be employed to ensure the take-up of cardiac rehab is rapidly improved

Richard Forsyth, Health Service Engagement Lead, British Heart Foundation

Sally Hughes, Head of Health Services Engagement, British Heart Foundation

Kelly Read, Clinical Development Coordinator, British Heart Foundation

Chair: Sarah Shield, Healthcare Consultant, Wilmington Healthcare

15.25 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

Panel Discussion: Understanding how STPs, ICSs and PCNs will locally support the national cardiovascular strategy

  • Gain insight from leading STPs / ICSs who have already made progress on CVD prevention
  • How are system leaders marrying their local priorities to the national priorities set out in the NHS Long-Term Plan
  • Understand the role of new Primary Care Networks and how they will positively impact CVD prevention improvements

Dr Karen Kirkham, Senior Medical Advisor Primary Care & Provider Transformation, NHS England & NHS Improvement

Jonathan Develing, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital NHS FT

Jacob West, Executive Director of Healthcare Innovation, British Heart Foundation


Keynote Session: Implementing the NHS Long-Term Plan for cardiovascular disease

  • Learn more about the key ambitions set out by the plan and how NHS England feels they can be delivered
  • Find out how the priorities were established and in what areas the plan could and should go further
  • Hear what role you have in delivering the plan and offer your thoughts on potential challenges and roadblocks

Stephen Powis, National Medical Director, NHS England & NHS Improvement

17.00 Chair’s Closing Remarks
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Public Sector Registration

Cardiovascular clinicians and NHS leaders - register your free place here

Private Sector Partnerships

Please contact Liam Richardson to understand how you can be part of the Forum or download our brochure here


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