28-29 November 2019
Hilton, Leeds


HSJ Transforming Mental Health Summit
Collaborating across and beyond the NHS to enhance the nation’s mental health and wellbeing

Hilton Leeds, 28 - 29 November 2019




Registration & Refreshments


Chair’s Opening Remarks - Rebecca Thomas, Correspondent, HSJ


Keynote panel: Achieving the national vision for mental health
As we near the end of the Five Year Forward View, hear from national leaders the progress made against these ambitions, and the challenges that remain. Discuss these key learnings, and how they feed into the NHS Long-Term Plan, to ensure effective local implementation of the national strategy.

Panellists include

Claire Murdoch, National Director for Mental Health, NHS England


Moving the dial in mental health: From knowledge sharing to action
Hear from mental health system leaders the progress made within their health economies over the past 12 months, and gain insight into the innovations and best practices that have been implemented to drive improvements across the country.

Panellists include

Matthew Scott, Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner and National Lead for Mental Health and Custody, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

David Gilbert, Patient Director, Sussex MSK Partnership (Central)


Morning Refreshments & Networking


Interactive Discussion Groups

Join two of these small group discussions, each lasting 30 minutes, to delve further into the topics most relevant to your organisation. With places limited to just 12 participants per discussion, make sure you reserve your seat at each table pre-event to ensure availability!

1. Session reserved for Hempsons 2. Session reserved for RLDatix 3. Reducing out of area placements and pressures on mental health bed use
In association with Lundbeck
4. Developing effective digital therapies

5. How can digital services help deliver the NHS long term plan?
In association with Xenzone

6. Transforming the mental health estate

7. Optimising rehabilitation services and outcomes

8. Transforming care for patients with learning disabilities


Networking Lunch

  Stream A: Encouraging cross-sector integration Stream B: Improving quality across the system

Safe and stable homes: Enhancing mental wellbeing through access to housing support

In association with Richmond Fellowship

Enhancing care quality: Embedding QI within the heart of daily operations to improve physical health outcomes
Panellists include

Jennifer Kilcoyne, Clinical Director – Centre for Perfect Care, Mersey Care Foundation Trust

14:25 Session Change

The prevention agenda: Harnessing community assets beyond the NHS to optimise population wellbeing
Panellists include

Gregor Henderson, National Lead Mental Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England

Neil Thwaite, Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust

Christina Gray, Director, Bristol City Council

Sean Russell, Implementation Director Mental Health, Wellbeing and Radical Prevention, West Midlands Combined Authority

Innovating through technology: Integrating health records and enabling digital transformation at pace and scale
Panellists include

Mark Davison, Chief Information Officer, Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

James Reed, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

15:10 Session Change

Improving rehabilitation pathways: Enabling patients to step-down into the community

Panellists include

Sridevi Kalidindi, Clinical Lead for Mental Health (Rehabilitation), GIRFT

IAPT in practice: Developing and delivering integrated and/or digitally assisted services
Panellists include

Dan Burningham, Mental Health Programme Director, City and Hackney CCG

David Clark, National Clinical and Informatics Advisor, IAPT programme and Chair of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University

Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive, NICE


Afternoon Refreshments & Networking


Transforming estates: Developing safe, secure and therapeutic physical environments
Panellists include

Neil Thwaite, Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust

Paul Johnson, Head of Estate Services, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Supporting students: Collaborating with schools, colleges and universities to widen access to CYPMHS and deliver personalised support
Panellists include

Phillip Confue, Chief Executive, Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust

Diane Palmer, National Director, Changing Minds, Changing Lives

17:10 Session Change

Investing in mental health: Ensuring effective commissioning and funding flows at a local and regional level
Panellists include

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive, Mental Health Network, NHS Confederation

Phil Moore, Board Member, NHS Clinical Commissioners

Reviewing sections 135 and 136: Aligning the NHS with police forces to deliver appropriate care in appropriate settings
Panellists include

Chief Constable Mark Collins, Lead for Mental Health and Policing, National Police Chiefs’ Council

Vanessa Ford, Acting CEO, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust


Chair's Close


Networking Reception & Dinner



Chair’s Opening Remarks


New roles, new responsibilities: Tackling the workforce challenge to ensure seamless service delivery

Identify innovative new approaches to workforce planning at both a trust and system level and assess the key success factors for recruiting and retaining an engaged and productive workforce both within and outside the NHS.
Panellists include

Mark Trewin, Mental Health Social Work Lead, Department of Health and Social Care
Dr Sara Munro, Chief Executive, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

09:25 Session Change

Stream A: Innovating in core service delivery

Stream B: Reducing mental health inequalities


Crisis and emergency care: Optimising the pathway across all settings
Panellists include

Ian Davidson, Clinical Lead for Mental Health (Crisis and acute), GIRFT

Dr Anne Worrall-Davies, Clinical Lead for West Yorkshire Child and Adolescent Tertiary Mental Health (CAMHS) New Care Model Pilot, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust


Embracing STOMP: Ensuring effective service provision to patients with learning disabilities or autism
Panellists include

Jean O’Hara, National Clinical Director for Learning Disabilities, NHS England

Paula McGowan, Autism and Learning Disability Activist

Sheena Cumiskey, Chief Executive, Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Trust

10:10 Session Change

CYPMHS: Moving from delegated budgets to improving the model of care
Panellists include

Guy Northover, Clinical Lead for Mental Health (CAMHS), GIRFT

David Bradley, Chief Executive Officer, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Prisoner health: Integrating and aligning physical, mental and substance misuse service provision
Panellists include

Kate Davies CBE, Director of Health and Justice, Armed Forces and Sexual Assault Services Commissioning, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Ann Norman, Professional Lead for Learning Disabilities and Criminal Justice, RCN

Professor Eddie Kane, Director Centre for Health and Justice, University of Nottingham


Morning Refreshments & Networking


Bringing care closer to home: Aligning community mental health services with primary care networks
Panellists include

Dr Liz England, Mental Health Clinical Lead, SWB CCG, Mental Health Clinical and Commissioning Lead, RCGP and GP, Laurie Pike Health Centre, Modality Partnership

Dan Burningham, Mental Health Programme Director, City and Hackney CCG

Suicide prevention: Learning from the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH)
Panellists include

Tom Ayers, Senior Director, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health

12:00 Session Change

Reducing restriction: Evaluating the use of restraint, seclusion and segregation
Panellists include

Matthew Trainer, Chief Executive, Oxleas Foundation Trust

Anne Rackham, Deputy Director Mental Health, Learning Disability and Specialty Services, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Andres Patino, Assistant Director Mental Health South, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Parental mental wellbeing: Enhancing perinatal support to optimise outcomes for new parents
Panellists include

Kim Thomas, Chief Executive, Birth Trauma Association

Trudi Seneviratne, Perinatal Mental Health Faculty Chair, Royal College of Psychiatrists

12:45 Session Change

Looking to the future: Plans, priorities and predictions for 2020 and beyond

Join the final interactive session of the Summit to reflect on the key learnings from the last two days, and collaboratively develop a clear plan for the year ahead
Panellists include

Wendy Burn, President, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Paul Farmer, Chief Executive, MIND

Simon Wesseley, President, Royal Society of Medicine, Professor of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry and Chair, Independent Review of the Mental Health Act


Chairman's close & Networking Lunch


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