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 Q&A: Driving patient-centric care
Learn about Humber NHS Foundation Trust’s journey from chief executive Michele Moran. Recently awarded the HSJ Mental Health Provider of the Year Award at the HSJ Awards, the trust has demonstrated excellent progress in areas such as patient safety and embedding a positive culture.

Chair: Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

Michele Moran, Chief Executive, Humber NHS Foundation Trust


Challenging the sector to drive improvement of mental health service provision

Chair: Rebecca Thomas, Correspondent, HSJ

Panellists include

Sridevi Kalidindi, Consultant Rehabilitation Psychiatrist

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. Closing the gap between primary and secondary care
In association with Hempsons
2. How can you drive and improve outstanding risk management to the front line?
In association with RLDatix
3. Reducing out of area placements and pressures on mental health bed use
In association with Lundbeck
4. How can digital services help deliver the NHS long term plan?
In association with Xenzone

5. Leveraging technology to improve CAMHS services
In association with HSJ


Networking Lunch

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

Implementing an effective crisis housing model in the crisis care pathway

In association with Richmond Fellowship

Chair: Jack Serle, Correspondent, HSJ

Panellists include:

Caroline Donovan, Chief Executive, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Robert Templeton, Director of Operations, Richmond Fellowship

Enhancing care quality: Embedding QI within the heart of daily operations

Chair: Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

Panellists include

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

Nick O’Shea, Chief Economist, Centre for Mental Health

14:25 Session Change

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

Chair: Rebecca Thomas, Correspondent, HSJ

Panellists include

Diane Palmer, National Director, Changing Minds, Changing Lives

Phillip Confue, Chief Executive, Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust

Dan Miller, Patient Representative

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

Chair: Nick Carding, Correspondent, HSJ

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

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

Chair: Rebecca Thomas, Correspondent, HSJ

Panellists include

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

Phil Moore, Board Member, NHS Clinical Commissioners

IAPT in practice: Meeting new access targets and driving seamless delivery of psychological therapies

Chair: Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

Panellists include

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

Fola Omotunde, Programme Manager, London Digital IAPT


Afternoon Refreshments & Networking


Transforming estates: Developing safe, secure and therapeutic physical environments

Chair: Nick Carding, Correspondent, HSJ

Panellists include

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

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

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

Chair: Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

Panellists include

Steve Baker, Chief Inspector and Mental Health Coordinator, College of Policing

17:10 Session Change

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

Chair: Jack Serle, Correspondent, HSJ

Panellists include

Victoria Bleazard, Thriving City - Public Mental Health, Bristol Public Health, Bristol City Council

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

Nura Aabe, Director, Autism Independence


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.

Chair: Annabelle Collins, Correspondent, HSJ

Panellists include

Tom Cahill, Chief Executive, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and SRO, STP Workforce Stream

Sally Morris, Chief Executive, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Stuart Bell, Chief Executive, Oxford Health 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

Chair: Rebecca Thomas, Correspondent, HSJ

Panellists include

Ian Davidson, Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist

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

Dr Mark Buchanan, Consultant in Emergency Medicine with Sub-Speciality in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Arrowe Park Hospital and Member of the RCEM Mental Health Sub-Committee


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

Chair: Jack Serle, Correspondent, HSJ

Panellists include

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

Chair: Rebecca Thomas, Correspondent, HSJ

Panellists include

Guy Northover, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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

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

Chair: Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

Panellists include

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

Joe Rafferty, Chief Executive, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Morning Refreshments & Networking


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

Chair: Annabelle Collins, Correspondent, HSJ

Panellists include

Kim Thomas, Chief Executive, Birth Trauma Association

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

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

Chair: Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

Panellists include

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

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

12:00 Session Change

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

Chair: Rebecca Thomas, Correspondent, HSJ

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

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

Chair: Rebecca Thomas, Correspondent, HSJ

Panellists include

Wendy Burn, President, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Paul Farmer, Chief Executive, MIND

Simon Wessely, 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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