The conference features some of the highest profile leaders within the Care Industry who are here to present their views on the Future of Care. There is also an interactive panel session where delegates can share their own experiences and ask questions.

Exciting Conference Chair to be announced soon!

    Charles Tallack

    Assistant Director - Health & Social Care Sustainability Research Centre, Health Foundation

    Charles is Assistant Director for the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre, a new centre aimed at improving the quality of long-term, strategic decisions about the health and social care system, through the provision of robust evidence and analysis. Before joining the Health Foundation, Charles was head of operational research and evaluation at NHS England, where he led a multidisciplinary team of around 40 analysts. The team built a strong reputation based on their analysis and evaluations of major service changes including the New Care Models programme, Babylon GP at Hand, enhanced NHS 111 and pharmacy integration. In this role he led the innovative partnership with the Health Foundation resulting in the creation of the Improvement Analytics Unit, which undertakes high quality impact analyses based on advanced statistical and modelling techniques. He also has experience of working regionally in the NHS, leading the analytical team in the NHS England South region when it was formed in 2013. Most of Charles’ career has been in the civil service where he worked on a diverse range of areas, and learnt the art and science of policy analysis. He started his civil service career as an operational researcher in the Department of Health (working on the national beds inquiry) and then moved to the newly formed Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit as lead policy analyst on reform of the post office, with a further stint there working on illegal drugs policy. He had a spell in HM Treasury and then moved to New Zealand where he spent four years in its Treasury working on health reform and on economic strategy. From 2010-11 he was Chief Analyst to the Dilnot Commission, subsequently heading the Department of Health social care funding reform team and the social care analysis team.

    Dr. Eileen Burns

    Past President, British Geriatrics Society

    Eileen was president from October 2016 to November 2018, during which time the BGS enhanced its muti-disciplinarity and developed a Special Interest Group for GPs. Many influential publications were produced under her presidency including “Fit for Frailty”. She personally supported the development of NHS Rightcare “Frailty Toolkit”, and was (and is) frequently asked to speak at conferences, to parliamentary groups and other specialist societies. She is an advisor to the government on the Green paper on the Funding of Adult Social Care. She recently completed a term of office as a member of the Council of the Royal College of Physicians of London Her interests are in the management of frailty, complex co-morbidity, health and social care integration, care home medicine and end of life care. She has written and spoken widely on these topics. She has been a member of several NICE/SCIE Guideline development groups in these areas. She was Clinical Director for Elderly Services at Leeds General Infirmary for more than 10 years, and was clinical lead for integration of health and social care in Leeds for three years. She works as a Consultant Geriatrician at The Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and also works in the community on behalf of the Leeds Community Health Care Trust. She has developed Community Geriatrics in Leeds, and has also pioneered the development of interface geriatricians working with colleagues in the A&E department. Her research degree (MD) was conducted as a member of the department of Pharmacology and therapeutics at Sheffield University; subsequently she has published on a range of topics related to the care of older people, more recently focussing on service delivery for older people with frailty.

    Deborah Alsina MBE

    Chief Executive, Independent Age

    Full information to appear here shortly.

    Jeremy Hughes CBE

    CEO, Alzheimer's society

    Jeremy joined Alzheimer’s Society in November 2010. He is leading the charity in its five-year transformational strategy ‘New Deal on Dementia’ 2017-22. Jeremy co-chairs the Dementia Friendly Communities Champions Group with top broadcaster Angela Rippon for the UK Prime Minister. Jeremy was previously Chief Executive of Breakthrough Breast Cancer where he was instrumental in providing visionary leadership, galvanising the charity's research platform and its authority on campaigning and policy. Before that Jeremy was Head of External Affairs at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. His career in health and social care charities includes leadership posts at the British Red Cross, Leonard Cheshire, Muscular Dystrophy and NCH Action for Children. Jeremy was the chair of National Voices 2009-14. He is currently the Co-chair of the UK Dementia Action Alliance, chair of the Global Alzheimers and Dementias Action Alliance and Vice-Chair of the World Dementia Council. Jeremy was awarded the CBE, for services to older people, in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2015.

    Kate Terroni

    Chief Inspector - Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission

    Kate joined the Care Quality Commission as Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care in May 2019. She is passionate about partnership working and believes that people get better outcomes and experience a higher quality of care, by working together to achieve this. Kate strongly believes that regulation can create the environment to nurture system working and therefore provide a more integrated experience for people who access health and care services. As an experienced social care leader with a career spanning operational social care delivery, commissioning and work at a national level, Kate is a qualified social worker and for the last two years has served as Director of Adult Services in Oxfordshire. She is experienced in working in a political environment within a wider complex health and care system managing people from a variety of disciplines, from social workers and occupational therapists, to commissioners, quality monitoring officers and direct care provision through a shared lives scheme, employment and daytime support services. Kate has been the co-chair of the national workforce network for ADASS (Association of Director of Adult Social Services) and she is focused on improving the quality and status of our support workforce.

    Professor Martin Green OBE

    Chief Executive, Care England

    Professor Martin Green OBE has had an extensive career in NGO development, both in the UK and internationally, and is Chief Executive of Care England, the largest representative body for independent social care services in the UK. He is also Chair of the International Longevity Centre – UK and a Trustee of Independent Age, Vice President of the Care Workers Charity, and a Champion of the National Aids Trust. In 2013 he was appointed Visiting Professor of Social Care to Buckinghamshire New University. In 2012, in his role as Department of Health Independent Sector Dementia Champion, he led the development of the Dementia Care and Support Compact for The Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia. In 2008 he was named care personality of the year and was awarded an OBE for Services to Social Care in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Martin writes and broadcasts extensively on social care issues and is on the Editorial Board of Community Care Market News and Care Talk magazine.

    Mike Parish

    Chair, Care UK

    Full information to appear here shortly.

    Niall Dickson CBE

    Chief Executive, NHS Confederation

    The former head of the General Medical Council, Niall was appointed chief executive of the NHS Confederation in February 2017 and became a member of the Department of International Trade’s Healthcare UK Advisory Board in 2018. Niall is also a member of the Governing Council of the International Hospitals Federation. He was chief executive of the King's Fund from 2004 to 2009. Niall was the editor of the Nursing Times from 1983 to 1988 before joining the BBC as health correspondent in 1988 and progressing to the position of social affairs editor for BBC News from 1995 to 2003. Niall was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2017.

    Rosie Seymour

    Programme Director, Better Care Fund

    Rosie joined the Better Care Support team (BCST) as Deputy Programme Director in December 2015. She is on secondment to the team from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). The BCST is a partnership team between MHCLG, Department of Health and Social Care, the Local Government Association and NHS England. Within the civil service Rosie has worked in a range of social policy areas including local government, devolution, public service transformation, equality and social exclusion.

    Dr. Sharif Haider

    Lecturer in Social Work, Open University

    Full information to appear here shortly.

    Sally Burlington

    Head of Policy, Local Government Association

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    Taffy Gatawa

    Chief Information and Compliance Officer

    Taffy brings a wealth of risk management and clinical governance experience, gained through many years of working in the health sector. Qualified nurse and holder of two MA's. Taffy has spoken nationally on the subject of risk management and patient safety, including collaborating with other experts to co-author and publish a text book on the subject.


The Super Early Bird, Early Bird and Standard rates are for Care Providers inc. care homes, domiciliary providers, social services, healthcare professionals, voluntary and third sector organisations

The Commercial Rate is for Suppliers to the care sector and non-providers of care

Super Early Bird Rate

£199 plus VAT

Until 13th December

Early Bird Rate

£299 plus VAT

14th December – 31st January

Standard Rate

£349 plus VAT

1st February – 3rd March

Commercial Rate

£399 plus VAT

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