“The NHS productivity congress brought together a diverse group of senior stakeholders from across the health community to discuss the challenges and opportunities posed by the productivity challenge. Convenzis organised the event with a varied agenda and speakers. A good venue and enough time built into the day to browse the exhibitor stands and network. I gained valuable info and insight from the day and made some useful contacts who I’m following up with over the coming weeks to share good practice and ideas.” Head of Digital Products and Transformation at Public Health EnglandOverall, the NHS is one of the industrialised world’s most efficient health care systems, and substantially lower cost than other advanced European countries such as France, Germany, Sweden or Switzerland. The Germans spend 30 percent more per person on health care than we do. Also, since 2010 the NHS has been increasing its productivity faster than the rest of the UK economy,The NHS Long Term Plan sets out the government’s ambitions to improve quality of care and outcomes in England over the next five years in return for the extra £20.5bn of funding announced by the Prime Minister last summer, within the plans lie 10 points of improvement that the NHS are putting a conscious effort into completing:Free up 2000 to 3000 hospital bedsFurther, clamp down on temporary staffing costs and improve productivityUse the NHS’ procurement cloutGet the best value out of medicines and pharmacyReduce avoidable demand and meet demand more appropriatelyReduce unwarranted variation in clinical quality and efficiencyEstates, infrastructure, capital, and clinical support servicesCut the costs of corporate services and administrationCollect income the NHS is owedFinancial accountability and discipline for all trusts and CCGsDocuments including the NHS efficiency map & Lord Carter’s operational and productivity reviews set out clear guidelines on how NHS organisations can improve efficiency, Key drivers include:Board capabilityLong term training / workforce planningCollaboration/sharingProcurementControls and reportingSystem leadershipDigital maturityOur 3rd NHS Productivity congress will provide delegates and partners with first-hand insight into these deliverable objectives and outline a clear path to achieve better productivity within their organisation. We will have 10 leading industry speakers on hand to talk you through the latest policy and best practice from across the UK.Benefits of attending:Listen, learn and engage with industry leading speakersInput directly to the discussions and panel debate sessionsGain 8 CPD PointsEngage directly with over 200 of your peers from across the UKNetwork with ten thought leading commercial sector solution providersAll food and refreshments providedJoin us on the 8th of October 2019 as we review the NHS efficiency plans and how the newly developed NHS Long Term Plan will continue to drive efficiency gains across the NHS.*Reference Source: NHS England