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Next month, healthcare and assistive technology professionals will have the chance to attend a prestigious conference exploring how health and social care providers are embedding integration and sustainability initiatives from those responsible for setting policy.

Hosted by the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) on 22 September 2022, the conference will provide unmissable insights into integration and sustainability policy from senior leaders within the NHS and UK Government.

Over 100 industry leaders are set to attend the inaugural BHTA Integration and Sustainability Conference 2022 to find out how the integration agenda is being driven through integrated care systems (ICSs), which statutorily came into effect on 1 July 2022.

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The one-day conference will take place at The Tower Hotel in London, set to the dramatic backdrop of London’s iconic Tower Bridge.

A number of high-profile speakers will take to the stage and present their thoughts, ideas, and experiences of embedding integration and sustainability initiatives.

The chief executive and commercial director of NHS Supply Chain, as well as NHS England and NHS Improvement’s director of procurement, transformation and commercial delivery are confirmed. Foundations UK will also be sharing its expertise, and the association has unveiled that David Lawson, the new director of the Department of Health and Social Care’s MedTech Directorate, will be addressing the conference.

“Health and social care integration and the push to net zero are two key areas where many of our members are looking for more insights and information,” explains Calvin Barnett, Head of Marketing and Communications at the British Healthcare Trades Association.

“Efforts to foster greater integration between the NHS and social care system are nothing new, but the pace of integration has rapidly accelerated over the past 12 months, particularly with the passing of the Health and Care Act.

“At the same time, the NHS and government have also set ambitious net zero targets, with the NHS planning to reach net zero across the emissions it can influence by 2045 – and plans to reach an 80% reduction by 2032.

“This means a transferring of commissioning responsibilities and a significant shift of procurement priorities which suppliers have to understand and adapt to. That’s the purpose behind the conference – to help companies navigate the new landscape by hearing from those leading the change.”

Each speaker will take to the stage for 25 minutes to share their insights, experience and expertise on a specific integration and sustainability.

Themes covered on the day will include a deep dive into integration of health and social care in England and what role sustainability has to play, the impact of integration on the commissioning/provider landscape, the delegation of powers from NHSEI and councils to ICSs, as well as the circular economy and the focus on recycling.

The conference will also include two 25-minute panel discussions, where delegates can raise their questions directly to our panel.

In addition to the presentations and panel discussions, delegates will have the opportunity to network with industry peers over refreshments and lunch throughout the day.

Also, the BHTA’s new CEO, David Stockdale, will be hosting a lunchtime meet-and-greet session, where delegates can discuss the industry’s association and put their questions directly to him.

The BHTA Integration and Sustainability Conference 2022 is open to both members and non-members of the association, and booking to attend is now open.

To book and find out more about pricing, click here.

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