Specialist Care Conference 2023

  • 08:45
  • 09:30
    Welcome from the Conference Chair

    Our Conference Chair will provide an introduction to the conference, to our sponsors and partners, and summarise the agenda.

  • 09:35
    The Specialist Care Market: What Does the Data Tell Us?

    Looking at the data, William Laing will look across the specialist care market for those with complex needs to explore historic demand drivers and funding flows, and looking ahead for what this may mean for the sector.

  • 09:55
    Keynote: The Future of Specialist Care: How Will the Health and Care Act Impact on Planning and Commissioning of Specialist Care Services?

    The healthcare landscape is changing and providers will need to adapt. Find out about what the Health and Care Act means for  planning and commissioning services and what this may mean for the provision of specialist care to those with complex needs.

  • 10:15
    Networking & Refreshment Break
  • 10:30
    Investing in Specialist Care

    Join our experts to find out more about the investment landscape for specialist care services. Expert advisors, JLL, have a long history in investment, valuation and research in the specialist care sector. Listen to their views on key sector trends, along with a panel discussion that represents all angles of the investment landscape - from investor, to founder, to providers.

  • 11:15
    Networking & Refreshment Break
  • 11:30
    Working Together: Understanding the Needs of Commissioners

    Commissioning is at the heart of the specialist care ecosystem. In this discussion, investors and providers can hear about about what drives local service planning, commissioning decision-making and good practice. In this discussion, we will look at commissioning children and adults services for those with complex needs and how recent developments may shape commissioning practice. 

  • 12:15
    Keynote: The Case for Integrated Care

    In this keynote address, we will hear from the Priory Group, one of the leading providers of multi-speciality provision across the specialist care spectrum. They will provide the case for integrated care by talking about how to build pathways for people with complex autism needs out of hospital care and into community-orientated services.

  • 12:30
    Lunch & Networking Break
  • 13:30
    Stream A: Understanding the Impact on Providers of the Government's Plan for Reforming Children Services

    In February 2023, the government published its long-awaited response to the Independent Review of Children's Social Care and the CMA Market Report into children social care provision. In this panel discussion, Tim Read chairs an open discussion that goes below the headlines and assesses what the government's response is likely to mean for the independent sector and asks the question of what a potential Labour government may look to build on.

  • 13:30
    Stream B: Integrated Adult Services: How to Make Joined Up Care a Reality

    Integrated adult care is seen as having advantages for those who use services and those who commission them. However, it has been hard to make joined-up care a reality. In this discussion, panelists will discuss their experiences of looking to make integrated care happen.

  • 14:15
    Networking & Refreshment Break
  • 14:30
    ESG and sustainability in social care – don’t forget the social!
  • 14:45
    Quality and Regulation: What Does Good Look and Feel Like in Specialist Care?

    Chaired by regulatory experts, Mills and Reeve, this session will set out key regulatory headwinds in specialist care, before a chance to learn from our expert panel about what high quality care services look and feel like.

  • 15:35
    Final Reflections / Sector Outlook
  • 15:45
    Drinks Reception
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Director of Research & Content, LaingBuisson
Leads Social Care, Deloitte
CEO, Eden Futures
Head of Healthcare Advisory, JLL
Head of Healthcare, Civitas
Director of Quality, The Priory Group
Service Development Director, Priory
Chief Quality Officer, Priory
Managing Director, Venture People
Head of Health and Social Care, Mills and Reeve
Priority Co-Lead, ADASS
CEO, Achieve Together
Chief Executive, Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers
CEO, Salutem Healthcare
Director of Clinical Services, Voyage Care
Partner, Bevan Brittan
Group Sustainability Director, CareTech
Director, UK and Europe Healthcare Advisory , Marwood Group
CEO, Children's Home Association
Founder, BKR Consultancy
Clinical Director, East London Foundation Trust
Founder and Executive Chairman, LaingBuisson