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Transforming Healthcare Systems: A Symposium

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The symposium will discuss two interrelated projects:

  • Healthcare transformation in the East Midlands.
  • Unwarranted variations in the delivery of healthcare.
  • From: Thursday 1 December 2016, 12 am
  • To: Thursday 1 December 2016, 12 am
  • Location: Bowden Room, Newton building, Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 30 November 2017, 12.00 am
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This half-day symposium will examine two themes.

It will begin with a presentation on the findings of a recent research project, which sought to ascertain the views of senior NHS managers. These managers were asked to outline their current challenges and the potential strategic responses. This project also addressed their views on the local and national pressures for healthcare transformation in the East Midlands; the opportunities for improvements in the quality of patient care; the barriers to transformation; and the potential responses to those barriers.

The second part will examine the extent and impact of unwarranted healthcare variations. It will demonstrate how RightCare can be used to improve service delivery, and to raise the profile of – and stimulate the search for – reductions in unwarranted variations in the NHS. It will suggest a strategic alliance between the NHS, academia, third-sector partners, and industry, to form a 'virtual centre of excellence' in the East Midlands.

For further information, please contact Phil Considine or Pete Murphy.


8.45 am – 9.15 am Arrival and registration.

9.15 am – 9.30 am Welcome and introductions.

9.30 am – 10.15 am Transforming Healthcare and the Challenges in the East Midlands – a View from Senior Managers
(Professor David Buchanan and Dr Phil Considine, Nottingham Business School).

10.15 am – 10.45 am Discussion forum.

10.45 am – 11 am Break.

11 am – 11.45 am Unwarranted Variations, the RightCare Initiative (Rebecca Larder, Greater Nottingham Director of Transformation).

11.45 am – 12.15 pm Discussion forum.

12.30 pm Closing remarks and lunch.

Booking information

This symposium is free to attend, but places are limited. We recommend booking your place(s) as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

To book your place(s), please register online. To book online, please add the event to My Basket, go to your basket, and book the event. Alternatively, you may contact us by email to book your place.

Location details


Bowden Room, Newton building, Nottingham Conference Centre


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Burton Street

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