31 January, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Julian Kelly, Chief Financial Officer, NHS England

Driving value in the post-pandemic NHS

Boosting the efficiency of the NHS has been a long-term policy priority. ln the last decade, significant progress has been made in increasing productivity. lndeed, since 2010, the NHS has been increasing its productivity faster than the rest of the UK economy with service re-design and digital enablement in particular unlocking gains.

However, in the aftermath of the pandemic, the NHS finds itself in an extremely challenging position. Pent up demand for healthcare requires the NHS to do more to clear record treatment backlogs and address unprecedented pressures across the patient pathway - from primary and community services to ambulance and emergency care. Yet, this must happen in the context of a tighter than expected financial context, with inflation reducing the value of extra NHS investment. The challenge to drive efficiency is therefore all the more urgent.

Reform is delighted to host this roundtable, led by Julian Kelly, Chief Financial Officer for NHS England, on how to deliver value for money for patients and taxpayers and build a sustainable financial model for the health service.

This roundtable is in-person, invite-only and will be held under the Chatham House rule. This roundtable is kindly supported by Newton.