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Transforming NHS Waiting Times: A Path to Timely and Quality Healthcare

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Featuring healthcare professionals, patient advocates, and policy experts, this national virtual conference will provide a practical guide to transforming NHS waiting times by delving into the heart of the NHS waiting time crisis and exploring innovative solutions and strategies to improve patient access and deliver timely quality care.

The conference looks into the current state of NHS waiting times, its impact on patients and the latest national updates on the matter. In addition, it will provide a comprehensive guide on implementing capacity and demand management strategies, defining staff roles to improve patient flow, using Lean methodology, addressing staffing challenges, and leveraging data analytics and AI to reduce delays. Throughout the day, there will be interactive sessions, small breakout groups, and collaborative exercises, fostering a dynamic learning experience.

“Despite the progress made by the NHS in increasing activity, the waiting list for elective care in England has now reached over 7.7 million, and is likely to continue to grow for several more months. Behind these numbers are people anxious for a diagnosis, patients in avoidable pain and lives put on hold.”

Charles Tallack, Director of Data Analytics, The Health Foundation (October 2023)

“The NHS Constitution states that patients have the right to start non-emergency consultant-led treatment within 18 weeks of referral, unless they choose to wait longer or it is clinically appropriate that they wait longer, and for the NHS to take all reasonable steps to offer them a range of alternative providers if this is not possible… The NHS Constitution standard sets out that more than 92% of patients on incomplete pathways should have been waiting no more than 18 weeks from referral.”

NHS England

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to tackle the NHS waiting time crisis

  • Understand the principles and methodologies of process improvement techniques applicable to healthcare settings

  • Reflect on national developments and learnings from Getting it Right First Time

  • Develop and implement strategies to streamline patient flow

  • Gain practical skills to eliminate or minimise waste in your service

  • Learn strategies for recruitment, training, and retention of healthcare professionals

  • Learn from case studies demonstrating the practical application of capacity planning strategies and clinical redesign tools

  • Understand the role of data analytics and AI in reducing waiting times

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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