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Add to Calendar 2021-10-06 09:00:00 2021-10-07 17:00:00 NICON 2021 NICON21 is the leading health and social care event in Northern Ireland, bringing together the entire sector involving; politicians, senior leaders, policy makers, clinicians, service users as well as partners from industry and the third sector. United Kingdom GS1 UK Europe/London public

Over the two-day conference, join the conversations on renewing the strategic vision for Northern Ireland, investment in the workforce, mental health, reconfiguring services, primary care, digital innovation, and the new approach to commissioning.

Hear from a wide range of local leaders, international speakers and frontline staff on the work they have been pioneering over the past year. With almost 40 sessions to choose from, the conference content will inspire, connect and provide space for you to reflect, as it explores what needs to be done to enable Northern Ireland to not only rebuild services, but to truly Deliver Together for citizens.

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Who should attend and why?

Following on from last year’s hugely successful virtual event, this year’s conference will also take place on a virtual platform. Delegates will be able to listen to and engage with live speakers and take part in interactive sessions and debates. There will also be ample breaks, allowing you to network with colleagues and explore a range of virtual exhibition booths at your leisure.

Using the bespoke online platform, you will be able to create your own personalised agenda. Plus, as all sessions will be recorded, you will also be able to play back anything you missed at your own convenience. 

If you are a manager, clinician, service user, or partner in health and social care, join this year's NICON virtual conference.

The conference content will also be CPD accredited and will contribute towards your continuing professional development (CPD).

Meet the speakers

The full agenda and list of speakers will be announced shortly but keynote speakers will include:

  • Robin Swann MLA, Minister of Health for Northern Ireland
  • Richard Pengelly, Chief Executive of the HSC, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health, Northern Ireland
  • Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology at University College London; Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity
  • Sir Norman Lamb, Chair, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Maureen Bisognano, President Emerita and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Hugh McCaughey, National Director of Improvement, NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation
  • Professor Charlotte McArdle, Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health
  • Dr Elaine Maxwell, Clinical Adviser, National Institute for Health (NIHR)

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