FLP Conference 2018.

The Annual Future Leaders Conference 2018 took place on 18th January in York. To view details of our programme, brochure, keynote speaker and workshops please select the tabs below. To view pictures and a summary of the day please click here.

To view details of our 2017 conference please click here.

Posters and Presentations

To view posters from the FLP 2018 Conference please click here. If you did not submit your poster for printing and would like it to be made available to view please send a PDF copy to sarah.merrifield@hee.nhs.uk

You can also view submitted posters here.


Brochure and Programme

The full brochure for the conference is available to view here.

The agenda for the conference is available to view here


We are pleased to announce Rob Webster, Chief Executive of South West Yorkshire Partnership Trust as our Keynote Speaker:

Rob joined South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as Chief Executive in May 2016 and is responsible for leading the organisation and its 4600 staff. Rob is also leading the West Yorkshire & Harrogate sustainability and transformation plan (STP): this sees him bringing together West Yorkshire health and care leaders, organisations and communities to develop local plans for improved health, care and finances over the next five years.


Rob has worked in healthcare since 1990, taking on national leadership roles in the NHS Confederation and the Department of Health on policy, transformation and delivery. He has been a Director for both the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit in the Cabinet Office and a national public/private partnership. He has also been a successful Chief Executive in the NHS, running commissioning organisations and providers of NHS services. He has chaired formal Cancer, Primary Care, Community Trust and Learning Disability Networks. He has a history of effective partnership working and a strong commitment to system leadership. 


Rob is defined by a values based approach to leadership. He was been recognised by NHS Employers for his work as a "Personal, Fair and Diverse" Champion".  Rob is a visiting Professor at Leeds Beckett University and was proud to be made a Fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute in 2014.  In May 2016, Rob became an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.


1) Roz Davies (New Economics Foundation) & Lisa Thompson-Cox (Sheffield Flourish).  This workshop will explore the power and potential of working in partnership with people, communities and the third sector to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities.

2) Avril McCarthy, Liz Pryde and Lise Sproson (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals).  The workshop will focus on how collaboration and co-production brings about technological solutions to meet people’s needs, using a technology case study from unmet need through to market. 

3) Dr Jane Kirby (Clinical Lecturer, University of Leeds).  This workshop is designed to be collaborative with you as participants to develop thinking around the future of education delivery. We are facing a future in medical education that is mainly exciting, yet at times is daunting. 

4) Richard Fletcher (Improvement Coach, Sheffield Health and Social Care).  His interest in Coproduction is twofold. Firstly, in terms of its potential in enabling healthcare providers to better inform their decision-making processes – resulting in better experiences for everyone. Secondly, he recognises the role it can play in enhancing people’s recoveries – by ‘doing with’ instead of ‘doing to’. By practising coproducing within everyday one-to-one interactions, services overall will better suit the needs of those who use them, and those who work within them.

5) Maggie Wood, Rachel Smith, Kathryn Grayling (Spectrum CIC and Yorkshire Ambulance Service).  This workshop will take you on a journey where you will experience the difficulties encountered by those delivering emergency healthcare across traditional boundaries.  This lived experience will take you through a ‘real’ scenario resulting in a challenge to identify areas for improved working and collaboration.

6) Professor Suzanne Mason (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and University of Sheffield).  This workshop is delivered by members of the Yorkshire & Humber, Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care (CLAHRC) Team.  The session will provide an interactive experience.  Some of the topics the workshop will focus on include: becoming a researcher, building links with Higher Education Institutes, getting your name out there and many other themes to help you become a successful researcher.