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HCSA Summer Conference

The conference will focus on integration, digital, and prevention. Update your professional development and hear from NHS Supply Chain and other industry experts.

18 June 2020

Whittlebury Hall, Towcester

About this event

With the NHS long-term plan at the forefront of attendees minds, this conference will focus on technical aspects set out within the ambitious improvements. John Smithe, CPO of NHS England and NHS Improvement will be joining us to set out his vision for the NHS finance function, and to discuss the future of integrated care.

NHS Digital will be discussing technologies at the conference and sharing the developments and projections for how the system can benefit. Colleagues from Queen Elizabeth Trust and Private Sector Partners will be joining us to review the prevention agenda, discuss how we create a more versatile system and consider how the procurement function fits into this.

Why should you attend?

This conference offers you the opportunity to update your continuous professional development in key technical areas. As well as attending breakout sessions, delegates will also have the opportunity to choose from selected workshop sessions to attend during the event.

Book your place

To book your place at the conference, please contact Bookings 

The 2020 Summer Conference will be held at Whittlebury Hall Conference and Training Centre and Hotel. Their modern facilities situated in the very heart of the UK, in rural Northamptonshire, provide the perfect location for the Summer Conference by catering for over 400 delegates and providing the meeting rooms, keynote room and exhibition hall needed for our event.

Feedback from the 2019 summer conference

“This and indeed last year’s convergence conference are the best conferences I have been too in recent years”

“Helped reconnect with the reason why we do what we do; the patient”

“Greater understanding of the issues and challenges of integrated care systems”

“As always the most significant thing I gained was the interaction with NHS finance colleagues”

“Network, enable new relationships building – I shared learning and gained ideas from advanced sites and got to understand their challenges”


Getting to Whittlebury Hall

Whittlebury Hall is located to the south of the small village of Whittlebury and very close to Silverstone Race Track, 14 miles from Milton Keynes and 17 miles from Northampton.

If you are travelling to Whittlebury Hall by car please use this link from the Whittlebury Hall website to obtain directions.

Travelling By Air

The nearest and most convenient airport is Birmingham International.   If you are flying into any other UK airport the easiest and probably quickest way to Whittlebury Hall is by hire car.

From here you can catch a direct train from Birmingham International Railway Station to Milton Keynes.

Train services to Milton Keynes

If travelling by rail then the nearest station is at Milton Keynes on the West Coast Line from London Euston.

  • 1hr 35mins – from Reading
  • 1hr 0mins – from London Paddington
  • 1hr 32mins – from Manchester
  • 47mins – from Birmingham
  • 3hrs 45mins – from Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Getting from the train station

A taxi from Milton Keynes should take around 20 minutes and cost approximately £30-£40.


  • X91 – Costs £5 – £8 and takes 1hr 22mins.
  • Line 83 – Costs £5 – £8 and takes 1hr 32mins.

The address for Whittlebury Hall is:

NN12 8QH