Countdown to the NICE annual conference 2011
The health and social care bill, GP consortia and value-based pricing are just some of the hot topics to be discussed at this year's NICE annual conference.
With over 1,000 delegates expected to attend, the NICE conference 2011 is set to have a full and exciting programme, with eight conference streams, over 78 speakers and two days of discussion and networking opportunities.
The stellar line-up of speakers includes: Dr Clare Gerada, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Professor Steve Field, Chair of the newly formed NHS Future Forum, and Earl Howe, the Minister for Quality.
The conference, taking place on the 10-11th May at the ICC in Birmingham, will offer an unrivalled opportunity to find out more about quality standards and how NICE is going to work with the Care Quality Commission, Monitor and the NHS Information Centre in the new NHS landscape and regulatory system.
Professor Sir Michael Marmot, who led a government review into health inequalities, will be discussing the need for action on social determinants of health, and there will also be sessions on the development of the Public Health England and the role NICE can play in supporting the public health profession.
At the conference you will also hear how the new and improved NHS Evidence, provided by NICE, can help providers and commissioners make decisions based on almost 200 sources of high quality evidence.
What's more, you'll get the chance to try out NICE Pathways, a new online tool being launched at the conference, allowing you to quickly view and navigate all NICE guidance and quality standards on a given topic.
Keep up to date with all the major talking points throughout the conference with live rolling news stories to be published on the latest news section of the NICE website.
If you are coming along to the conference then why not get in touch with us via our twitter feed and air your views using the NICE conference hashtag #NICE2011
Don't forget that there are still tickets available for the conference on the door or by contacting the ticket hotline on 0845 056 8339
6 May 2011