Cloud2, a BCN Group company, are attending the annual Healthcare Partnership Network (HPN) events: Here is everything you need to know

The Healthcare Partnership Network (HPN) events are key events for NHS leaders and the country’s leading transformational suppliers alike to network and share novel insight on how improvements can be made to the delivery of care through technology.  

The past two years have been extremely demanding for the sector, pushing NHS trusts to the brink. HPN is a fantastic opportunity for NHS Trusts to find novel solutions to drive transformational change and improve operational efficiency.  

Cloud2, a BCN Group company, are proud partners at this year’s Healthcare Partnership Network events, the first of three kicking off in Oulton Hall in Leeds, from the 4th to the 5th of May.  


What is the Healthcare Partnerships Network? 


HPN is a unique, CPD-accredited two-day networking event that brings together leading NHS figures and the country’s leading transformational suppliers in the healthcare sector to share innovative insight, knowledge, and experience.  

Over the course of the two days, delegates have the opportunity to collaborate and share ideas with peers as well as take targeted meetings with innovative suppliers.  


Breakdown of the event: Recovery, Collaboration, and Transformation.  


This year’s North event will have a particular focus on recovery, collaboration, and transformation. Over the course of the two days, several presentations, meetings, and networking sessions will take place. Here is a rundown of what you can expect to see.  

Presentations: HPN North features a fantastic agenda of presentations from NHS senior leaders who are at the forefront of innovation, transformation, and improvement in the sector. Over 2 days, attendees will hear from our speakers on everything from AI-driven diagnostics to transforming patient pathways. 

Sponsor presentations: Main room and breakout sessions give attendees the chance to hear from the sector’s most innovative suppliers to discover solutions that address the most pressing healthcare challenges. 

Dragon’s Den: A quick-fire pitch session featuring all sponsors. Each supplier delivers a 90-second elevator pitch about their solution – giving attendees an opportunity to earmark suppliers and solutions they are most interested in. 

Business meetings: Pre-arranged 15-minute meetings with suppliers, offering solutions most relevant to your challenges. 

Networking sessions: Throughout the event, a networking lunch as well as a dinner and drinks reception to give attendees many opportunities to connect with peers and suppliers over learnings from the event. 


The Event Chairs:  

Here is a rundown of some of the key speakers at this year’s Northern event.


Sir James Mackey  

(CEO & National Director of Elective Recovery – Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust & NHS England & NHS Improvement)   

“If ever the power of collaboration, innovation, sharing, and learning together has been important, it has been over the last 2 years. As we move into what is, hopefully, a recovery phase, this is a great time for us to build on this and make sure we re-build a better and stronger health and care system.”

Sir James Mackey returned to his role as Chief Executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in 2017 after a two-year secondment as Chief Executive of NHS Improvement. Sir James was knighted in 2018 for services to healthcare and has been at the forefront of Northumbria’s response to the covid-19 pandemic.  

Bringing his wealth of experience in framing the event, Sir James is the HPN North event chair.  


Tanya Carter  

(Chief People Officer – East London NHS Foundation Trust)  

With a career in Human Resource management spanning over 20 years within numerous public sector organisations, Tanya has a wealth of experience working in senior management positions, managing multi-disciplinary teams.  

Tanya has worked in a primary care trust and three acute care NHS trusts, as well as working in two London local authorities and further education colleges. Joining the ELFT (East London Foundation Trust) in 2016 as the Associate Director of Human Resources, Tanya was later appointed the Trust’s interim Director of Human Resources in May 2018, until her substantive appointment in July 2018.  

Among Sir James and Tanya, the North event will be attended by numerous other NHS leaders situated across the North of England.  


BCN Groups Innovation Director, Tom Ridgeway is representing BCN Group at the HPN North event.   


“The monthly integrated performance report (IPR) is a powerful communication tool. But presenting the performance of an organisation in a simple way that is accessible to all is hard.” 

During this session, Tom will provide a blueprint for the model board report. Highlighting research from over 100 international healthcare organisations, Tom’s session promises to provide a clear and actionable guide to getting your best board report. From SPC (Statistical Process Control) to benchmarking. From interactive to printable. From automated commentary to data quality insights, Tom’s presentation will help your board plan your next report. 

We look forward to seeing you at HPN North from the 4th to the 5th of May, if you have not already, register to attend by clicking the link below. 

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Please note that all registrations are subject to approval by the HPN delegate team and are subject to availability. Complimentary delegate passes are for senior leaders in the NHS only.