The UK healthcare ICS Congress

The UK’s National ICS/ICB Congress
9th December 2024, London England

The UK’s National ICS/ICB Congress

This yearʼs central assembly of all ICS and ICB leaders and stakeholders. Network with and learn from the leaders of the UKʼs new ICB's, and meet the experts who are leading the dramatic and profound changes and innovation across the NHS.


Agenda 2024


Session Title and Description

9:45 - 10:00

Welcome from our chairman

10:00 - 10:30

Introduction and update on the ICS ‘state of the nation’

"Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) are partnerships of organisations that come together to plan and deliver joined up health and care services, and to improve the lives of people who live and work in their area. Following several years of locally led development, recommendations of NHS England and NHS Improvement and Royal Assent of the Health and Care Act (2022), 42 ICSs will be established across England on a statutory basis on 1 July 2022."

10:30 - 11:15

Secrets to ICS Success in the New NHS Funding Landscape

11:15 - 12:10

Improving Outcomes - role of the ICSs

"The purpose of ICSs is to bring partner organisations together to: .improve outcomes in population health and healthcare"
12:10 - 13:00

From Ink to Action: Are NHS strategies transforming healthcare or collecting dust?

The NHS system is awash with formal strategy documents, centrally, regionally and locally. But what are they and who writes them? Are they just “window dressing” or do they accurately reflect the aspirational realities of the organisations who create them? Once you’ve read one, have you read them all? And if you’re a healthtech innovator, how can a deeper understanding of NHS strategies help you to engage with the system? Join us for a deep dive into the thrilling world of NHS strategy documentation!”


Phil Evans,
Independent Consultant, HealthTech Assist
13:00 - 14:30

Lunch and Networking

14:30 - 15:15

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15:15 - 17:00

Case studies in new partnerships fostered by the ICSs

GIANT Health’s Board of Advisors

Our advisors who are collaborating with us on building the most impressive and worthwhile show
Giant Health Speaker

Dr Keith Grimes

Digital Health & Innovation Consultant

Curistica Ltd

Giant Health Speaker

Lee Gutcher

Lead Programme Manager

NHS North Center London ICB

Giant Health Speaker

Liam Cahill

Advisor to national bodies, local providers and healthtech companies

Founder of Together Digital

Giant Health Speaker

Dr Rima Makarem

ICB Chair Bedfordshire,

Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board

Giant Health Speaker

Tazeen Rizvi

Founder & CEOFounder & CEO

Pulse 360

Giant Health Speaker

Professor Dame Lesley Regan

Women’s Health Ambassador England

What are the UK ICS/ICB's?

An ICS/ICB is an – Integrated Care Systems An ICS/ICB brings NHS providers, Clinical Commissioning Group (CCGs), local authorities, and voluntary sector partners together to collaboratively plan and organize how health and care services are delivered in their area.
GIANT's role

On December 2024, In London England, GIANT Health will be convening central assembly of all ICS/ICB leaders and stakeholders. Network with and learn from the leaders of the UK’s new ICS/ICB's - Integrated Care Systems, and meet the experts who are leading the dramatic and profound changes and innovation in the UK health sector. This year’s central assembly of all ICS/ICB leaders and stakeholders. Network with and learn from the leaders of the UK’s new ICS/ICB's - Integrated Care Systems, and meet the experts who are leading the dramatic and profound changes and innovation in the UK health sector.

During the show, we will explore the obstacles, visions, and developments of integrated care systems, providing delegates with insights into how to move forward through a mixture of keynote addresses and best-practice case studies. It will provide an opportunity to understand the ICS/ICB strategy, consider government proposals, look at the connection of services, and uncover how this restructuring can deal with the COVID-19 backlog and overcome health inequalities.


GIANT exists to facilitate better procurement of tech, innovation in healthcare.

The National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom faces several challenges when it comes to procurement. Some of these include:

  1. Limited budgets: The NHS operates with tight budgets, which can limit the amount of money available for procurement.
  2. Complex regulations: The NHS is subject to a complex set of regulations, including EU procurement rules, which can make the procurement process more difficult.
  3. Lack of standardization: There is a lack of standardization in the procurement process across different NHS organizations, which can make it difficult for suppliers to understand the requirements of different organizations
  4. Limited supplier base: The NHS often relies on a limited number of suppliers, which can limit competition and increase prices.
  5. Long procurement cycles: The procurement process for the NHS can be slow, with long lead times for procurement and delivery of goods and services.
  6. Limited use of technology: The NHS has been slow to adopt modern procurement technologies, such as e-procurement systems, which can make the procurement process more efficient.
  7. Lack of transparency and accountability: The lack of transparency and accountability in the procurement process can make it difficult for stakeholders to understand how decisions are being made and who is responsible for them.
  8. Difficulty in measuring and evaluating performance: Measuring and evaluating the performance of suppliers is a challenge for the NHS, which can make it difficult to identify and address issues with suppliers.



NHS ICS/ICB Congress 2024

Will take place on  December 2024 in central London

This conference is part of The GIANT Health Event 2024


”The UK's largest, most valuable NHS healthcare innovation and technology events”
- Financial Times newspaper.



Established for 10 years, GIANT is a vibrant, engaged UK and European business community that enables and commercialises leading health-tech innovation from across the UK and Europe.


Innovate / Collaborate / Accelerate

We successfully bring together tech innovators, investors, global Pharma corporates, established SMEs, doctors, hospital managers, government health officials, and more; to spark productive business collaboration and accelerate better health outcomes.

Meet our 2023 speakers

Giant Health Speaker

Michael Chang

Programme Manager, Planning and Health, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities

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Pete Gladwell

Director, Social Impact, Legal & General

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Magali Thomson

Project Lead for Placemaking, Great Ormond Street Hospital

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Natasha Reid


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Lisa Finlay

Group Leader & Partner, Heatherwick Studio

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Dr. Johannes Kreuzer,

CEO, Cosinuss GmbH

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Liam Cahill,

Advisor to national bodies, local providers and healthtech companies, founder of Together Digital

Giant Health Speaker

Malte Gerhold,

Director of Innovation at The Health Foundation

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Katherine Ward,

former system director, and Chief Commercial Officer, Managing Director UK and Europe at

Giant Health Speaker

Masood Ahmed,

Integrated Care System CDIO & DCMO, NHS NED, experienced healthcare executive, board advisor, international speaker, lecturer at world's first Global Business School for Health.

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Amanda Begley,

Co-founder and National Director for the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA); Co-founder and Director of Strategy and Partnerships for the Health Research Data UK Hub for cancer DATA-CAN

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Liz Ashall Payne,


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Jasmeet Rai,

Associate Director, RCH Care Homes

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John Witt,

CEO and Co-Founder of Stotles

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Mark Thomas,

Chief Information Officer at Bedford Luton and Milton Keynes ICS

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Rammy Arafa,

Head of Sales four the South of England at Open Medical

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Dr Tim Ringrose,

CEO and Founder, Cognitant Group Ltd

Giant Health Speaker

Nathan Moore,

Managing Director, Primum Digital Limited

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Krista Burslam-Dawe,

COO, Opto Health

Giant Health Speaker

Dr Sarah Phillips,

Chief Medical Officer, Kent Community Health foundation Trust

why should i attend this conference?

Meet more people and learn more in one day than you will for the rest of the entire year.

If you are involved in the provision of healthcare in the UK this conference is a must attend. This important event is designed for all doctors, hospital managers, primary care partners and leaders, department of health personnel, and all new members of the individual ICSs and ICBs.

As the leading conference of 2024 convening all stakeholders involved in the new ICS and ICB structures, you will be able to network with and learn from the most important community of healthcare commissioners and meet the national leaders driving innovation and digital transformation.

See case studies of successful innovations in the new ICS/ICB's. Learn what is (and what is not) working in other ICS/ICB's across the country.


Who is this conference for?

This event is for ICS/ICB Network members: ICB and ICP Chairs, CEOs, Directors, Advisorate members, and non-Exec Directors.

Sign up for GIANT 2024 to learn from top speakers, interactive breakout sessions, and most importantly network and share experience with your leader peers. We look forward to seeing you at our event

Companies leading this conference

We work with the world’s largest brands in healthcare technology, hardware, software, Pharma, and more, to provide impactful, direct engagement with leading health-tech innovators and healthcare providers. Examples of partners include Eli Lilly, Novartis, Barclays Bank, NHS, Microsoft, Bayer, Ascensia, Cedars Sinai, and McKinsey.

Our proud partnerships with our valued partners are testimony to GIANT’s international reputation as Europe’s leading “magnet for innovation” - BBC in the health sector.

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