Keynote speakers announced for National Optical Conference

NHS reforms and primary care networks are on the agenda for next month’s event

NOC speakers
The keynote speakers have been announced for this year’s National Optical Conference, which takes place at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwick on 13–14 November.

The event will focus on building Local Optical Council (LOC) expertise into the national discussion on NHS delivery and reform.

Director for primary care commissioning and transformation at NHS England and NHS Improvement, Matt Neligan, will deliver a keynote presentation on NHS change and reform.

Former president of the National Association of Primary Care, Professor James Kingsland, will present on how primary care networks operate and their importance for LOC activities and engagement. This will be followed by a panel Q&A session.

This year’s conference will also feature discussion on six topics of direct relevance to LOCs, such as engagement with primary care networks.