Mike Farrar

Keynote Topic:  How in the face of rising demand and costs, we can provide sustainable health and care services

Mike Farrar was a Chief Executive in the NHS for over 15 years including running the North West England Strategic Health Authority and being appointed as the Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation.

Since leaving the NHS in 2013/14 he has set up a highly successful independent management consultancy with a significant national and international role in the shaping and implementation of policy and change in the fields of health, care, sports and life sciences. His consulting practice specialises in supporting leaders with change management, delivering the benefits of population health, empowering new models of primary care and creating new public private partnerships for technology and digitally based solutions.

Mike was awarded the CBE for his services to the NHS, and subsequently honorary fellowships of both the Royal College of GPs, the Royal College of Physicians and the University of Central Lancashire. He has recently developed international networks in USA, New Zealand, Russia and Spain aimed at sharing best practice.