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Connected | Engaged | Safer

28-29 NOVEMBER 2022

Exhibition Centre Liverpool
& Online

Registrations are now closed

Confirmed Speakers

The People Summit 2022 is an opportunity to hear from leading academics and experts across both health and care.

Alastair Campbell

Writer, Communicator, Consultant, Strategist, Mental Health Campaigner

For ten years Alastair Campbell was Tony Blair's right-hand man as communications strategist and chief spokesman, often witnessing history in the making. Whilst he remains an influential voice and commentator on the political stage, he's now well-known as a writer and campaigner, particularly on mental health awareness. He is the Editor At Large of The New European.

In the years running up to Labour's 1997 landslide win, and throughout their timein power, Alastair led communications strategy and was also no stranger tocontroversy. He is one of four figures credited with creating the New Labour project, fighting numerous battles in their pursuit of modernisation, including with how the media portrayed the party. He was reviled by some parts of the media but still respected for his commitment, creativity, loyalty, and work rate.

After leaving frontline politics Alastair has written seventeen books, including ten volumes of diaries, four novels, a number one best-selling analysis of what it takes to win in politics, business, and sport, and two personal memoirs on depression and the pursuit of happiness.

He has been candid about his personal experiences of depression, alcoholism, and mental illness, frequently examining the links between work, stress, and mental health. It's a subject he's tackled in numerous interviews, documentaries, and podcasts, and in his books Living Better: How I Learned to Survive Depression, The Happy Depressive: In Pursuit of Personal and Political Happiness, and Living Better: How I learned to survive depression.

Alastair co-hosts the podcast The Rest is Politics with Rory Stewart, where they tackle the latest developments in global politics and share their insights into the complex relationships within Parliament. He works with many charities, as an advisor and often as a fund-raiser, including Leukaemia Research, Bloodwise, and a number of mental health charities, including the Time to Change campaign and Alcohol Concern. Alastair believes we should be as open about our mental health as we are about our physical health, and that every business should have first Mental Health First Aid training.

He frequently contributes articles in the media including The Guardian, and the Telegraph. For several years, Alastair wrote a monthly interview for GQ magazine, and has covered figures as varied as Prince William and Jose Mourinho, Al Gore and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Nicola Sturgeon, and Nicola Adams.

With humour and insight Alastair takes an insider’s look at politics at home and abroad, as well as what it takes to be a successful leader (a subject he tackled in his book Winners: And How They Succeed). He also tackles reputation, his own and how others manage theirs, the media, mental health, and why people still ask him about The Thick of It so much.

Dr. Mark Britnell

Global Healthcare Expert | KPMG International; Senior Partner

Mark is Vice Chair of KPMG UK and a Global Expert on Health Systems. For 11 years, Mark was Global Head of Healthcare at KPMG International and Global Chair of Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare for 3 years. In that time, Mark oversaw $7 billion of annual revenue , supporting 45,000 staff across 157 countries.

He is one of the foremost global experts on healthcare systems and has a pioneering and inspiring global vision for health in both the developed and developing world. Mark has dedicated his entire professional life to healthcare and has led organisations at local, regional, national and global levels – provider and payer, public and private. Over the past 11 years, he has worked in over 80 countries on circa. 345 occasions, gaining a unique first-hand experience.

Mark was appointed Chief Executive of University Hospitals Birmingham in 2000. He masterminded the largest new hospital build in NHS history, established the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine and developed one of the highest performing healthcare organisations in the UK.

He went on to run the NHS region from Oxford to the Isle of Wight before joining the NHS Management Board as a Director-General at the Department of Health, where he developed High Quality Care for All with Lord Darzi. He joined KPMG as Global Chairman and Senior Partner for Health in 2009 and has established a successful worldwide health practice.

Between 2014 and 2018, Mark sat as a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of the Health Sector for the World Economic Forum and sits on the Advisory Board of the China Center for Health Development at Peking University. He is also an Honorary Professor at Taishan Medical University School, Shandong Province and holds honorary doctorates from Birmingham City University and the University of Wolverhampton.

Mark is the author of "In Search of the Perfect Health System", published by Palgrave Macmillian. The book has sold in over 109 countries, including translations into Mandarin, Korean and Portuguese, and was recognised by Chinese Medical Doctors Association as best health book in China in 2017, and in the UK by the British Medical Association, 2016. Mark’s new book, “Human: solving the global workforce crisis in healthcare” was published by Oxford University Press in March 2019. It sold out it’s first print run in 4 months and was recently translated to into Mandarin.

Mark has been a Non-Executive Director at Dr Foster, a trustee of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and a Board member of Prostate Cancer UK. He survived prostate cancer at the age of 42 and has donated all royalties from the sale of this book to Prostate Cancer UK. He is a Board Trustee of the King’s Fund and Executive in Residence at the Rotman School of Management, Toronto.

Chris Day

Director of Engagement | Care Quality Commission

Chris has a background in both private and public sector business development, communications and leadership; operating at a senior level, with more than 25 years’ experience.

As Director of Engagement for the Care Quality Commission Chris drives changes in the way the regulator operates and how its voice acts as a catalyst for debate and improvement in the wider health and care system.

Before his career in health and care, Chris worked in the transport sector, where he held several large operational roles before focussing on organisational change - the subject of the MBA thesis.

Outside work Chris is an ECB cricket coach and player.

Dr. Darren Kilroy

Medical Director, International | RLDatix

Darren trained in emergency medicine in the north west of England as well as Australia and, following an initial subspecialty interest in medical education, worked in several leadership roles in Greater Manchester alongside his consultant post.

He holds a Masters in Healthcare Business Administration from Keele Business School and his PhD thesis examined the sociological aspects of medical training in the UK. He also sits on NHS Employers’ Medical Workforce Forum and advises NHS Improvement in relation to bank and agency pay in healthcare.

Matthew Syed

Writer, Journalist and Broadcaster

Matthew Syed is an author and highly acclaimed speaker in the field of high performance. He has written six best-selling books on the subject of mindset and high performance – Bounce, Black Box Thinking, Rebel Ideas, The Greatest, and his celebrated children’s books, You Are Awesome and Dare To Be You – and has worked with many leading organisations to build a mindset of continuous improvement. He is also a multi-award-winning journalist for The Times and The Sunday Times and presenter of the popular BBC Radio 4 programme, Sideways, currently in its fourth series. Matthew is a regular contributor to television and radio and, in his previous career, was the England table tennis number one for almost a decade.

In his most recent best seller – Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking - Matthew argues that individual intelligence is no longer enough to solve today’s complex problems; to truly succeed we must harness the power of 'cognitive diversity'. Rebel Ideas uncovers the best-kept secrets of the world's most successful teams, bringing insights from psychology, anthropology and data science, whilst drawing on a dazzling range of intriguing case-studies.

Matthew’s work explores a thought-provoking approach to high performance in the context of a complex and fast-changing world. By understanding the intimate connection between mindset and high performance, organisations can unlock untapped potential in individuals and teams, driving innovation and agility to secure a future-proofed environment. A TEDx video of Matthew speaking about growth mindset can be viewed on YouTube.

Matthew is also co-founder of Matthew Syed Consulting (MSC); the company has worked with an impressive portfolio of clients to build growth mindset cultures and drive higher performance in individuals, teams and organisations. Matthew Syed Consulting’s cutting-edge thought leadership programme and digital learning tools are becoming a catalyst for real and lasting change within business and the public sector.

Matthew also works very closely with the education sector to help improve mindsets in schools and young people. He is an active founding member of the charity Greenhouse Sports and an ambassador for the PiXL Educational Foundation.

To find out more about Matthew’s work, visit: or contact his team at [email protected]

Samantha Beji

e-Roster Team Manager, Clinical Nurse Lead Manager – Temporary Staffing Services | Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

I have been working for CPFT for over 12 years across a variety of teams including admin support for social care and district nursing teams before joining the rostering team in 2016. I have been the e-Rostering Team Manager since 2019 and am fortunate enough to lead a fantastic team who always strive for excellence.

Jason Ahern

Lead Nurse for Electronic Rostering and SafeCare | University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Jason Ahern is a Registered Nurse who has over 30 years NHS experience, in the acute care setting.

Prior to working at UHNM Trust for the last 20 years, Jason worked in the private sector for over two years, in IT Consultancy, which culminated in spending time working for the United Nations World Food Programme, in Rome, where he fell in love with the Eternal City, and returned several years later, for his honeymoon.

Jason is a self-proclaimed nerd, with a lifelong passion for IT, which includes developing web-based solutions which are used by UHNM Trust.

This passion has spilled over into HealthRoster’s use, where Jason has innovated by developing custom database reporting tools, which make his team’s working practices sleeker and more pro-active, while also improving data quality and the Trust’s reporting capabilities, which includes an operational dashboard, which leverages the Trust’s HealthRoster data in a different way. Building these tools is an on-going journey, stretching the boundaries of what’s deemed possible, and the “Art of the Possible”.

In his downtime, Jason enjoys reading a good book, surrounded by a herd of curled-up, very lazy, cats.

Russell Jones

eRostering Lead | Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership

Joined AWP temp staffing team in 2014, a year later moved into eRostering. Currently leading on SafeCare and Medical rostering implementations. Outside of work I’m a proud member of Y Wal Goch and very much looking forward to watching Wales play at their first world cup since 1958.

Customer Speakers

Hear from peers and experts across both health and care.

People Summit is here to


After last year’s success and to allow flexibility, the People Summit 2022 will be once again a hybrid event where you’ll be able to attend either in person or online.

Join us to learn best practice, get industry updates, ask your peers questions and improve your knowledge of RLDatix and Allocate suite of solutions.

Simon Courage at People Summit


Kings Dock Street,
Liverpool, L3 4FP


Day 1: Monday 28 November 2022 + Evening Gala Dinner
Day 2:
Tuesday 29 November 2022


For all questions and to book accommodation for the event please see our Getting to ACC and FAQ sections or contact our Events Team at  [email protected].

Click here to download our travel and accommodation guide

People Summit 2021 Expo

“The People Summit 2021 was well delivered, great presentations from customers, keynote speakers well selected and relevant to current issues.”

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Allocate Awards 2022

Allocate Awards 2022

The Allocate Awards are back for 2022 and we’re calling out to all users of Allocate Software and RLDatix solutions across the NHS and wider health and social care sector to share your successes.

The prestigious Allocate Awards ceremony celebrates and rewards those who have made a material and positive difference to the people in their organisation, their patients, service users and to the operational sustainability of the organisation itself

If you have seen exceptional work, dedication and achievement in the past year, from your team, a colleague or even yourself then visit the awards site to find out more and submit your nominations.

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Getting to Exhibition Centre Liverpool

Exhibition Centre Liverpool is a brand new, state of the art, purpose built exhibition centre. It joins ACC Liverpool, in a family of world class venues, alongside interconnected sister venues BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena.

Located on Liverpool’s Waterfront, Exhibition Centre Liverpool is an exciting part of the city and a great place to visit for events.

Looking for accommodation during the People Summit?

Should you require hotel accommodation during People Summit, we have worked with the venue to curate the following list of hotels in Liverpool.

People Summit Accommodation Guide 2022

Catching a train or taking the bus?

Catch the Train

ACC Liverpool is just over two hours from London via direct train services. Once you arrive at Liverpool Lime Street Station, the ACC is only a short ride away where you can decide to complete the last leg of your travel by catching a bus or calling a taxi.

Take the Bus

If you travel by coach and long distance coach services, the ACC Liverpool is just five minutes’ walk from the Liverpool ONE retail development bus station. From here, local services connect to a shuttle bus service.

Coming by car?

From the North :

Approaching from the north, leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to the end of the M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront.

From the South :

Approaching from the south, leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow the signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for The Waterfront.

From the Wirral :

From the Wirral, Wales and the M53, leave the M53 motorway at Junction 3 signposted Birkenhead and follow the A552 for the Birkenhead (Queensway) Tunnel and Liverpool City Centre.

Car Parking:

The Kings Dock Car Park and all other onsite parking is signposted “Waterfront” on the “available spaces” signs that are found across the city.

Flying to Liverpool?

All from the convenience and ease-of-access of a regional UK airport and an international airport at Manchester just 45 minutes away. Find out more about the two closest airports through the following links:

Manchester Airport      Liverpool John Lennon Airport


For the best People Summit experience, whether you are attending in-person on online, make sure you download the official People Summit 2022 app, powered by Hopin.

Coming Soon: The app is where you will see the agenda, find out about our speakers and sessions and join our friendly and secure People Summit community. It’s also the place to watch our live-streamed sessions and ask questions of our speakers, wherever you are. Everyone who registers will be sent details on how to join the event.

Want to know more? Read the questions below.

How do I download the People Summit app?

We encourage everyone, whether you are attending in-person or online, to download the official People Summit app, once you have registered. The app is built with our event partner, Hopin.

You will get an email with links and a prompt to download the app after registering to the event. You can also download the app by searching ‘Hopin’ in your phone or tablet’s app/play store.

Can I change my sessions once I have added them to my agenda?


The easiest way to do this is within the event app. Select ‘My agenda’ from the agenda menu options. On your screen ‘My agenda’ shows you everything you have expressed an interest for. Select ‘Agenda’ to see all the sessions. You can tick any more sessions you want to attend, or untick any you no longer want to show on ‘My agenda’.

You can change your sessions at any time.

Where is the in-person event?

The People Summit 2022 will be held at Exhibition Centre Liverpool @ King’s Dock Liverpool. Find out more on the ‘About the venue’ section.

What COVID precautions are in place at the venue?

The safety of all guests, staff, and stakeholders attending People Summit 2022 is our priority and as such we have implemented some additional measures and precautions to allow the event to take place in a safe way.

All suites are subject to rigorous deep-cleaning procedures daily, with an increased focus on key touchpoint areas.

How will the online event be run?

The People Summit will be available online via app or browser using our events platform, Hopin. We encourage all attendees to use their phone or tablet whether attending in-person or digitally.

I registered on the website. Do I also need to register on Hopin?

To access the digital aspects of the Summit you will need to set up an account and log in with the same e-mail address that is associated with your People Summit tickets. You will have received an e-mail with details on how to register with Hopin App.


If you have the mobile app preinstalled, this should just be a case of  following a link  sent to your email after registering. This should open the app and grant you access to the event.

In some cases, you might be prompted to entering your email address and adding a password. If you have challenges with this process, you can try to close the app, go back to your email and click on the link from Hopin again.


You will not be able to use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge for the online aspects of the Summit. This is not something we have any control over. Although we know some customers still use these browsers within their organisations, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge have not been supported by Microsoft for some time, so they do not have the capability to run the features essential to the Summit.

Do I need to use my work phone for the app?

The People Summit app will work on any iOS or Android device, so you can use whichever device will be most convenient.

Don’t forget to always use the email address you registered for the event with.

If using a work phone, check with your IT team that you have the necessary permissions to download the app, or ask them to install it for you.

Can I join from my laptop or computer?

We encourage all attendees to use the Hopin app on their phone or tablet to access the People Summit. This will give you the best and most comfortable experience, whether attending in person or online.

If you would prefer to access the People Summit on your computer or laptop you can do so by visiting the People Summit 2022 web page and login or sign up as usual, using the email address associated with your ticket.

Please make sure you use an up-to-date browser like Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.

Please note you will not be able to join the People Summit using Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge as they do not support live streaming audio and video.

Can I attend both in-person and digitally?

If you have an in-person ticket you will have access to the event both in-person and online. If you have a digital ticket, you will only be able to access the event online.

When I visit the People Summit event, it says 'Sold Out'. How do I get in?

In the days before the event, you will have received details on how to register on the Hopin app. If you don’t think you have received it, email [email protected] and a member of our team will be able to help you.

Can I catch up on sessions I’ve missed?

Yes! Every presentation will be recorded and shared with everyone who has registered for the People Summit, even if you couldn’t attend on the day.

Look out for more information on this very soon.

I can't join a session

Online sessions will be available from five minutes before the scheduled start time.

If you’re having trouble joining a session, make sure you’ve completed the following.

  • Refresh your web browser

Tip: Hold Shift key when pressing the command+R (macOS) or Ctrl+R (Windows) combinations to reload the page without the cache.

  • Check your browser permissions
  • Click on the padlock icon next to the URL field and make sure Camera and Microphone are set to Allow for web page.
  • Refresh the browser and make sure it is updated

Sometimes browser settings require a browser restart for changes to take effect.

Most of the time, a refresh of the webpage will fix most problems.

If none of the above fixes the problem, contact us at [email protected] and our team will be in touch.

I’m not seeing or hearing anything

First, please be sure that you are using a modern browser like Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Please note you will not be able to join the People Summit using Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge (see above).

When you open the Summit, you will be prompted to select your audio and video device so that people can hear and see you at the event. If you are unable to select your AV options, it is probably because you need to give browser permissions for Attendify to access your AV devices.

Laptop/desktop troubleshooting

For the best experience we encourage all users, whether attending in person or online, to download the Hopin app from their iOS or Android device.

If you wish to use your laptop, please note the People Summit cannot be accessed via Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge browsers. Please ensure you use a modern browser such as Chrome or Firefox.

See below for some common troubleshooting tips when accessing the People Summit via your computer.

Connected | Engaged | Safer