Themes & Speakers

ALF 2021 – Themes and Agenda

Themes and topics explored during the day included:

  • Health inequalities and Public Health strategies for ambulance services
  • Reducing violence and aggression towards ambulance staff
  • Leading cultural change to become ‘employers of choice’
  • Integrated Care Systems – the regional / local fit for ambulance services
  • Quality Improvement for Patient Safety
  • Staff welfare – suicide reduction
  • Volunteering – what next?
  • Workforce Race Equality Scheme – are we improving?

Speakers and contributors included:

  • Sir Simon StevensChief Executive, NHS England & NHS Improvement
  • Lord Victor AdebowaleCrossbench Life Peer and Chair of NHS Confederation
  • Professor Sir Michael MarmotProfessor of Epidemiology at University College London, Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity, and Past President of the World Medical Association
  • Lena SamuelsChair, South Central Ambulance Service
  • Edward Argar MPUK Government Minister of State for Health
  • Prerana Issar – Chief People Officer, NHS England & NHS Improvement
  • Chris HopsonChief Executive of NHS Providers
  • Daren Mochrie QAMChief Executive, North West Ambulance Services and Chair of AACE
  • Martin Houghton-BrownChief Executive of St John Ambulance, Priory of England & the Islands of the Order of St John
  • Professor Anton Emanuelsenior clinical lead for the NHS’s workforce race equality standard (WRES) programme
  • Roger Davidson Director, System Transformation, NHS England and NHS Improvement

>>> View recordings of all the Speaker sessions here.

Due to the continued importance of recognising outstanding service across the UK ambulance sector, AACE also used the new online format to highlight some exceptional ambulance individuals by featuring the work of their deserved ALF Award winners.


In conjunction with our production partners Glasgows, the format contained a mix of live speaker sessions, live panel / debate, networking and knowledge sharing presentations from UK national ambulance director groups, as well as access to sponsor content and an exhibition area.

As in previous years, the event was open to UK and international delegates alike.

The 2021 ALF Conference was kindly supported by:


Please take the time to learn more about all of the event sponsors, without whom the Ambulance Leadership Forum could not happen.