BIGSPD 2020 Annual Conference Reschedule to 23rd – 25th March 2021

After careful monitoring of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone and reschedule this years annual conference to 23rd – 25th March 2021. We are fully aware that you all will be working or affected by the current issues and as there is still so much uncertainty over the longevity of this issue it is highly unlikely the event would be able to go ahead this year. As an organisation we are focused on improving health and social care through supporting our members and delegates to deliver the best possible care to their patients, clients and users. In light of the public health emergency and increasing demands across all of our services, along with guidance from government and employers across our sector, the Executive Committee have been exploring alternative arrangements for the conference. We fully appreciate you will be disappointed in this decision but we do hope you understand our reasons. We have automatically transferred your registration to this new date and will be in touch with the speakers to manage any amendments to the programme.

We very much look forward to seeing you all in Northampton in 23rd – 25th March 2021. If you have any queries in the meantime please contact our office on

Please to click here to view the preliminary programme

Conference fees

Residential Rates- SOLD OUT

This fee includes the following:

Attendance for all 3 days at the conference.

  • Accommodation at the conference venue or nearby hotel for the evening of Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th March 2021 (please note: hotel will be allocated at a later date).
  • Dinner and entertainment on Tuesday 23rd March 2021 to be held at the Park Inn, Northampton.
  • Gala Dinner –  Wednesday 24th March 2021-Now Sold Out and will not be included at the rates below:
BIGSPD member Registration (not including Gala Dinner)

BIGSPD  non member Registration (not including Gala Dinner)£575

Non-Residential Rates

This fee includes the following:

  • Attendance for all 3 days at the conference including lunch and refreshments (does not include evening meals – these can be added on as optional extras below)
BIGSPD member Registration after 16th Dec 2019       £370
BIGSPD non member Registration after 16th Dec 2019       £430
BIGSPD Tuesday Dinner – Park Inn, Northampton, 23rd March 2021  £45
BIGSPD Wednesday Gala Dinner – Guildhall, 24th March 2021SOLD OUT

Single day registration
Please note, there are limited spaces available.  

BIGSPD member single day Registration after 16th Dec 2019£240
BIGSPD non member single day Registration after 16th Dec 2019£270

Prices increase after the 16th Dec 2019
All registration fees include VAT at the prevailing rate.

Join us at the Gala Dinner for a welcome drink and entertainment on Wednesday 24th March 2021
at the Guildhall, Northampton.

Please note name changes will be charged at £25 per name.




Service User/Carer Funded Places- Sold out 

Limited funded places available for Service User/Carers applications will be open until the 10th December 2019
click here to complete an application form