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Agenda Planned for Expo 2016

This year Health and Care Innovation Expo has planned a packed two-day programme for Expo 2016.

The Expo features includes

  • A host of high profile speakers from two main stages
  • Four specialist feature zones
  • Eight pop-up university rooms
  • More than 100 expert-led workshops
  • An array of satellite events allowing peer-to-peer discussion on priority areas.

Health and care Expo 2016 is taking place on 7th and 8th September 2016 at Manchester Central. It will focus on the major issues and development on health and care, implementation of the NHS Five Year Forward View.

Main-stage highlights include:

  • Ruby Wax, Comedian and Campaigner will be leading a board discussing innovation in mental health.
  • Professor Bob Wachter MD, Digital health expert will be presenting the findings of his reviews of healthcare IT in England.
  • A keynote speech by Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England
  • The inspiring Kate Ganger Award for Compassionate care
  • How study of failure can lead to success by Matthew Syed, author of “Black Box Thinking”, journalist and sportsman. 

On appearance at the announcement of Expo 2016, Ruby Wax said that at some point of lives one in four people will suffer from mental illness and by 2020 the leading cause of death and disability will be stress and depression. She is very excited to share her thought to the experts at Expo 2016. She hopes that the Expo will help to find ways to break the stigma and alter mental health services and treatment for the future.

Head of Health and Care Innovation at NHS England, Jane Dwelly added that he is very delighted to welcome high profile speakers, and very proud to host once again Kate Granger Awards. The Kate Granger Award is recognised as the best compassionate care across England.

He further added that the NHS and wider health and social care sector is consistently cooperating, innovating and developing new full systems of care. The Expo is a great place to learn about new techniques, real melting pot of ideas and a way of working that can make difference in your own workplace or community.

From late July, you will be able to book Pop-up University workshop. The NHS will inform openings of the booking. The same login and password can be used for Expo 2016 registration and also to the book workshops.

It is expected that more than 5,500 people will register for Expo 2016. There will be no charge for hosts NHS England, public and voluntary sector staff to attend the event.

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