A sincere thank you from the Expo team to everyone who supported and attended this year’s successful event. We hope you all felt as inspired, motivated and enthused as we did.
For those who attended, exhibited or spoke, we really appreciate your feedback. The survey report will be uploaded in due course, in the meantime you can share your views and learning for next year’s Expo by emailing England.firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s Expo, hosted by NHS England, was designed to give everyone the tools and inspiration to make positive changes in health and care.
Hundreds of speakers delivered an outstanding programme across the two days. The Community stage shared the latest insights from the health and care sectors, from voluntary services and from overseas. The Living Room stage brought together some surprising people to discuss and debate the issues of the moment in the Expo Uncut sessions. To find out more about both programmes, click on Speakers. The sharing continued in Camp Expo, a democratic unconference area where delegates set their own agenda. Camp Expo leaders shared the challenges they had overcome and recipes for successful innovation in their organisation.
Other participants shared lived experience across the various zones such as the Community space. This was a genuinely open and inclusive area where the energy and engagement was electric. People added their voice, perspective and feedback through conversation, pledges and art. The participation and enthusiasm from everyone was exceptional and was felt across the whole event, truly putting patients and people at the heart of Expo.
Delegates were transported into a lively, engaged and participative environment right across the exhibition floor. Whether becoming a dementia friend in the dementia café, picking up new digital health skills in the digital zone or making a pledge for NHS Change Day, everyone attending experienced diverse opportunities to be inspired, make lots of new contacts from across the health and care system and move the dial on their professional ambitions.
Everyone attending Expo could create their own programme of learning as a student at the Pop-up University, choosing their course from more than 80 seminars and tutorials across a range of themes including the immersive Leadership Academy experience. Rich learning was available for everyone from commissioning for outcomes to how social media can improve patient care. Health and care innovation Expo 2014 did not disappoint.