Pop-up university spreads skills at NHS Innovation Expo

  • More than 80 professionally accredited seminar courses to choose from at Manchester event
  • Innovation in supporting and empowering patients takes centre stage
  • Courses specifically designed to assist in Clinical Commissioner  two and five year planning process

Delegates to the forthcoming NHS Innovation Expo will benefit from a range of short practical seminars designed to inspire new practice across health and social care.

Details and themes of the seminars were revealed today (Friday, 31) as the prospectus for the NHS pop-up university that will feature as part of the two-day event was published online.

Led by peers across NHS, local government and third sector as well as national experts, courses are available in anything from building health literacy in hard to reach groups to building your own healthcare app.

Delegates can pick from more than 80 events during the two days of Expo to build a bespoke programme that meets their own areas of interest. The programme has applied for professional CPD accreditation for those attending the courses.

As well as seminars, delegates will also be able to access advice and share ideas through a series of themed discussion zones dotted around Expo where individuals can drop-in to gain up-to-the-minute learning in subjects like digital participation, GP professional development and community care.

NHS England’s Medical Director, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, said: “There is simply nowhere else where health and social care professionals can gain access to the most provocative and inspiring thinkers. The Expo pop-up NHS university provides an opportunity to follow what interests you; whether it is in gaining a better understanding of a new technology, a way to use data or practical service innovations, there will be something there for you.”

Full access to the pop-up university is available at no additional cost to attendees at this year’s NHS Innovation Expo.

Health and Care Innovation Expo – 3&4 March 2014, Manchester Central

Hosted for the first time by NHS England, Innovation Expo will be the most important health and care event of the year.

Everyone who attends will benefit from excellent networking opportunities, relevant and useful tutorials in the pop-up NHS university and a programme of inspiring speakers across two stages on both days.

A digital zone and a GP surgery zone will transform the exhibition space into real life examples of integrated care in action, while over at Camp Expo there’ll be a festival feel with people pitching ideas and then showcasing their work – no agenda required.

Some of the most knowledgeable and influential people working in health and care as our speakers. Our line-up includes Bryan Sivak, ‎chief technology officer at US Department of Health and Human Services, and Lord Ara Darzi.

From NHS England we have chief executive David Nicholson, medical director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, chief scientific officer Sue Hill among others. From the US, David J Cooke will speak on m-Health.

Dr Kate Granger will tell Chief Nursing Officer Jane Cummings how her experience of being a patient with cancer led her to start the groundswell ‘#hello my name is’ movement to raise levels of compassion.

She will be presenting her Compassion in Care awards to an individual and a team.

Everyone attending Expo can be a student at the pop-up NHS university, taking a bespoke course chosen from ten themes. There’ll be tutorials on commissioning for outcomes, case studies from the North, integrating services for long term conditions, widening care in the primary sector, as well as sets of tutorials delivered by the NHS Leadership Academy and NHS Improving Quality.

It will be an event unlike any other.

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NHS England will also host the first-ever participation awards, demonstrating its commitment to becoming a truly person centred organisation.