Stellar line-up of speakers shooting from the hip at NHS Expo 2014

Getting up close and personal on the eve of his retirement, Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive of NHS England, will sit down with the Guardian journalist, David Brindle, to reflect on his 36-year career in the NHS.

Book your place on Tuesday 4th March at 10:30 and sign up for the exciting program of talks taking place on the Living Room stage and Community stage

Are we doing enough for people living with dementia? What should be the role of citizens and patients in our health and care system? If we were in Sweden there would be five less child deaths per day – what can be done about it?

Who better to answer some of healthcare’s most pressing questions than Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England’s National Medical Director? Expanding on his blueprint to improve emergency care published last year, Sir Bruce will be talking about his ambitions for the NHS and the opportunities we have to improve and sustain our health and care services.

One of England’s leading experts in old age psychiatry, Professor Alistair Burns will share his views on the latest ground-breaking research looking at how to improve care of patients suffering dementia.

Passionate about high quality and safe patient care, consultant and former Director of paediatric stem cell transplant at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Dr Jackie Cornish will take on the controversial issue of why UK has a higher all-cause childhood morality rate than Sweden, France, Italy and Germany.

Among the many high profile speakers are: Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State; Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham; Jackie Ashley, journalist and campaigner; Tal Golesworthy, the patient who repaired his own heart; Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer, US State Department of Health and Human Services; Lord Victor Adebowale, CE of Turning Point; Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support; Dr Ann Hoskins, Director of children at Public Health England.

Bringing together leading experts, innovators, reformers and commentators, Expo 2014 represents the future of thinking on health and social care.

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