Strategic Partners and Patient-led workshops

Our strategic partners in the voluntary sector, along with patient groups, co-ordinated a number of Expo 2016 workshops.


Public Patient Representatives: the power to help you transform services

Speaker: Andy Lavender, Community Liaison Officer, NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Person-centred care is vital for transforming health and care services but how do you get Public Patient Representation to drive this? Hear from representatives doing just this. Learn from their experiences and find out how training gave them the confidence to participate and transform local services by putting people first.


Getting Co-production Right in Health Services

Speaker: Bernd Sass, Strategic Partnership Manager for the Win Win Alliance at Disability Rights UK; Jai Rae, Training Coordinator, at Change;  Shaun Webster MBE, International Project  Worker at Change, and Michael Turner, Co-production Support Manager at the  Social Care Institute for Excellence.

This workshop is presented by SCIE and the Win-Win Alliance (Shaping Our Lives, Disability Rights UK and Change) in partnership with health service users.
The workshop will give a best practice, patient-led model of co-production in health services and provide a practical guide on how to do it.


Getting care right for all ages

Speakers: Dave Spurgeon, Research and Development Manager at Nacro; Helen Jones, Programme Manager for the Integrated Care Team at Age UK; Emma Rigby, Chief Executive of the Association for Young People’s Health, and Lauren Chalk, Project Support Manager at Age UK.

Young people and older people face challenges getting the care they need delivered in an appropriate way. We will share what people of different ages have told us about how care works best focusing particularly on marginalised groups. Practical tools and patient stories will inspire learning across all settings.


Dementia, Equity and Rights

Speakers: Gill Boston, Programme Adviser at the National Care Forum; Jabeer Butt, Deputy Chief Executive at the Race Equality Foundation; and Kathy Roberts, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Providers Forum

Anyone can develop dementia, but that does not mean we can use a “one size fits all” approach to dementia care. This workshop builds on the unique report Dementia: Equality and Rights (copies available at the workshop), that explores how different groups experience dementia, and how this reality must influence our service commissioning and design.