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 over 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 organization.
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 were electric. People added their voice, perspective, and feedback through conversation, pledges, and art. The participation and enthusiasm of everyone were 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. Read more.
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.