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Why You Need to be at the NHS Expo

So by now, if you follow me on Twitter (@felicityjsmith), or you have read our e-newsletters closely, you will know that NHS England’s Health and Care Innovation Expo is coming up – 7th-8th September at Manchester Central.

The NHS Expo takes over Manchester Central once a year and is the opportunity to hear updates on what NHS England is up to, with a focus on the biggest health and care issues and developments, as they continue to implement the NHS Five Year Forward View.

So… why should you go?

Well first off, FaithAction has a discount code for any voluntary sector organisation that will give them a free ticket – so if you’re Manchester-based in particular, you can’t say you can’t afford to be there.  If you are from the rest of the country, or maybe you need more persuading, these are some of the following reasons you should go:

  • There is a lot going on and you will never be bored – with 2 main speaker stages, four feature zones, and over 100 workshops, there are always opportunities to hear from areas that might interest you;
  • Networking – last year, 5,000 people attended over the two days from all different cross-sections of health and social care providers. You never know who you might end up getting coffee next to…
  • High profile speakers including
    • Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England
    • Matthew Syed, author of Black Box Thinking and columnist for The Times
    • Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England’s Medical Director and professional lead for NHS doctors
    • Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England
  • Join the Voluntary Sector – this year, FaithAction is co-ordinating the response of the Health and Social Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partners to the NHS Expo. We will have a stand and an increased presence to highlight that the voluntary sector is a deliverer of health and social care services – join us and our voice!

For further information, including the discount code, contact [email protected]