South West AHSN Annual Conference: improving health and care in the South West

16/11/2017|Time: 09:00 - 16:30
Location: Sandy Park Conference and Banqueting Centre
Organised by: South West Academic Health Science Network
Tel: 01392 247903

Event summary

The South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) will be hosting their major annual conference on Thursday 16 November 2017 at Sandy Park Conference and Banqueting Centre.

The popular annual conference, running from 09:00-16:00, is the perfect opportunity to share good practice, learn about the latest innovations in health and care, and engage with colleagues from across the South West and beyond. (Please note refreshments will be available from 09:00-09:30)

The event is free of charge and as well as featuring a varied programme of speakers and workshops, there will be drop-in surgeries with SW AHSN staff, and a ‘marketplace‘ featuring companies and organisations focusing on healthy living.

Speakers confirmed include:

Tim HarfordThe Undercover Economist
Author, columnist for the Financial Times and presenter of Radio 4’s ‘More or Less’.

Hazel StuteleyDirector of the Connecting Communities programme, University of Exeter Medical School
A practising health visitor for 35 years, Hazel has many years’ experience delivering transformative outcomes in disadvantaged rural and urban areas.

Dr Robert VarnamDirector of General Practice Development, NHS England
As well as working as a GP in Manchester, Robert advises on the General Practice Forward View and STPs’ role in redesigning primary care.

There will also be nine workshops to choose from on the day, covering themes related to the aims and expertise of the AHSN network, including how we:

  • Support system transformation and sustainability
  • Enable access to innovation
  • Enhance patient safety through quality improvement

Draft programme available here. 

This year, SW AHSN are applying for their conference to be CPD accredited, so that your attendance can count towards your continuous professional development.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact

*Please note: although the event is free to attend there will be a discretionary £35 charge for anyone that registers for a ticket and does not attend without letting us know a week prior to the event*

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