Thursday 6 September

Session: How simple acts improve the lives of patients
Time: 9.30am to 10.15am
Speakers:  Chris Pointon, founder of #hellomynameis and Clair Priestley, Tissue Viability Nurse Lead, Manchester University Foundation Trust (formerly Pennine Acute Hospitals)

This session focuses on how simple acts can improve the lives of patients and their families. Chris will talk about the award-winning #hellomynameis campaign which he launched with his late wife Dr Kate Granger, whilst Clair will focus on the work they do to provide wound care for homeless people in north-east Greater Manchester. The team were winners in the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards, which were announced in July.

You can follow Chris on Twitter – @PointonChris

This session will be Chaired by Kath Evans, Experience of Care Lead – Maternity, Infants, Children and Young People (@KathEvans2) and a member of the NHS Youth Forum (@NHSYouthForum).

Session: Working in the NHS – how has it changed in 70 years?
10.30am to 11.15am
Speakers: Ethel Armstrong MBE, former cadet nurse and radiographer, Patsy Probert, Associate Director for Allied Health Professionals at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Rhian Monteith, advanced paramedic and clinical lead for the rotating paramedic programme, Health Education England

Ethel is 88 and worked in the NHS on the day it launched. In this session she will share her unique experience alongside staff who work in the NHS today. We will look at how NHS roles have changed, from the training provided, hours worked and uniforms worn through to scope of practice, qualifications needed and pay received.

You can follow Patsy and Rhian on Twitter – @patsypro50 and @MonteithRhian

This session will be chaired by Naomi McVey, Head of Programmes for the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer @NaomiMcVey

Session: Where is technology taking the NHS?
Time: 11.30am to 12.15pm
Speakers: Professor Tony Young, National Clinical Lead for Innovation, NHS England

This session will take a ‘tomorrow’s world’ view of where new technology is taking the NHS and what it will look like in 10, 20 or 30 years. From artificial intelligence and robots to drones and big data, it will look at innovations that are imminent, as well as make predictions for the future.

You can follow Tony on Twitter – @DrTonyYoung

This session will be chaired by Adam Sewell-Jones, Executive Director of Improvement, NHS Improvement @AdamSewellJones

Session: Gifting a garden
Time: 12.30pm to 1.15pm
Speakers: Angela McNab, Chief Executive, Camden and Islington Foundation Trust and Guy Barter, Chief Horticulturist, Royal Horticultural Society, Tim Kendall, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England

To mark the NHS’s 70th birthday, the RHS gifted a garden from the Chelsea Flower Show to the health service. Camden and Islington mental health trust were the lucky recipients with patients and staff now benefiting from the garden’s beauty and peace. This session will look at how gardens and gardening can improve our health and wellbeing.

You can follow Angela, Guy on Twitter and Tim – @amcnab57 and @GuyBarter and @timkendall1.

This session will be chaired by Bev Taylor, Senior Manager, Personalised Care, NHS England @bevtayloryork

Session: BBC Wales’ To Provide All People – special screening
Time: 2.00pm to 3.15pm

This session is a special screening of the BBC Wales’ To Provide All People, which was produced to mark the 70th anniversary.

Written by highly acclaimed poet Owen Sheers, To Provide All People, takes us on a journey that weaves the extraordinary story of the birthing of Nye Bevan’s vision of free healthcare for all people with personal stories of the NHS in British society today.

Based on scores of interviews with NHS workers – ranging from brain surgeons to cleaners, To Provide All People, charts the emotional and philosophical map of what defines the NHS and the personal experiences at the heart of the service, and recognises its achievements and the challenges it faces.

This one hour programme features a stellar cast, including Michael Sheen, Eve Myles, Martin Freeman, Sian Phillips, Jonathan Pryce, Celia Imrie, Meera Syal, Susan Wokoma, Michelle Fairley, Rhashan Stone, Michelle Collins and Tamsin Greig.

Watch the trailer.

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