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Previous NHS Live events

On this page you will find information on our previous NHS Live events, including copies of presentation and links to speakers' websites.


 Innovation Live: the future for Health, in partnership with NESTA

Innovation Live was a free event held at the QEII Conference Centre in London on 12 November to explore and stimulate innovation in healthcare. 
This conference was for anyone with an interest in transforming healthcare through the development of new services and different ways of working.  Delegates experienced an enriching mix of speakers and breakout sessions.  There was also an interactive exhibition showcasing practical projects and an Open Café where the participants took charge.
Keynote speakers included Gill Hicks, former Head of Curation at the Design Council until she was a survivor of the London bombings on 7 July 2005.
Innovation Live was a truly challenging and inspiring day, for more information click here.


NHS Live: energising innovation



More than 700 delegates attended NHS Live: energising innovation at Wembley Stadium. The event was hosted by Radio Five Live’s Victoria Derbyshire, who spoke of ‘six decades of dedicated care and treatment’.

NHS Chief Executive David Nicholson looked back over the achievements of recent years and talked about the changes to come and the factors that will drive them.

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Lord Darzi then highlighted the key themes of his NHS Next Stage Review Final Report, which had been published the previous day, calling it an ‘enabling report’.

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The afternoon began with IHI President/CEO Don Berwick. His inspirational speech reminded us all why we should be proud of the NHS.

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Don Berwick was followed by percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, whose presentation included excerpts from her film ‘Touch the Sound’. She followed this with a breathtaking solo performance on the snare drum.
The event was closed by Ann Keen MP, who spoke of her own NHS background and highlighted the major achievements of the service over the last 60 years.

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The Department of Health are streaming our Talking Heads NHS 60 stories on their YouTube channel.


There is also a mention of the NHS 60 Energising Innovation event in the Map of Medicine Summer Newsletter 08 (306.63 KB) Map of Medicine Summer Newsletter 08


Energising 2007; big ideas, simple actions

This successful event was held on Monday 12th November 2007, at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham.

More about the days' speakers.

Writing for success seminars

This successful series of seminars focussed on improving your skills to equip you, through a series of practical exercises, to produce written documentation that communicates clearly and positively. In 2007 there were eight Writing for Success seminars held across the country. A further three seminars will be held in 2008. Click here for details of future events and to book your place.

For those who have attended an event you will find links to the presentation and excercise from the day:

Click here to access the grammar excercise from the event Click here to access the grammar exercise from the event (72.55 KB)
Click here to access the presentation from the event Click here to access the presentation from the event (252.40 KB)

To find out more about John Drewry, the facilitator of these events, click here.

Aspire to Inspire - Making the most of your personal and professional goals

In 2007 Chris Moon ran a series of successful motivational one day workshops. In the workshop Chris used his personal story to help delegates to develop tips and tactics for overcoming challenges. Chris will be hosting another Aspire to Inspire workshop in 2008, for more details and to book your place .

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Thinking Differently

NHS Live is supporting the spread strategy for Thinking Differently. The aim is to build capability in innovation tools and techniques for NHS staff. A series of Master Classes hosted by Dr Lynne Maher, Paul Plsek and Sarah Garrett started at Coventry House with many NHS Institute staff participating. The feedback was extremely positive;

“Provided a clear structure for prompting creativity.”

“Excellent workshop – took a very practical and comprehensive approach to working through the tools!”

Presentation from the day attached below. Please note these are large files and may take some time to open.

Thinking Differently 1.pdf Thinking Differently 1.pdf (1.59 MB)

Thinking Differently 2.pdf Thinking Differently 2.pdf (2.14 MB)

Thinking Differently 3.pdf Thinking Differently 3.pdf (1.59 MB)

Thinking Differently 4.pdf Thinking Differently 4.pdf (1.36 MB)

Thinking Differently 5.pdf Thinking Differently 5.pdf (2.17 MB)

Thinking Differently 6.pdf Thinking Differently 6.pdf (1.79 MB)

Thinking Differently 7.pdf Thinking Differently 7.pdf (1.76 MB)