Join us on Wednesday 9 October 2019, 10am to 6pm, Newton Abbot Racecourse
A flagship well being event for Devon, bringing together speakers who are experts in the field of integrated health and social prescribing, exhibitors will present a range of health and care products and practitioners who will deliver workshops that encourage self care and healthy living.
Speakers – 10am to 12noon
Dr Michael Dixon LVO, OBE
Michael has held numerous national leadership roles including:-
The first Chair of NHS Alliance (1998-2016) President of NHS Clinical Commissioners and as a leader within the GP/clinical commissioning movement.
He is currently Chair of the College of Medicine, National Clinical lead for Social Prescription (NHS England), Senior Partner at The Culm Valley Integrated Centre for Health and Medical Advisor to HRH The Prince of Wales.
He is Visiting Professor at University College London and the University of Westminster, a Senior Fellow in Public Policy (University of Birmingham) and an Honorary Senior Fellow Lecturer (Peninsula Medical School Exeter).
There will be further announcements on the title of Michael’s key note speech.
Professor Ray Jones
eHealth and Technology Research Group
Ray is Professor of Health Informatics School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, University of Plymouth.
Led by Professor Ray Jones, the eHealth and Technology Research Group is focused on the impact and implementation of eHealth, on patients’ use of the internet, and online collaborative learning between patients and professionals.
Ray will be joined by colleagues from the EPIC programme, along with a student nurses from the faculty and even ROBOTS!
Robot demonstrations will continue during the tea break.
Co-Founder of Inner Compass
Inner Compass is a business that focusses on resourcefulness and resilience through coaching, training and public speaking.
Liz is a wellbeing coach, working with leaders and businesses. She also runs wellbeing projects within the community. Last year she, along with a group of like-minded volunteers, ran a conference about mental health and young people. The Resilient Young Minds conference was a sell-out and was live-streamed across the world.
Since then, a small legacy fund from the conference has been re-invested into two school communities. Liz, along with other trainers, have been running projects to create wellbeing ambassadors within education. These ambassadors are supporting other students in their school through connecting and listening for wellbeing.
Liz is a former BBC reporter and continues to utilise her radio broadcasting skills through podcasting and blogging. She loves Dartmoor, walking and nature and is writing a book called the ‘Inner Compass’. Her real passion is about creating mentally healthy communities with the focus on young people.
Liz will be joined by leaders and young people from the schools that have been working with.
Exhibitors – 12.30 to 6pm
Companies offering health care products and services are invited to attend this event for a reasonable fee. Our aim is to create an exhibitors market place with up to 40 exhibitors displaying the latest in health and care products and services. There will be plenty of opportunities throughout the day for visitors to interact with exhibitors.
Exhibitors Booking Form
Exhibitors are invited to attend for a small fee of £30 members, £40 non members. Please download your booking form here and return by 1 August 2019.
Find out how to become a member of Healthwatch Devon here
1pm to 6pm
The day will be varied, in the morning you will have the opportunity to listen to speakers who will invite us to rethink health and care in our community. During the afternoon you can visit the exhibitor market place and discover the latest in health products, services and technology. Also, there is the chance to join in with fun and interactive taster sessions delivered by skilled and talented people from all over Devon. Everything from belly dancing, yoga for all, mindfulness and more. Perhaps you will discover new ways to make new friends, improve your fitness and improve your wellbeing that you hadn’t considered before.
Practitioners please email Abby.Read@healthwatchdevon.co.uk or call 01392 248919 to submit your workshop proposal.
Download a poster for your noticeboard or newsletter here
Delegates please register your free place today (Exhibitors booking form is available here)