Healthy Happy Devon

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 on integrated health and social prescribing, exhibitors who will present a range of health and care products and practitioners who will deliver taster sessions that encourage self care and healthy living.


Networking 0900 – 1000

Registration 0930 – 0950

Speakers – 10am to 12.30

Marketplace from 12.30

Taster Sessions from 1pm

09.30 the event opens with an introduction by Elaine Cook, CEO, Healthwatch Devon


Dr Michael Dixon LVO, OBE

Keynote Speaker

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

Centre for Health Technology

Ray is Professor of Health Informatics, School of Nursing and Midwifery and the University of Plymouth Centre for Health Technology. For more information click here.

Ray with nursing students Sarah Phillips and Joy O’Gorman, and EPIC team members Lloyd Taylor and Toni Page will be talking about Making good use of ‘digital’

They will review the potential of using apps, devices, and robotics in health and social care, particularly focussing on primary care and care homes. They will talk about how nursing students and Healthwatch volunteers as Digital Health Champions can ensure equitable and efficient use of such technologies. During the break after the presentation there will be demonstrations for those who want to ‘play’ with the robots  and other technologies.

Liz Scott & students from St. Peter’s School, Exeter

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 – we have a few spaces left

Companies offering health care products and services are invited to attend this event. We anticipate a Market Place of 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.

Book your free 10 minute health check with the British Heart Foundation and receive free expert advice on your overall health.

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Exhibitors Booking Form – places filling fast so please book now…

Exhibitors are invited to attend for a small fee of £30 for members of Healthwatch Devon, £40 non members. Please download your booking form here and return by 30 August 2019.

Find out how to become a member of Healthwatch Devon here

Taster Sessions

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 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 above)

Event Booking Form

Please use the booking form below to book your place.