Plenary speakers – inspiring change

In Latest News by Navin Motwani

The speakers delivering the plenary sessions have been confirmed. All the speakers have initiated significant changes to the way services are delivered within the health and social care sectors.

Chris Pointon, who will be opening the conference, is co-founder of the Hello, my name is …campaign. Chris along with his wife Kate Granger, a doctor with terminal cancer, who sadly passed away in 2016, began a social media campaign to encourage and remind healthcare staff about the importance of introductions when interacting with patients and their families. This campaign has seen health professionals embracing this simple concept and providing a far more friendly, personable and open service throughout the NHS.

Paul Burstow, is President of the Telecare Services Association (TSA) and highly respected former Minister of State for Care Service. TSA is the industry body for technology enabled care (TEC) services, and this dynamic sector is having a huge impact on how occupational therapy services are evolving.

Dr Duncan Pentland, has conducted ground breaking research on occupational therapy defined as a complex intervention. He will reveal a model of theory and practice that underpins occupational therapy philosophy and delivery.

David McDonald, Chairperson of Omnibus Partnership is the closing plenary presenter. David is a vigorous campaigner for inclusion of people with disabilities. He has influenced politicians and health professionals alike to instigate changes that improve the lives of people with disabilities.

To hear these inspirational speakers, make sure you book your place. Early bird reduced rates are only available until 27 April 2018. BOOK HERE