The World Health Innovation Summit launched on the 10th March 2016 at the Halston Hotel, Carlisle, Cumbria. It was a unique forum developed by Gareth Presch, CEO of a Cumbria based community interest company that brings patients, clinicians, managers, education, voluntary sector and the business community together so we can support and improve health services.
The summit concept aims to bring communities together to innovate and share knowledge to improve health care around the world in a global social movement by providing a platform for us to share knowledge for everyone’s benefit. The first summit invited a range of expert patient innovators, clinical leaders, health commentators, academics and members of the business community to share their innovative work. Speakers shared their experiences, stories and ideas – and the energy in the room created from the information-sharing and need for improvement and inspiration was profound and electric. Carrie Jackson, Director of the Centre for Practice Development, presented a keynote session on the work of the Centre showcasing examples of collaborative programmes of work that have impacted on workplace and organizational culture, redesign of health care services, innovating the health workforce for the future beyond 2030 and the importance of creative approaches to health and well being to enable the invisible issues and hard to reach community groups to be included and valued. She emphasized the importance of connecting hearts and minds, ensuring the innovation is community driven and community led to meet the needs of the public both now and in the future.
Find out about the inspiring World Health Innovation Summit CIC (WHIS) 2016
“TOGETHER, WE INSPIRE”
Supporting our communities to share knowledge to improve health care around the World.
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