Upcoming Events

Technology in Learning: Reshaping the Educational Landscape

July 4 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Technology in Learning: Reshaping the Educational Landscape will encourage dialogue across the sector, promote partnerships and explore new and innovative ways to use technology to successfully face the current changes in the education system.

Children and Young People's Mental Health: Taking Early Action

July 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The agenda will focus on how mental health care for children and young people will be revolutionised by improving access to high quality care, promoting early interventions and driving greater collaborations across the care system and wider public sector.

Teaching Excellence Framework 11 June Bridgewater Hall

Teaching Excellence Framework: Quality, Accessibility and Student Choice

July 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

At Teaching Excellence Framework: Quality, Accessibility and Student Choice, you will have the opportunity to discover and debate how the year 2 reform will impact on the higher education landscape

Delivering Digital Transformation: The Future of Public Services

July 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Digital transformation and new approaches to improving outcomes can make our public services more effective, more efficient and provided at lower cost to the taxpayer.

Research Impact 14 September 2017

Research Impact: Strengthening the Excellence Framework

September 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Third annual conference aiming to support universities and research institutions in delivering world-class research and ensure they adhere to the developing assessment criteria for REF 2021.

Addressing Homelessness: Reducing-Preventing-Ending

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:15 pm

A conference where the challenges of homelessness will be confronted, digested and discussed with a view to seek further solutions to ending homelessness.

Coaching Conversations, 19 September 2017

Coaching Conversations: How to have great conversations with your staff

September 19 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This half day workshop is aimed at managers and leaders who need to have great conversations with staff, want to help staff to develop, and enable them to take personal responsibility.

Urgent Care: Improving Patient Flow

September 21 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This conference will feature innovative and practical examples of how the impacts of compromised patient flow can be mitigated and health and social care system improvement can be achieved.

Mental Health: Making the Forward Plans a Reality

Mental Health: Making the Forward Plans a Reality

September 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:45 pm

Providing an invaluable update on the roadmap to improved mental health care with detail on how we can make the implementation plans a reality and help reach a million more people a year by 2020/21.

Improving Lives: Autism and Learning Difficulties

October 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Improving Lives: Autism and Learning Difficulties conference will seek to share a greater understanding of the impacts of learning difficulties and how these affect individuals and their families.

DigiHealth UK: Harnessing Technology and Innovation

October 17 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

DigiHealth UK: Harnessing Technology and Innovation will explore the major work programmes set out in the NHS technology plans to provide delegates with the key information and knowledge necessary to improve health outcomes, simplify patient access and reduce cost through digital services.

Makling STPs a Reality, 24 October 2017

Making STPs a Reality: Action to Deliver Better Care

October 24 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

An interactive and engaging conference designed to support care providers, commissioners and local councils successfully deliver Sustainability and Transformation Plans and improve health and care in their local area.

Charity Reform 1 November 2017

Charity Reform: Effective Governance, Protection and Strategic Aims

November 1 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This event will support charities and voluntary organisations manage their resources effectively, achieve their strategic aims and develop the skills and support required to meet future challenges.

Smart Cities and Communities: Connecting Citizens

November 9 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Exploring how to create a city that uses technology to meet the complex needs of its people.

BIM 21 November 2017

Building Information Modelling: A Revolution in Public Sector Projects

November 21 @ 8:30 am - 4:15 pm

BIM: A revolution in public sector projects will explore how significant improvements in value, costs and carbon performance can be achieved through the use of open, sharable asset information.

Dementia 2017: Managing Demand, Improving Care

December 5 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

An interactive and engaging conference focused on practical sessions from leading organisations designed to encourage the adoption of key actions to make England the world-leader in dementia care in every stage of the patient pathway.

Our aim is to make public services better

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