An event exploring the idea of the 'end of patients' through people who are creating health and wellbeing themselves
Building on the success of the inaugural event, the 2017 gathering showcased inspiring examples of how people are creating health and wellbeing themselves, and asked how great people-powered solutions can be sustained and scaled up.
The day was hosted by Halima Khan, Executive Director of Health Lab with our Chief Executive, Kieron Boyle.
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All our speakers at this full day event have successfully led change, as people with lived experience, innovators and entrepreneurs. None of them waited for the system to be ready - they created solutions, challenged conventional wisdom and changed what is possible. Each shared their personal experience and lessons for how best to disrupt and transform the system: from creating empowering digital solutions to starting a social movement or testing out ideas in a specific geography as a stepping stone for wider change.
The invitation-only day brought together several hundred thinkers and doers across the health, care, digital, voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors interested in ways to create a more people-powered health system and reduce health inequalities.
"We believe health improvements have a better chance of succeeding when rooted in a richer understanding of people’s context – from the streets they avoid, to the shops they buy from, to the local services they use or ignore because who ‘they feel they are for’."