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Please watch my short film, which includes families and carers reading from the letters they sent me.






If you would like to share your story or make a persoanl pledge to make a difference please email tommy.whitelaw@alliance-scotland.org.uk

Friday, 2 September 2016

Celebrating Make a Difference Pledges at the NHS EXPO September 7th

HI


I am so very honoured to be invited to speak at the NHS EXPO on our ' Make A Difference' campaign and tour on September 7th 
Dementia Carer Voices are very honoured to be invited to speak at the NHS EXPO on our ‘Make A Difference’ campaign and tour on September 7th 2016.
We have now received an incredible  10,000 personal pledges from Individuals, Hospitals, Care Homes, Universities and Colleges on how they will make a difference for people living with dementia, families, carers and colleagues.
Tommy had the great experience to speak at the EXPO a few years ago at the beginning of the campaign, So its great to be returning to give a update.
Tommy will be taking part in the session with Paul Jebb @pauljebb1  Exp of Care Professional Lead, @NHSEngland Hon Snr Lec @uclan and Jen Kenward @Jenkenward, Experience of Care Lead – Community, primary & integrated care @NHSEngland  who will speaking about ‘Turning good intentions into a purposeful action’ on how and where people can find support on the pledges made this session will be at Central 8 at 12 o’clock.
We feel this is a great opportunity to both celebrate and help support the incredible people and pledges we have met and received along the way.
Tommy has been invited to speak at a second session later that day  from 4 pm till 4:20 at Central 5,6,7
There are many people to thank for this amazing opportunity here are a few:
Jane Cummings – CNO, @NHSEngland @JaneMCummings
Neil Churchill –  Director for Patient Experience, @NHSEngland  @neilchurchill
Paul Jebb  – Exp of Care Professional Lead, @NHSEngland @pauljebb1
Jen Kenward – Experience of Care Lead, @NHSEngland @Jenkenward
Nicole Fisher – NHS England Team Manager. Older People’s Mental Health and Dementia
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to share the pledges people and work of our Dementia Carer Voices project 


What’s on offer from Health and Care Innovation Expo 2016? 
  • Two main stages, with speakers including NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens, comedian and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax, and international digital healthcare expert Professor Bob Wachter MD. Our list of high profile speakers continues to grow, with further national and international experts confirmed every week.
  • More than 100 expert-led sessions in our pop-up university, with targeted sessions led by key national organisations and directorates
  • Detailed, professionally-focussed seminars and activities in dedicated satellite sessions
  • Four feature zones, each running their own speaker agenda across two days: NHS Right CareNew Models of CarePersonalised Medicine and Digital Health
Thanks for reading my blog, You can now view my 8 short flims here! http://tommy-on-tour-2011.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/my-mums-name-was-joan-this-is-our-story.html
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