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Join us on Wednesday 9 October 2019, 10am to 6pm, Newton Abbot Racecourse

A flagship well being event for Devon, bringing together speakers who are experts in the field of integrated health and social prescribing, exhibitors will present a range of health and care products and practitioners who will deliver taster sessions that encourage self care and healthy living.

Speakers - 10am to 12noon

Dr Michael Dixon LVO, OBE

Keynote Speaker

Michael has held numerous national leadership roles including:-
The first Chair of NHS Alliance (1998-2016) President of NHS Clinical Commissioners and as a leader within the GP/clinical commissioning movement.

He is currently Chair of the College of Medicine, National Clinical lead for Social Prescription (NHS England), Senior Partner at The Culm Valley Integrated Centre for Health and Medical Advisor to HRH The Prince of Wales.

He is Visiting Professor at University College London and the University of Westminster, a Senior Fellow in Public Policy (University of Birmingham) and an Honorary Senior Fellow Lecturer (Peninsula Medical School Exeter).

There will be further announcements on the title of Michael's key note speech.

Professor Ray Jones, eHealth and Technology Research Group

Making good use of ‘digital’

y Jones with nursing students Sarah Phillips and Joy O’Gorman, and EPIC team members Lloyd Taylor and Toni Page.

Ray and colleagues will review the potential of using apps, devices, and robotics in health and social care, particularly focussing on primary care and care homes. We will talk about some of the challenges, and how nursing students and Healthwatch volunteers as Digital Health Champions can ensure equitable and efficient use of such technologies. During the break after the presentation there will be demonstrations for those who want to ‘play’ with the robots and other technologies.

Liz Scott

Co-Founder of Inner Compass

Inner Compass is a business that focusses on resourcefulness and resilience through coaching, training and public speaking.

Liz is a wellbeing coach, working with leaders and businesses. She also runs wellbeing projects within the community. Last year she, along with a group of like-minded volunteers, ran a conference about mental health and young people. The Resilient Young Minds conference was a sell-out and was live-streamed across the world.

Since then, a small legacy fund from the conference has been re-invested into two school communities. Liz, along with other trainers, have been running projects to create wellbeing ambassadors within education. These ambassadors are supporting other students in their school through connecting and listening for wellbeing.

Liz is a former BBC reporter and continues to utilise her radio broadcasting skills through podcasting and blogging. She loves Dartmoor, walking and nature and is writing a book called the 'Inner Compass'. Her real passion is about creating mentally healthy communities with the focus on young people.

Liz will be joined by leaders and young people from the schools that have been working with.

Exhibitors - 12.30 to 6pm - places are filling fast, book now.

Companies offering health care products and services are invited to attend this event for a reasonable fee. Our aim is to create an exhibitors market place with up to 40 exhibitors displaying the latest in health and care products and services. There will be plenty of opportunities throughout the day for visitors to interact with exhibitors.

Exhibitors are invited to attend for a small fee of £30 members, £40 non members.

Please email events@healthwatchdevon.co.uk for a booking form.

Taster Sessions

1pm to 6pm

The day will be varied, in the morning you will have the opportunity to listen to speakers who will invite us to rethink health and care in our community. During the afternoon you can visit the exhibitor market place and discover the latest in health products, services and technology. Also, there is the chance to join in with fun and interactive taster sessions delivered by skilled and talented people from all over Devon. Everything from belly dancing, yoga for all, mindfulness and more. Perhaps you will discover new ways to make new friends, improve your fitness and improve your wellbeing that you hadn't considered before.

Practitioners please email Abby.Read@healthwatchdevon.co.uk or call 01392 248919 to submit your taster session proposal.

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