WHIS North East - Sharing Through Innovation

Full 2 day Admission Description + GBP49.00 Registrations period has ended.
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Thursday 17th May Concessions - NHS Staff, OAP, Students, Carers Description + GBP15.00 Registrations period has ended.
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Friday 18th May Concessions - NHS Staff, OAP, Students, Carers Description + GBP15.00 Registrations period has ended.
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WHIS North East: Sharing Through Innovation - "Together We Inspire"

Venue Gosforth Civic Theatre 17th & 18th May 2018. 

Full Programme

Thursday 17th May:  

8.30am -9.10am Registration & Coffee

9.10am – 9.20am Gareth Presch (CEO WHIS) Dr Neela Shabde

9.20am – 9.55am Mr J  Mackey ,CEO Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust – Current Challenges in the Health Service

9.55 - 10.10am    West Jesmond Primary School Choir

10.10am - 10.30am Paul Clark – Jacksons Law – Mental Health in the Workplace

10.30am – 11am Dr Ishy Bruce, Emotional Wellbeing Therapist –Are we eating our emotions? 

11am – 11.15am Coffee and Tea

11.15am – 11.45am Dr Ceri Sutherland , consultant anaesthetist, South Tees NHS Foundation Trust, Around the Clock - Sleep, Fatigue and Work

11.45am – 12.15pm Clare Lyons Collins, NHS Improvement, Stewart Gee, Dr Carole Kaplan, NTW NHS Foundation Trust - Valued Care in Mental Health: Improving for excellence  

12.15pm – 12.45pm Rosarii Mannion – National Director of HR HSE Ireland - Values Based Leadership

12.45pm – 1.30pm Lunch

1.30pm – 2.15pm Dr Zsuzsanna Fajcsak – Wellbeing in our Communities

2.15pm – 2.50pm Panel discussion: Pregnancy and Mental Wellbeing – Chair , Dr Raja Gangopadhyay, consultant obstetrician, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

2.50pm – 3.10pm Coffee and Tea

3.10pm – 3.40pm Dr Manjusha Narayanan Consultant Microbiologist, Newcastle Hospitals NHS foundation Trust - A drop in the ocean? The world of microbes and 1.2 billion people

3.40pm – 4.10pm Dr Lesley Young-Murphy Chief Operating Officer/Director of Nursing North Tyneside CCG - How should we design health services for the future generation?

4.10pm Close


Networking Evening 7.30pm - 10pm The Cycle Hub, Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1BU


Friday 18th May 2018

8.30am – 9.10pm Registration & Coffee

9.10am – 9.45am Rita Stringfellow OBE ,PhD Student, Northumbria University, Perspectives of carers of citizens with long term conditions

9.45am - 10.15am Dr Deborah James & Hellmuth Weich, Northumbria University- Beauty from Ashes - Tales from the Tower

10.15am - 10.45am Dr Katie Brittain, Associate Professor Aging & Health, Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Northumbria  University - How to create a dementia friendly community?

10.45am - 11am     Dr Unni Wariyar OBE - Child Health in Africa, how can you support?

11am - 11.15am Coffee and Tea

11.15am – 11.45am Prof Michael Norton Consultant Community Cardiologist, University of Sunderland - How can we improve treatment of Cardiac Arrest in the community

11.45am - 12.15pm Dr Steve Parry Consultant Physician, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust -  Innovation into Practice and Back Again - Doing it better for Older People

12.15pm – 12.45pm Tor Alexander Bruce – Innovation and Technology in Mental (Cognitive) Health

12.45pm -  1.30pm Lunch

1.30pm – 1.50pm WHIS Kids – Martyn Blacklock - Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in School Children

1.50pm - 2.10pm Catherine Carter, Change People

2.10pm - 2.40pm Sam Tyrer, Founder, Change Talks – Mental Health matters

2.40pm  - 3.20pm Panel Discussion Gareth Presch, WHIS, Karen Brice, Grant Thorton UK, Gareth Kelly, Grant Thornton UK - Future Leadership and Wellbeing in the workplace

3.20pm - 3.30pm Gareth Presch – WHIS – The Next Steps.

*Subject to change

*Subject to change




Who attends World Health Innovation Events:

  • Health care staff
  • Health professionals (public and private sector)
  • Members of the public
  • Patients 
  • Social care providers
  • Philanthropist's
  • Business communities
  • Housing development and residential planners (Smarter cities agenda)
  • Policy makers
  • Researchers
  • Entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Voluntary and community workers
  • Artists, architects, musicians and designers
  • Charities
  • University academics 
  • Students
  • Sports enthusiasts
  • Alternative therapy practitioners 
  • Digital technology
  • Social media experts
  • Public health specialists

WHIS purpose - WHIS Ambassadors - WHIS Team


This event will run annually.



Thursday, May 17, 2018 8:30 AM
Friday, May 18, 2018


Regent Farm Road
Tyne and Wear,United Kingdom

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