The Night Forum

This multi-streamed event will give delegates an opportunity to meet peers in an informal setting and continue networking and learning through a range of new activities.

Quick view of the Night Forum programme

Future Innovations Zone

18.30 – 21.00 (drop in) Sustainable cities exhibition

The sustainable cities exhibition showcases global trends and challenges, alongside existing technological solutions to build environmentally sustainable, liveable and prosperous cities. Themes include health, water, transport and technology. Guided tours are available, or wander the space at your own pace.

1930-20.30 The Great Debate: YOU decide the topic and which team wins

As a special feature of the Night Forum, we are hosting a formal debate. A cast of well-known healthcare leaders will argue for and against the motion. They won’t get a lot of time to prepare: the topic for the debate will be “crowdsourced” with the participants of the international Forum earlier in the day. During the debate session, the audience will get the chance to vote before and after the argument. YOU decide which team wins.

After the debate, participants will be able to:
•Understand the arguments for and against a key topic of interest to the healthcare improvement community
•Have experienced a dynamic, dramatic debate, with the right to rebuttal, argued from the head and the heart
• Draw their own conclusions about the topic

Team for the motion (Britain)
Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, NHS Scotland
Suzie Bailey, Director of Leadership and Quality Improvement, NHS Improvement, England

Team against the motion (North America)
Don Goldmann, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, USA
Christina Krause, Executive Director, British Columbia Patient Safety and Quality Council, Canada

Chair: Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer, Horizons team, NHS in England

18.30 – 21.00 Quality Improvement Cinema

In this informal space, take some time to view inspirational projects from across the world and get inspired with new ideas. Please see the agenda at the space for a list of organisations who will be presenting their work.

Global connections Zone

18.30 – 21.00 The Great Forum Improvement Quiz

Join your host Helen Morant for our Quality Improvement Quiz, which will feature rounds from the following countries: Scotland, England, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands and Malaysia.

Compete with your colleagues and see if you can win our grand prize!

19.30 – 23.00 (drop in) The Dutch Zone
In celebration of Kings Day, come and meet your Dutch colleagues as we look forward to hosting the International Forum in Amsterdam next year.

21.00 – 21.30 Comedy with Paul Keresena

ITV Take The Mike Award-winning comedian Paul Kerensa has taken his stand-up comedy from London’s Comedy Store to the Montreal Comedy Festival, and has supported Milton Jones on his national tour. He’s a British Comedy Award-winning co-writer of BBC sitcom Miranda, and has also co-written every series of Lee Mack’s Not Going Out, as well as written for Top Gear, TFI Friday, and Radio 4 shows such as The Now Show and The News Quiz. He’s written several books, and has been described as “Ingenious” by the Evening Standard .
Paul has also advised pharmaceutical companies and spoken at medical conferences on his experience as a patient and consumer of medical supplies. Born with a rare congenital condition called bladder exstrophy, Paul spent many months in Great Ormond Street Hospital as a child, and has spent less time there in recent years, as he’s no longer a child. He’s married to a nurse, his mum’s a nurse, his brother-in-law’s a surgeon, his in-laws and uncle worked in the pharmaceutical industry for years, and those family crossovers are not related to him being from Cornwall – though his medical quirks may be.

Humans in Health Zone

18.15- 21.00 (drop in) Humans of the NHS Exhibition

Humans of the NHS is an independent project operated and run by four final-year medical students. They aim to show the public a more personal view of the people who work in the NHS by giving them a voice on a larger stage. They interview staff members, take their photos, and share their stories on social media in order to celebrate their hard work and dedication to patient care. Take a look at our exibition which highlights some of their work.

1900-19.45 The Quality Forum Show

Hosted by Joe Fraser, the Quality Forum Show will be an opportunity to hear more from our keynote presenters on topics that relate to Humans in Health, from the perception of doctors as man, myth and monster to how patients can be involved meaningfully in their own care.

Host for the evening:
Joseph Fraser, Empowering People and Communities Delivery Partner, New Care Models team – Five Year Forward View

Your special guests:
Donald M Berwick, MD, MPP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; USA
Derek Feeley, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; USA
Fiona Godlee, Editor in chief, The BMJ; England

20.00 – 20.15 What art can teach us about health – history and global perspectives

Session info to follow

Damian Hebron

20.30 – 20.45 Living in the Now – arts and dementia practice
Come and listen to the words and experiences of people living with a dementia, expressed through artistic co-creative practices in the UK. Susanna Howard, founder of arts and literature charity Living Words and collaborator at the Wellcome Created Out Of Mind hub project, shares practices and insight from 10 years working with people experiencing a dementia. The work sheds light on the experience of dementia; can improve wellbeing; and reconnect relatives, carers and individuals

Susannah Howard

20.00 – 20.45 Improving Interactions:

Improv skills – not just for the stage! In this fun and active workshop, you’ll learn how the principles of improvisation can help you in your interactions with patients and colleagues. You’ll learn about positivity and cooperation, active listening, and some quick tips for raising and lowering your status.

Paul Foxcroft
Director – Lorem Creative

Paul has over 15 years of experience coaching for businesses in the UK and Canada. He has led workshops for the Department of Culture, Media & Sport and the BBC’s Digital Services team, as well as for numerous Startups and advertising agencies. He’s passionate about showing people from all professions how Improv skills can benefit their working lives, and the effect body language has on how we are perceived in the workplace.

Finish your evening at the Fox
Come and join us in the Fox after 9pm for networking, music and entertainment and catch up on what your colleagues learned in each of our zones!