Why we’re changing to HSJ Regional Networks
In the ever-changing health and care landscape it’s essential to stay up to date. Integration across providers, new ways of commissioning, tapping into best practice, unfamiliar terminology, changes to targets and pathways, are all constant challenges to assimilate. To help you meet this demand we are refocusing by connecting to Health Service Journal (HSJ) – integrating the most current news and NHS information into our networks, working together to bring the widest scope of healthcare professionals to our Regional Network meetings, and utilising the extensive expertise of the HSJ Events teams.
What does this mean for our delegates
- A professional, modern and accessible website platform for all Regional Network meeting information
- Enhanced, high quality local discussions with relevant peers on the event day stimulated by speakers sharing best practice case studies
- Broader range of meeting delegates from a variety of roles involved in the planning and delivery of services
- Greater focus on progression so moving forward we will focus on building upon ideas and outputs from previous meetings in order to continually strengthen services and promote action and change, via face to face and virtual sharing
The ultimate aim is to build a HSJ Regional Networks community – to learn, change and improve patient services together.
HSJ Regional Network events are feedback driven to ensure relevant topics and content are discussed. They enable attendees to obtain CPD points and there is no charge to attend for NHS and associated professionals.
Kate Dale – Physical Health Project Lead, Yorkshire and Humber AHSN; Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust – Series speaker for HSJ Regional Mental Health Network
What is your role in HSJ Regional Networks?
My presentations at the network events discuss the physical health of patients with serious mental illness (SMI) which revolves around the needs for a holistic approach to healthcare and a more integrated way of working. The Physical Health Tool is a template that has been developed for Primary Care (Emis and System One) and Secondary Care (Rio), ultimately working towards improving the physical health for all patients with SMI in both Primary and Secondary Care.
How are the Mental Health Network meetings different to other networking events you may have attended?
These events are my favourite! They are a lot more interactive and I feel that the audience who attend take things seriously and actively participate. In terms of organisation, the Director and his team are all outstanding – friendly and approachable, nothing is a problem! The events run time and the facilities are great; as a speaker the technical support provided is very reassuring.
What 3 things are crucial to you when attending a networking event?
1 – Professionally run events
2 – Assured that I will be speaking with people who are interested
3 – Warmly welcomed and looked after – overall a really good experience
Article by Paul Midgley, Director of NHS Insight and HSJ Regional Networks – Wilmington Healthcare