Engagement practitioners’ working across health and care, and professionals who are looking to improve how they engage with people and communities, can now register for Engage spring 2021. This virtual conference runs over three days from 18 to 20 May and the agenda is packed with masterclasses, panel discussions and workshops. It’s a fantastic opportunity to listen, learn, network and share experiences.

Speakers at the event include:

Dr Hilary Cottam OBE; Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for England, and Olivia Butterworth, Head of Public Participation. We also have a variety of speakers from voluntary sectors organisations, CCGs, and Healthwatch, running sessions and taking part in panel discussions.

There are around five sessions each day, covering topics including digital inclusion; co-production; creative engagement; voluntary sector innovation; engaging with inclusion health groups; plus short wellbeing sessions. Participants can sign up for all or just some of the sessions depending on their interests and availability.

You’ll hear from a range of speakers and presenters who engage with people and communities across health and care. They’ll share their experiences, good practice and insights with participants, to support people’s learning and development. This includes learning lessons from engagement carried out during COVID-19 and how this will impact on working with people and communities going forwards.

Due to high demand, we expect places to be booked quickly so register today to reserve a spot. Please note: Joining instructions and a link for all events will be sent 48 hours in advance.

The national Engagement Practitioners’ Network (EPN) is for public engagement staff working across health and social care in England. We currently have over 1000 professionals as part of this network, you can join the network by emailing, england.epn@nhs.net