Events 2017

28 March 2017 - 29th March 2017

1000 Lives Improvement workshops and national conference Back

Location: The Celtic Manor, Newport

Organisation: 1000 Lives

1000 Lives have speakers, sessions and activities planned for the conference. The event will bring together senior leaders and frontline staff to consider a more integrated, community-led approach to care in Wales as part of our prudent healthcare journey and the role of effective connections across people, pathways, systems and organisations to support NHS Wales to improve care delivery.

The programme highlights include:

  • A keynote by Dr Nick Goodwin, co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the International Foundation for Integrated Care who will share his experience and the latest evidence about the design and delivery of integrated health and social care.

Dr Goodwin will draw upon integrated models of care to explore some of the key enablers including policy, digital solutions, clinical leadership and coproduction, which can help to achieve a more integrated approach to health and social care in NHS Wales.  

  • A collection of case studies from NHS Wales, which will demonstrate how we are connecting people and systems to provide better patient experience, improved health outcomes and a more integrated approach to care. 
  • A market place to provide the opportunity to network, share good practice and make invaluable new connections with colleagues across Wales to improve quality and safety.
  • A keynote by Jos de Blok, founder and head of Buurtzorg, the unique district nursing system in the Netherlands which has garnered international acclaim for being entirely nurse-led and cost effective.

Mr de Blok will explore the move from a fragmented system to one that is connected and empowered to meet the needs of an ageing population, He will be joined on the platform by Brendan Martin from Public World- Buurtzorg's UK partner, who will consider how NHS Wales can learn from the model to achieve higher levels of patient satisfaction, a reduction in the cost of care provision and a focus on self management."

  • An expert panel debate to consider how we use our connections, improvement training and clinical expertise across Wales to achieve a more integrated approach to patient care.

The national conference will be CPD accredited.

A number of themed workshops will also take place on Tuesday 28 March to complement the conference. These workshops are by invite-only and offer conference attendees the opportunity to participate in their existing 1000 Lives Improvement communities of practice, study days or professional networks ahead of attending the national conference.

A list of the workshops can be found HERE.


The conference is open to all NHS Wales staff and partner organisations to self-register. Registration will open on 31 January 2017 and you will receive an email link to our dedicated web page to request your place. We will confirm your place by email by 7 March 2017.

Registration for the workshops will also open on 31 January 2017 and invites sent to NHS Wales staff and partners involved in these areas of work.

For additional information or booking assistance, please contact or call 02920 104 336.