Save the date- Wednesday 6th October 2021!
The VHS Annual Conference takes place on Wednesday 6th October 2021. Hosted on Zoom it takes place over one day. As ever, this is a key event in the annual conference calendar, so expect a thought provoking and engaging programme, with excellent speakers, interactive discussions, a range of exhibitors, and our always popular poster gallery and bloggers. This is an opportunity for our members and other delegates from across sectors to come together in stimulating cloud conversations, to consider the key health issues of the day and horizon scan those that lie ahead.
This year’s focus is on Health at the Heart of Communities, exploring themes that include:
- Engaging with people’s stories and lived experience to improve services
- Reaching and serving those who are missing, marginalised or overlooked in health
- Evidencing and understanding the third sector’s impact on health inequalities
- Reshaping primary care and our sector’s role
- Partnership working for recovery and renewal beyond the pandemic
More information and speakers to follow in due course.
The conference will be relevant to staff, volunteers and board members with a direct interest in health policy and practice, including health charities, community health organisations, other voluntary organisations, TSIs, social enterprises, NHS staff and boards, health and social care partnerships, universities, Royal Colleges, government officials, and public sector scrutiny bodies.
Please contact Lauren Blair with any questions about the event.
Our Annual Poster Competition is back for 2021
Call for entries: Enter your poster proposal and you could be the winner of our Annual Poster Competition!
Poster Theme: Reaching and serving those who are missing, marginalised or overlooked in health
Have you and your organisation worked to help the health of those who most need it? Did you step in to help those fast falling through the cracks, those most deeply affected by Covid-19 and the impact of life changing events? How have you worked to ensure those who don’t have support are enabled? How will that experience and learning shape your work for the coming months? Can your story help others get a better understanding of the third sector’s contribution to health? What have you done to share the stories of those voices not heard?
We invite proposals from third sector organisations for digital posters in PDF format that visualise your story. Selected finalists will have their poster shown online at our conference on the 6th October.
Sponsor or Exhibit at the Event
Want to be more involved in the event and be a bigger part of the day? Become a sponsor or exhibitor at our online conference. Find out more here. As always we will have a range of opportunities to be involved in the event and online exhibition opportunities. To find out more how you can get involved, contact Lauren Blair.
Booking opens in the summer. Sign up for our monthly e-bulletin to get updates about the conference and all VHS events.