NEWS: Working with you to deliver meaningful engagement in challenging times

18th June 2010
INOVEM teams with partners of the Consultation Institute to support the NHS Confederation Annual Conference.

Liverpool, June 23rd-25th - This event will be the first major health management conference after the general election. It is being held against a backdrop of very tight public finances and the most challenging targets for improving quality and efficiency the NHS has ever been asked to meet. This annual conference and exhibition is the main event for senior health leaders, bringing together the whole NHS and over 1,400 delegates have registered for the 3-day event.

INOVEM has teamed up with highly respected Consultation Institute Approved Associates Participate and Brenda Cook to offer guidance and support to engagement professionals in the health sector. Team building will be important as reconfiguration of health services will require significant dialogue and continued engagement with health care professionals and local communities.

On our stand (H82) delegates will be able meet the team and see how INOVEM Inclusionware can help to:
  • offer new and innovative ways to target and seek views of stakeholders
  • record and analyse the views of all relevant groups and audit how they have been taken into account
  • automate the reporting on consultations, involvement practice and outcomes
  • provide a collaborative environment in which you can jointly develop service specifications and draft tenders as well as work with preferred providers


John Glover, Director, INOVEM

Over the last 7 years John's role at INOVEM has been to pioneer the development of web-based systems for collaboration, consultation and inclusion. INOVEM´┐Żs innovative Web 2.0 technology is currently enabling a growing number of central government, local authorities, local strategic partnerships, health trusts and consulting firms around the UK to empower people to work together.

With public sector resources stretched, John is now focused on working with health trusts to find innovative and cost effective methods to engage stakeholders and increase dialogue.

Jonathan Bradley, Director, Participate Ltd

Jonathan has over 15 years senior experience in market research, consultation and public engagement. He has worked extensively across the public sector helping organisations to understand the perceptions and experiences of customers and citizens.

In recent years Participate have been working extensively across the NHS with Primary Care Trusts and Acute Trusts helping them to deliver effective patient and public engagement. He is an expert in dialogue methods and generating insight that helps providers and commissioners to use engagement and consultation to make better decisions and improve services.

Brenda Cook, Independent Consultant

Brenda is an expert in the policy and practice of involving and consulting patients, service users and stakeholders in health and social care services. She has over 25 years experience working in and with the NHS and local authorities at national, regional and local levels. She is committed to working with organisations and groups to identify how they can achieve effective involvement to influence and develop quality services.

Brenda previously worked in various roles in local government and the Department of Health, before establishing her own independent consultancy.

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