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Dementia Carer Voices Invited to 2018 NHS Leadership Summit: London is Open-Minded

Section: People and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 19th January 2018

Our UK Lead Tommy Whitelaw will represent Dementia Carer Voices at two Leadership Academy events on the 18th January and 9th February 2018

Dementia Carer Voices is delighted to have been invited to two NHS Leadership Academy events in London on the 18th January and 9th February 2018. Our UK Lead Tommy Whitelaw will represent Dementia Carer Voices on both panels discussing “Voices of Expertise by Experience”, and debating whether or not “Inclusion is Nothing More than a Buzzword.”

The first event focused on not only ‘what’ we do but, more importantly, ‘why’ we do it. This theme is at the heart of what carers do and is all too often overlooked. Tommy was joined on this panel by Matt King (Patient), Sonia Swart (CEO), John Brewin (Clinical Officer) and Penny Roberts.

Anne-Marie Archard (Director of the London Leadership Academy) will chair the second discussion due to take place next month which is due to feature:

  • June Sarpong (Author and Broadcaster),
  • Paul Deemer (Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers),
  • Alwen Williams (Chief Executive of Barts Heath NHS Trust),
  • And Mike Franklin (Non-Executive Director at SLAM NHS Foundation Trust).

In 2016 Tommy was proud to give two sessions as a part of the Leadership Academy’s Aspiring CEO Programme, and also delivered a speech at the Leadership Awards Ceremony. You can watch a video of his speech here (this link will take you away from our website).

The London Leadership Academy is a pan-London NHS organisation that develops leadership capability and capacity across the Capital. The Summit offers attendees a range of interactive and practical masterclasses and workshops around inclusion, talent management, systems leadership and organisation development.

With a theme on ‘London is Open-Minded,’ the summit aims to tie into the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s flagship campaign #LondonIsOpen:

“London is Open is not simply to build on 1,000 years of London history of being open to talent, open for trade and ideas. London is Open is a state of mind as well. We don’t simply tolerate each other’s differences we celebrate them.”

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