We will be holding four MES Declare user groups this year, in two batches and at different locations around the country. Our first batch will be held this May in London and Leeds, with our second batch taking place in the autumn in Bristol and Birmingham. We will be making use of the offices of our new parent company, Civica, as we look to broaden our geographic presence.
As previously mentioned, our annual ‘Challenge 2020: engagement and experience’ conference returns on Tuesday 21st May, and we are delighted to announce our main speakers. They are Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell, Dr Neil Churchill and Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards.
Our first event of this year’s Partner Programme will be MES Live – Manchester in March, where we’ll be focusing on engaging with the seldom heard.
The final event in our 2018 Partner Programme will be MES Live – Newcastle, where we’ll be focusing on effective comms and engagement, and member profiling.
The next event in our 2018 Partner Programme will be MES Live – Birmingham, where we’ll be focusing on Foundation Trust memberships: what the future holds, how other Trusts approach engagement, and how best to meaningfully engage.
Hot off the heels of our recent Challenge 2020: Engagement in Action conference, the next event in our Partner Programme will be MES Live – Leeds.
Thursday 10th May, 10.30am – 3.30pm – MES Declare User Group, London: This event is for users of our MES Declare system (for managing conflicts of interest) and will focus on ideas ahead of the release of version 3.
Wednesday 18th April, 11am – 12pm – Webinar, ‘Turnout and Behaviours in NHS Foundation Trust Elections’: Last November, MES and Electoral Reform Services published the follow up to their 2011 report on membership engagement and electoral behaviour in the FT sector. Here, we’ll take you through the findings and offer our thoughts.
Earlier this month we held first MES Experience User Group of 2018, which focused on making our online surveys and the MES Experience App more accessible. The day was spent looking at Easy Read and Children’s surveys in particular.
For 2018, MES has launched the Partner Programme – a series of events and workshops hosted for our clients to encourage shared learning and best practice. This email is to introduce you to our upcoming Partner Programme events (all of which are free to attend).