On January 30th we hosted an event in Leeds with our friends from the Patient Experience Network (PEN). The event was called ‘Better Patient Experience: A Problem Shared’, where we sought to discuss how we could overcome two of the main barriers to better patient experience, namely:
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.
Last month The King’s Fund held an event ‘Health and care explained: how the system works and how it is changing’. This event was aimed at anyone working in the NHS, public, private, academic and third sector who wanted to gain a greater understanding of how the health and care system currently works and how it is changing.
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.
Recently the MES Research and Community team have been busy attending training courses and networking events to enhance our personal development.