Innovation in Health & Social Care Learning and Teaching: HEA Health & Social Care 2013 Annual Conference

  • Date: 5 Jun 2013 - 6 Jun 2013
  • Location/venue: The Queen's Hotel City Square Leeds, LS1 1PJ

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To view the materials provided from the Health and Social Care Annual Conference please follow the link provided, here

Innovation through research, technology, new products, and imaginative delivery of service, is widely seen as key to improving patient safety and care as well as meeting growing demands on services.

The conference will consider how innovative teaching and technology are being used to help prepare students as safe, competent, confident and caring health and social care professionals.

Who should attend?

This two-day conference will bring together educators and practitioners from universities, colleges and clinical settings to explore the latest technology and innovations in health and social care education.

Conference highlights

Key-note presentations, workshops, master classes, demonstrations, and interactive digital display covering Nursing and Midwifery, Medicine and Dentistry, Health-related Studies, Social Policy and Social Work and Veterinary Medicine.

Conference themes

  • The creative curriculum
  • Work-based learning
  • Inter-professional education
  • Innovation in assessment
  • Student engagement

Keynote speakers

Dr Kerry Reid Searl Professor and Sub Dean of simulation in the school of nursing and midwifery at CQUniversity Australia, will open the conference with a demonstration of pioneering approaches with students at Central Queensland University.

Professor Sarah Baillie, Chair in Veterinary Education, University of Bristol, National Teaching Fellow, and former Times Higher Education ‘Most Innovative Teacher of the Year’ will draw on her combined experience as vet and computer scientist to demonstrate the power of innovation in health education.

Professor Tony Butterworth, CBE, Professor Emeritus of Healthcare Workforce Innovation, Non Executive. Director, NHS Institute for Innovation & Improvement. Director; Specialist Advisor on Nursing & Professions, NHS Employers.

Project updates

There will also be project updates on work with the Council of Deans of Health and ASPiH to establish and support a community of best practice, and to involve service users in health and social care education.

HEA/CoHD: Innovation, Health and Wealth project

HEA/ASPiH: National Simulation Development Officers

HEA: Patient and Public Involvement Special Interest Group


Day 1 (excluding accommodation) £60/£90 (delegates from subscribing/non-subscribing institutions)

Day 2 (excluding accommodation) £90/£125 (delegates from subscribing/non-subscribing institutions)

Win a Kindle Fire

Are you an undergraduate or postgraduate student registered on a course in Nursing, Social Work, Allied Health, Health-related Studies, Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine in a UK higher education institution? Have you had experience of patient/service user and carer engagement, during your course of study?

If so you could win a Kindle Fire and a free pass and travel to the Innovation in Health and Social Care conference.

To enter this competition, send us an essay of up to 1000 words on ‘Patient & Public Involvement in Higher Education: What is the impact on my personal and professional development?”

To find out more, visit HSC Student Essay Competition 2013 page.

Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities

The 2013 conference offers various exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities. If you would like to discuss any of the packages in more detail, or have a suggestion outside the packages advertised, then please email Demelza Triffitt at

Current Exhibitors

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Post event information

To view the resources provided by session, poster and e-Resource hosts, please follow the links to the relevant section.

Materials used in the presentation of the sessions that took part over the 2 days of the Health and Social Care Annual Conference

Posters that were displayed during the 2 day Health and Social Care Annual Conference

e-Resources that were showcased during the 2 day Health and Social Care Annual Conference

Post-event related documents