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A creative conference


Wednesday 28th February


Winchester Vineyard Church

A Patients' Included event

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What to expect

Join us for our Annual Conference, where we bring together experts, leaders and people with lived experience of using our services to showcase the invaluable contribution of research and improvement. At this exclusive event we'll come together to reflect on our past achievements and boldly shape the future of research and improvement.


You'll have the opportunity to network, learn, and be inspired by guest speakers, including patients, involved in research and improvement. From their captivating stories to their game-changing strategies, you'll unlock invaluable insights that will elevate your skills and empower you to make a lasting impact as we become a new Trust. Register now to be part of building a brighter future together. 

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Interactive zones

We've designed the day around four key themes that are structured into zones. Within each zone you'll have the opportunity to take part in interactive workshops, explore the impact of projects and ideas that have been put into action, and engage and learn from specialists and service users. 

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Working in partnership

Jump into the world of collaboration and co-operation. Meet some of our Community Peer Researchers, explore Co-Production and how you can include patients in service design, help us test tools for engagement plus much more.

Creative methods

Get to grips with sharing your learning and findings in a creative and engaging way. Take your first steps with blogging, look at creative methods to collect data (including slam poetry), and learn about tools and platforms you can use.

Improvement in action

Explore the many different tools, methods and processes that can be used to improve services. Have a go at using QI resources, connect with some of our QI Leaders, and find out about the real-world impact of patient-focused improvement activity.


Find out how innovation with staff, patients and community members can improve services and service user experience. Bring your innovative ideas to the Dragons' Den and hear from those who have already received funding to put their plan into action.


Share your work

There are a number of ways that you can be part of the knowledge exchange and learning at the conference, including by presenting your work in one of the following ways:

  • As a poster - we can provide you with templates, support and the facilities to print.

  • As a presentation - deliver a short demonstration or workshop that involves the audience.

  • As a video - we can help you create a video where you discuss or or demonstrate your work.

Conference location


We're excited to host the 2024 Academy Conference at the Winchester Vineyard Church. Take a look at the FAQs below for details about getting to the venue and parking options, and access Google maps to plan your route.

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Have you got your ticket?

This year we'll have a limited number of spaces available at the conference, so make sure you've registered for your place.

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  • How much does a ticket cost?
    The conference is free to attend for all of our colleagues and community members.
  • Who should attend the event?
    The event is open to our communities from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and will be of particular interest to colleagues and co-workers from within the NHS.
  • Is the venue accessible?
    Yes, the venue is fully accessible with lift access to spaces on the first floor.
  • What is the address of the venue?
    Winchester Vineyard Church Unit A, Bar End Industrial Estate Bar End Road Winchester SO23 9NP
  • How do I get to the venue?
    By car The Winchester Vineyard Church is located a short distance from the M3 junction 10. There are a limited number of parking spaces located outside of the venue and extensive parking available in the East Winchester Park and Ride (St Catherine’s) which is a few minutes walk from the venue. By public transport The nearest station is Winchester Train Station located in the centre of the city. Park and Ride buses stop directly outside of the station and regularly run to East Winchester Park and Ride car park, making it easy to get to the venue.