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The story so far


On the 28th February 2024 we hosted our Annual Conference, where we brought 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 came together to reflect on our past achievements and boldly shape the future of research and improvement.


Attendees had 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, we unlocked invaluable insights that elevated skills and empowered you to make a lasting impact as we become a new Trust. 

A creative conference

Take a look at some of the highlights from our creative conference on the 28th February 2024.

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Conference comic strip


Conference programme

From insightful keynotes to interactive workshops, our programme offered a diverse array of topics relating to Research and Improvement. 


Explore the full schedule of events from the Academy 2024 Conference.

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Interactive zones

The day was designed around three key themes that were structured into zones. Within each zone attendees had 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. 

Working in partnership

We jumped into the world of collaboration and co-operation. Met some of our Community Peer Researchers, explored Co-Production and how you could include patients in service design, help us test tools for engagement plus much more.

Creative methods

We got to grips with sharing our learning and findings in a creative and engaging way. We took our first steps with blogging, looked at creative methods to collect data (including slam poetry), and learned about tools and platforms you can use.

Improvement in action

We had the chance to explore the many different tools, methods and processes that can be used to improve services. We had a go at using QI resources, connecting with some of our QI Leaders, and found out about the real-world impact of patient-focused improvement activity.

The Story So Far...

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News + events

A Very Short Introduction to Health Literacy

14 June 2024

4pm - 4.15pm


Poster Writing Day - Southampton

18 June 2024

9.30am - 4pm

Southampton, UK

Research in your Career - Drop in Session

20 June 2024

10am - 11.30am


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