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Govconnect

Govconnect is a social enterprise dedicated to assisting the wide range of organisations challenged with delivering the NHS 5 year forward view strategy and all other associated healthcare policy. We seek to ensure that the vision for Health and Care is delivered upon, and all partner organisations have a platform through which they can communicate implementation strategies, disseminate best practice and share lessons learned. Through a series of strategic conferences and accompanying digital and social engagement strategies, Govconnect will provide a platform to drive greater collaboration. In turn, it is hoped that models of care can be improved upon, partnerships strengthened and that through engagement with local communities and their local and national delivery agents tasked with the provision of Health & Care, the quality of patient experience, safety, and care enhanced.

Updated:
18 February 2016
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Care, Clinical Commissioning Group, Communication, Health, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Local Authorities, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Recreation, Schools, Telecare, Voluntary Sector, Education Sector, Commissioners Sector
Local Alliances:
Manchester Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Govconnect was formed in July 2015 by a team of passionate people with one focus in mind - assisting the wide range of organisations challenged with delivering the NHS 5 year forward view strategy and all other associated healthcare policy. We are a registered social enterprise whose aim is to provide a platform to drive greater collaboration through a series of strategic conferences and accompanying digital and social engagement strategies.

Govconnects Dementia 2020 series of conferences will develop a community of conference delegates online users and wider stakeholders who will seek to ensure that the vision to create a society by 2020 where every person with dementia in every area of the country receives high quality compassionate care from diagnosis through to end of life care.

Through collaboration and connections we will ensure the best services and innovation currently delivered in some parts of the country are delivered everywhere so there is more consistency of access, care and standards and less variation. A society where kindness, care and dignity take precedence over structures or systems.

As a social enterprise we will work with a range of local community projects on issues such as Dementia in addition to investing our profits to key research charities such as Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK, and many other worthy causes.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

We strive to offer more than a plug and play conference where delegates simply turn up, listen to a couple of presentations and leave with a bag full of the latest widgets. Our model primarily focusses on delivering conferences but also developing an inclusive and engaging online conference community who have the ability to share their thoughts, ambitions, agendas and best practice whilst networking with the array of people who can make it happen. The hope is, in return we provide a learning experience for all and a dynamic conference that we have all helped to shape.

Member website

www.govconnect.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Communication

    Govconnects Dementia 2020 series of conferences will develop a community of conference delegates online users and wider stakeholders who will seek to ensure that the vision to create a society by 2020 where every person with dementia in every area of the country receive high quality compassionate care from diagnosis through to end of life care. 

    Through focussed ongoing debate both at the conference and via the 12 month engagement process, we will enable all delegates to work together towards the achievement of their individual & shared ambitions of improving dementia care, support and research.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Due to the huge demand for tickets at our forthcoming Dementia 2020 Conference in Westminster; and after feedback from the many stakeholders and partners we represent, the next in this series of conferences will now be delivered at the Bridgewater Hall in Central Manchester on June the 8th.

    Govconnect seeks to ensure healthcare professionals, academia, third sector and care providers from all areas of the UK have unlimited access to the same information and resources, irrespective of their geographical location. Our online platforms around policy, research and innovation and our fantastic line up of speakers and partners will seek to highlight how some of the Norths ground breaking approaches to dementia research diagnosis and care can contribute towards our national objectives.

  • Fundraising

    In the lead up to our conferences we choose up to three to four charities to work alongside. At the point of registration all our delegates will have the opportunity to choose one of three chosen charities that they wish to donate 5% of their ticket fee to.  After delivery of the conference Govconnect will then transfer all associated revenue to the relevant charities. It is hoped that through this process we can continue to support the superb work done by those who already strive to make a difference.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Through our National Dementia 2020 conference in London Govconnect have raised substantial donations for our associated charities, (Alzheimer’s Society, Operation Smile, Age UK & tide)

    For the associated charities; so far we have raised:

    Alzheimer’s Society -£1277.60

    Age Uk - £137.50

    Operation Smile - £206.75

    tide - £29.50

  • Research

    Via our website, all delegates can submit their organisations relevant policies and case studies onto our resource library throughout the full lifecycle of the conference engagement period.

    Status:
    Being implemented