Annual General Meeting 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
12:00 to 16:30


Our 2017 Annual General Meeting is an afternoon event designed for all levels of our health and social care colleagues in the South West.

Across a health and social care landscape which has experienced many changes in recent times, we would like you join us to share in our collaborative approach to leading and enabling transformation and understand how we can work together more effectively to develop lasting solutions to benefit our health system and the staff working within. During the afternoon there will be time to talk through the support we can offer you and your colleagues as well as dedicated space to network with a variety of colleagues from across the South West.

Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs)

We are pleased to inform you we will be welcoming back our South West STP leads and representatives to share their experience of leading transformation and the challenges they have faced and overcome within their STP footprint. This will give colleagues the opportunity to delve further into the plans and ask questions either within an open forum or during the networking sessions.

We will be joined by the lead or a representative from each STP within the South West:

  • Bath, Swindon and Wiltshire
  • Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
  • Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
  • Devon
  • Gloucestershire
  • Somerset

We are delighted to welcome Jon White as our special guest speaker:

Jon White is a former Captain in the Royal Marines.  He was commissioned aged 19, starting Young Officer Training at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines in September 2002. On 16 June 2010, Jon was in command of 40 Commando Royal Marines’ Reconnaissance Troop on patrol when he stepped on an IED.  The explosion blew off three of his limbs – both legs above the knee and his right arm at the elbow. 

His initial focus was obviously on his recovery, but after just 27 nights in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital he was discharged and started his rehabilitation at Headley Court.  He quickly became a proficient prosthetic user and hung up his wheel chair permanently on 19 June 2011, just one year after coming out of his induced coma.

Jon’s focus quickly shifted to his family life, in December 2011 he married and  the following year he started the construction on his new house (a 14 month project which he managed and it was featured on Grand Designs Series 12 Episode 4).

Unwilling to sit back and live on his pension and charity, Jon is now a leadership consultant and property developer.  He delivers motivational and inspirational speeches at business conferences; these always carry strong themes of the importance of good leadership and teamwork.  He is currently developing leadership programmes with the aim of delivering them to corporate leadership academies.  As part of this new career Jon is writing a book on leadership.  Its aim is to demonstrate how our greatest contemporary leaders have succeeded through consistent diligence, determination and good old fashion hard work.  These were how Jon led in the military, in his early career he was described as insipid, a poor communicator with a nervous disposition, this developed into being a natural leader with command being his strongest area and needing to refine his report writing and operational mission writing, and eventually he was being reported on as a good well rounded officer.  So his final aim is to make people realise that if they resolve themselves to be the very best they can be, they can be successful and great leaders too.

Programme for the day:

12.00     Arrival, networking and lunch

12.45     Welcome, Ann James

12.55     Introduction, Christina Quinn

13.10     NHS Leadership Academy, Stephen Hart

13.20     Keynote Speaker, Jon White

14.05     Question and Answer session

14.30     Sustainability and Transformation session

15.30     Jennifer Howells, NHS England - South

15.40     Refreshments and Networking

15.50     Panel Discussion

16.30   Closing remarks

Other guest speakers include:

  • Christina Quinn, Director - NHS South West Leadership Academy
  • Ann James, Chair - NHS South West Leadership Academy
  • Stephen Hart, Director of Leadership Development - Health Education England
  • Jennifer Howells, NHS England - South
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