At NHS ConfedExpo 2024, we have a strand of Learning Theatres dedicated to sharing focused examples of improvement practice or case studies that can be adapted and adopted across other organisations and/or specialties.
Learning Theatre sessions are 40 minute slots, and should be set out similar to the following:
2 minutes - Introduction to key issue of session
25 minutes - Presentation on a single area of improvement practice, to set out how their work can be adapted and adopted
10 minutes - Q&A with audience
3 minutes - Summary of session and key takeaways
- Learning Theatre capacities from 40 - 80
- The session should focus on sharing learning and good practice, and equip delegates with the knowledge and tools they need to adapt and adopt within their organisation
- 40 minutes is a relatively short time, so there should be no more than two presentations.
- Sessions should look to be delivered by 1 - 3 speakers. It would be possible to run a panel discussion on the zone, but these should be the exception and not the norm. If running a panel, the maximum number of participants is 4.
- The single area of improvement practice should shortly and crisply share:
- What they’ve practically done that’s worked well and how they’ve done it
- Why they’ve done it – including how data has informed their work
- What the impact has been - including showing the evidence that it has worked
- What the challenges were and how they overcame them
- The key lessons learnt
- The key takeaways which others can adapt and adopt
Session format principles
- NHS ConfedExpo is a joint conference, and all sessions must be developed in full partnership between NHS England and NHS Confederation
- Focus on the most impactful and adaptable/adoptable transformations within your theme area
- More than half of attendees at NHS ConfedExpo are Heads of Department or more senior. It is important that all sessions give sufficient time for Q&A engagement/discussion with attendees
- Roving mics will be available