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The Midlands Decision Support Network in association with The Strategy Unit hosted INSIGHT 2021 our annual festival of learning and sharing events for the NHS, local government and other partners across health and care (4th – 15th October).  For more information and links to the recordings go here.

This year’s festival was another huge success! It included a mixture of talks, workshops and panel discussions. The theme, ‘Insight to action‘, brought together inspirational regional and national speakers to explore how insights from high quality analysis can drive change in health and care systems.

Thank you for coming!

Thank you to everyone, our speakers, our event leads and especially everyone who came to the festival, for making INSIGHT 2021 so amazing!  We had well over 2,000 of you attend the festival and we’ve had some wonderful feedback and a suggestion to do a compilation of the festival so we’ll enjoy putting that together for you.  Do take some time to see the recordings if you missed any of the events or if you want to revisit any of the sessions and look out for the feedback form we’ll be sending out soon.

Our speakers included:

Nigel Edwards (Chief Executive, The Nuffield Trust)
Jennifer Dixon (Chief Executive, The Health Foundation)
Richard Murray (Chief Executive, The Kings Fund)
Andi Orlowski (Director, The Health Economics Unit)
Professor John Wright (Director, Bradford Institute for Health Research)
Dr Kathryn Mannix (Clinician and author)
Professor Sir Michael Marmot (Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity)

…and there were many more!


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