Friday, 22 May 2009

NHS Membership Conference

NHS Hull are presenting a conference aimed at helping Chief Executives and senior managers of NHS Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to implement their own membership schemes.

The inaugural NHS Membership Conference is being presented by NHS Hull at the Village Hotel, Hessle, East Yorkshire on Tuesday 9th June.

The theme of the conference is the membership model within a PCT; exploring the impact and development of a membership scheme for people living and accessing local healthcare service.

NHS Hull’s Membership Scheme recently reached a milestone by recruiting over 5,000 members, making them the first PCT in the UK to do so.

The conference issponsored by NHS and marketing agency, eskimosoup.

Speakers represent organisations including: NHS Hull Engagement Team, the NHS Centre for Involvement, Humber Mental Health, and Hull and East Yorkshire Acute Trust.

There will also be keynote address from Mark Britnell, Director-General for Commissioning & System Management for the NHS, England. He will discuss how membership schemes and commissioning can work together to help achieve the NHS goal of World Class Commissioning.

Chris Middleton, Managing Director of eskimosoup said: “We are really proud to be the main sponsor of the conference. We’ve been fortunate to work with NHS Hull as they recruit and engage with their members. Our team see this as an opportunity to prove that we understand how we can really add value to other PCTs embarking on the membership process for the first time.”

eskimosoup are a part of the Ludo Studio group of companies, and have a portfolio of public sector projects in design, web development, and social marketing. The company have also worked closely with NHS Stoke for whom they have developed an online NHS member engagement system.

eskimosoup have developed a website at which provides additional information about the conference. Places at the conference cost £100, with registration available via the website.

Following the conference the website will be redeveloped to host information and assets, ensuring it is a valuable resource for anyone who has an involvement in membership schemes.

Useful Links

Conference Website


NHS Hull

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