4 October 2019, 11:00

The inspirational TEDxNHS 2019 will be livestreamed from London to the three Innovation Agency sites on 4 October.

This year the event has special significance for the Innovation Agency: it is curated by our Programme Manager for Engagement Charlotte Hall. Charlotte has helped select and coach the speakers – who include our former colleague Jen Gilroy-Cheetham – for the event that features a number of speakers who aim to inspire their audience to innovate and challenge their own organisations.

The TEDxNHS series is officially licensed by the non-profit TED organisation whose mission is to spread ideas in the form of powerful presentations. This year’s TEDxNHS speakers will address the theme of Beyond our Component Parts.

The livestream will be available between 10am and 6pm at:

  • Sci-Tech Daresbury: Merrison lecture theatre in the Daresbury laboratory
  • Liverpool Science Park: Green Room
  • Preston: room 177 at Preston Business Centre (the Innovation Agency meeting room)


11.00 East London FT Choir; and introduction

11.20 Finding inspiration in the NHS is easy, if you know where to look, Yusuf Yousuf

11.35 The empathy switch, Samantha Batt-Rawden

11.55  Without a script, several actors down, Jen Gilroy-Cheetham

12.20 Are we really well? Andy Knox

12.35 Appreciation redefined, Raj Adgopul

14.00 Health Minister Matt Hancock – recorded message

14.10 Pride in practice, Jacob Bayliss

14.30 I am a medical feminist, Sarah Hillman

14:45 Entertainment – comedian Becky Brunning

14.55 Do we truly believe in rehabilitation? Kate Morrissey

15:15 The power of purpose, Prerana Issar

15:30 Faces of the NHS: 1.5 million stars, Alexandra Adams

16.20 Why rethinking PTSD can change everything, Charlie Webster

16:40 One sentence that transformed my life, Lucy Watts

17:00 Entertainment – Owen Shears, Poet 

17.10 Together for Grenfell: A personal journey, Fatima Elguenuni

17.30 Welcome to the motherhood, Sarah Hesz and Katie Massie-Taylor

17.45 Creating joy in work is the only way to save the NHS; 15 seconds, 30 minutes (@15s30m), a social movement to increase joy in work, Rachel Pilling and Dan Wadsworth

For more information about TEDxNHS and to sign up to view the livestream on your desktop or laptop, visit

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