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Bridges symposium

  • Bridges 7th Annual Symposium 2016


    On Wednesday 15th June 2016 join us after work for short presentations from practitioners, patients, researchers and commissioners.

    Followed by drinks, nibbles and networking

    Registration: 16:30

    Presentations: 17:00 – 18:30

    Networking: 18:30 – 19:30

    2nd Floor Board Rooms, Hunter Wing, St George’s University, London, SW17 0RE

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    Dr Lisa Kidd, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Robert Gordon University


    Damian Gipson, Commissioning Project Manager, Lewisham CCG and Dr Angelika Razzaque, Clinical Director, Lewisham CCG -


    Billy Mann, Stroke Survivor and Katie Campion, Physiotherapist and Bridges Associate Trainer

    • It's Not Just the Goal, It's The In-Between Bits That Count: A Stroke Survivor's Perspective of Goal Setting (there are no slides for this talk)


    Heide Poestges and Dr Tino Kulnik - Bridges Self-Management and Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, St George's and Kingston Universities


We welcomed 84 people to the 2016 symposium including healthcare practitioners, researchers, managers, commissioners and people living with long-term conditions:

  • 100% said the symposium met their expectations
  • 91% would recommend the symposium to others

Their reasons for attending the symposium, in rank order, were:

  1. Personal growth and development
  2. Content
  3. Networking
  4. Speakers
  5. Wine!

We asked the audience their thoughts on a possible new area for Bridges, to develop the self-management tools (books) into digital format:

  • 86% said this was a very critical area to develop into
  • The advantages of a digital format included: greater accessibility, ease of use, less likely to be misplaced
  • The disadvantages of a digital format included: older generation are less familiar with technology, possible less face-to-face time with practitioners

Suggestions for future symposium topics included:

  • To hear more stories from service users
  • To hear more about different clinical applications of the Bridges approach e.g. different healthcare settings, services and health conditions