UK Health Camp

The free ‘unconference’ for everyone interested in digital, design, technology and data for health and care.

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What is UK Health Camp?

There are lots of brilliant things happening to make health and care services better for patients, carers, and professionals.

Our aim is to provide a space to connect, share ideas and make things happen.

This isn’t the first Health Camp - similar events have been held in other countries and in the UK in 2015, 2017, and 2018.

We are open to all, whether you work for health and care services or not.

Our events are multidisciplinary - we aim to bring together health and care professionals, policy makers and service managers together with designers, digital specialists and technologists. Everyone is welcome.

We believe that diversity at conferences and events is important and support the Diversity Charter.

Diversity Charter

We have a Code of Conduct and ask for cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody at UK Health Camp.

How does it work?

If you’ve never been to an unconference, Don’t Panic.

Instead of a schedule arranged ahead of time featuring presentations and panels brought to you by the great and the good, everyone in the room gets to help design the agenda for the day as the first order of business.

We invite all attendees to propose ideas and topics that they would like to discuss, then with a brief flurry of concentration, post-its and pragmatism we arrange these into a session grid (schedule).

Sessions should bias strongly towards being discursive rather than a talk from a single person. Think seminar rather than lecture, more socratic than didactic.

This way, we turn the conversations that happen in the hallway, in between sessions at most conferences into the main event. You’ll grow your network with passionate and clueful people, and get to jump in and join the party.

Like our sister BarCamp-style events UKGovcamp and LocalGovCamp.

Come and join us. Don’t panic!

Previous sessions

To give you a taste of the kinds of things that come up, examples of previous sessions at UK Health Camp include:

You can see the full list of sessions from UK Health Camp 2017 here: UK Health Camp 2017 Sessions

UK Health Camp 2019 Schedule

Saturday 14th September 2019
09:00 - Doors open / registration
10:15 - Pitching and planning
11:30 - Session 1
12:20 - Session 2
13:00 - Lunch
14:00 - Session 3
15:00 - Session 4
15:50 - Session 5
16:45 - Wrap-up and closing address
17:00 - Close

From 17:00 onwards sponsored drinks will be available nearby for anyone who’d like to continue the conversation!

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How can I get involved?

UK Health Camp is run entirely by volunteers. The 2019 event is being organised by @thatdavidmiller, @puntofisso, @DeckOfPandas, @mattstibbs, @cholten99, @Rozalie_Horka, and @blu3id.

There are several ways to help us put on UK Health Camp:

If you can help us, please email