UK Health Camp

Newport, 14th September 2019

This is the event page for UK Health Camp 2019 where we have tried to bring together some useful information about the event, venue and schedule.

If you have any questions not answered here or want to clarify anything please email

Getting there

UK Health Camp 2019 is being held at:

Office for National Statistics, Government Buildings, Cardiff Road, Newport NP10 8XG


We’re grateful to the Office of National Statistics for supporting us with this event.

Shuttle bus service

If traveling by train we have arranged a free bus shuttle service between Newport station and ONS campus.

A minibus shuttle will be running from 09:00 until 10:30 in the morning, and then from 17:00 in the evening. There will be a Marshall at the station directing you to the bus displaying: “UK Health Camp Shuttle Service”. Keep an eye on our Twitter account and this page for any last minute updates.

If you are considering using this service please book a place on the shuttles.

We’re grateful to Newport City Council for supporting us with this transport.

Car parking

Car parking is available for free on the ONS site. However you will be refused access unless you have registered for parking providing your name and car registration in advance.

Photo ID Requirement


This is a requirement from the ONS (our venue), and is non-negotiable. Please get in touch if this is a problem.

Acceptable forms of photo ID (not exhaustive):

Non-acceptable forms of photo ID (not exhaustive):

Please get in touch with us if you wish to verify that your ID document is fine.

On the day

The schedule for the day is roughly as follows:

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

In the evening

From 17:00 onwards, we will move into Newport to Tiny Rebel, 22 High St, Newport NP20 1FX.

Come along to continue the conversation into the evening, or just to relax with friends! Don’t worry about knowing your way around, if you have reserved a place on the bus shuttle service camp makers will be navigating attendees along the 5-minute walk from the drop off point at the station to the pub.

dxw digital have kindly sponsored drinks and nibbles.


Lunch is free to all ticket-holders, and is being provided by Baxterstorey.

You can view our lunch menu on the lunch menu page.

Camp makers

Volunteer camp makers will be helping to ensure the day runs smoothly - you will be able to identify camp makers by their red “Organiser” or “Camp maker” badges.

Feel free to ask camp makers for help or information - if they can’t help you they will find someone who can!

UK Health Camp is completely run by volunteers and relies on support of people like you to enable the event to take place. If you’d like to help us out please register to be a Camp Maker.

Pitching and planning

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.

If you have an idea for a session, but are not too comfortable with the pitching process, come and find a camp maker or drop us a line at We’ll happily find someone who will support you making a pitch, or who could make the pitch on your behalf.

Examples of previous sessions

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


The events space we are using within Office for National Statistics is fully accessible with a lift and accessible toilets.

If you have any specific requirements please contact us:

Code of Conduct

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.

If you have any concerns throughout the day, please find a member of the UK Health Camp team who will help you.


There will be an event photographer taking photos primarily for future publication and promotion of UK Health Camp. Other attendees may also be taking photographs.

If you do not wish to be photographed please let us know at registration and we will give you a yellow lanyard.

As per our Code of Conduct we ask other attendees taking photographs during the event to also respect this choice.

Nearby Accommodation

Near the ONS

Holiday Inn Express Newport
Lakeside Dr, Duffryn, Newport NP10 8BB
0871 902 1626

Near the Station

Travelodge Newport Central
66 Bridge St, Newport NP20 4AP
0871 984 6411

Around Newport

Holiday Inn Newport
The Coldra, Gwent, Newport NP18 2YG
01633 412777

Hotel ibis budget Newport
164 Malpas Rd, Newport NP20 5PP
01633 859058

If you have any questions not answered here or want to clarify anything please email