Care Makers Claire Flatt, David Smith, Jessica Partington, Matthew Bolton and Jenn Rawles attended the three-day event in Liverpool.
The NHS leaders they met were keen to hear about the Care Makers' role as ambassadors of compassionate, patient-centred care and the Care Makers were eager to talk to as many people as possible to ensure the message reaches the highest levels in the NHS.
Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive of NHS England; Sir Keith Pearson, Chair of Health Education England; Jan Sobieraj, Managing Director of the NHS Leadership Academy and Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer For England, were just some of the people who wanted to hear what the Care Makers had to say.
The Care Makers attended workshop and speaker sessions to hear the latest strategic thinking on healthcare and the healthcare system.
While in Liverpool, the Care Makers visited Liverpool Museum's House of Memories, which is doing great work to support dementia care through combining museums' expertise in displaying and caring for local history, with the recognition that personal history and memory is of great value and significance for people living with dementia.
They also had a tour around The Walton Centre, which is the only specialist neurosciences NHS trust in the UK. The Care Makers learned about the trust's work and about the 'Walton Way', which is a set of underpinning values and principles that encapsulate and guidethe way the trust staff work. It was noted that the values are very much in line with the 6Cs.
Thanks to Claire, David, Jessica, Matthew and Jenn for doing such a great job! We hope you gained a lot from your experience.