It's All About People Conference 2024

On Wednesday 3 July, the It’s All About People Conference 2024 welcomed a capacity audience to Lincolnshire Showground’s Epic Centre for a jam-packed programme of inspiring presentations, discussions, workshops, experiences, networking, and awards.

This long-awaited event brought together people from across Lincolnshire - both those delivering and those receiving health and wellbeing support - to celebrate and champion personalised approaches to health and care.

It's All About People Conference


Adding to the excitement, we also officially launched Our Shared AgreementThis new but already rapidly growing movement is driving a better relationship between health and care providers and the people of Lincolnshire. 

Our Shared Agreement launches


Both Our Shared Agreement and the It’s All About People Conference have been co-produced by health and wellbeing professionals and people with lived experience working together.

The conference was specially designed to inspire and support delegates to further embed personalised approaches in their own practice and across the county’s health and care system, with a programme that included:

  • A keynote speech from acclaimed patient experience advocate, Katie Clarke-Day.
  • A series of interactive workshops exploring Our Shared Agreement in practice.
  • Live podcast discussions with experts by experience.
  • The It’s All About People Conference Expo, featuring a wealth of health and care providers and innovators from across the county, ready to share approaches, ideas and experiences.
  • The It’s All About People Awards 2024, recognising and celebrating excellence in personalised care and strengths-based approaches across Lincolnshire.   
  • And, of course, plenty of opportunities to connect with fellow professionals and experts by experience to share stories, challenges, solutions, opportunities and aspirations.
It's All About People Conference

Key Note Speaker: Katie Clarke-Day

Our fabulous Key Note Speaker was Katie Clarke-Day.

Katie is an individual living with multiple long-term health conditions. Starting her career working in Health Psychology with families who were affected by awaiting paediatric transplants, her next role was then in frontline child protection and adoption roles as a qualified social worker. The burden of managing increasingly poor health meant that she had to give up her professional roles.

She then ‘stumbled’ into the role and the new career she has now. Her lived experience and professional training have combined to give her a platform to address issues around personalised care and the improvement of care particularly for those living with long term health conditions. Amongst other roles she is the ‘Lived experience and Co-production lead’ for the Coalition for Personalised Care. She combines these new found roles with managing her own health and home-educating her young son both alongside her wife who is also Katie's full time carer.

For Katie, improvement means a shared role in managing our health and social care needs between patients, family, carers and professionals. We do, after all, spend 365 days a year managing these conditions within the context of our own lives; with our unique challenges, inequities, strengths and priorities. Our opinion should matter and direct our own personal care.

Katie is passionate in including patient voices at all levels, not only in leading our care at an individual level, but also at government, policy, community and local levels in a way that hears all people that use the relevant services.


Driven by Our Shared Agreement's Foundation 5: Making the most of what we have available to us, the It's All About People Conference Expo brought together a wealth of health and care providers and innovators from across the county - 27 organisations in all! - all keen to share approaches, learning, new ideas, and experiences.

A truly unique opportunity to learn, connect, and be inspired! 


This year, the award presentations were introduced throughout the day as a regular reminder and celebration of the great work that we are all building on.

Here are the award-winners:

Our Shared Agreement Individual Award 2024

Highly Commended: Gemma Wright, K2 PCN

Highly Commended: Sam Lewis, ULHT

Winner: Sean O'Sullivan, South Lincoln Healthcare PCN


Co-production Award 2024

Highly Commended: Kisimul Group

Winner: Health Inequalities Team, NHS Lincolnshire ICB


Our Shared Agreement Team Award 2024

Highly Commended: I Forget, Age UK Lincoln and South Lincolnshire

Winner: Lincolnshire Rural Support Network (LRSN)


It’s All About People Champion Award 2024

Highly Commended: Clare Credland, Trent PCN

Winner: Jennie Goacher, East Lindsey PCN

IAAP Podcast Live!

Our resident podcast 'Parky' Matt hosted two live podcasts during the conference. In Part 1 he was joined on the sofa by Naetha Uren of the Recovery Coach Academy to talk about recovery from addiction and substance use disorders. In Part 2, his conversation with Vicky Thomson from Every-One, and John Day, expert by experience, focused on the value of co-production. 


Based on the 5 foundations of Our Shared Agreement, attendees were able to choose from the following workshops:

It's time for change. What does it take to be willing to do things differently

Inspired by Foundation 1 - Being prepared to do things differently, this workshop explored how independent research is helping us to understand how we enable the change makers.


What gets us out of bed in the morning?

Inspired by Foundation 2 - Understanding what matters to ourselves and each other, this workshop explored methods to find out what really matters to the people we work with and support.


Co-production? Why wouldn't you?! 

Inspired by Foundation 3 - Working together for the wellbeing of everyone, this workshop explored why co-production, particularly with people with lived experience, is critical to personalisation.


‘Would I lie to you – truth or lie’

Inspired by Foundation 4 - Conversations with and not about people, this workshop explored the language we use when having conversations with and not about people, reflecting upon real stories from people with lived experience. 'Did they really say that?'


It's All About People Conference presentations, podcasts and awards
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