Last week (Wednesday 28th March 2012) Well Met Conferencing at Leeds Metropolitan University successfully hosted the Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Conference at the elegant Gandhi Hall.
Over 200 delegates took to their seats for the conference to hear key-note speeches from Sir David Nicholson, NHS Chief Executive and Chief Executive of the National Commissioning Board Authority and Karen Middleton, Chief Health Professions Officer.
Delegates heard the latest news on reforms from key individuals at the forefront of the changes during an action packed programme which covered commissioning, provider development, workforce issues and how to deliver greater productivity. The conference also included networking opportunities and numerous workshops to allow local clinicians to share experience and expertise.
Professor leuan Ellis, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at Leeds Metropolitan University and Chair of the conference, said:
“The AHP Conference can definitely be described as a great success. The event, one of a series of four being held by the Department of Health, brought together senior allied health professionals across the north of England. Places were limited to 200 and this was easily achieved.
“The Gandhi Hall provided an excellent venue and many delegates commented on our wonderful picturesque campus, the quality of the facilities at James Graham and our excellent conferencing staff. Overall, a great event to have hosted.”
The conference aimed to give AHPs the opportunity to understand the coming reforms to the health and care system and the opportunities they bring to maximise the AHP contribution to delivering innovative solutions.
Kate Davis, Business Development Manager for Well Met Conferencing, added:
“With a well-established Faculty of Health and social sciences at the University and a string of recent health conferences under our belt, it seems only fitting that the AHP North conference chose Leeds Met for their event.
“The Gandhi Hall is a truly exquisite venue which offers a fantastic flexible space. This proved ideal for this event, which required breakout spaces for both workshops and networking.”
Gandhi Hall, which is part of the leafy Headingley Campus, is a charming venue combining the best of both classic and contemporary features with the ability to accommodate up to 360 for conferences and 250 for formal dinners. Recently playing host to Leeds Mental Health Conference and Leeds Sports Awards it is Leeds Met’s largest venue fully equipped with a stage, free Wi-Fi, lighting and an AV technician. It also has a variety of break-out options including the Jubilee Room which is suitable for formal meeting and private dinners. In addition there are 5 lecture theaters adjacent to the Hall accommodating from 90 up to 230 delegates.
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Notes for editors:
•Well Met Conferencing is the conference office for Leeds Metropolitan University.
•Leeds Metropolitan University is the only University to achieve the Gold Accredited in Meetings status awarded by the Meetings Industry Association.
•In 2011 Leeds Metropolitan University accommodation Carnegie Village was awarded 3* by the AA.
•At the 2011 Leeds Hotels & Venues Association Awards Well Met Conferencing was awarded Winner of ‘Bright Idea’; Winner of ‘Leeds, Live it Love it’ for Carnegie Village and Highly Commended for ‘Exceptional Customer Service’.
•Leeds Met venue The Rose Bowl was awarded ‘Best New Business Venue’ in 2010 at the Yorkshire Business Insider Awards.
•Leeds Metropolitan University has 30,000 students and 3,000 staff.
•The University has achieved its best ever Research Assessment Exercise results. Sports-Related Studies is in the top 6 institutions in the country with research rated at the highest levels of 4* and 3*.
•Leeds Met has been rated the top university in the UK for its language support, accommodation quality and learning spaces in the 2010 Autumn Wave of the International Student Barometer and sixth in the world for the quality of its lectures.
•The University’s award-winning learning environments include Broadcasting Place, voted the best tall building in the world in 2010 by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and also winner of the 2010 Leeds Architecture Awards New Building category.
•The iconic Rose Bowl building was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property Awards
•Leeds Metropolitan is one of only a handful of UK universities to have been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard.