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Webinar: How can we create real, lasting change after COVID-19?


How can the Yorkshire and Humber region understand and adapt the best COVID-19-related innovations into everyday working practice?

“Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. …we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world.”

– Arundhati Roy, Indian Author, The Pandemic is a Portal

As the long-term impact and implications of COVID-19 come starkly into focus for both our regional health and care systems and our local economy, we are all starting to think about how we (both as individuals and organisations) need to adjust to our new reality. Already a great deal of discussion is taking place to consider how the healthcare system needs to reset itself and learn from both the positive and negative aspects of the crisis. This webinar will begin to explore these opportunities from a Yorkshire and Humber perspective. Please do join us if you would like to contribute to the discussion.


11:00-11:10 – Welcome and Introduction – Richard Stubbs, Chief Executive Officer, Yorkshire & Humber AHSN

11:10-11:55 – Contributions from our panel speakers

  • Michael Wood, Head of Health Economic Partnerships, NHS Confederation
  • Rob Webster, Chief Executive of West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership
  • Katherine Ward, Chief Commercial Officer,

11:55-12:25 – Panel Q&A and audience discussion

12:25-12:30 – Summary and Close – Richard Stubbs, Chief Executive Officer, Yorkshire & Humber AHSN




Date: 01 July

Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm