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September 9 - 10:30 am


September 10 - 03:30 pm

Event Category:

Buurtzorg, Change Management, Empowering teams, NHS, Organisational Development, Self Managed Teams


Cardiff and Vale College Campus

One Canal Parade

Dumballs Road, Cardiff, CF10 5BF

Adult Social Care still presents a massive challenge for many, the NHS Confederation recently claiming that adult social care was on “the brink of collapse”. How can we transform social care, tackle staff shortages and citizen dissatisfaction, find a solution that provides a cost-effective, excellent person-centred care and a rewarding career? We believe Buurtzorg principles can be applied to the UK to bring about this change.

Join us for 2 days of interactive learning, exploring the ideas of Buurtzorg and seeing how you can start applying these in your own organisation. Be inspired by case studies from the UK. Engage in active discussions with like-minded colleagues in the health and care system. And be supported in your early thinking about the steps you can take to this make this happen.

Buurtzorg Prototyping

Day 1 – 10.30am – 4.30pm

Understanding Buurtzorg

  • Explore the Buurtzorg model and the underlying ideas
  • Understand how Buurtzorg works in practice
  • Learn from examples of Buurtzorg inspired initiatives from across the UK
  • Identify how you could apply these principles in your own organisation

Day 2 – 9.30am – 3.30pm

Starting ‘Buurtzorg’

  • Agile service development in the public sector-
  • Iterative/agile development of Buurtzorg through prototyping
  • Self-Managing teams and how to make them a reality
  • Develop your organisational readiness
  • Your plan to prototype Buurtzorg

Cost for two days – £495 with discounts available for those attending with colleagues from the same organisation.

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Who should attend?

Do you want to lead the social care revolution? Learn new ways to tackle one of the biggest challenges facing health? This workshop is for you. You are likely to work in health and social care, and be a commissioner, executive, nurse, allied health professional, care professional, policymaker or any other looking for ways to tackle increasing demand for care, shortage of qualified staff and ongoing budgetary pressures.

About your facilitators

Brendan Martin is founder and managing director of Buurtzorg Britain & Ireland and a specialist in improving the quality of services and working lives through staff involvement. A journalist by background, Brendan has written widely about public service reform. He brought the Buurtzorg model to these isles after realising, while caring for his elderly mother, that the empowerment of care professionals was the route towards improvement of outcomes and jobs. He has since guided over 20 organisations towards exploring and testing the model.

Tania Eber is Buurtzorg Coach and OD Principal at Buurtzorg B&I. Tania has worked in the NHS for more than 20 years developing her knowledge and understanding of the evolving health and social care landscapes both at clinical and organisational levels. Over the past years Tania has supported adoption and learning about the Dutch Buurtzorg model of care within different UK health and social care contexts, supporting self-managing teams as a coach and the wider organisational changes necessary.

Dennis Vergne is lead partner at Basis Ltd. He has a passion for enabling transformational change that sticks; turning ideas into effective practice and behaviors. Although originally from Holland, most of Dennis’ work has been within the British public sector, ranging from over thirty local authorities, the NHS, probation services and central government. He is a recognised transformation expert with deep expertise in Agile (prototyping practices) self-managing teams and their use in social care settings.