X-PERT Health: Educate not Medicate Conference

held on Thursday 19th September 2019 at Marriott Renaissance City Centre Hotel, Manchester 

We enjoyed a hugely motivating and informative day at the X-PERT Health 'Educate not Medicate' conference: thank-you to all who joined us.

This was a free event for healthcare professionals, patients and interested folk to learn more about X-PERT Health, and our speakers shared many inspiring stories of patients who after experiencing an educational programme had started on the journey of reducing medication and living a healthier lifestyle.

Click HERE to view the presentation slides from our wonderful speakers 

Also, keep your eyes peeled for the speaker videos which will be made available soon.


The keynote speaker was Dr David Unwin, of the Royal College of GPs National Champion for Collaborative Care who shared his experience of supporting patients in drug-free remission of Type 2 diabetes and saving NHS costs. Guest speakers included: Arjun Panesar and Charlotte Summers from Diabetes.co.uk, Dr Joe Delaney Consultant Principal Lecturer in Integrative Medicine at Wirral Metropolitan College, Andy Bishop a Public Health Collaboration Ambassador, and members of the X-PERT team Dr Trudi Deakin, Dr Sean Wheatley and Matthew Whitaker who presented evaluation outcomes and key updates.                                                                 


Dr Trudi Deakin, CEO of X-PERT Health commented: “Our annual conference is such a fantastic way to help communicate our key message of ‘educate not medicate’ to stakeholders. It’s wonderful to hear so many success stories of people who through the education have transformed their lives. Education really does work in reducing medication and moving people towards Type 2 remission. The conference also celebrates our wonderful X-PERT educators who do such an excellent job delivering our programmes nationwide. Their passion and enthusiasm for helping people make changes in their lifestyle to improve their health is unrivalled. I congratulate all the winners and runners-up and our amazing X-PERT team.”        

View our conference speaker biographies here


The winning X-PERT organisations in the Audit 2019 Awards are listed below:


1) Best Participant Experience

Winner: University Hospitals Birmingham NHS - Solihull

2) The Greatest Improvement in Glycated Haemoglobin

Winner: Medway Community Healthcare

3) The Largest Impact on Body Weight & Waist Circumference 

Winner: Medway Community Healthcare

4) The Greatest Improvement in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors (Lipids & BP)

Winner: Berkshire Healthcare NHS FT

5) The X-PERT Best Educator Award 2019

Winner: Cay Carlow - Medway Community Healthcare


View the X-PERT Health Audit Awards Report 2019

About us

Our aim is to ensure that all people at risk of, or diagnosed with, long-term health conditions have access to good quality and enjoyable structured education that helps them self-manage their condition leading to improved health and wellbeing.

Contact us

X-PERT Health 

Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire , HX7 7DP

Tel: +44 (0) 1422 847871
Fax: +44 (0) 1422 843715

Email: admin@xperthealth.org.uk




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