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Using deliberative democracy in healthcare: what, how and why?

With Dr Alan Renwick, Hilary Reynolds, and Rich Taunt.

What can healthcare organisations learn from constitutional experts?

Deliberative democracy – where the art of deliberation is central to decision-making – is in vogue at the moment, and for good reason. The use of ‘citizens assemblies’ have been used around the world with some great results. It’s already being used in healthcare, from plans for integrated care in New Zealand to the future of abortion law in Ireland.

Kaleidoscope worked with the Stroke Association to use the principles of deliberative democracy to develop their strategy. The Stroke Association, supported by Kaleidoscope, used a ‘citizen’s jury’ of staff drawn from across the organisation not simply to be engaged in the process, but to lead a significant element of it. Our new publication (‘How strategy wasn’t eaten for breakfast’) describes what happened, and with what result. In this digital event you can learn more about the idea of deliberative democracy and how the Stroke Association, with Kaleidoscope’s support, used it successfully.

So join us on 18 October, 1-2pm, for a free digital event: Using deliberative democracy in healthcare: what, how and why? where we’ll be joined by:

  • Dr Alan Renwick, Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit, University College London (UCL)
  • Hilary Reynolds CBE, Executive Director for Strategy and Research, Stroke Association
  • Rich Taunt from Kaleidoscope will chair the event.

Free: register to attend


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