Melting Pot Lunch
What’s a Melting Pot Lunch, you ask? It’s a pretty simple concept: we bring together people from across health and care to discuss a key issue over lunch.
While the coronavirus pandemic has made it harder for us to have lunch together, we think these kinds of conversations are more important than ever.
So we are bringing our Melting Pot Lunches into the digital world and lunching virtually.
Those who have attended Melting Pot Lunches before will know that pre-pandemic we met in an inspiring venue over a good lunch. We won’t be able to do that for a while, so instead we are donating the money we would have paid for the venue and catering to charity.
Our Melting Pot Lunches are free and open to anyone.
The lunches bring together everyone, from students to chief executives, clinicians to policymakers, to have a different kind of conversation. If you like talking with people who think the same way you do, then Melting Pot Lunches may not be for you.
So far, we’ve held over 60 lunches and sat down with over 1000 people. We’ve covered topics as diverse as artificial intelligence and ethics, patient engagement, homelessness, and the media and its role in health and care.
The discussions today were incredibly inclusive and brought together a range of backgrounds, sectors and structures. We were unafraid of facilitating constructive conversations about difficult/challenging subject matters and I think everyone will return to their sector reinvigorated.
Digital Melting Pot Lunch feedback from a participant May 2020