Monday 14 June 2010

Health and Podcasts

We have heard that the new Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley, who is speaking at out annual Health and Social Care Conference on July 14th will be making an important announcement. I can say no more. But it will be worth going.

For details and to book, click here.

And this week we have our Chief Executive's Summit (Thursday 17 June in central London). I'm delighted that the marvellous Richard Reeves, who has been CEO of DEMOS, an ACEVO member and a very good friend for many years, has been appointed as special advisor to Nick Clegg MP. He has agreed to give the keynote speech at the Summit. He has starred at a number of ACEVO conferences and is a brilliant performer. Be there!

For details and to book click on this link.

Friday was amusing. I did a Podcast for The Guardian with the charming and erudite Nick Temple of the School for Social Entrepreneurs. We began well when I called him Nick Wilkie! And then David Brindle caps it by asking me a question when he refers to me as "Stuart" (not Sir Stuart at that stage!). "Services to the Third Sector" (no civil society stuff for HM).

Worth listening to as I expound the theory that "Big Society" is like a long piece of string on which the Tories hang lots of balloons!

The Podcast is released on Wednesday and can be picked up from SocietyGuardian.

A pleasant day ahead; lunch with Stuart and Kevin, then off to see the Lottery Minister to defend our good cause money!


P. Ropecia said...

It is great that organizing annual health and social care conference. That would be very helpful.

Robin Bogg said...

Are all the Japanese comments you get from JACEVO members?