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  • Matthew Mezey posted an update in the group Reimagining Health and Care 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Jos de Blok/Buurtzorg London event in November – let me know if you’re interested….

    Hi all,

    The founder of Buurtzorg, Jos de Blok, along with his team, are in the UK at the end of November.
    There will be a seminar and networking lunch in London at the end of the month.
    There may still be one or two places available at this.
    It will also hear about an evaluation of the West Suffolk ‘test & learn’, and more.
    If you’re interested, please e-mail me to let me know: – and I’ll pass your names on to the organisers.

    No guarantees, I’m afraid – and it might end up being first come first served, if there is more interest than places available.

    Have a great weekend,


    • Thanks Matthew, it woud be great to hear what happens. I was invited but its my daughters ballet show the same evening. Would be good if others can attend.

    • Hi Matthew, is there a link to the details of the event and the date and time?
      Thanks, John

      • Hi John,
        It’s at 11-2 on November 29th.

        Here’s the blurb:

        We have been working with Buurtzorg in Britain for more than three years now, and having collaborated with around 30 health and social care organisations during that time we have learnt a lot. Now we would like to celebrate the progress made by pioneering organisations we have supported, take stock and explore the lessons of experience, and plan next steps.

        So we are delighted that not only Buurtzorg founder Jos de Blok but also his whole board will be joining us for a couple of days next month, and we warmly invite you to join us for a seminar and networking buffet lunch.

        At this event, as well as hearing from nurses involved in ‘test & learn’ initiatives we have supported, Jos and I will briefly share our lessons of experience and our plans for the future. We have also invited Jo Maybin of King’s Fund to speak about her recently published evaluation of the West Suffolk ‘test & learn’, and Camilla Cavendish – author of the excellent book Extra Time about our ageing societies — to speak about why she believes the Buurtzorg “should be adopted everywhere”.
        There will be time to offer your own perspectives and for questions.

        Like I said, I don’t have a cast-iron guarantee that there are definitely still free places. Let me know asap if you’d like to come along. Should be fine…


      • Hi John,

        I’ve checked and they can still fit you in – let me know if you’d like an official invite.


    • Matthew, I sent you a private message a few days ago about this. Did you get it?