Master classes

These Master classes show-cased best practice examples of NHS working with the voluntary and community sector to deliver collective participation programmes leading to better health outcomes. The content was developed based on case studies and findings from an extensive series of interviews with the voluntary and community sector.  Please click on the links to see the presentations and watch the videos that were specially commissioned for these events.


Strengthening Voice: mobilising patients, Healthwatch and the voluntary sector

In line with the Five-Year Forward View, this master class utilised film from case studies and unique insights from expert practitioners, to share key good practice and lessons learned when commissioning with the voluntary and community sector.

Harnessing community assets for  better commissioning

Dr. Brian Fisher MBE, an influential community development champion, and Sarah Burn of Croydon Voluntary Action’s ABCD programme came together to reveal the benefits of focusing on “what’s strong, not what’s wrong”; watch the video to hear about the Croydon experience of harnessing the power of local people, driving transformative approaches to wellbeing and reducing dependence on traditional services.