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Gov Design Meetup #5: Design for healthcare

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Price: £4.00 /per person
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Design for healthcare

User-centred design in the healthcare sector can make life easier and better for people with healthcare needs and for healthcare professionals.

A focus on understanding user needs can make a difference to many aspects of health and healthcare like the patient experience, preventative care, or the design of medical devices.

There is a lot of interesting service design work happening in this sector. For example, SH:24 and Let's Get Checked are services that help people do personal health tests at home with mail delivered kits. These services help remove the stigma and anxiety around attending a clinic for a sexual health screening. They've increased access to health screening and created more efficient services that require less resources and costs.

Join us on 6 December to hear from designers and clinicians on the topic of design for healthcare.


Marcus Swan, Design Director at Let's Get Checked

Sara Vrbinc, Interaction Designer, Design Lead for Paediatric Emergency project and Dr Nicholas Appelbaum, Clinical Lead at Helix Centre

Tim Allan, Design Lead for Urgent and Emergency care at NHS Digital (

The agenda for the evening:

6:00 Doors open
6:30 Introduction
6:40 Talks from our speakers
7:40 Panel conversation and time for additional questions
8:00 Wrap up and move on to the pub

Join us afterwards for drinks at a pub close by!

The event will be hosted by the Government Digital Service.

See you there!