WordPress Portsmouth Meetup - Nightingale: How Gutenberg can save the NHS money

Portsmouth WordPress Meetup
Portsmouth WordPress Meetup
Public group

Technopole Portsmouth

Kingston Crescent, PO2 8FA · Portsmouth

How to find us

Come to the side door of the building and ring the bell near the poster.

Location image of event venue



Come to the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 19th February 2020 for a streamed talk, by Tony Blacker, entitled "Nightingale: How Gutenberg can save the NHS money and improve health outcomes."

Tony will be presenting live from Ipswich.

The event starts at 7pm. There will be a social to carry on discussions and network after the meeting for any attendees who wish to go to it.


A google for site:nhs.uk +"Powered by WordPress" gives 4500+ results. Despite many people saying 'WordPress isnt used in the NHS', it really really is.

Completely outside of any individuals or even any individual organisations control, the NHS is around 20,000 distinct entities all under one banner. Many of them have their own IT leads, their own comms dept and their own take on what they need to do with the web. The best we can do is lead and show a better way and hope others follow.

Tony is part of the NHS Leadership Academy team that has developed a new WordPresss theme, called Nightingale 2.0, based on an HTML/CSS library they have published.

There is also a companion plugin for the content styling and layout, using Gutenberg. The project is open-sourced and welcomes contributors and involvement from the community.

A Full Stack Developer at the NHS Leadership Academy, Tony is a full time web geek with a penchant for front end theming, and an a11y ally.


Most of our attendees come from Hampshire (including the Isle of Wight) and West Sussex. The venue has free parking. All levels of experience of WordPress and website publishing welcome. We are a learning and development group. We welcome WordPress beginners.

Spaces are limited. Please sign-up if you really do intend to attend the MeetUp. If you are new to the group, please can you complete your MeetUp profile to help us plan topics.


• 7.00pm - Meet and great - Networking

• 7.30pm - Nightingale: How Gutenberg can save the NHS money and improve health outcomes. Remote talk from Tony Blacker.

• 8:30pm - Q & A

• 8:45pm - Wrap up

• 9pm - Chat and informal networking at The Sovereign pub, next door to our meeting venue.

• Keep up to date on this event and others on the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup website - WordUp Pompey!



Catch up with the WordPress community in Hampshire and West Sussex and enjoy refreshments. Please let us know when you book if you have any special dietary restrictions. This information will only be used to help arrange refreshments.


• The event venue is a University of Portsmouth building and is accessible for wheelchair users

• Find us on Twitter @wppompey or connect with us on your web related topic ideas using #wppompey

• If you would like to help organise the WordPress Portsmouth MeetUp, offer a talk or sponsor an event, let us know in the #meetup-portsmouth Slack channel for the UK WordPress community.


Thank you to our sponsors 34sp.com and redIT.co.uk for supporting us. Attendees at the event will receive details of special hosting discounts.

Thanks to Non Stop Business Support, Bobbing Wide, and Drew Westcott for their in-kind sponsorship of this WordPress MeetUp.