Copenhagen 2020 live blogs

Author: Douglas Badenoch, Beyond the Room

Date: 2-6 November 2020

Blogs from 2020

The first fully virtual International Forum Copenhagen 2020 focuses on uniting those across health and care systems to reflect, recover and reassess priorities in light of the changes brought by COVID-19. This involves moving from hierarchical structures to open discussions, finding ways to engage patients and service users on an equal footing, and supporting each other to move forwards following a year unlike any other.

We will be posting what is being disccussed during the ‘live’ International Forum in the below live blogs, written by Douglas Badenoch from Beyond the Room. The blogs will be updated daily.

The patient experts from Beyond the Room will once again lead conversations on Twitter throughout the five day conference, will record interviews and podcasts with key speakers and write up blogs to capture learnings and different perspectives.

The Equity Imperative at #Quality2020

The pandemic has exposed underlying issues of equity across populations, with the worst effects being felt by the most vulnerable. Health consequences from a potential economic downturn are also likely to be suffered by this group. How can we put the focus on preventative medicine to improve outcomes for all in society?

Workforce wellbeing

COVID-19 has put incredible strain on healthcare systems across the world that in many cases were already stretched to their limits. How do we support frontline workers to avoid burnout in these most challenging times?


For many patients, carers and service users, the pandemic has caused a shift from co-production back to a more prescriptive style of interaction with healthcare professionals. We will look at this shift, and how it’s more important than ever that patients have a voice.