A panel of patient experts will share their views about the care they receive from the NHS at World Healthcare Congress Europe 2019, which takes place at Manchester Central, 5-7 March, 2019.

The patient perspective panel is a key part of the programme for the inaugural WHCE event, which will also hear from a range of internationally renowned healthcare professionals.

Responding to the theme Wouldn't It Be Good If... nine patients are set to share their experiences and ambitions for the UK's healthcare system.

The preview video below includes insight from Andrew Plowright, who recovered from surgery to remove a brain tumour.

Having had to learn to walk again, Andrew has taken up running and is now training for his debut marathon.

Andrew calls on the NHS to look beyond the healthcare treatment it provides in order to help to restore people to the the physical and emotional state they were before their treatment.

Other panelists include mum of three Elizabeth Stanley, a full-time carer for her daughter Isobel; and Leila Hamrang, 30, who was diagnosed with leukaemia as a teenager and now works on behalf of other young people to encourage better patient care and policy.

Go to http://europehealthcare.org for further details

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