Friday, 18 January 2019

Booking is now open to hear @gourmetpenguin give #AdsTalk19

“Breaking the bubble: working in partnership with children and families"

Chaired by @KathEvans2 @HorizonLeeds 12-3pm 29/3

All welcome  

Please spread the word among your colleagues & networks

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Dr Emily Harrop gives 3rd Adam Bojelian Memorial Talk

For the third year running, on 6th April 2018 folk travelled to Leeds from around the UK to attend the annual Adam Bojelian Memorial Talk.

This year’s talk was given by Dr. Emily Harrop, Paediatric Consultant, Helen & Douglas House Children’s Hospices and deputy Chair of the NICE End-of-life Care for infants, children and young people guidelines drafting committee. 

The programme for AdsTalk18 is available HERE , including information about Dr. Harrop

You can watch the full talk, chaired by NHS England, Experience of Care Lead, Kath Evans

Please feel free to share the talk with colleagues and contacts and continue the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #AdsTalk18

Following AdsTalk Dr Emily joined Twitter @EmilyHarrop9
Kath Evans can be found at @KathEvans2
and Adam’s legacy continues at @4AdsthePoet

The 4th Adam Bojelian Memorial Talk will be held at AdsPlace, Horizon Leeds on Friday 29th March 2019 and we are delighted to announce it will be given by Dr. Carmen Soto (@gourmetpenguin)

Booking will open early December 2019 and will be advertised here, on Eventbrite and on Twitter (#AdsTalk19)

Friday, 10 November 2017

3rd Adam Bojelian Memorial Lecture Announced

The 3rd Adam Bojelian Memorial Lecture will be given by
Dr Emily Harrop, Paediatric Palliative Care Consultant
on Friday 6th April 2018 in Leeds

Full details and booking can be found here

Everyone is welcome.

In addition to the opportunity to hear Dr Harrop talk, the event is an opportunity to celebrate Adam
and the values he and those that supported him brought to the NHS

The event is free but booking is essential.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Hidden in Plain Sight - Healthcare in the 21st Century by Rob Webster

NHS & other folk from around the UK gathered at Ads Place, Horizon Centre, Leeds, on 24th March 2017 (the second anniversary of Adam's death) to celebrate all Adam gave to the NHS and to hear Rob Webster give the 2nd Adam Bojelian Memorial Talk

Hidden in Plain Sight - Healthcare in the 21st Century.

Hundreds also joined by Periscope and Twitter.

You can view Rob's inspiring and informative talk here:-

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Second Annual Adam Bojelian Memorial Talk Announced

With thanks to NHS Employers, NHS Confederation and Horizon Leeds, the second Adam Bojelian Memorial Talk #AdsTalk17
"Hidden in plain sight - a new healthcare system for the 21st Century"
will be given by Adam's Hero & values based leader Rob Webster @NHS_RobW, CEO of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust @allofusinmind; visiting professor @leedsbeckett; hon fellow @rcgp, @theQNI, fellow @theRSAorg, leading West Yorks STP
Rob's talk will be chaired by Kath Evans @KathEvans2 Experience of Care Lead at NHS England and will be followed by a discussion of the issues raised and a short reception.
Everyone is warmly welcome.


Horizon Leeds
2 Brewery Wharf 
Kendell Street 
LS10 1JR

Click HERE to book your Free place

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Charlie Dog climbs mountains for Adam

A short film on why Adam's dog Charlie Dog (together with Adam's mum, dad and a team of dedicated NHS staff who knew and loved Adam) are climbing 3 Welsh mountains for UK Sepsis Trust
Please do watch, share & support him if you can.
Thank you.

Also thank you everyone who has already made a kind & generous donation. Much appreciated.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Together We Can Achieve Great Things

The first Adam Bojelian Memorial Talk "Together We Can Achieve Great Things", by Kath Evans, (@KathEvans2), Children's Nurse and NHS England's Patient Experience Lead, and chaired by Gill Phillips (@WhoseShoes) was held on Thursday 24th March 2016 in Leeds, hosted by NHS Confederation & NHS Employers.

You can watch Kath's talk by clicking on the link below:-

 Adam Bojelian Memorial Talk 2016

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Memorial Talk

The first Adam Bojelian Memorial Talk by Kath Evans, (KathEvans2), Together We Can Achieve Great Things, Children's Nurse and NHS England's Patient Experience Lead, will be held on Thursday 24th March 2016, hosted by NHS Confederation & NHS Employers, in Leeds.

Everyone interested in child health is warmly welcome, but please do book your ticket in advance:-

Click here to book

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

The Boy Who Kept On Receiving...

At Adam's Memorial Service in Yorkshire in April, NHS Confederation CEO Rob Webster described
Adam's poem Leadership as "the gift that keeps on giving".

Yesterday it seemed Adam is the "boy who keeps on receiving" as he received yet another accolade, being named as one of Health Service Journal's inaugural Patient Leaders.

Adam would have been awed to be included on the list alongside so many of the truly inspirational people he chatted with and followed on twitter, far to many to mention here, but all listed via the link below.

He would have been proud that people had admired him enough to take the time and trouble to nominate him.

Thank you Health Service Journal for recognising the important role patients play in the leadership of the NHS.  Thank you in particular for recognising the leadership of several inspirational young people.

Thank you all those who nominated Adam. No-one can be a leader unless others empower or allow you to be one, so thank you for doing this for Adam.

Huge congratulations to all the other HSJ Patient Leaders. It was wonderful to meet so many of you at the reception.  Thank you for all you do for all patients, families and indeed for making the NHS a better place for staff too.

Thank you every patient, carer and family member who has put their head above the parapet when needed, whether or not you are on the list.

We often hear of the courage staff need to put their head above the parapet and lead; of the barriers and attacks some will face for doing so.  Believe you, me, for patient leaders the barriers are even higher.

More than any award this one has made me appreciate just how awesome my wonderful Adam was.  It is the award that he had to face more challenges and barriers than any others to achieve.  Thankfully he has helped many hundreds of miles along that path by truly inspirational paid NHS leaders such as Rob Webster; Kath Evans; Kirstie Stottt and many, many more.

Great leaders inspire and create great leaders.  For all the barriers Adam faced in his life, he was privileged, largely through twitter, to meet many NHS staff who opened doors rather than put up barriers and allowed him to use his extensive knowledge and expertise of NHS services across the UK to help in a wee way to change the world for the better.

Adam Bojelian

Poet and patient leader
Adam is sadly no longer with us: the 15-year-old, who was born with cerebral palsy, died in March. But our judges were absolutely clear that the incredible influence this young man had over the course of his short life deserved recognition in this supplement.
Adam was paralysed, but communicated through blinking. He wrote award-winning poems and latterly became a hugely popular presence on Twitter. In 2014, he was asked by NHS Confederation chief executive Rob Webster to pen a poem on healthcare leadership, the words of which have been widely shared.
Said one of those nominating him: “Adam highlighted the need for NHS leaders to care and helped leaders to rethink their behaviours and attitudes to delivering services. His legacy lives on through improved care processes across health and social care.”
Judges’ comments: “Adam is definitely on the list. He deserves the spotlight.”

Read the full list here:-