‘Start Somewhere, Go Anywhere’: Reflections from our Spring Festival


The sun was once again shining for this year’s NHS Collaborate Spring Festival, ‘Start Somewhere, Go Anywhere’. 75 primary care leaders gathered at London’s Tate Modern for a day designed to energise, inspire and deliver positive change.

Disruption was the word of the day. Improvisation workshops provided an opportunity to connect with others in new and unexpected ways while the issues we experience as leaders were explored through the prism of modern art.

“I enjoyed the equality of ideas in our improv group this morning. Amazing to see what happened when people were given space and time to think outside of our normal constraints. How can we replicate this back in the ‘real world’?” Karen

“Great fun and reconnects. It is the art that provokes the biggest reaction. Makes me look at all aspects of my work and family life in a different and more positive way. No idea why that is. Thanks to all who have contributed to my experience today, both generally and personally.” Peter

“Humbled being around so many kind souls who have a genuine will to make things better and spread the sunshine!” Ishani


Esme’s reflections from the day