Comic author Adam Kay agrees to open Mountbatten Conference


Adam Kay, author of the best-selling ‘This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor’, is to open this year’s Mountbatten Annual Conference in comedic style.

The funnyman and former medic is set to entertain around 200 delegates on October 31 at the start of the two-day event, being held in the grand setting of Northwood House in Cowes.

This is the third conference being held by Mountbatten, and is an opportunity for anyone in the health and social care sector to share ideas on transforming services to meet growing demand.

Nigel Hartley, Mountbatten’s Chief Executive, who will also appear as a keynote speaker, said: “We are really pleased that Adam has agreed to perform for our delegates. His book is so hugely popular that we hope many will be inspired to come along and hear some of his many anecdotes relayed in real life!

“I am sure Adam’s appearance will be a great opener for our conference, which is set to explore some really challenging themes for our sector.”

Other confirmed guest speakers include Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of Hospice UK; Dame Barbara Monroe, past CEO of St Christopher’s Hospice and Marie Curie Trustee; Barbara Gale, CEO of St Nicholas Hospice Care, and Dr Sam Kyeremateng, Medical Director at St Luke’s Hospice.