2018 Programme

East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.
10 - 11 April 2019

2018 Agenda


HSJ Modernising Healthcare Summit 
Optimising system-wide information flow and developing innovative new services to build a secure, stable and patient-centric NHS of tomorrow

Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire
19-20 April 2018



Registration & Refreshments


Chair’s Opening Remarks
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Charting the progress towards standardisation and digitisation across the NHS

David Ashby, Associate Director Model Hospital, NHS Improvement
Cleveland Henry, Programme Director – Innovations, Digital Futures and Digital Collaboration, NHS Digital
Sir David Dalton, Chief Exec, Salford Royal NHS FT and Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Mark Jones, Managing Director Health & Public Sector Digital, Accenture
Session chair: Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Keynote: Transforming services and scaling up innovation across the NHS

Ian Dalton, Chief Executive, NHS Improvement

Session chair: David Williams, Bureau Chief, HSJ


Morning Refreshments & NHS Innovation sessions

Summit attendees have the option to attend one-to-one meetings with selected summit partners, followed by up to four 5-minute presentations surrounding innovative new processes from HSJ Award-winning trusts across the country


Innovation Interactive Discussion Groups

Using the case studies from the NHS Innovation sessions as stimuli, join your peers in these interactive discussion groups facilitated by AHSN chief executives to deep-dive the challenges most relevant to your organisation

Richard Stubbs, Chief Executive, Yorkshire and Humber AHSN
Tara Donnelly, Chief Executive, Health Innovation Network
Dr Liz Mear, Chief Executive, Innovation Agency
Guy Boersma, Chief Executive, Kent, Surry and Sussex AHSN
Professor Mike Hannay, Chief Executive, East Midlands AHSN, and Chair, National AHSN Network

1:1 Meetings

Reserve a 15-minute slot with one of the expert Summit partner organisations to talk through your current challenges, and get their advice on potential solutions


Networking Lunch


Accelerating and improving patient flow for ICSs and STP areas – know more, in real-time, for better decisions and improved outcomes

Michael Bedford, Consultant Nephrologist, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Beverley Bryant, Chief Operating Officer, System C & Graphnet Care Alliance

Nick Elliott, Client Engagement Director, System C & Graphnet Care Alliance


Data-driven decisions: Bringing clinical informatics into the heart of care pathway design

Dr Harpreet Sood, Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer, NHS England
Nicola Haywod-Alexander, Chief Information Officer, Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, and Digital Programme Director, South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw sICS

Session chair: Ben Heather, Correspondent, HSJ

Optimising patient flow: Developing a digital best practice

Bernard Quinn, Director Improvement Programmes, NHS Improvement
Dr Charles House, Medical Director, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Tony Chambers, Chief Executive, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Session chair: James Illman, Senior Correspondent, HSJ


Afternoon Refreshments & Networking


Health information exchange: Optimising system-wide data flow to transform patient care

Adrian Byrne, Chief Information Officer, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and Chair, Health CIO Network
Geraint Lewis, Chief Data Officer, NHS England
Matt Neligan, Director of Data Transformation, NHS Digital
Professor Maureen Baker, Chair, Professional Record Standards Body

Session chair: Ben Heather, Correspondent, HSJ

Patient-centric change: Digitally activating patients and developing individualised tools and services

Juliet Bauer, Director of Digital Experience, NHS England
Tara Donnelly, Chief Executive, Health Innovation Network
Professor Gary Ford, Chief Executive, Oxford AHSN
Professor Tony Young, National Clinical Lead for Innovation, NHS England

Session chair: Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Paperless by 2023? Lessons from the Global Digital Exemplars

Louise Shepherd, Chief Exec, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Dame Julie Moore, Chief Exec, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Joe Rafferty, Chief Exec, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Stuart Bell, Chief Exec, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Session chair: Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Chair’s Close
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Networking Reception & Dinner
Networking reception from 19.15 in the Ballroom Foyer with dinner served at 20.00
Finish at 22.00



Chair’s Opening Remarks
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


WannaCry, what happened next; Cybersecurity Investments your organisation can benefit from
Colin Brown, Lead Security Architect, Enterprise Services, EMEA
Jon Smith, Microsoft Project Manager, Enterprise Services, EMEA
Paul Thomas, Industry Lead for Health and Care, Digital Advisory Services, Microsoft UK


Information security: Building cyber-resilient infrastructures

Will Smart, Chief Information Officer, NHS England
Andy Vernon, Informatics Director, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Session chair: Ben Heather, Correspondent, HSJ



Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and Future Technologies: Trust enabler or inhibitor?

Guy Boersma, Chief Executive, Kent, Surrey and Sussex AHSN
Niamh McKenna, Managing Director, Accenture Health UK
David Walliker, CIO, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust

Session chair: Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Morning Refreshments & Networking
Summit attendees have the option to attend facilitated speed networking sessions or book one-to-one meetings with selected summit partners


Joining the dots: Enabling STPs and building the path to accountable care

Michael MacDonnell, Director for Health System Transformation, NHS England
Mark England, Chief of Staff, Bedfordshire Luton and Milton Keynes STP
Fiona Wise, Executive Lead, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West STP

Session chair: Sharon Brennan, Correspondent, HSJ


Keynote: Reflections on the healthcare improvement journey from Scotland

Robbie Pearson, Chief Executive, Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Session chair: Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Keynote: Addressing the Urgent and Emergency Care Challenge

Dame Pauline Philip, National Urgent and Emergency Care Director, NHS England & NHS Improvement

Session chair: Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Visions for the NHS: Future sector challenges and solutions

Niall Dickson, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation

Professor Ian Cumming, Chief Executive, Health Education England

Professor Ted Baker, Chief Inspector of Hospitals, CQC

Simon Eccles, Chief Clinical Information Officer, NHS England

Session chair: Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Chair’s Closing Remarks
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ
Takeaway lunch will be available after sessions finish

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