Draft Programme

12 - 13 February 2020
Crowne Plaza, Stratford Upon Avon


HSJ Digital Transformation Summit
Building the NHS of tomorrow: Harnessing digital to empower patients and clinicians, optimise system-wide information flow and improve clinical outcomes

East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham
10-11 April 2019



Registration & Refreshments


Chair’s Opening Remarks
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Keynote panel: Transformation at pace and scale: Accelerating adoption of innovation and best practice across the system

In association with Accenture

Niamh McKenna, Managing Director, Accenture UK

Sir David Dalton, Chief Executive, Northern Care Alliance


Keynote Address

Matthew Swindells, Deputy Chief Executive, NHS England


Keynote Address

Sarah Wilkinson, Chief Executive, NHS Digital


Morning Refreshments & Networking


Reducing cyber risk: Building resilient and secure services that engender patient trust

In association with Cisco

Mark Jackson, Principal Information Assurance Architect, Cisco

Kieran Larkin, Assistant Director Networks and Security, Great Ormond Street Hospital Foundation Trust

Inderjit Singh, Head of Architecture and Cyber Security, NHS England

Human-centred design: Meeting user needs to empower patients and clinicians

Victoria Betton, Managing Director, mhabitat

Simon Dixon, Head of Digital Strategy and Design, Public Health England

Bernard Quinn, National Director of Improvement Programmes, NHS Improvement


Commissioning innovation: Breaking down barriers to digital entrepreneurship across the system

James Freed, Chief Information Officer, Health Education England

Asma Khalil, Fellow - National Innovation Accelerator, St George’s University of London

Lawrence Petalidis, Head of Innovation and Impact, Chelsea and Westminster Trust and CW+

Patient monitoring: Leveraging wearable and static devices to gather real-time actionable insight

In association with CapsuleTech

Justin Adams, CEO, AlertWatch

Sam Barclay, CCIO, Whittington Health Trust

Debbie Pope, Country Manager UK and Ireland, CapsuleTech

Helen Rostill, Director of Innovation, Development and Therapies, Surrey and Borders Partnership Foundation Trust


Networking Lunch


Improving flow across a whole health economy: Know more, in real time for better decisions and improved outcomes
In association with System C

Sam Barclay, CCIO, Whittington Health Trust

Beverley Bryant, COO, System C & Graphnet Health Alliance

Paul King, Solution Director (patient management), System C


Interactive Discussion Groups

Delivering effective digital therapies

Empowering clinicians and patients to improve care quality and outcomes
In association with Wolters Kluwer

Automating routine processes across the system

Digitally enabling the NHS workforce
In association with Accenture

Developing integrated care records
In association with InterSystems


Afternoon Refreshments & Networking


Primary care transformation: The catalyst for STP-wide change

In association with DoctorLink


Clinical informatics: Putting datadriven, digitally enabled decisions at the heart of patient care

Jonathan Kay, Vice-Chair, Faculty of Clinical Informatics

Jackie Murphy, Chief Nurse and CNIO, Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust

Harpreet Sood, Associate CCIO, NHS England


Close of Summit


Networking Reception & Dinner
Drinks reception from 19.15 with dinner served at 20.00
Finish at 22.00



Chair’s Opening Remarks
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Keynote Panel: Developing a National Digital-First Health Service

Gain insight from those at the heart of digitalisation at a national level about current and future opportunities, enabling you to align plans and priorities at a local level.

Simon Eccles, Chief Clinical Information Officer, NHS England

Will Smart, Chief Information Officer, NHS England

Tara Donnelly, Interim Chief Digital Officer, NHS England


From reaction to prediction: Deriving tangible benefit from machine learning – session reserved for partner


Interactive GDE and Fast Follower Showcase: Progress, performance and priorities

Michael Fisher, CCIO, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust

Andrew Forrest, CIO, Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust

Ian Hennessey, Clinical Director of Innovation, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Trust

Gareth Thomas, CCIO, Salford Royal Foundation Trust

Digitising primary care: Supporting commissioners and general practice to improve clinical outcomes

Nic Fox, Director Primary and Social Care Technology, NHS Digital

Patricia Mecinska, Chief Executive, Healthwatch Enfield

Masood Nazir, National Clinical Lead – Primary Care Digital Transformation, NHS England


Morning Refreshments & Networking


Learning from the LHCREs: Creating a single version of the truth to connect health economies locally and nationally

In association with Accenture

Nicola Haywood-Alexander, CDIO, Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust and Digital Director, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS

Fergal O’Brien, Managing Director Australian Federal Health, Accenture

Inderjit Singh, Head of Architecture and Cyber Security, NHS England


Robotics, AI, Personalised Medicine.. What’s next? Deep-diving the digital future of health and life sciences

Barbara Camanzi, Healthcare Lead, Science and Technology Facilities Council

Mirella Marlow, Programme Director – Centre for Health Technology Evaluation, NICE

Gerry Reilly, Chief Technology Officer, Health Data Research UK

Samantha Roberts, Director of Innovation and Life Sciences, NHS England

Sam Shah, Digital Director, NHS England

Nishan Sunthares, COO, ABHI


Keynote Address

Ian Dalton, Chief Executive, NHS Improvement


Sustainable health and social care: Translating the 10 year plan into action

Julian Hartley, Chief Executive, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

Professor Carrie MacEwen, Chair, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Rachel Power, Chief Executive, The Patients Association


Chair’s Closing Remarks
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ
Lunch will be served after sessions finish

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