Draft Programme

10 - 11 April 2019
East Midlands Conference Centre.


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

Sarah Wilkinson, Chief Executive, NHS Digital


Morning Refreshments & Networking


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

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

Panellists include:

Bernard Quinn, National Director of Improvement Programmes, NHS Improvement

Victoria Betton, Managing Director, mhabitat

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


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

Panellists include:

James Freed, Chief Information Officer, Health Education England

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

Panellists include:

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

Sam Barclay, CCIO, Whittington Health Trust

Katie Miller, GDE Programme Lead, Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust


Networking Lunch


Citizen-centric services: Connecting health and social care

In association with System C


Interactive Discussion Groups

Delivering effective digital therapies Coproducing services and empowering patients through digital Automating routine processes across the system

In association with Accenture

Digitally activating the NHS workforce

Developing integrated care records

In association with InterSystems


Afternoon Refreshments & Networking


Primary care transformation: The catalyst for STP-wide change

In association with DoctorLink


Digitising primary care:

Supporting commissioners and general practice to improve clinical outcomes

Panellists include:

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

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

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

Panellists include:

John Williams, Chair, Faculty of Clinical Informatics

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


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

Juliet Bauer, Chief Digital Officer, NHS England


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


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

In association with Accenture

Panellists include:

Mark Kelsey, Clinical Digital Lead, Hampshire and IOW STP

Lee Rickles, Chief Information Officer, Humber Teaching NHS

Foundation Trust and Programme Director, Yorkshire & Humber Care Record

Kaveh Safavi, Senior Managing Director, Accenture’s Global Healthcare


Morning Refreshments & Networking


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

Discussion leaders include:

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

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

Gareth Thomas, CCIO, Salford Royal Foundation Trust

Andrew Forrest, CIO, Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust


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

Panellists include:

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

Sam Shah, Digital Director, NHS England


Keynote Address

Ian Dalton, Chief Executive, NHS Improvement


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

Panellists include:

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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