27 SEPTEMBER 2017 | OLYMPIA LONDON

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Conferences, seminars and case studies

The UK Health Show will take place on Wednesday 27th September 2017 in Olympia Grand in London from 9:00am – 4:30pm. Boasting over 50 hours of CPD accredited content, the programme features over 130 speakers across 14 conference, seminar and case-study theatres.

This makes the show an unmissable day for commissioners, senior managers, clinical leaders, IT heads, procurement leads, GPs, pharmacists and anyone working within the NHS and the wider healthcare sector who wants to improve patient outcomes.

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Welcome to the UK Health Show Hot Seat – Hosted by Victoria Macdonald
The UK Health Show Hot Seat gives a unique platform to leading healthcare industry experts. Presented in an interview style, the Hot Seat will see healthcare specialist correspondent Victoria MacDonald in discussion with health sector leaders and experts throughout the day. The sessions will focus on five key areas challenging the NHS in 2017, with the floor opened up to the audience, giving you the chance to ask questions and receive open and honest answers outside of a more formal setting Presented in an interview style, the Hot Seat will see healthcare specialist correspondent Victoria MacDonald in discussion with health sector leaders and experts throughout the day.
Victoria Macdonald
Health and Social Care Correspondent
Channel 4 News
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9:30am - 9:35am
Commissioning for the Future Stage
Chair's Welcome Address
Dr Phil Moore
Deputy Chair (Clinical) and Chair
NHS Kingston CCG and NHSCC Mental Health Commissioners' Network

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9:35am - 10:00am
Commissioning for the Future Stage
Taking the reins - leading delivery of the FYFV and strengthening STPs

Despite restructuring of the NHS commissioning landscape now arguably behind us, it is unlikely that there will be one single model of commissioning in the future. Yet as outcomes and place-based commissioning steer the national policy agenda, the right kind of leadership must be sought. This address will therefore outline:

  • The past year’s 2020 target progress and assess how STP leadership is developing to cope with the task ahead
  • The growing involvement of local authorities and wider effort by national bodies to support system-wide leadership
  • National support plans to allow commissioners to effectively take on accountable care models
  • Where capital funding can and is being best utilised in the last year of the new care models
Sir Malcolm Grant CBE
Chair
NHS England

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10:00am - 10:45am
Commissioning for the Future Stage
STPs one year on – from plans to partnerships

As Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships are now taking shape, but advancing in varying degrees, this panel will bring the strategic, commissioner, provider and local authority perspectives together to share real-time experience, discuss challenges and ask:

  • Where are we now in terms of effective implementation and was the timeline realistic?
  • How do STPs working across large areas at-scale differ to those working on a subsidiarity basis?
  • Which STPs are advancing fastest to combine the commissioner and provider function and become fully integrated?
  • Are national support programmes proving valuable and which STPs are gaining capital funding?
  • How are changes to incentives and performance management in the NHS being used to overcome barriers?
  • How strong is STP transparency and engagement with all relevant national, local, voluntary and third sector partners?
Dr Wendy Thomson
Chief Executive and Footprint Lead
Norfolk County Council and Norfolk & Waveney STP
David Smith
Chief Executive
Oxfordshire CCG
Dr Anita Donley OBE
Independent Chair and Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine
Mid and South Essex Success Regime and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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9:30am - 9:35am
Digital NHS Stage
Chair's Welcome Address

NHS Digital Stage will explore the key challenges and opportunities facing the healthcare sector today. During the welcome address, Noel Gordon, Chair of NHS Digital, will begin the day welcoming delegates and introducing the line-up of top-level speakers for the day.

Noel Gordon
Chair
NHS Digital

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9:35am - 10:10am
Digital NHS Stage
Keynote: Working in partnership to deliver digital transformation

Digital and technical capabilities and the fast-evolving market in platforms, software, devices and analytics, are transforming the ability of the medical profession to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases. This session will provide insight on NHS Digital’s priorities for enabling the health and care system to provide the best possible services and achieve world class health outcomes.

Eve Roodhouse
Executive Director
NHS Digital

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10:10am - 10:45am
Digital NHS Stage
Technology is the easy bit: Achieving a paperless NHS

The digital transformation of health and care is not about digitising existing paper processes. Maximising the impact of new technology and data services requires cultural and behavioural change to drive the way care is delivered. This talk will discuss how we can achieve broad adoption and innovative use of technology and technologies to meet  the needs of clinicians and patients.

 

Cleveland Henry
Programme Director
NHS Digital

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9:30am - 9:35am
Procurement in Healthcare Stage
Chair's Welcome Address
Helen Lisle
Director of Procurement & Supplies and Immediate Past-Chair
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Health Care Supply Association (HCSA)

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9:35am - 10:15am
Procurement in Healthcare Stage
Design, development and delivery of the Future Operating Model (FOM)

When the current NHS Supply Chain contract with DHL ends in October 2018, the Department of Health’s Future Operating Model will split the NHS procurement system into 11 category towers. Howard will outline the updated model’s role in the wider procurement project, elaborate on the delivery of its 5 functional components and assess the progress of the tender process, including critical feedback from providers.

Howard Blackith
Procurement Transformation Programme Director
Department of Health

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10:15am - 10:45am
Procurement in Healthcare Stage
Combining resources in the procurement of common goods and services

Collaborative buying has the potential to achieve significant efficiencies in the procurement of common goods and services, accounting for approximately £7billion of total NHS expenditure. In order to drive maximum value for the NHS and fully realise the savings potential, procurement capability across the NHS landscape should combine resources and work collectively at both a national and regional level. With senior stakeholder collaboration influencing and leading an effective NHS procurement strategy, this session will shed light on:

  • The evolving relationship of the CCS with the NHS Customer Board for Procurement & Supply and NHS procurement hubs
  • Current developments within the CCS operating model and its integration with NHS commercial priorities
  • How wider NHS stakeholders can get engaged with the commercial delivery plans now in development
Will Laing
Business Partner - Health
Crown Commercial Service (CCS)
Mario Varela
Managing Director
London Procurement Partnership

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9:30am - 9:35am
Cyber Security in Healthcare Stage
Chair's Welcome Address
John Thornton
Secretary
Digital Government Security Forum

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9:35am - 9:55am
Cyber Security in Healthcare Stage
What can government, businesses and the NHS do to enhance cyber security?

The global Wannacry ransomware attack in May this year highlighted one of the key cyber security risks to government services: loss of access to data. This attack didn’t target only the NHS, but the NHS was particularly affected by it, causing extensive disruption to patients and healthcare for a week. With digital transformation of public services a key government priority, what lessons from this episode can the government learn to protect public services from cyber attacks?

Mike Hulett
Head of Operations, National Cyber Crime Unit
National Crime Agency

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9:55am - 10:10am
Cyber Security in Healthcare Stage
Can digital healthcare be secured?

Are we witnessing the dawn of a bright new age of security solutions that will protect the advances we have made in digital healthcare? Or are we entering a dystopia of cyber-disruption to services, data breaches, and constant cyberwar? What does the future look like? Are we ready for it? And do we have the resources to protect ourselves? In today’s security environment, healthcare professionals, administrators and officials must protect both patient data and scientific endeavour – both highly-coveted by those who would sell or exploit it – which presents unique challenges to developing effective cyber-security solutions for healthcare.

Rick Hemsley
Managing Director UK Security
Accenture
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10:10am - 10:45am
Cyber Security in Healthcare Stage
CareCERT - enabling the NHS to drive forward improvements in security

NHS Digital’s CareCERT services have instigated a step change in the help provided to IT teams and the wider workforce alike, to drastically improve digital security across health and care organisations. With even greater programme expansion throughout 2017, Sean Walsh will:

  • Assess the experience of early adopters and highlight real-time paybacks
  • Reflect on the progress made in key focus areas, including incident management support and increasing the monitoring of threats
  • Determine the overall success of the latest CareCERT services and what the programme is looking to next
  • Explain how CareCERT is creating a culture of cyber security understanding and skills in the NHS, beyond more than just IT staff
Sean Walsh
Director, Operations and Assurance Services & Systems & Service Delivery - Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO)
NHS Digital

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9:30am - 10:30am
How to Enhance Clinical Productivity through HealthIT
Information is the heart of modern healthcare. Clinicians need to be able to access patient information quickly and easily to deliver the best quality care. Unfortunately, strong security requirements, designed to protect patient data, often impede clinical access to important patient information. Imprivata optimises clinical workflows with fast, secure access to patient information. With Imprivata, care providers can communicate and collaborative more successfully and enjoy more mobile-friendly and flexible healthcare technologies. This presentation will discuss how Imprivata has: - Supported healthcare organisations to create efficiency savings - Worked with clinical leaders to optimise clinical workflows - Used their solutions to enhance information governance and transparency in the NHS
Dr. Saif Abed
European Medical Director
Imprivata
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9:30am - 10:00am
Facing up to Mobile Security Threats in Healthcare
Mobile devices are becoming more and more prominent in the healthcare industry, and are often essential to deliver high quality care efficiently.  However, are mobile devices simply valuable productivity tools or do they represent an incalculable risk to the security of important patient information? Stephen will share insights on current security threats to mobile devices in healthcare from a business and technical perspective, and will offer advice on how best to protect your mobile data from internal as well as external security risks.  This session will help you understand how to maximise the usefulness of mobile devices as productivity devices, while ensuring the highest levels of security are in place.
Stephen McCormack
Mobile Security Leader
IBM
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9:45am - 10:30am
New Models of Care Theatre
How far has the system come in designing and implementing the right business models to support NCMs?
As the new care models programme comes to the end of its third and final year, the focus across the system is on ensuring success of the existing models is spread across all health and care services. A fundamental element of this is to ensure that finance, governance and contracting arrangements – effectively making up the overall business model – are clear and can be replicated, building on the progress made to date. This session will therefore reflect on the past three years and provide clarity on:
  • How to move your NCM from loose coalition to establishment on a sound legal footing under contract
  • The three key contractual vehicles being used by commissioners to deliver integrated services and which are proving to be most effective
  • The shared set of draft contracting documents provided by NHS England, and evidence of how they’ve aided sites to go live in 2017
  • International experiences of health and care economies and how they have helped to enforce NHS payment-system reform, to better support NCMs
  • Ways in which the system can ensure widespread replication of the new models of care and various work streams, beyond the existing vanguards
  • How the system can allocate crucial time for best practice sharing and what tools are already available to support this
 
Louise Watson
Director - New Care Models Programme
NHS England
Dr Amanda Sullivan
Chief Officer
NHS Mansfield and Ashfield CCG and NHS Newark and Sherwood CCG
Ed Waller
Director, New Business Models
NHS England

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9:45am - 10:15am
Digitally Empowered Patient Theatre
Solving the demand management challenge – patient self-triage lessons from the field
Patient self-assessment tools promise to increase the ability for patients to self-manage and avoid unnecessary visits to A&E and primary care. Come discover what we have learned in our pilots for Suffolk 111 Online, and in NHS primary care practices – what works, what doesn’t, and how we can improve.
Dr Marci Thiel
Founder
Expert-24
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9:45am - 10:15am
Effectively redesigning diabetes services
The NHS Shared Planning Guidance for 2017-2019 set out transformation funding for supporting improvement in the treatment and care of people with diabetes.  Around £44 million of transformation funding will be used to improve treatment and care for the 2.8 million adults and children diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. This session will cover:
  • Best practice on how to successfully assess patient and staff needs
  • Real life examples of implementing changes in the delivery of diabetes care
  • Lessons learnt from the commissioning of diabetes care in Surrey Down CCG
Stewart Tomlison
Clinical Lead for Diabetes
Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group

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9:45am - 10:15am
Cybersecurity SOS

Why is cybersecurity so hard? Why after all this investment in time and money are organisations still struggling with cybersecurity? If anything, the problem seems to be getting worse, not better. Especially when we look at the evolution of advanced threats like Ransomware.

 To answer this question we need to look at the challenge more broadly, especially in this modern age where we are putting software everywhere, challenging the way we live and how we behave and interact with the world around us.

James Burchell
Senior Sales Engineer
Sophos
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9:45am - 10:15am
The Role of Community Pharmacy with a Primary Care Model
This engaging and thought provoking session will:
  • Explore the potential and opportunities of community pharmacy
  • Picture the future vision of the healthcare system utilising a pharmacy health care model
  • Share the experiences of Boots UK and the learnings of our experiences across working in the primary care sector
  • Utilise the clinical skills of clinical pharmacists and how can we better deliver patient care across the healthcare system
Marc Donovan
Chief Pharmacist
Boots UK
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9:45am - 10:15am
Using cloud-based communication services to transform healthcare outcomes
The use of better data and communication technology will transform and improve the way healthcare services are provided. Introduction of cloud-based models allow NHS to accommodate growing demands in healthcare for patients whilst minimising cost. This session will demonstrate how cloud-based communications services are improving patient outcomes and efficiencies for healthcare providers across the country. NHS London Healthy Partnership works with Content Guru leveraging the storm cloud platform as part of its Patient Relationship Management (PRM) initiative for tackling the underlying pressures within the NHS London integrated urgent care.
Martin Taylor
Co-Founder and Global CMO
Content Guru
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10:00am - 10:30am
Make data work for Healthcare
The average person will likely leave a trail of more than 1 million gigabytes of health-related data over their lifetime—the equivalent of about 300 million books. That’s a lot of data, most of which goes unused and untouched. Now IBM, using powerful cognitive tools, can help make sense of that data, both structured and unstructured; continually learning as new data is added, making patient experience better, improving hospital efficiency and ultimately saving money.  
  • Predict which patients are more likely to suffer heart failure
  • Transform critical care from reactive to proactive
  • Better management population health
Mike Broomhead
CTO
Healthcare and Life Sciences
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10:00am - 10:30am
Safe data, safe care
With the recently published Cyber Security Strategy (2016-2021), the launch of the National Cyber Security Centre, Government investment of £1.9bn in cybersecurity capabilities and weekly reports of mass cyber-attacks, information security remains a key focus for government, as well as, businesses and individuals alike. This session will explore the CQC’s role in encouraging information security, including cyber security, in health and social care, after the publication of CQC’s ‘Safe data, safe care’ review.
Dr Malte Gerhold
Executive Director of Strategy and Intelligence
Care and Quality Commission (CQC)

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10:45am - 11:15am
Supply Chain and Workforce Theatre
Applying Field Service Technology into Community Health & Care
The session will explore and provide an understanding on how to make patients medical information available to the right NHS staff wherever they are, as well as supporting the community based health and social care workforce with field service technology. Field service technology is about organising workloads to help support the workforce, enabling optimised patient care and productivity.
Mat Wilson
Sales Executive
Kirona
Paul Saunders
Mobile Workforce Product Director
Kirona
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10:45am - 11:25am
Cyber Security Seminar Theatre
How can we advance training and recruit new talent to build a cyber-security savvy workforce in the NHS?
Following the impact of the global cyber-security attack on the NHS in May 2017, the need to bolster the NHS pool of cyber skills, whilst addressing the cyber security challenge, has never been stronger. With all Trusts now unable to ignore the people aspects associated with defending the NHS against future cyber-attacks, this panel will ask:
  • How is the government building on the momentum of its Cyber Essentials programme, through a fresh push to drive adoption and move beyond basic protection?
  • How can NHS staff and board members be effectively upskilled to understand key risks and manage cyber security?
  • To what extent is the NHS investing in and successfully recruiting new people to implement specialist cyber-security services?
  • How can the NHS actually improve the technology to protect users, as well as provide sufficient training?
  • Where do the big gaps still lie in establishing a cyber-security savvy workforce within the NHS?
Mark Turner
Chairman
CREST
Martin Fletcher
Assurance and Information Management Consultant
The National Archives
David Bicknell
Editor
GlobalData
Emma Reed
Deputy Director - Cyber Security and Innovation
Department of Health

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10:45am - 11:15am
CCGs and AHSNs – a new kind of partnership to support strategic commissioning
This session will provide insight from the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network’s (EMAHSN) Scarred Liver Project, a diagnostic pathway which can detect significant chronic liver disease at a critical early stage, often with no apparent symptoms. Early detection means progress can be halted – or even reversed. Since 2013 EMAHSN, working in partnership with the NIHR Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre Biomedical Research Centre, has supported the pathway’s implementation across four sites across Nottingham and one inner-city GP practice in Leicester. In 2016 the project informed the recommissioning of liver disease pathways across four clinical commissioning groups in South Nottinghamshire which serve a population of 0.7 million people. The Scarred Liver Project won a 2013 NHS Innovation Challenge Prize which funded the pilot scheme and has been awarded a fellowship as part of the NHS Innovation Accelerator programme.
  • Project summary & context – liver disease in the UK
  • Evolution from community Fibroscan® clinics to commissioned pathway across South Nottinghamshire
  • Results from community clinic phases and interim evaluation findings from South Nottinghamshire adult liver disease stratification pathway
  • Engaging commissioners – critical factors in influencing the commissioning of a new adult liver disease pathway across South Nottinghamshire
  • Patient perspectives – case studies showcasing the impact of the project on individuals and their experiences
  • What next? – challenges and opportunities for further spread and adoption
Rebecca Harris
Clinical Research Fellow in Hepatology
University of Nottingham
Nick Hamilton
Project Manager
East Midlands Academic Health Science Network

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10:45am - 11:15am
Organised and prepared to face the latest security challenges? Join our session to learn what is needed for GDPR compliance and how to combat the rise of ransomware threats.
Preparing for GDPR and the success of ransomware attacks are key risks for businesses today.  Join our session to discuss and learn why the upcoming requirements of GDPR compliance will impact your security teams, and what is required to face the latest in emerging threats like WannaCry, NOTpetya and eternal blue.
Charlie McAlpin
Technical Manager, UK
Qualys
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10:45am - 11:45am
Using the cloud to enable interoperability across healthcare ecosystems.
Royal Brompton Hospital and UKCloud Health will discuss how cloud can help to enable a local or regional interoperability agenda. Hear from expert technology vendors who are delivering cloud-based interoperability solutions for clinical data and medical imaging to deliver better patient outcomes. Learn about how these cloud technologies will also improve organisations disaster recovery and cyber-resilience strategies.
John Hodges
Account Director
UKCloud Health
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10:45am - 11:15am
Nuts, bolts, bells and whistles: Digitally enhancing integrated care
Sweden is recognised as having one of the most integrated healthcare delivery systems. This has been achieved through budgetary, statutory and technical alignment, and Cambio are the leading provider of the clinical records that are making this possible. Focusing now on the last mile, Cambio is now delivering advanced interoperability, telehealth, patient empowerment and analytics, removing the final barriers to region-wide, integrated care.
Nick Harte
Director of Solutions
Cambio Healthcare Systems
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10:45am - 11:15am
Do more with less! How speech recognition and smartphone mobility help you drive cost savings and efficiency in healthcare
Thanks to advances in speech recognition and cloud-based technology, voice-to-text solutions enable valuable cost savings to the NHS, as well as increasing data security and improving time efficiency for its professionals. This session will show you how speech recognition and smartphone mobility can:  
  1. Eliminate time-consuming admin tasks, allowing staff to focus on excellence in patient care;
  2. Help NHS organisations stay compliant by delivering solutions highly focused on data security and information governance;
Easily integrate with any patient workflow management system, making electronic document creation simpler, safer and far more cost effective.
Simon Hool
UK Sales Lead
Philips Speech Processing Solutions
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11:00am - 11:30am
How Brexit will impact the NHS
The impacts of Brexit will be wide ranging for the NHS – from finances to staffing and the regulatory environment. Brexit will have a lasting impact on health and social care in the UK, and getting it wrong risks leaving already strained services with an impossible task. In June 2017, the Brexit Health Alliance was created to support the government to achieve the best result for patients and for healthcare across the UK. This session will explore how the Alliance will ensure that issues such as healthcare research, access to technologies and treatment of patients are given the prominence in the Brexit negotiations, and what it would take to get an effective Brexit deal for the NHS.
Niall Dickson
Chief Executive
NHS Confederation

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11:15am - 12:00pm
Commissioning for the Future Stage
To what extent have commissioners moved into a new strategic space? (panel discussion)

The NHS has undergone a period of major change, however with the 2016 overhaul of commissioning structures now largely in place, the system must seek to prioritise resources and adapt in line with changes to local services. Whilst commissioners cannot delegate their statutory functions, they can contract them differently through new structures, ensure providers are accountable for the delivery of agreed outcomes and ultimately migrate to emerging integrated care models. Effectively marking an end to the purchaser-provider split, this panel will therefore discuss the:

  • Continued and unique value of clinical commissioning which must be retained
  • Ways in which the commissioner and provider functions have become increasingly integrated, via long-term contracts, capitated budgets and accountable care models
  • Future of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
  • Extent to which commissioners have grasped the opportunity to take on a much more strategic function, delegate some functions and assume new ones in partnership
  • Impact of STPs and NCMs in advancing whole-system commissioning as implementation gathers momentum
Cllr Richard Kemp CBE
Councillor and Deputy Chair
Liverpool City Council and LGA Community Wellbeing Board
Dr Graham Jackson
Clinical Chair; Co-Chair
AVCCG; NHS Clinical Commissioners
Chris Hopson
Chief Executive
NHS Providers

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11:15am - 11:25am
Digital NHS Stage
Global Digital Exemplars - delivering a new breed of digitised services

The landmark proposals announced by the health secretary in September 2016, involving around 30 digitally mature trusts receiving up to £10m, have signalled a significant shift to prioritise the most digitally mature hospitals for central funding. With the ‘Global Digital Exemplars’ now having established themselves as the Ivy League of trusts, Will Smart will provide an overview on delivery of the excellence programme in 2017, expansion to include a second round of national excellence centres, dedicated focus on securing funding for mental health and establishment of an academy dedicated to delivering a digital workforce.

Will Smart
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
NHS England

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11:25am - 12:05pm
Digital NHS Stage
How are the digital centres of excellence planning to capitalise on the promised £100m pot of funding? (panel discussion)

The Global Digital Exemplars are at the core of a national movement towards sustainable digital excellence at scale. Bringing together national leadership with those trusts which form crucial pieces of the jigsaw, this panel will debate:

  • What are the key ways in which the digital exemplars have sought to become world class by beginning to take advantage of this significant investment?
  • How has the delayed start to the programme and release of funding raised doubts around whether roll-out timetables are realistic?
  • What steps have been made to improve patient access, control over health information and modern clinical technologies?
  • How are trusts working with international organisations to improve digital standards across the NHS?
  • How has the national commitment to building a digital workforce instigated the nurturing of new skills and expertise?
  • To what extent are exemplars beginning to build a UK wide evidence base of the benefits of becoming fully digital?
Will Smart
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
NHS England
Mark England
Executive Director of Reengineering and Informatics
Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust
David Walliker
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
Gareth Thomas
Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO)
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

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12:05pm - 12:30pm
Digital NHS Stage
Empowering patients through technology and the growing role of public health

Information and digital technology offers a major opportunity for the NHS to create a better relationship between patients and clinicians, but must move faster to develop this through better digital services, tools and communication. Drawing on real patient experience, Juliet will provide an update on plans and progress around:

  • NHS.uk, patient access to GP records and NHS Identity
  • Adoption of digital technology for patient supported self-management
  • Work with the Department of Health and Good Things Foundation on a Widening Digital Participation Programme
  • The role of public health in patient empowerment
  • The ambition to provide a national NHS online Personal Health Record (PHR) and associated transactional services
Juliet Bauer
Director of Digital Experience
NHS England

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11:15am - 11:35am
Procurement in Healthcare Stage
Supporting operational productivity to reduce unwarranted variation

This session will explore how NHS Improvement is supporting providers to ensure greater operational productivity and the specific advances being made in regards to:

  • Trust procurement performance and meeting the Carter targets
  • Development of Procurement Transformation Plans (PTPs)
  • Evaluation and proven benefits of the Purchasing Price Index and Benchmarking (PPIB) tool
  • Moving towards the creation of a single integrated performance framework for hospitals to set baselines for improvement and provide trusts with the tools to manage their resources
  • Implementing the Model Hospital metrics and benchmarks for measuring productivity and efficiency across a whole range of costs
Paul West
Director of Procurement and Corporate Services
NHS Improvement

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11:35am - 11:50am
Procurement in Healthcare Stage
Clinical Product Evaluation – its role in quality, value and safety

The financial strain on the NHS is considerable and growing, making the launch of the NHS Clinical Evaluation Team in late 2016 undeniably crucial in addressing such pressures by effectively evaluating product ranges through clinical expertise. With the ultimate aim of informing the future development of national clinical criteria across various product categories, the team will outline how they are implementing a comprehensive work plan through to 2017, developing a robust clinical pathway and conducting in-depth clinical reviews of specific NHS products to identify those which:

  • Provide a high standard of patient care
  • Deliver the best outcomes for the NHS
  • Can be procured effectively through combined NHS buying power
  • Deliver greater value for money
Mandie Sunderland
Chief Nurse and Chair
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and NHS Clinical Evaluation Team
Dr Naomi Chapman
Clinical Programme Lead/Deputy Chief Nurse - Clinical Evaluation Team
Department of Health

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11:50am - 12:30pm
Procurement in Healthcare Stage
A core set of standardised NHS products in 2017 – how is this playing out in practice? (panel discussion)

On the back of the Carter Review, NHS Improvement are working directly with the NHS to standardise specifications and produce catalogues. A key feature of this has seen the launch of a set of standardised products to be used by all NHS providers, therefore seeking to make savings and ensure best value prices through collective purchasing power. With these products having come on stream through NHS Supply Chain in early 2017, this panel will evaluate:

  • How are Trusts generally adjusting to working with the core set and what support has been provided?
  • How did the first tranche of products fare and on what basis have following products been selected, incorporating clinical recommendations?
  • In what ways is Trust compliance being measured and how is this ensuring that adoption is successful?
  • Has the timetable for product procurement and implementation been adhered to?
  • What challenges has the initiative come up against and has it been comprised in any way?
  • To what extent has the 25% of anticipated savings on current costs been achieved?
  • What role can clinicians play in driving efficiencies in product procurement and promoting cost savings?
  • How do we ensure trust engagement to guarantee successful uptake ahead of the implementation of future product tranches?
Paul West
Director of Procurement and Corporate Services
NHS Improvement
Mandie Sunderland
Chief Nurse and Chair
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and NHS Clinical Evaluation Team
Gary Welch
Director of Procurement & Supply Chain and Chair
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Shelford Procurement Group

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11:15am - 11:45am
Cyber Security in Healthcare Stage
Overhauling Sheffield’s information technology strategy in response to the growing threat of cybercrime

Recognition of cyber-attacks now posing the most significant threat was published in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s December 2016 board papers signalling an imminent overhaul of the Trust’s information technology strategy. With many Trusts also re-evaluating their cyber security in the wake of the damaging ransomware attack on Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust last year, this case study will explain why and how one of the country’s largest NHS Trusts is going to great lengths to protect itself against cyber-attack, in response to major changes in the global, NHS and trusts contexts for information and technology.

Andy Vernon
Director of ICT
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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11:45am - 12:30pm
Cyber Security in Healthcare Stage
How can we learn from and broadcast real incidents of NHS cyber-attack to better protect in the future? (panel discussion)

Historically, there have been few cyber security attacks in the NHS which have gained major industry and media attention. Yet as the risks grow and further incidents occur due to increased information sharing across health and social care, it becomes imperative for these to be broadcasted and for experiences to be shared among Trusts in order to tackle cyber security collectively. This panel will debate:

  • Is CareCERT delivering the expected results from its broadcasting of national level threat advisories to the NHS?
  • What are the most detrimental effects of a cyber security attack in the NHS and ultimately in terms of implications for patient care?
  • How can we instil a culture in the NHS that the cost to remediate is much more than the cost to prevent?
  • In what ways can we most effectively monitor and assess improvements in prevention and incident management?
  • How can we ensure that more cyber security attacks gain the necessary national media attention?
  • Have we seen the mandatory requirement to report information governance incidents shift to encompass the lurid world of hacking?
  • How can we move forward from the view that cyber security is solely the responsibility of IT departments?
  • Has it been possible to counteract the concerns regarding reputational risk and ensure transparency?
Andy Vernon
Director of ICT
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Tracey Scotter
Former Director of ICT
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Chris Flynn
Security Operations Lead Data Security Centre
NHS Digital

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11:15am - 11:45am
Making it stick – top tips for sustainable change
The NHS historically has struggled to make change stick. As the Vanguards and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) mature and move to the implementation of the new care models, how do we ensure that best practice changes are sustained?  Change is a journey and takes time, systems need to be supported to deliver change.  This session will show how:
  • Systems need to be inspired, enabled, encouraged and facilitated for change to happen
  • Co-creation of the systems with the people involved with and affected by the change is crucial
  • Enabled change leadership and gathering views from stakeholders on a regular basis embeds the change
  • Our experience in London has seen the successful implementation of new models of care
Oliver Lake
Director of NEL Healthcare Consulting
NEL CSU
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11:30am - 12:00pm
Winter is Coming – How Clinical Decision Support can help alleviate pressure on A&E services.
With Winter approaching, the NHS is bracing itself for increased pressure on A&E services to deliver emergency care. This session will look at how Clinical Decision Support (CDS) technology can alleviate some of this pressure, with practical examples of how such solutions are already providing benefits for healthcare providers, and discussion around potential future applications. Attendees to this session will learn:
  • The practical benefits of using support technology to assist and upskill clinical staff in GP practices, A&E, NHS Trusts and other health settings
  • How technology can improve the prioritisation of limited emergency resources
  • Benefits of an intuitive approach to decision support over decision tree algorithms.
Dr. Alex Yeates
Medical Director
Advanced
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11:45am - 12:15pm
Digitally Empowered Patient Theatre
Using assistive technology and remote monitoring to improve the quality of life for people with dementia
With the remote exchange of data between a patient at home and their clinician swiftly taking off, telecommunications technology has allowed for distant diagnosis and improved care in the community. A core feature of STPs, telehealth care is increasingly relied upon to cut face-to-face consultation and is specifically being advanced to help dementia patients manage their condition at home. This session will hence:
  • Provide an overview on the range of telehealth care services available and how such technology can transform patient lives
  • Outline how telehealth care is being incorporated into STPs, in response to increased financial pressures
  • Detail initial results from Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Technology Integrated Health Management (TIHM) programme for dementia, in testing a range of assistive technology
  • Assess how connecting multiple devices through an Internet of Things approach can improve dementia home care to reduce hospital visits and care-home admissions
Gerry Allmark
Director
UK Telehealthcare
Dr Ramin Nilforooshan
Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Medical Director for Research and Development
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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11:45am - 12:15pm
Primary Care Theatre
Delegated commissioning – equipping primary care to meet future challenges
Delegated commissioning has enabled Gloucestershire CCG to develop greater stability within primary care and to identify the platform from which new models of care will progress. This case study will therefore evaluate the benefits and critical success factors which have led to Gloucestershire’s collaborative progress in 2017, ultimately developing more integrated, place-based commissioning for their population. It will assess key developments, including:
  • Development of a Primary Care Strategy, inclusive of workforce and estates plans, to address current and future needs
  • Implementation of the General Practice Forward View
  • Improved access to primary care seven days a week
  • Strengthened relationships between Primary Care and STP partners
Helen Goodey
Director of Primary Care and Locality Development
Gloucestershire CCG
Stephen Rudd
Head of Locality and Primary Care Development
Gloucestershire CCG

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11:45am - 12:15pm
Supply Chain and Workforce Theatre
Brexit and the NHS Workforce – Its impact on recruitment and retention of labour
Policy Background: With the United Kingdom poised to finalise the Article 50 agreement in 2019, the NHS faces one of its most significant challenges to date. Chronically understaffed as according to a recent National Audit Office Report and with that problem likely to worsen given the down-tick in EU applications for nursing positions and within social care more generally. With the Brexit Health Alliance’s role in the development of an NHS wide strategy to manage the transition outside of the European Union we feel it would be a pertinent time to host a discussion on the Brexit issue; this would include special reference to ensuring patient standards and outcomes through sustainable staffing policies.   The session will focus on:
  • Addressing the high attrition of NHS staff and how retention of the existing workforce will be more of a critical issue
  • What can be done to improve the current workforce shortfalls
  • Alternatives to hiring from within the EU including more home grown HCPs or from a non EEA country
  • The potential financial benefits and challenges of leaving the EU.
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11:45am - 12:15pm
Commissioning early intervention services for mental ill health
There is increasing awareness of the importance of mental health care provision to be housed in familiar, non-stigmatised settings, closer to sources of family and community support. This, coupled with growing demands on specialist mental health services, has led to many boroughs developing primary care mental health models incorporating greater integration with specialist services. The national direction of travel also supports greater integration of physical and mental health needs with primary care being critical, and PCMH as a critical feature of emerging new models of care. West London Clinical commissioning Group and the Collaboration of North West London have been working together on the successful implementation of the Like Minded Strategy for Mental Health and Wellbeing (2015-2020). A primary focus have been development of mental health urgent care pathway, and primary care mental health. This session will outline the work of the partnership of NWL providers, commissioners, service users and carers and Local Authorities committed to mental health transformation under Likeminded Strategy. It will also provide examples of early progress across North West London and lessons learnt from the first two years of the project.
Dr Fiona Butler
GP Principal and Chair
West London Clinical Commissioning Group
Jane Wheeler
Programme Director, Mental Health and Wellbeing
Collaboration of North West London CCGs

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11:45am - 12:15pm
Digital Healthcare at the frontline: security at the point of need
Healthcare finds itself on the frontline of cyber-security: A perpetually appealing target to hackers and cyber-criminals, operating within constrained budgets and an ever-changing threat-landscape. What can be done to protect our national treasure? Join us as we discuss the issue from a variety of perspectives with health and cyber experts – in order to shine some light on what the future may hold.
Dan West
Managing Director, Health Industry
Accenture
Kaveh Safavi
Senior Managing Director, Health Industry
Accenture
John Quinn
CIO and SIRO, MHRA
Accenture
Rick Hemsley
Managing Director UK Security
Accenture
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11:45am - 12:15pm
Yesterday’s Email Security Systems Can’t Stop Today’s Email-borne Threats to Healthcare
64 percent of respondents think they will suffer a negative business impact from cybercriminal activity this year. Organisations get it: A cyberattack will strike at some point. But, are they paying enough attention to their email security capabilities? Relying on only anti-spam and anti-virus protection for inbound email is no longer enough. Plus, ransomware is skyrocketing as an attack vector across many industries. But in healthcare in particular, where any disruption to services can have dire consequences – the ransomware threat is magnified. Statistics show that healthcare organisations are being heavily impacted and thus must respond. Participants will leave the session with new strategy ideas to improve cyber-resilience and fight ransomware, phishing and impersonation fraud.  
Steven Malone
Director of Product Management
Mimecast
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12:00pm - 12:30pm
New Models of Care Theatre
The race is on – creating the first scalable models of integrated care in the community
Dudley CCG was the first to launch its procurement process for a Multispeciality Community Provider (MCP) back in December 2016. Yet with leaders paving the way, the All Together Better Sunderland MCP is now hot on Dudley’s heels, hoping to also bring the service under a single contract by 2018. As the system looks to replicate such models by learning from the best and the race now on to implement the first scalable exemplars of community-based care, this session will explore:
  • Key challenges and opportunities in creating a single management structure across CCGs within the same STP patch
  • Whether set milestones have proved realistic in order to ensure that the single contract will function across different providers
  • Primary care’s involvement in the MCPs, along with engagement between GPs and new partners
  • To what extent the proposed initiatives for both MCPs, including fresh clinical pathways, population segmentation and new types of workforce, are being effectively realised
Paul Maubach
Chief Executive Officer
Dudley CCG

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12:00pm - 12:30pm
The evolution of CCGs – what does the future hold?
We are seeing changes in the health and care system and an evolution for CCGs. These changes are bringing challenges and opportunities for clinical commissioning and the NHS as a whole. Last year, NHSCC’s discussion paper, ‘The Future of Commissioning’, set out that that going forward we are unlikely to see a single model for clinical commissioning. The future will see a diverse range, rather than a single model of commissioning. Working with partners across the system, clinical commissioners have a crucial role in bringing about a transformed, sustainable NHS that delivers for patients. This session will provide the opportunity to hear from NHSCC’s Chief Executive, Julie Wood, on whether there is any need for clinical commissioning in the new models of care and what the future of clinical commissioning will look like.
Julie Wood
Chief Executive
NHS Clinical Commissioners

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12:15pm - 12:45pm
Clinical Technology Theatre
Capitalising on clinical informatics – how can we reach the stage where every NHS organisation has a CCIO?
National and local IT leaders are continuing to make the case for the appointment of properly resourced and empowered CCIOs and CIOs in every NHS organisation, accompanied by support through leadership networks, high quality training and development. This panel will therefore discuss:
  • How are national programmes and leaders networks promoting and fast-tracking the development of CCIOs?
  • What new career paths are being mapped out to allow for young health professionals with an interest in technology to become clinical information leaders with input into IT projects?
  • How is training of CCIOs and CIOs being boosted through the NHS Digital Academy?
  • Where is there evidence of real change within the system to increase the number of IT savvy clinicians in the NHS and what are the barriers being experienced?
  • What more can we do to empower clinicians to move into this field and move out of historical workforce silos?
  • How have senior appointments following the Wachter Review helped to shift the culture towards people, over technology, as being the driving factor in digitisation?
Dermot O’Riordan
Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) and Consultant Surgeon
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Adrian Byrne
Director of Informatics
University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
James Freed
Chief Information Officer
Health Education England

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12:15pm - 12:45pm
Interoperability and Infrastructure Theatre
Building an interoperability architecture for information exchange across London
Health and social care organisations across the capital have been working to develop a London Health and Care Information Exchange since last year, aiming to get thousands of healthcare providers and the 30 information exchanges talking to each other. With an interoperability architecture being established, available information sharing systems incorporated and the adoption of common interoperability standards at-scale taking off, this session will assess how far NHS organisations have come in creating a single data sharing agreement for London.
Mike Part
Chief Information & Technology Officer, London Region
NHS England

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12:15pm - 12:45pm
Data-Driven Transformation Theatre
Data as the key to highlighting variation and developing robust population healthcare
NHS RightCare gives local health economies in England practical support in gathering intelligence, data, evidence and tools to help them improve the way care is delivered for their patients and populations. With the intelligence programme focused on developing and using evidence to shine a light on unwarranted variation and performance, this session will:
  • Reflect on how intelligence from the national programme has identified high priority areas and ensured measurement against a 20 step process
  • Update on NHS RightCare’s accelerated roll out across England, including where it is aligning with Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) and supporting STPs in 2017
  • Provide real-use insights into those leadings CCGs who are utilising the RightCare materials and tools to support their local health economies
Bryn Shorney
Head of Analytical Services
NHS RightCare
Carl Davies
Associate Director of iMSK and Trauma Services
Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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12:15pm - 12:45pm
Big Data Theatre
Exploiting big data analytics and genomics to develop personalised medicine
The 100,000 Genomes Project has sparked a step-change in the collecting and decoding of genomes to enable scientists and doctors to understand more about specific conditions, bringing the benefits of personalised medicine to the NHS. With Government commitment to sequence 100,000 whole human genomes, from 70,000 patients, by the end of 2017 and other key advances in genomic technologies, this session will assess national and local progress in:
  • Opportunities genomics holds for the treatment of cancer and precision medicine
  • Computer power to analyse massive piles of genetic data where this was not possible previously
  • Trials using early-stage medicines to set up the logistics and test patient treatment
  • The intention to map 100,000 human genomes by 2017 and whether this is on track to be reached
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12:45pm - 1:15pm
Tackling polypharmacy and medication growth
At the beginning of 2016, Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley CCG started a project to tackle polypharmacy and medication growth in the area. The project drastically reduced local items and costs, with overall savings of approximately £2 million pounds in 16/17. The actions undertaken involved engagement events with local GPs aimed at analysing data sets showing practice level data of polypharmacy prescribing; meetings with consultant geriatricians from local trusts to discuss the negatives of polypharmacy and how to deprescribe drugs. Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley CCG medicines management team put in place clinical guidance to support GPs in the process. The team also set up an innovative repeat prescriptions service called Prescriptions Ordering Direct (POD), that allows patients to call into a call centre to order their medication.
Diar Fattah
Associate Director of Medicines Optimisation
Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley CCG

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12:45pm - 1:15pm
Threats are evolving: a new approach to cyber security is required
By 2020, 60% of enterprise information security budgets will be allocated for rapid detection and response approaches, according to Gartner Research. It’s a simple concept: the earlier you detect and mitigate a threat, the less the ultimate cost to your business. By implementing an effective end-to-end threat management process that focuses on reducing detection and response times, you will have the ability to prevent high-impact security incidents, such as major data breaches. This process is known as Threat Lifecycle Management (TLM) and can help you improve the efficiency of your security operations. TLM is a series of aligned security operations capabilities and processes. It begins with the ability to see broadly and deeply across your IT environment and ends with the ability to quickly mitigate and recover from a security incident. You can enable effective TLM at a scale appropriate to your business through modern technology specifically in the areas of:
  • Advanced machine analytics, which are key to discovering potential threats quickly.
  • Security automation and orchestration capabilities, which increase analyst efficiency to support the entire threat investigation, through to full remediation and recovery.
This session will cover:
  • Determine if your spending is focused on the right areas.
  • Understand how to prevent high-impact cyber incidents.
  • Discover how can you lower your TCO and maximise the ROI of your security technology.
 
Martin Landless
Senior Director, Sales UK
LogRhythm
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12:45pm - 1:15pm
Preparing for a Ransomware Attack
The threat of Ransomware has not gone away, with cyber criminals working on new strains all the time. This session will look at the practical steps you can take to prepare for an attack, spotting it early and how you can recover your systems should the worst happen.
Karen Kennedy-Milne
Public Sector Business Solutions Director
Commvault
Nigel Tozer
Solutions Marketing Director for EMEA
Commvault
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12:45pm - 1:15pm
How data usage can empower and improve outcomes for diabetes patients
Collaborative usage of data from real-world electronic patient records has provided valuable information on the current practice for  testing inpatients  with glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c).  Learn from best practice examples on how this innovative approach has contributed to guidance on diagnosis of diabetes in inpatients which is being  prepared currently and should improve patient outcomes. This session will explore:
  • Introduction of HbA1c for monitoring treatment to minimise complications based on UK/US randomised controlled trials
  • A case study from the University Hospital Waterford, using clinical research on its effectiveness to diagnose diabetes in inpatients
  • First hand case study of exploration into its current usage in clinical research/audits at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Based on these experiences, what can HCPs learn from these processes and why they are essential to initiate such research in translational medicine involving bioinformatics
Dr. Susan Manley
Clinical Scientist
Institute of Translational Medicine
Dr. Sandip Ghosh
Consultant Diabetologist
University Hospital Birmingham
Prof. Graham Roberts
Professor of Medicine and Consultant Diabetologist.
University Hospital Waterford

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1:15pm - 1:45pm
Digital NHS Stage
The clinical informatics movement – improving workforce capability through a new generation of CCIOs

The drive towards technology and information modernisation in the NHS was given an even greater boost last year with three NHS England key appointments and a focus on developing current and future clinical information leaders across the NHS. Leading the clinical informatics movement is Keith McNeil and here he will assess how digital transformation has been sought in 2017 by translating clinical knowledge, through innovation within STPs, to real differences for patients on the ground.

Keith McNeil
Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) Health and Social Care
NHS England

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1:45pm - 2:25pm
Digital NHS Stage
New technologies, new law – How will you ensure compliance with GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018, bringing a 21st century approach to the processing of personal data. With the current drive to go digital and the evolution of new technologies, this session will explore the key challenges and good practice for ensuring compliance with the new legislation.

Stacey Egerton
Senior Policy Officer – Policy & Engagement (Public Sector)
Information Commissioner's Office

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1:15pm - 1:35pm
Procurement in Healthcare Stage
Scan4Safety and GS1 – next steps and how Trusts can benefit

GS1 standards are being introduced in Acute Trusts across England to link people, products and places in the healthcare system. The benefits of this have been widely recognised in the six Scan4Safety sites – improving patient safety, enhancing clinical effectiveness and driving operational efficiencies.

In this session, Glen Hodgson will explore the successes and challenges of the Scan4Safety programme so far and the next steps beyond the demonstrator sites.

Glen Hodgson
Head of Healthcare
GS1 UK

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1:35pm - 2:15pm
Procurement in Healthcare Stage
Learning from the leaders – how are the S4S demonstrator sites influencing wide-scale Trust adoption of GS1 and PEPPOL?

Early results from the six Scan4Safety demonstrator sites have been heralded as evidence that the initiative has the potential to save lives and up to £1 billion for the NHS over 7 years. This panel will therefore explore the:

  • Direct impact S4S is now having in hospitals across the country
  • Shared learning, challenges and opportunities from the demonstrator sites
  • Improvements in the adoption and harnessing of technology to monitor the process cycle of products
  • Ways in which learnings from other industries have influenced UK health sector adoption
  • Processes which suppliers must enforce in order to become compliant
  • Impact of enhanced transparency on the NHS supply chain
  • Initial steps Trusts must take to follow in the demonstrator sites’ footprints
Chris Slater
Associate Director - Procurement and Commercial
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Andy McMinn
Chief Procurement Officer
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Abbie Hill
Catalogue Management Use Case Lead, Scan4Safety
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Adam Parsons
Positive Patient Identification and Product Recall Use Case Lead, Scan4Safety
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

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2:15pm - 2:45pm
Procurement in Healthcare Stage
NHS Standards of Procurement – benefits of accreditation

Lord Carter’s Review states that hospitals must standardise procedures, be more transparent and work more closely with neighbouring NHS Trusts, based on the identification of unwarranted variation across the sector. With accreditation against the NHS Standards of Procurement showcasing that Rotherham General NHS Foundation Trust deliver high quality care whilst ensuring value for money and high levels of accreditation having already been achieved, Paul Ralston  and Jolene Grainger will explore the benefits, outline how Trusts are assessed on their performance and highlight best practice.

Paul Ralston
Head of Procurement
Rotherham General NHS Foundation Trust
Jolene Grainger
Procurement Specialist
Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust

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1:15pm - 1:40pm
Cyber Security in Healthcare Stage
The Caldicott mandate – the role of the ten National Data Security Standards in building public trust

Dame Fiona Caldicott’s review instigated a switch change to the way in which patients’ confidential data is used and shared, by proposing a new opt-out to cover the whole of the health and care system and recommending 10 new data security standards. With the recommendations hot on the tasklist and the Care.data debacle far behind us, this session will:

  • Explain the role envisaged by the NDG for the standards in building public trust
  • Highlight the importance of leadership and personal responsibility in NHS data security
  • Reflect on progress since the publication of the NDG Review in July 2016
Dr Alan Hassey
Panel Member
National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care (NDG)

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1:40pm - 2:10pm
Cyber Security in Healthcare Stage
Securing Patient Centric Health Services

McAfee is one of the largest cyber security technology companies in the world. Gordon Morrison will give an overview aimed at medical professionals on the challenges we face from cyber but also how by working together and using cyber security as a catalyst for investment we can transform health services and patient care.

Gordon Morrison
Director of Government Relations
McAfee
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2:10pm - 2:30pm
Cyber Security in Healthcare Stage
The GDPR impact on data security in the health and care sector

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018, bringing a 21st century approach to the processing of personal data. This session will explore the specific security responsibilities for both controllers and processors as set out in the GDPR.

Victoria Cetinkaya
Senior Policy Officer - Policy & Engagement (Public Sector)
Information Commissioner's Office

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1:15pm - 1:45pm
Nurturing outcomes-based and accountable care commissioning in the NHS
Shifting demographics, growing demand and financial pressures means the NHS must develop new models of care, delivering better outcomes at lower cost and transforming the relationship between clinicians and patients. Learning lessons from international models of care signals the way forward for the NHS, specifically in delivering new commissioning, outcomes based, accountable care models. This session will hence explore:
  • Lessons from international experience in shifting to accountable care
  • How commissioners and providers can work together as system leaders in a new era of NHS care delivery
  • Delivering outcomes over the long-term, allowing space for innovation and integrating care around patients
  • How the payment mechanism can better support new models of care
Dr Rupert Dunbar-Rees
CEO; NHS Innovation Fellow
Outcomes Based Healthcare; NHS England

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1:15pm - 1:45pm
The clinical commissioning role in moving towards Accountable Care Systems
Since the introduction of the Five Year Forward View, CCGs across the UK have stripped back their traditional models of care to begin looking at new and innovative ways to best meet the needs of their local populations. They have moved away from working in silos – each part of the system working independently, to building more intricate models that work in tandem to create a unified approach towards managing the health needs of their residents. Developing Accountable Care Systems (ACS) is one way in which some CCGs have taken next steps in collaborative working to help eliminate health inequalities. During this session, Tim will highlight the steps NHS Dorset CCG have taken in their journey towards becoming part of Dorset’s ACS including:
  • The journey Dorset CCG has been on through their Clinical Service Review, Sustainability and Transformation Plans and now as part of Dorset’s wave 1 Accountable Care System
  • How did the Public Consultation go and what were the lessons learned on the journey
  • Dorset’s Financial Collaborative Agreement
  • What are the next steps to guarantee long term success
Tim Goodson
Chief Officer
NHS Dorset CCG

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1:15pm - 1:45pm
Simplifying IT for healthcare – how to deliver more with less
From EPR and PACS to finance, HR and back office administration. The Enterprise cloud provides a platform that can run both clinical and clerical workloads. Giving time back to IT and enabling them to innovate clinician and patient adaption of technology services, whilst reducing operational costs. Improving patient care and reducing OPEX deficit for the NHS.
Alastair Roriston
Head of UK Public Sector
Nutanix
Iain Robertson
Head of eHealth Operations
NHS Lothian
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1:15pm - 1:45pm
The burden of hospitilisation in modern healthcare
Sue Thomas
CEO
Commissioning Excellence
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1:30pm - 2:00pm
Commissioning for the Future Stage
Cementing the shift to value-based healthcare through NHS RightCare

This year, roll out of the RightCare approach has been accelerated for all local health economies and STPs in England – reducing unwarranted variation, making taxpayer money go further and delivering better population healthcare. With widespread implementation addressing real-time challenges in terms of better value, this session will:

  • Outline how NHS RightCare is working with  CCGs to deliver quick wins and transformational change
  • Explore how NHS RightCare is working at STP level to support local health economies in addressing Co-ordinated Reallocation of Capacity (CROC)
  • Update on NHS RightCare’s accelerated roll out and where it is aligning with Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT)
Professor Matthew Cripps
National Director
NHS RightCare

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2:00pm - 2:30pm
Commissioning for the Future Stage
NHS Planning Guidance 2017/19 – breaking out of the annual planning treadmill

2016’s Planning Guidance brought STPs to the NHS and the 2017/19 guidance has followed in its footsteps by enforcing another round of changes. Despite resulting operational complexities, this session will clarify the rationale behind implementation of the core planning elements and reflect on key progress, particularly in regards to embedding the cross-system working, place-based approach – which STPs were supposed to help enable.

Bob Alexander
Executive Director of Resources/Deputy Chief Executive
NHS Improvement

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1:30pm - 2:00pm
Developing One NHS in Dorset
Dorset is one of the One NHS Vanguards across the country selected to take a lead on the development of ‘new care models’ which will act as blueprints for the NHS moving forward and provide inspiration to the rest of the health and care system.  Dorset has established new workstreams or Medicine Management/e-Prescribing and a range of other patient and support services including stroke, ophthalmology, women's health, paediatrics, cardiology, non-surgical cancer, pathology, radiology, health informatics and business support services. This session will cover:
  • Why Dorset Informatics is joining forces
  • The impact on the Dorset Sustainability and Transformation Plan
  • How Dorset plans to arrange Informatics Services
  • How we plan to navigate the clinical applications landscape to achieve a “Shared Care Record”
  • How a shared Medicines Record for Dorset will fit into these plans
Peter Gill
Director of Informatics
Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Trust
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1:30pm - 2:00pm
Driving momentum for mental health transformation
Following the launch of the Five Year Forward View (FYFV) for Mental Health, we need to maintain the current momentum and put mental health firmly at the heart of the next government. Never before has timely access to high quality mental health care been accepted as so necessary by the whole health and social care community. Sarah Hughes will discuss how commissioners, providers, health and social care workers and partners across the whole health and social care pathway, must rise to this challenge and meet these expectations.
Sarah Hughes
Chief Executive
Centre for Mental Health

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1:45pm - 2:15pm
Digitally Empowered Patient Theatre
RAIDPlus test bed – empowering self-management in mental health
The RAIDPlus Integrated Mental Health Urgent Care Test Bed has kick-started more proactive support for people at risk of mental health crisis, through innovative digital advances. With service users across Birmingham and Solihull now gaining access to a vast range of digital tools which empower them to independently manage their own condition and health professionals able to identify those at risk before crisis hits, this case study will explore:
  • Online support, risk assessments and crisis intervention plans, to enable care professionals to support those with mental health conditions to manage independently in the community
  • Success of using predictive analytics technology to better identify those at risk of crisis, ensuring prevention support is possible before a crisis arises
  • The design and delivery of training to partner organisations, service users and their carers to assist in identifying early warning signs
Neil Mortimer
Business Manager
West Midlands Academic Health Science Network
Dr Peter Lewis
Clinical Lead for Mental Health
West Midlands Academic Health Science Network

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1:45pm - 2:25pm
Primary Care Theatre
Developing the AHP, pharmacy and nursing workforce – how is this releasing the strain on primary care?
AHPs, pharmacy and nursing professionals make up a significant proportion of the health and care system workforce, but have not been used to their full capacity in releasing the strain on primary care. Yet with integrated commissioning and the new care models leading the mandate for change, the system is beginning to fully integrate such teams to support local primary care services, boost care quality and access for patients, release strain on GP practices and secure better health outcomes. This panel will provide insights into the advances being made in practice and discuss:
  • How are new care models creating a workforce which reflects the size and needs of the registered population, capable of providing specialist care in the community?
  • What opportunities are being effectively realised to design and develop the roles of pharmacy, nursing and AHPs?
  • How can we give patients a consistent and personalised experience of care by expanding the workforce?
  • What are the benefits for improving medicines optimisation and prescription management?
  • How do such changes align with increased commissioning of social prescribing, self-care and referral?
  • Where have we seen real evidence of GP time release, additional capacity to deliver primary care services, faster diagnostics and earlier interventions?
  • What are the examples of such health professionals now becoming first-point-of-contact practitioners?
Karin Orman
Professional Practice Manager
Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)
Dr Stephanie Aiken
Deputy Director of Nursing
Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
Sandra Gidley
Chair
English Pharmacy Board, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

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1:45pm - 2:15pm
Supply Chain and Workforce Theatre
The impact of IR35 changes on the NHS workforce (debate)
From April 6th 2017, IR35 status for public sector contracting will be determined by the client, not the contractor. Subsequently, concerns have been raised about how to retain a skilled NHS workforce and tackle understaffing, with the increased risk that contractors and agency staff will now look for alternative roles in the private sector. This session will therefore:
  • Reflect on the IR35 enforcement approach to date, fresh risks uncovered as a result and impact of these tax changes on attracting skilled contractors to work in the NHS
  • Determine how these new rules are ensuring that contractors and agency staff get paid and taxed in the same way as their NHS staff colleagues
  • Outline the proven benefits in encouraging more skilled professionals to become permanent NHS staff and whether this has become a reality
Adrian Marlowe
Chairman
The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC)

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1:45pm - 2:15pm
Embracing IoT Devices to Enable Better Patient Care
Healthcare organisations utilise many different devices to enable better patient care – including medical, clinical, building management or guest devices. Typically, around 20-40 percent of these endpoints are unmanaged or unknown and not under active configuration or vulnerability assessment. A Foundational Cyber Hygiene approach enables visibility and control of all these devices and provides healthcare organisations with
  • Hardware and software asset management
  • Configuration and vulnerability management
  • Continuous monitoring
  • Enforcement of security controls
Learn about Foundational Cyber Hygiene as an effective approach to managing the risk associated with devices connected to your healthcare network without the need for any agent-based software.
Ian Lowe
Director, EMEA Public Sector/Healthcare
ForeScout
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2:00pm - 2:45pm
Big Data Theatre
Can the proposed NHS patient “data lake” based on STP footprints restore trust in nationally performed analytics?
In early 2017, NHS officials met with IT suppliers to discuss a national patient data collection service that will make both pseudonymised and identifiable patient data available for research. Based on the 44 Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP) footprints and giving them responsibility for gathering and controlling patient data, this regional approach would support subsequent sharing of information with a national data platform, to enable nationally performed analytics. Yet with growing concerns that central NHS organisations are simply creating a successor to care.data by resurrecting key elements, this panel will debate:
  • Do the benefits outweigh the risks in creating another national ‘data-lake’?
  • Will devolution of power to the regional areas covering up to five million people, rather than central control, avoid major pushback from the public?
  • How will regional data obtained through interoperable information exchange feed in to this national data service and be used for service planning, payments, analytics and research?
  • In what ways can patients play an active role in generating and using data, to control how health and care providers use their data?
  • How does the proposed data collection model align with a growing focus on developing shared care records across STP footprints?
  • How can we learn from the mistakes of the care.data scheme and re-build patient trust in nationally performed analytics?
 
Phil Booth
Coordinator
medConfidential

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2:00pm - 2:45pm
Data-Driven Transformation Theatre
Health North: Connected Health Cities – connecting people, data and analytics in the North of England
Connected Health Cities is a ground-breaking £20 million project being led by the Northern Health Science Alliance launched in 2016, which unites local health data and advanced technology to improve health services for patients in northern England. These two elements can unlock new meaning and when analysed between services, can lead to new, more efficient processes and the continuous improvement of public health. This session will provide crucial insights into:
  • Why bringing together data and linking key data-sets across health and social care will allow the better delivery of care and improved patient outcomes
  • How the programme is providing actionable information to NHS commissioners, social care providers, public health professionals, researchers and region-wide health science
  • What issues - including at-risk patient identification and the need for more targeted use of community based care - are being successfully tackled by Trusts on the frontline, through the project’s ability to generate new insights
 
Dr Hakim Yadi
CEO
Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA)
Prof. John Ainsworth
Director and Professor of Health Informatics
Connected Health Cities and University of Manchester
Professor John Wright
Director and CHC Director and Consultant in Public Health Medicine
Bradford Institute for Health Research and Connected Yorkshire and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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2:00pm - 2:30pm
New Models of Care Theatre
How is the GP Forward View helping practices to lay the foundations for new models of integrated care?
The workload in general practice has increased at a rapid, unrelenting pace in recent years, making the opportunities and funding afforded by the GPFV act as a critical lifeline of support, along with much needed tools to help deliver new models of integrated care. To properly realise the benefits, CCGs and GPs must combine local work streams, commission services differently, find new ways to manage their extensive workload and collaborate to share best practice. This session will therefore provide both national and local insights into the implementation of GP Forward View Plans, assessing how investment in new ways of providing primary care is playing out in practice.  
Dr Robert Varnam
Director of General Practice Development
NHS England
Amanda Doyle
Chief Clinical Officer; Co-Chair
NHS Blackpool CCG; NHS Clinical Commissioners

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2:15pm - 2:45pm
Clinical Technology Theatre
Radiology’s future – realising acute care collaboration and using technology to add clinical value
With the EMRAD vanguard having led the way in acute care collaboration by bringing together seven local hospitals in the joint procurement of a new shared radiology record and advanced technology now allowing rapid analysis of medical images and potential diagnosis, this session will assess:
  • What the future looks like for radiology’s greater input in patient management through technology advances
  • How shared radiology records are leading part of the move to widespread implementation of new care models
  • In what ways collaborative working and other digital solutions can help to counteract the problem of overstretched radiology departments
  • How Artificial Intelligence (AI) may provide the vehicle to radiology’s role in computer-aided diagnosis and improving patient outcomes
 
Dr Tim Taylor
Medical Director and Consultant Radiologist
East Midlands Radiology Consortium (EMRAD) and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Andrew Fearn
Accountable Officer and Director of ICT Services & SIRO
EMRAD and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

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2:15pm - 2:45pm
Interoperability and Infrastructure Theatre
HSCN – better, faster, cheaper connectivity and the foundations for transformed health and care services
The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) provides a reliable, efficient and flexible way for health and care organisations to access and exchange electronic information. Following the end of the N3 network arrangements in March this year, health and care organisations have been able to buy new, interoperable HSCN network services from a choice of suppliers in a competitive marketplace. A number of HSCN procurements have been launched already and the opportunities for reducing costs, improving value for money and collaborating on shared, integrated services are beginning to be realised. This session will look at progress to date and provide guidance on how to successfully migrate to and benefit from HSCN.
Dermot Ryan
Programme Director - Health and Social Care Network (HSCN)
NHS Digital
Stephen Docherty
Chief Information Officer
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

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2:30pm - 3:00pm
How will the NHS patient “data lake” impact on patient data protection?
The announcement of a new STP-based “data lake” scheme that will link data sets to one another and make patient data available for research purposes raises questions around the risks for patient data protection. In this interactive session, Phil Booth will discuss the benefits and risks of the new “data lake” project and the implications for protecting privacy and data rights. The session will also provide insight into how can patients play an active role in generating and using data and improving the experience for individuals to control their data.
Phil Booth
Coordinator
medConfidential

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2:30pm - 3:00pm
The changing commissioning landscape
Maggie MacIsaac and Susanne Hasselmann will bring to life what it means to be at the heart of change as they talk about the work they're doing to bring four CCGs in Hampshire together, working across two STPs and with two vanguards.
Maggie MacIsaac
CEO
Hampshire Partnership of CCGs
Susanne Hasselmann
Chair
NHSCC Lay Members Network

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2:45pm - 3:15pm
Primary Care Theatre
Commissioning crisis recovery in South West London to provide accessible treatment closer to home
In April 2017, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust opened two Crisis Recovery Cafes in partnership with third sector organisations, to provide enhanced mental health assessments for patients who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Also helping to significantly reduce the demand on A&E departments locally, this session will explore how the cafes have formed a key part of wider community initiatives, with key efficiency savings to date and the ultimate aim of improving patient outcomes.
Dr Mark Potter
Medical Director
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust

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2:45pm - 3:15pm
Digitally Empowered Patient Theatre
From conception to adulthood– digital platforms for NHS parental support
The Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and West Sussex County Council have been pioneering what they believe to be a world-first programme of pre-natal to adulthood care, dubbed Family Assist. The aim of the system is to provide parents and their families’ vital access to resources and guidance through a digital platform. Following its success locally, there have been discussions on potential national roll out as an example of best practice within digital integration and holistic care. Kelly Pierce’s responsibility as the public health lead plays a significant role as encouraging more health conscious behaviour is one of the stated goals of Family Assist. Taking this into the future, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS FT are planning introducing a live chat feature, signalling the start of on demand healthcare services and support. The session will focus on:
  • Overcoming silo thinking through integration of patient care between the local authorities and the NHS Trusts
  • The use of technology in improving patient outcomes
  • Potential long term reduction of pressure on resources as a result of digitised patient empowerment
Kelly Pierce
Senior Midwifery Manager – Public Health Lead (Acting Head of Midwifery)
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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2:45pm - 3:15pm
Supply Chain and Workforce Theatre
Working together to achieve Lord Carter procurement standards ahead of target
In March 2017, procurement teams from Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust achieved level 1 in the NHS Procurement and Commercial Standards, a full 8 months before the review by Lord Carter recommended that all Trusts should have achieved this milestone. Having therefore identified their procurement strengths, along with areas for improvement, this session will evaluate how procurement departments across the Working Together Partnership Vanguard have harnessed available savings by working together as influential healthcare providers to command greater discounts and ensure best value for goods and services.  
Paul Ralston
Head of Procurement
Rotherham General NHS Foundation Trust

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2:45pm - 3:15pm
Cyber Security in Healthcare Open Theatre
Information Security – why it really matters to health
Since March this year, the HSCN has sought to provide a reliable, efficient and flexible way for health and care organisations to access and exchange electronic information through an integrated network. Yet with this major shift to sharing information more widely within the health and social care community, comes the need to ensure that NHS network connections remain secure and a vehicle of compliance is implemented. This session will therefore outline the vulnerabilities exposed in the migration to HSCN and assess the steps taken to identify and mitigate malicious activity, their effectiveness and where we can go further.
Chris Flynn
Security Operations Lead Data Security Centre
NHS Digital

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2:45pm - 3:15pm
How simplifying cybersecurity is key to delivering Network and Information Systems (NIS) compliance and protecting NHS services
As the NHS accelerates the adoption of digital technologies, a new set of security challenges have emerged. IT teams are inundated with alerts from disparate security systems, making it difficult to maintain focus and differentiating noise from actual threats. When the Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive comes into force, in 2018, Operators of Essential Services (OES), like the NHS, will be legally obliged to protect NHS services and systems. To do this, they must look to harness cyber security innovations in a way that reduces the burden on their limited resources and skills. This talk will provide insight into this changing landscape and deliver guidance to IT leaders on how to overcome the security challenges they are facing now and in the future.
Aaron Miller
Senior Technologist
Palo Alto
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3:00pm - 3:25pm
Commissioning for the Future Stage
The IPC programme – expansion to improve services for patients with complex needs

The Integrated Personal Commissioning programme, a natural progression from Personal Health Budgets, has established an emerging framework which describes the five key shifts, as well as the underlying changes needed at service level to make IPC a reality. With the collaborative development process and rapid cycle implementation wholly underway, this session will assess:

  • The success of early products, designed for wider replication and spread
  • Expanding and rolling out the programme to six new areas
  • How NHS England are continuing to work with the Local Government Association to ensure effective delivery
  • What steps have been made to strengthen connections between the IPC, PHB and New Care Models programmes
  • Core feedback and experience from demonstrator sites
James Sanderson
Director of Personalisation and Choice
NHS England
Jon Hastie
Patient Representative
DMD Pathfinders

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3:25pm - 3:50pm
Commissioning for the Future Stage
Prioritising the commissioning of new specialised treatments

As of 2016, the wheels have been put in motion to prioritise the funding of ten new specialised treatments, as well as to devolve responsibility for particular services to CCGs and provide a major extension of the national HIV prevention programme. This session will therefore outline how these treatments and initiatives have been implemented in 2017 and how clinical trials and collaborative working have been developed in partnership with the LGA and Public Health England.

James Palmer
Medical Director Specialised Services
NHS England

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3:50pm - 4:10pm
Commissioning for the Future Stage
More than medicine - the commissioning of social prescribing

The rise of social-prescribing in recent years has seen the use of non-medical interventions to achieve sustained lifestyle change and improved self-care, particularly for long-term conditions. This session will highlight the importance of the wider determinants of health, opportunity afforded from harnessing patient and carer’s voices and key examples of innovative and transformative practice at an individual and organisational level.

Professor Ged Byrne
Director for Quality and Education
Health Education England

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4:10pm - 4:15pm
Commissioning for the Future Stage
Chair's Closing Remarks
Dr Phil Moore
Deputy Chair (Clinical) and Chair
NHS Kingston CCG and NHSCC Mental Health Commissioners' Network

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3:00pm - 3:20pm
Digital NHS Stage
Aligning LDRs with STPs – breaking boundaries in Dorset

With Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) now acting as the “single application and approval process for being accepted onto programmes with transformational funding from 2017/18 onwards”, the Local Digital Roadmaps (LDR) initiative has seen submission and implementation deadlines directly aligned with STPs. With challenges and opportunities as a result, this session will provide practical evidence of how the LDR and STP have been jointly developed in Dorset. It will also explore how embedding information and digital technology in the Dorset STP has been a crucial requirement of implementation, therefore defining what good looks like.

Dr Forbes Watson
Chair
Dorset CCG
Dr Phil Richardson
Director of Design and Transformation
Dorset CCG

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3:20pm - 3:35pm
Digital NHS Stage
Creating the conditions and cultural change to accelerate innovation

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is playing a crucial role in creating the conditions and cultural change necessary for proven innovations to be adopted faster and more systematically through the NHS. Dr Maruthappu will therefore explain how in its second year, the Accelerator is providing evidence of demonstrable patient and population benefit, alongside other leading initiatives.

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu
Co-Founder
NHS Innovation Accelerator

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3:35pm - 4:10pm
Digital NHS Stage
Pioneering technology through NHS service innovation and Test Beds – how far have we come? (panel discussion)

Numerous initiatives have seen innovative technology being propelled into the limelight, pioneered and adopted primarily through STPs, the Test Beds and NHS Innovation Accelerator. This panel will therefore evaluate how major technology trials and adoption of novel digital combinations have shown proven benefits to help patients stay well, as well as allowing them to monitor and manage their conditions themselves – ultimately aiding the overall digitisation agenda.

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu
Co-Founder
NHS Innovation Accelerator
Professor Heather Tierney-Moore
Chief Executive
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Tara Donnelly
Chief Executive
Health Innovation Network

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4:10pm - 4:15pm
Digital NHS Stage
Chair's Closing Remarks

The Chair will provide a short summary of the day and some reflections about the future of technology in healthcare.

Noel Gordon
Chair
NHS Digital

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3:15pm - 4:00pm
Procurement in Healthcare Stage
How is collaborative working in procurement driving savings and leveraging collective resource for the NHS? (panel discussion)

With the NHS procurement hubs having formalised collaboration and running a number of frameworks to their combined membership, this panel will bring the four hubs together to discuss:

  • To what extent has working to common principles significantly cut duplication and facilitated aggregation?
  • How has closer collaboration enacted real-time developments for trusts regarding their newfound access to a wider range of OJEU compliant frameworks?
  • What are the current high priority strategic spend areas and have they changed since the Partnership’s inception?
  • What role have the hubs had to date in helping Trusts achieve their model hospital benchmarks?
  • What does the future look like and how are leading partnerships planning to continue to translate their collective resources, skills and expertise into value for their members?
Keith Rowley
Managing Director
NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative
Mario Varela
Managing Director
London Procurement Partnership
Howard Rolfe
Procurement Director
East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub

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4:00pm - 4:05pm
Procurement in Healthcare Stage
Chair's Closing Remarks
Helen Lisle
Director of Procurement & Supplies and Immediate Past-Chair
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Health Care Supply Association (HCSA)

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3:00pm - 3:30pm
Cyber Security in Healthcare Stage
Implications of the IG Toolkit shake-up for Trusts and in meeting the modern needs of patients

In late 2016, NHS England set up a new information governance network which indicated big changes for the IG Toolkit. With the network’s inception and an increasing perception of the toolkit’s complexity and inflexibility for those organisations applying it, an overhaul in the guidance has been instigated. This session will therefore reflect on whether steps taken to collaborate, share best practice, improve guidance and hold national bodies to account have ensured that IG is now a meaningful tool to advance health and wellbeing for those Trusts actually tasked with using it on the ground.

Barry Moult
Head of Information Governance and Health Records
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
Andrew Harvey
Head of Information Governance
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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3:30pm - 4:10pm
Cyber Security in Healthcare Stage
What are the predicted cyber security threats to health and care services in 2018 and how are they evolving? (panel discussion)

The NHS has reached a critical mass of digitisation and is seeing the frequent emergence of futuristic technologies, yet with this new reliance on electronic data systems and the portability of data that comes with it, comes a whole range of fresh vulnerabilities to cyber security threats. This panel will therefore discuss:

  • Phishing, hacking, ransomware and malware – what will the big risks be in 2018?
  • How can we seek to predict and prevent evolving threats as digital interoperability of the NHS continues to advance?
  • What effect is expanding the digital maturity movement through GDEs and STPs having on the NHS cyber security space?
  • What are the biggest cyber security challenges associated with integrating health and social care?
  • How can the NHS exploit the Internet of Things, particularly the increased interoperability of smart devices, whilst mitigating the accompanying security risks?
  • How are cyber criminals exploiting the increased use of connected devices, medical devices, BYOD and an expanding virtual infrastructure?
  • How can we best continue to develop the IT infrastructure to mitigate these key security threats?
Dan Taylor
Head of Security, Data Security Centre
NHS Digital
Sarah Pickup
Deputy Chief Executive
Local Government Association (LGA)
DCI Gary Miles
SC07 Organised Crime Command
Metropolitan Police

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4:10pm - 4:15pm
Cyber Security in Healthcare Stage
Chair's Closing Remarks
John Thornton
Secretary
Digital Government Security Forum

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3:15pm - 3:45pm
Clinical Technology Theatre
Mobile technology first – responding to real clinical demands
Developing mobile in-house skills for healthcare professionals offers the NHS a way to provide information at a clinician’s fingertips and respond swiftly to clinical demands. Whereby large clinical ICT systems have historically been the priority for NHS organisations there is now a positive energy around developing mobile tools to fit the needs of its specific staff and patients. With clinicians now driving app development, this session will explore:
  • Why healthcare apps require clinical input to be successful
  • Where clinicians are using their own devices within the hospital to help deliver care
  • Whether NHS trust enforcement of new programmes for mobile app development are becoming widespread
  • How Trusts can find new ways to build clinical mobile skills, despite lack of capacity or additional resource
  • The creation of first of their kind, clinically-led and integrated apps in Leicestershire
Dr Girish Kunigiri
Consultant Psychiatrist/ECT App Project Lead and Clinical Director
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and East Midlands Mental Health Network

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3:15pm - 3:45pm
Interoperability and Infrastructure Theatre
Implementing interoperable systems to support population health management in Wirral
This year, NHS organisations in Wirral have sought to implement systems to support population health management, combining data and processes from across the different health organisations and consolidating its status as one of the acute Global Digital Exemplars. This case study will evaluate how far Wirral has come in developing these systems to date and provide evidence of why a lot of problems faced by hospitals must be solved in the community. It will also delve into Wirral’s investment in collaboration with the rest of the community on the kind of interoperability that will support New Care Models and population health management, including support for social care, care homes, the third sector and population itself.
Sheila Stewart
Associate Director of IT and Informatics
Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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3:15pm - 3:45pm
New Models of Care Theatre
Bringing care closer to home – working in partnership with the independent sector to improve access to community services
With an ageing population and a growing number of people living with long term health conditions, innovative models of care which put patients at its heart have never been more vital. NHS England’s latest Five Year Forward View delivery plan echoes this and includes a firm commitment to providing a more diverse range of community services, enabling patients to access care closer to home. This session will demonstrate the work independent sector providers are doing to support the NHS in developing these innovative new models of care, and ensure that patients get access to high quality community services, in the right place, at the right time.
David Hare
Chief Executive
NHS Partners Network
Andrew Walton
Executive Chair
Connect Health
Danielle Brailsford
Service Manager Nottingham
Connect Health

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3:20pm - 4:00pm
Data-Driven Transformation Theatre
Can the proposed NHS patient “data lake” based on STP footprints restore trust in nationally performed analytics?
In early 2017, NHS officials met with IT suppliers to discuss a national patient data collection service that will make both pseudonymised and identifiable patient data available for research. Based on the 44 Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP) footprints and giving them responsibility for gathering and controlling patient data, this regional approach would support subsequent sharing of information with a national data platform, to enable nationally performed analytics. Yet with growing concerns that central NHS organisations are simply creating a successor to care.data by resurrecting key elements, this panel will debate:
  • Do the benefits outweigh the risks in creating another national ‘data-lake’?
  • Will devolution of power to the regional areas covering up to five million people, rather than central control, avoid major pushback from the public?
  • How will regional data obtained through interoperable information exchange feed in to this national data service and be used for service planning, payments, analytics and research?
  • In what ways can patients play an active role in generating and using data, to control how health and care providers use their data?
  • How does the proposed data collection model align with a growing focus on developing shared care records across STP footprints?
  • How can we learn from the mistakes of the care.data scheme and re-build patient trust in nationally performed analytics?
Phil Booth
Coordinator
medConfidential
Dr Mark F Nicol
Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) and Consultant Emergency Medicine
East Cheshire NHS Trust
Dr Charles Young
Chief Medical Officer
Capita Healthcare Decisions

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3:30pm - 4:00pm
Big Data Theatre
Putting big data to use in advancing A&E efficiency and realising cost savings
Despite only being in the early stages of digital transformation, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh (WWL) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the latest healthcare organisations to put big data into use for front-line clinicians and patients, whilst also ensuring they hit the government’s A&E targets in 2016. This case study will therefore explore how using big data analytics software to identify patterns in raw data allowed the Trust to create an A&E application that provides visual information on staffing levels and patient flow. It will also evidence the benefits including greater efficiency, savings of nearly £1m in costs, increased quality of patient care and an overall reduction in A&E waiting times by 30 minutes.
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Emma Reed
Deputy Director - Cyber Security and Innovation
Department of Health
Emma Reed is a Deputy Director and responsible for the Cyber Security Programme in the Department of Health. In this role, Emma and her team are leading the work to ensure health and social care are resilient and responsive to any cyber attack. Emma has been a Civil Servant for over 15 years. She started her career in the North West working on community health projects and on initiatives to improve the health of the working age. Moving to Whitehall, she joined the team working to reduce health inequalities. In 2008, she joined the Government Equalities Office where she was the lead on LGB&T Equality, specifically on the introduction of Same-Sex Marriage. Emma then moved to join the Cabinet Office where she led the work on supporting the reform of the Civil Service both in Westminster and throughout the Country.  Returning to Health in 2014, Emma led the work in supporting the health system to respond to the Ebola crisis, including ensuring that those affected had access to appropriate treatment. Following the successful eradication of Ebola from West Africa, Emma was asked to lead the work on the  Secretary of State’s new priority, tackling the our childhood obesity crisis. She led the publication of Childhood Obesity: A plan for action which include the commitment for a ground-breaking new sugar tax and actions to improve food and nutrition in schools
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Mat Wilson
Sales Executive
Kirona
Mat Specialises in Kirona’s reporting and MI tool but also has a strong understanding of the mobile and scheduling platforms. Mat Joined Kirona in 2012 to set up the account management function before moving in to the new business team in 2014.
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Paul Saunders
Mobile Workforce Product Director
Kirona
Prior to joining Kirona, Paul spent several years working as a principal consultant specialising in Oracle and collaborative working technologies specialising in field based mobile deployments. Paul now helps Kirona’s customer and partners on their business enhancement projects helping them unlock the increased efficiencies and customer service benefits that can be delivered through the implementation of Kirona’s configurable mobile and scheduling solutions.
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Stephen Docherty
speaker
Chief Information Officer
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
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Stephen Rudd
speaker
Head of Locality and Primary Care Development
Gloucestershire CCG
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Dr Anita Donley OBE
Independent Chair and Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine
Mid and South Essex Success Regime and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Anita Donley is a consultant physician in acute medicine at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, immediate past Clinical Vice President of the Royal College of Physicians, was Medical Director of the Revalidation Team for DH England, and National Clinical Director for VTE. She has more than 40 years’ experience of working full time in the NHS. Anita is the independent chair of the Essex Success Regime for NHSI and NHSE since April 2016, and works with the WHO Global Patient Safety programme on medication safety.
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Maggie MacIsaac
CEO
Hampshire Partnership of CCGs
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Sue Thomas
CEO
Commissioning Excellence
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Aaron Miller
Senior Technologist
Palo Alto
Aaron Miller is a senior technologist at Palo Alto Networks, based in London.  Miller is a passionate leader and evangelist, with deep expertise in business technology and digital strategy, and is regularly called upon to consult with both customers and partners on the disruption that is pervasive in the market today.  He joined Palo Alto Networks in March 2016, having previously held the position of director and chief architect at Avaya, a role in which he supported customers in understanding how they could adapt to the changing needs of their own users, and helping organizations of all types to deal with the impact of technology transformation. During a 15-year career with Avaya, Miller held a number of senior technical roles in both R&D and sales engineering, working with both global accounts and service provider customers. He leveraged his insight and expertise to lead a team of consulting engineers, building trust and ensuring customer satisfaction. Through his continuous engagement with many of the largest companies in Europe, he provided guidance and consultation on the adoption of new technology and shared thoughts on best practices. From providing feedback on strategies around digital transformation to helping empower businesses in constructing a sound cybersecurity posture, Miller operates at the intersection of business strategy and technology innovation. Miller graduated from Cornell University’s College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science degree in operations research and industrial engineering.
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Dr. Alex Yeates
Medical Director
Advanced
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Susanne Hasselmann
Chair
NHSCC Lay Members Network
Susanne Hasselmann is currently Audit and Deputy Chair at South Eastern Hampshire CCG and a Lay Member on the Hampshire CCGs Partnership Board. She previously worked as a Non-executive Director at Hampshire PCT and the SHIP PCT Cluster between October 2006 and September 2012. She was a member of the Hampshire PCT Audit Committee, chair of the Hampshire Integrated Governance Committee and chaired the Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth PCTs Cluster Clinical Governance Committee. Susanne is also the Chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners Lay Members Network.
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Ian Lowe
Director, EMEA Public Sector/Healthcare
ForeScout
As director for Public Sector and Healthcare in EMEA at ForeScout Technologies, Ian is responsible for enabling organisations in the sectors to embrace the proliferation of IoT devices and cloud adoption to enable better services for patients and citizens. With over 17 years’ experience in the IT Security sector, with specific focus on public sector, Ian has held senior sales roles in organisations, including Symantec and EMC.
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Eve Roodhouse
Executive Director
NHS Digital
Eve is Programme Director at NHS Digital, an Arm’s Length Body of the Department of Health. She is responsible for establishing and leading a new Implementation and Business Change function with the objective of supporting the NHS and Local Authorities to deliver their Sustainability and Transformation Plans by making the most out of our digital products and services. Eve has over 14 years of experience in programme delivery, with a breadth of experience that takes in all aspects of the programme management lifecycle from stakeholder engagement, business case development, procurement and supplier management, to software development and managed closure. She graduated from the Major Project Leadership Academy in February 2016. Before taking up her current position Eve led the care.data programme, a GMPP project which aimed to increase the range and detail of information collected across all NHS-funded services for purposes beyond direct care. The plan being to securely connect information together and make it available to those who plan NHS services, researchers, medical charities and businesses that support the NHS to make services better. She has held various positions in NHS Connecting for Health, including leading the work to develop the future strategy for informatics in the NHS post the 2010 election. She also led the development and approval of the business case to deliver the first clinical IT system across prison healthcare in England and was part of the team which delivered Choose and Book, an electronic referrals service for GPs to refer patients to hospitals. Eve started her career as a management consultant at Deloitte where she worked at Transport for London on the successful delivery of the London congestion charging scheme. When she is not at work Eve enjoys running with her local running club, Harrogate Harriers, and spending time with her young family.
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Dr. Susan Manley
Clinical Scientist
Institute of Translational Medicine
Susan Manley is a clinical scientist who has researched in diabetes at Oxford University and Bristol University. She has subsequently worked as a clinical biochemist in pathology in the NHS at University Hospitals Birmingham. She is now based at the new Institute of Translational Medicine in Birmingham that includes Birmingham University and local hospitals‎.
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Dr. Sandip Ghosh
Consultant Diabetologist
University Hospital Birmingham
Sandip is the Lead for Acute Diabetes service at QE, leading on Inpatient Diabetes care delivery, management of diabetes in surgical and organ transplant patients. Sandip is passionate about quality of care and has developed quality metrics which are regularly monitored through EPR at UHB. He has also developed electronic charts, automatic alerts, and links to the available Trust guidelines from electronic prescriptions. He along with his DTRG are constantly engaging with Trust IT to improve patient care and this collaboration between scientists, clinicians and bio-statisticians has also  led to numerous publications and presentations in the nationally and internationally. Sandip believes algorithms and decision support systems generated from routinely collected electronic NHS data and AI has the potential to improve care significantly in the coming years.
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Prof. Graham Roberts
Professor of Medicine and Consultant Diabetologist.
University Hospital Waterford
Graham is Prof of Medicine for a University and Head of Department for a busy acute Hospital.  He publishes research on utilisation of health care resources, writes draft policy and advises on policy including having provided policy advice to the European Commission. Prof Roberts combines a detailed involvement in both clinical practice and in current research.  His experience combines detailed practical experience of treating patients, leading a high throughput clinical department, drafting national policies / legislation, European Commission legislation,  cross-border research initiatives, commercial therapeutic development and high level academic research as principal investigator and head of a successful grant funded research unit.
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Marc Donovan
Chief Pharmacist
Boots UK
Marc has a career in healthcare spanning over 20 years. Originally training as a pharmacist at Cardiff University, he has progressed through a number of senior clinical and managerial positions within Boots UK to his current role as Chief Pharmacist, accountable for the professional standards and development for 6000 pharmacists, and 18000 healthcare colleagues. He has previously led the Human Resources team for Healthcare across Boots UK, Boots Opticians and Boots Ireland, as well as worked as a prescribing advisory to the Vale of Glamorgan Local Health Board and was one of the first supplementary prescribers to practice in Wales. He is a non-medical independent prescriber where he specialises in the management of cardiovascular disease and medicines management. Marc is also currently a member of Community Pharmacy Wales, PSNC and CCA and is a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and its Faculty. He obtained Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in 2014.
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Danielle Brailsford
Service Manager Nottingham
Connect Health
Danielle Brailsford qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of Nottingham in 2008 and has since specialised in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. She embarked on her first split management/clinical role in 2012 with Bupa and joined Connect in 2016 as Operations Manager. Danielle's current role involves the day to day operational management of the Nottingham CMATS MSK single point of access service, commissioned by Nottingham North, East and West CCGs. Over the past year, Danielle has worked closely with the commissioners to support the transformation and sustainability plan, alongside maintaining focus on service development and clinical innovation and quality.
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Chris Flynn
Security Operations Lead Data Security Centre
NHS Digital
Chris is responsible for information security operations at NHS Digital. His teams help ensure NHS Digital deliver national systems and services that are secure by design and the organisation buy-in and adhere to the information management policies they define, whilst monitoring those systems and services against a suite of possible attacks. Looking wider across the health and care sector, he and his team helps organisations through the intelligence and support offered by CareCERT services.
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Oliver Lake
Director of NEL Healthcare Consulting
NEL CSU
Oliver has worked in a range of senior leadership roles during his 18 year career in the NHS. He has been a Director of Communications and Engagement since 2010 and has led various CSU service teams as well as transformation and consultancy projects across the NHS. He has a particular interest in public and patient engagement and co-production of services. Oliver and his team provide customers with consultancy support in the following areas:
  • Project and Programme Management
  • Communications, Engagement, Digital, Creative and Marketing
  • Clinical
  • Finance
  • Training and Development
  • Analytics
  • Research
  • Transformation
  • Change Management
  • Organisational Development
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Iain Robertson
Head of eHealth Operations
NHS Lothian
Iain Robertson has over 25 years of experience as an IT professional. His first role in management was in the corporate world, managing IT across continental Europe introducing new technology and driving IT efficiency. Subsequently he was responsible for IT in the US, Asia Pacific and Japan, where his role involved driving down the cost of IT and implementing new technologies to deliver efficiency for the business. For the last 16 years Iain has worked within the NHS, where he has continued to bring new technologies to support rapid changes to healthcare delivery, whilst maintaining a focus on making significant improvements in the efficiency of the organisation and dealing with an ever decreasing budget.
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Alastair Roriston
Head of UK Public Sector
Nutanix
Alastair stands at the forefront of the fastest moving technology industry trend: WebScale. He’s spent the past 19 months evangelising the public sector adoption of WebScale and hybrid cloud, helping position Nutanix as a leader in this space. A former interim CIO in the visual effects industry and sales leader in emerging technology organisations, he has designed programs that are fueling the industry-wide transition in both big data and hybrid cloud. Throughout his 20-year tenure in the technology industry, Alastair has built a reputation for developing business strategies, incubating new business models, and building out successful technology projects within both the public and private sector.
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John Quinn
CIO and SIRO, MHRA
Accenture
John’s role as Chief Information Officer is to lead, deliver and promote the use of Information Management and Technology across MHRA, and to innovate using digital technologies and approaches. John leads the IT and information management relationships with European and global partners and stakeholders, and he is the MHRA’s Senior Information Risk Officer.
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Rick Hemsley
Managing Director UK Security
Accenture
Rick Hemsley is a Managing Director within Accenture Security UKI Practice, he is based out of our Edinburgh office. Rick has over 20 years of experience working with clients to achieve their business objectives and to deliver security advice across a number of verticals including: Media and Telecommunications; Financial Services (Banking, Insurance, Alternative Asset Managers, and Private Equity); Energy; Utility; Government (Central and Devolved); and Hi-Tech Manufacturing. Rick has worked with boards and executives to develop cyber security literacy, assisting them understand the nature of threats leading to them establishing appropriate and informed risk appetites. During his career Rick has led teams delivering engagements across all of the domains within Accenture’s Security practice. Directly before joining Accenture Rick worked with one of the global leaders in Incident Response driving their business and client engagements outside North America. Rick’s focus for the last 10 years, or so, has been on the development of solutions for clients and the contribution of thought leadership on the management of cyber security risk. Rick attended Strathclyde University Business School, from which he was awarded an MBA, and Glasgow Caledonian University from which he was awarded a BSC (Hons) in Computer Information Systems.
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Martin Taylor
Co-Founder and Global CMO
Content Guru
Martin Taylor is the Co-Founder and Global CMO of specialist multi-channel cloud communications provider, Content Guru, part of the Redwood Technologies Group. As the Head of Public Sector, Martin’s responsibilities include the development of new product concepts for public sector clients, and management of highly successful cloud deployments. These include the multi-award-winning London NHS 111 Patient Relationship Management service. Outside of the business, Martin is a member of the Intellectual Property Committee for the CBI, in addition to holding a seat on the Advisory Board of the Department of Management at King’s College London.
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Nick Hamilton
Project Manager
East Midlands Academic Health Science Network
Nick has worked in the NHS since 2008, primarily in clinical research, holding positions at NIHR Mid-Trent Cancer Research Network and NIHR Trent Comprehensive Local Research Network. He is a firm exponent of clinical research and the benefits it offers to the NHS. As Project Manager at East Midlands Academic Health Science Network, Nick oversees a number of clinical projects including the Scarred Liver Project. Nick is passionate in his belief in the importance of the project.  He understands the potential it has to transform how liver disease is diagnosed, treated and managed, with the ultimate aim of halting and reversing the alarming rates of premature mortality caused by the condition in the UK.
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Dr Charles Young
Chief Medical Officer
Capita Healthcare Decisions
Dr Charles Young is Senior Medical Officer for Capita Plc., and Chief Medical Officer for Capita Healthcare Decisions. Charles trained in medicine in London and continues to practice as an emergency physician at St Thomas’s Hospital. For the last 20 years he has also worked in a range of evidence based medicine, clinical decision support, and healthcare data strategic leadership roles. Charles lectures internationally and his current focus is the interface between clinical information, healthcare technology, and clinical workflows, specifically focusing on data-led patient-centric clinical triage. Some of Charles’ roles in the past have included Executive Editor at The Lancet, Editor in Chief at the BMJ Evidence Centre, Vice President for Health at Wiley, and working for the NICE external accreditation committee. As well as his work for Capita and the NHS, Charles also sits on The Cochrane Collaboration editorial overview committee and is Editor in Chief of two open access global medical journals.
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Howard Rolfe
Procurement Director
East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub
Howard Rolfe’s primary career was with Marks and Spencer where he was a senior executive. During that time, he undertook a two year secondment (1997-99) to the Cabinet Office and was involved in the Comprehensive Spending Review. He also led a review into NHS Procurement and was instrumental in the creation of PASA. Howard was a Non Executive Director at Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for ten years and chaired both the Audit and the Clinical Governance committees. He is currently Procurement Director at the East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub and Leader of Uttlesford District Council in North Essex.
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James Freed
Chief Information Officer
Health Education England
James trained as a molecular biologist for several years before making the move to process redesign and IT. He worked in hospitals in South West London for the Cancer Services Collaborative, an organisation funded by the NHS Modernisation Agency. He cut his teeth on national IT implementation following a move to NHS Connecting for Health where he worked as Best Practice Lead for pathology, order communications, and prevention, screening and surveillance before taking up the role of National Lead for Screening in Leeds. James then moved to the Health Protection Agency where his chief role was managing an operational Information Management department and contributing to strategic decision-making supporting infectious disease surveillance and control. He managed the Infections Specialist Library, which subsequently migrated to NICE as part of NHS Evidence. James then became Head of Information Strategy at Public Health England and authored the PHE Knowledge Strategy which provides a vision for knowledge and information for the whole public health system. He also contributed to the National Information Board framework Personalised Health and Care 2020 and has been involved in implementing its vision. James now works as Chief Information Officer for Health Education England where he is responsible for describing and implementing the strategic direction for information and technology for the organisation. He is passionate about digital literacy and the professionalism of Health Informaticians across the health and care system. In this capacity he is programme director for the Building a Digital Ready Workforce programme as part of the NIB Paperless 2020 programme. In 2017 James was voted by peers as one of the top 100 influencers globally in Health IT as part of the #HIT100 twitter campaign.
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Adam Parsons
Positive Patient Identification and Product Recall Use Case Lead, Scan4Safety
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Adam Parsons is Scan4Safety Use Case Lead at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust where he is responsible for implementing improvements to positive patient identification and product recall processes as part of the national Scan4Safety programme. With over nine years spent working for the NHS in Materials Management in Theatres, Adam possesses both clinical experience and a passion for improving patient safety, together with procurement expertise and a drive to improve value. Adam is also an invited member of the GS1 UK Healthcare User Group, which drives understanding and best-practice application of GS1 standards across the healthcare industry.
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Abbie Hill
Catalogue Management Use Case Lead, Scan4Safety
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Abbie Hill is Scan4Safety Use Case Lead at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust where she is responsible for implementing improvements to the Trust’s catalogue and inventory management processes as part of the national Scan4Safety programme. Abbie possesses a detailed understanding of all catalogue management processes and best practice and she has a background working in operational procurement/supply chain administration for the NHS. Abbie’s proven track record in delivering excellent customer service for internal departments and developing strong working relationships with suppliers, is helping to ensure a successful roll-out of the programme across the Trust.
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Simon Hool
UK Sales Lead
Philips Speech Processing Solutions
Simon is the UK sales lead for Philips Speech Processing Solutions and has been at the forefront in demonstrating how Philips’ hardware, software and cloud solutions deliver efficiency across many different types of healthcare organisations. He is passionate about how using the power of the voice recognition technologies can positively impact and improve healthcare professional’s lives and how mobility dictation solutions are allowing greater productivity in the community. Simon has 20 years of experience of working in the IT solutions, working across a diverse range of infrastructure, hardware and software solutions.
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David Bicknell
Editor
GlobalData
David Bicknell is the Editor of GlobalData’s Government Computing. Previously, he held senior positions in a 14-year career at Computer Weekly as News Editor, US Correspondent, and was Managing Editor of e-Business Review. He is also co-founder with Tony Collins of the Campaign4Change blog and also co-author (with Tony Collins) of a book on IT project management case studies called 'Crash' (Simon & Schuster).  David and Tony will shortly publish a new book loosely based on the life of Charles Babbage called ‘The Mankind Experiment.’
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Ed Waller
Director, New Business Models
NHS England
Ed Waller is Director of the New Business Models Group, part of NHS England’s Strategy and Innovation Directorate. Amongst other things, the Group leads the programme of work through which the national bodies and local sites are co-developing the business model solutions which underpin new models of accountable care. The first national contract for accountable care organisations was published in August 2017. Immediately prior to joining NHS England, Ed was a Senior Civil Servant at the Department for Communities and Local Government where he was the Government’s lead reviewer of its main housing delivery body, the Homes and Communities Agency, and led the Department’s Strategy team. Before this, he held a variety of posts at the Department of Health.
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Victoria Cetinkaya
Senior Policy Officer - Policy & Engagement (Public Sector)
Information Commissioner's Office
Victoria has worked for the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) since 2009, and is a Senior Policy Officer in the Policy and Engagement Department. Her main responsibilities involve engaging with key organisations in the health, education and local government sectors to promote and uphold information rights, advising both external organisations and internal ICO colleagues on both data protection and freedom of information issues. Prior to the ICO Victoria worked in both the private and public sectors, mainly in financial services training and compliance, and in teaching.
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Stacey Egerton
Senior Policy Officer – Policy & Engagement (Public Sector)
Information Commissioner's Office
Stacey joined the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in 2012 and is currently a Senior Policy Officer within the Public Sector Team of the ICO’s Policy and Engagement Department. She engages with key stakeholders in the health, education and local government sectors, providing advice around information rights and data privacy. Before joining the ICO, Stacey completed a Law degree and worked as a family law advisor and paralegal.
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Niall Dickson
Chief Executive
NHS Confederation
Niall Dickson is the former head of the General Medical Council (GMC) before being appointed as chief executive of the NHS Confederation in February 2017. During his time at the GMC from 2010 to 2016, Niall delivered a raft of reforms. These included an expansion of its responsibilities for medical education and training, the introduction of revalidation in 2012, the introduction of language checks for doctors from Europe in 2014, and the establishment of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service to provide a clear separation between the GMC’s investigation of complaints and the adjudication of hearings. Prior to this, Niall worked as chief executive of the King's Fund from 2004 to 2009 before being appointed as chief executive and registrar of the General Medical Council in January 2010. Additionally, Niall also led the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) until 2016. Niall was the editor of the Nursing Times from 1983 to 1988 before joining the BBC as health correspondent in 1988 and progressing to the position of social affairs editor for BBC News from 1995 to 2003, broadcasting mainly on the BBC1 Ten O’Clock News and Radio 4’s Today programme. He was recently awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2017.
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Jolene Grainger
Procurement Specialist
Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust
Jolene Grainger is a Procurement Specialist at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with 17 years of experience within NHS Procurement.  She is responsible for working with NHS Supply Chain to implement product changes and initiate savings.  As part of her role she is also supporting the trust in achieving Level 1 of the Procurement Standards. Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be the first in the North East to achieve this.
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Mike Broomhead
CTO
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Mike Broomhead is the CTO for IBM Health in UK and Ireland, finding value of contemporary technologies for the NHS by designing innovative solutions and prototypes that support key business processes.  As a certified senior architect he has acted as an advisor to several NHS Trust business and IT leaders to future-proof their digital strategies.
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Mike Hulett
Head of Operations, National Cyber Crime Unit
National Crime Agency
Mike is Head of Operations for the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) at the National Crime Agency. The NCCU leads the UK’s response to cyber crime, supports partners with specialist capabilities and coordinates the national response to the most serious of cyber crime threats. Working closely with the Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs), the MPCCU (Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit), partners within Industry, Government and International Law Enforcement, the NCCU has the capability to respond rapidly to changing threats. His previous roles included Senior Manager at the National Crime Agency and at the Serious Organised Crime Agency. He holds a Master in Applied Criminology and Police Management from the University of Cambridge.
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Dr Malte Gerhold
Executive Director of Strategy and Intelligence
Care and Quality Commission (CQC)
Dr Malte Gerhold is the Executive Director of Strategy and Intelligence at the Care and Quality Commission (CQC). He joined CQC in 2013 as Director of Policy and Strategy, when he was responsible for setting out CQC’s new five-year strategy through to 2021. Malte started his career as a strategy consultant, before working as an advisor at the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit, from where he was appointed Deputy Director of the Strategy Unit at the Department of Health. Before joining CQC he lived and worked in Sierra Leone for just under three years, leading a team advising the president on the implementation of the government’s priorities in health care, energy, agriculture and investment. Malte has a BSc from the London School of Economics and a PhD from Oxford. He has a particular interest in improvement, new technologies and innovation, and better use of data.
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DCI Gary Miles
SC07 Organised Crime Command
Metropolitan Police
Gary has been a Police Officer for over 31years, over 20 of these have been spent within the Detective specialism. He has spent over 10years within the Fraud and Cybercrime arena and have been responsible for the investigation of some of the most complex offences that have been committed during that time.  In 2009 he was responsible for the creation of Amberhill, the MPS’ response to false documents and Identity crime. In 2014 he was part of the team responsible for the creation of the MPS FALCON (Fraud and Linked Crime Online) team and initially held management responsibility for the newly created hubs and the Fraud squad. He has recently taken responsibility for the prevention teams who are key to delivering activities to both help victims and tackle offenders of this ever increasing crime type.
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Stephen McCormack
Mobile Security Leader
IBM
Stephen is a Mobile Security Leader in IBM with 12 years of IT experience. For the last 3 years Stephen has been helping clients address their mobile device management strategy, enabling them to unlock the value of their mobile devices to maximise their usefulness as productivity devices while ensuring the highest levels of security.
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Sarah Hughes
Chief Executive
Centre for Mental Health
Sarah has worked in mental health and criminal justice for 25 years. Having initially trained as a social worker, Sarah has managed a range of innovative community and secure services, most recently at Mind in Cambridgeshire. She also led the research and evaluation of the pioneering First Night in Custody project in Holloway Prison which saw the roll out of these principles across the prison estate supported by the Cabinet Office. In recent years, Sarah has led Mind in Cambridgeshire, an organisation known for values led practice and high impact campaigns including Stop Suicide and StressLess. Sarah is passionate about the mental health of the nation and believes it is possible to achieve parity of esteem by drawing on the amazing work already being undertaken across the country.
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Julie Wood
Chief Executive
NHS Clinical Commissioners
Julie Wood is the chief executive of NHSCC. Her NHS career spans 30 years, focused on service development and innovation in primary care and commissioning, with the last 16 years at director or chief executive levels within health authorities and primary care trusts. In her role as chief executive of NHSCC, Julie works at the centre of detailed policy development and implementation with the Department of Health, NHS England and the other main national organisations ensuring that the independent collective voice of CCGs is heard. As part of this work she has  given evidence to the Health Select Committee on a number of issues including primary care and public health  
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Victoria Macdonald
Health and Social Care Correspondent
Channel 4 News
Victoria Macdonald is Health and Social Care Correspondent at Channel 4 News. Victoria is an award-winning journalist, who has been covering health and social care issues for Channel 4 News since 1999. She closely follows the changes and developments in the NHS and the care system. Victoria also reports on medical developments and mental health issues, as well as covering stories on how welfare reforms are affecting those with physical disabilities. Victoria is originally from New Zealand and worked for the Sunday Telegraph before joining Channel 4 News.
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Sandra Gidley
Chair
English Pharmacy Board, Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Sandra spent 21 years as a community pharmacist, working mainly in the locum and supermarket sectors. From 2000 to 2010 she was Liberal Democrat MP for Romsey. During this time she held posts with shadow ministerial responsibility for health (social care, public health, long-term conditions) and equality. She was also a member of the Health Select Committee for four years. Since 2011 she has worked as a community pharmacist with occasional consultancy.
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James Burchell
Senior Sales Engineer
Sophos
James is a passionate, multidisciplinary security specialist who has the ability to de-mystify the complexity that shrouds many IT security challenges. With many years of experience in both military and corporate cyber security worlds, he has the knowledge to help you protect your brands reputation, data and intellectual property. The battle for IT security won’t end any time soon, James strives to make sure that everyone understands the challenges and are equipped to protect themselves from the most advanced modern threats.
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Steven Malone
Director of Product Management
Mimecast
Steven Malone is Director of Product Management for security services at Mimecast. Having joined Mimecast in 2013, he is responsible for defining and bringing the security product roadmap from vision to reality.  Steve works closely with the all areas of the organization to bring new security products and service innovations to our customers. Steve is a passionate advocate for security in technology. Prior to joining Mimecast, he held senior roles in the security channel and also technical positions in a number of global organizations.
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Chris Hopson
Chief Executive
NHS Providers
Chris Hopson joined NHS Providers (then the Foundation Trust Network) in September 2012 as Chief Executive following a career spanning the public, private and voluntary sectors. NHS Providers is the membership organisation and trade association for NHS acute, ambulance, community and mental health Foundation Trusts and Trusts, with over 95% of the sector in membership. Between 2005 and 2012, Chris worked at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), initially as board level communications and marketing director and then strategy and capability director. In his last role, as HMRC’s customer contact director, he led 12,500 staff across 300 locations, in one of the UK’s largest customer service businesses.   Before joining HMRC, Chris was board level corporate affairs director at Granada Media where he was one of the senior team that took Granada from being the fifth largest ITV franchise, through four mergers and acquisitions, into a separately quoted, newly floated, FTSE 100 international media company: ITV plc.   Prior to this, he was the first political adviser at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, and chief executive of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Between 2005 and 2011, Chris was chair of the Foyer Federation, one of the UK’s leading national youth charities. Chris is a graduate of the cross Whitehall High Potential Development Scheme, designed to identify and develop the next generation of top civil service leaders, and he holds an MBA from Cranfield Business School.   He has held a range of non executive roles including, currently, membership of the British Standards Institute (BSI) Standards Policy and Strategy Committee which oversees BSI’s role as the UK’s national standards body.
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John Hodges
Account Director
UKCloud Health
John Hodges is Account Director for UKCloud Health with over 40 years of experience in information technology, software and services. John has been working in the Public Sector and Healthcare for 12 years. His current role is to support UK Healthcare and Life Sciences on their journey to cloud service and to build a healthcare partner community driving digital transformation in healthcare.
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Karen Kennedy-Milne
Public Sector Business Solutions Director
Commvault
Experienced and consistently successful Sales professional with over 28 years IT experience encompassing DP, WP, Comms, Services, Outsourcing, Managed Services and Cloud Computing. Both in a Direct and Indirect Selling Capacity, and in a variety of sales roles including Account Management, Business Development, Sales Manager and Sales Director. Data Management and Business Consultancy are expert areas. Specialties: All things Cloud, with particular reference to the UK Public Sector. Creating citizen focused solutions utilising IT in all its forms. Selling complex propositions 'to' and 'through' Consultancy and Systems Integration organisations.
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Nigel Tozer
Solutions Marketing Director for EMEA
Commvault
Nigel is the Solutions Marketing Director for EMEA  at Commvault, and a press spokesperson for the region. He has over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, with the past 19 years entirely focused on data & information management.  Nigel has a wealth of knowledge on data-related enterprise software, advising partners and customers on data value, best practice and governance and in recent years has devoted much of his time to cloud and other business-transforming technologies. Nigel is a regular speaker at industry events, on webinars and frequently writes for the press and online media.
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Kelly Pierce
Senior Midwifery Manager – Public Health Lead (Acting Head of Midwifery)
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Kelly Pierce is the Senior Midwifery Manager at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a Consultant Midwife in Public Health at West Sussex County Council.  Kelly has been a practicing midwife for over 20 years.  She has successfully led a portfolio of innovative public health programmes in the fields of weight management, maternal smoking, immunisation and engaging service users which have gained an array of awards including three All-Party Parliamentary Group awards for Maternity and the prestigious Royal College of Midwives ‘Team of the Year 2017’ award.  Her vision is to maximise opportunities for families by enabling closer partnership working, including using digital solutions, across the Children’s workforce in order to provide the very best start of life for all children.
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Cleveland Henry
Programme Director
NHS Digital
Cleveland Henry has a foot in both the current and the future of digital Health camps having recently commenced NHS Digital’s horizon scanning in assessing digital future opportunities and their potential links to supporting today’s challenges and opportunities. In addition from 2016 he has lead NHSmail2 (Digital Collaboration Service – one of the Paperless 2020 programmes) which replaced the legacy platform, the service is used by c.1million users across Health and Care providing secure email and additional digital collaboration capability. From 2014 he led the delivery of NHS Choices for NHS Digital, having previously being part of the Capita service delivery for the service prior it was moved to NHS Digital. NHS Choices helps the public to take control of their health care by providing a wide range of information on health, services and lifestyle choices. In an IT career spanning 25 years, Cleveland started out as a programmer for a GP System supplier before holding a number of Senior IT Service and Product Delivery roles. He was Service Operations Director at EMIS where he led a team of 265 staff before joining Capita as the Service Delivery Director for NHS Choices. Cleveland is passionate about IT and Health and maintains a frontline perspective thanks to his wife who holds a senior role in a large NHS Trust.
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Amanda Doyle
Chief Clinical Officer; Co-Chair
NHS Blackpool CCG; NHS Clinical Commissioners
Dr Amanda Doyle has been a GP for 20 years. She is a Partner in a large Practice in a deprived area of Blackpool, which, in addition to Primary Medical Services, provides a range of urgent care services for patients across the Fylde Coast. Amanda maintains an interest in Urgent Care. She was for ten years a Medical Director of the local Out of Hours service. Amanda is the STP Lead for the Lancashire and South Cumbria footprint, leading a large health and care transformation programme across the patch. Nationally, she is Co-Chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners and is closely involved in driving the commissioning agenda and work on Primary Care. She is also a member of NHS England Commissioning Committee. Amanda was awarded an OBE for services to Primary Care and Commissioning in 2014.
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Jonathan Lee
Healthcare Sector Manager
Sophos
Jonathan is an experienced sales and account management professional with a track record of providing first class customer service to clients at the same time as growing revenue from both customers and new business accounts. He has wide range experience in both private and public sector accounts and in managing sales teams. Jonathan is highly knowledgeable in the healthcare market place and a trusted advisor to NHS organisations.
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Martin Landless
Senior Director, Sales UK
LogRhythm
Martin Landless launched the EMEA business at LogRhythm in the role of Technical Director EMEA, a role he developed for five years before shifting focus to head up Sales and Services for the EMEA region. Most recently, he has further focussed on heading  up Sales for the UK operation. Prior to joining LogRhythm, Martin enjoyed multiple technical roles in both security and networking in companies such as IBM, AT&T, Lucent, Vanco and Reliance GlobalComm acquiring many Cisco, Check Point and Juniper certificates along the way. He was also an ISO27001 Lead Auditor.  Martin’s philosophy is around making customers successful and there are no boundaries to this endeavour. Helping with recruitment, security best practice, policy setting advice, to helping clients find a solution that exactly meets their needs and to ensure through the deployment the customer’s Security Intelligence aspirations are realised. Martin has a BBA degree in Management, plus gaining numerous technical certifications over the years, including ISO 27001:LA, CISM & CISSP. 
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Nick Harte
Director of Solutions
Cambio Healthcare Systems
Nick is a highly experienced healthcare professional with considerable IT knowledge and experience across the healthcare continuum both within and outside of the NHS. In addition to Clinical and Management roles in the NHS he has held senior product and commercial positions with some of the largest, most well-known and respected Health IT companies in the world. Nick is focused on maximizing the utility and adoption of clinical systems in order to drive solutions which will have a positive impact upon the economics of healthcare delivery, the lives of patients and on health outcomes of those for whom they care.
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Peter Gill
Director of Informatics
Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Trust
Peter has been Director of Informatics at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Trust since 2012 and is responsible for the shared informatics service which also serves Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Over eight years in London, he held two previous Director of Informatics roles and was Head of Informatics at Salisbury Foundation Trust for two years. Peter has been working in the NHS continuously from 1991 where he joined as a general management trainee. Peter is responsible for delivering the informatics strategy which aims to improve patient safety by implementing paperless healthcare.
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Tim Goodson
Chief Officer
NHS Dorset CCG
Tim Goodson originally joined the NHS in 1995 as an internal auditor following his initial accountancy training with chartered accountancy practices in the private sector. Tim later moved into the provider sector with Dorset Community NHS Trust. Prior to his current role, Tim has held three Director of Finance posts.  During Tim's career in the NHS he has had a broad range of executive lead responsibilities including deputy chief executive, capital and estates, performance and information, primary care, information management and technology.  Tim is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
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David Smith
Chief Executive
Oxfordshire CCG
David joined the NHS in 1975. He is a qualified accountant and has a lengthy track record of service transformation and financial turnaround. Prior to joining OCCG David held a joint role in Kingston, South West London, as Chief Executive of the Clinical Commissioning Group and Director of Health and Adult Services for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. Earlier in his career David held a number of Finance Director, Commissioning Director and Chief Executive posts.
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Jane Wheeler
Programme Director, Mental Health and Wellbeing
Collaboration of North West London CCGs
Jane has worked in health since 2003 after joining the NHS as a Management Trainee. Jane’s current work in Strategy builds on a background which started in operational management before working on a number of change projects for PCT in North London. Working with Assura Medical (which became Virgin Care in 2010) Jane led the business development team growing the business from 60 patients in 2006 to over 200,000 contacts when she left. Working nationally the experience fed Jane’s commitment to collaborative change – working with GPs, commissioners and other providers as partners. Moving overseas in 2010 Jane continued to work with UK providers (NHS, social enterprise and private) to define their strategy and develop new services. Jane’s pleased now to be back in the NHS and committed to supporting change to mental health services through working in partnership, and building on a notable North West London commitment to mental health as well as great existing work.
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Dr Fiona Butler
GP Principal and Chair
West London Clinical Commissioning Group
Fiona has been a GP principal in a large training practice on the Earls Court and Chelsea border for the past 15 years and is also Chair of West London Clinical Commissioning Group serving the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. She is the clinical lead for social inclusion, mental health and homeless health. Through leading the out of hospital strategy, Fiona is responsible for developing more integrated services.
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Diar Fattah
Associate Director of Medicines Optimisation
Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley CCG
Diar is the Associate Director of Medicines Optimisation at Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley CCG. Diar takes the lead on the provision of medicines optimisation on all matters relating to medicines use, prescribing and the provision of pharmaceutical services to the CCG. He also sits on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Technology Appraisal Committee. Previously, he was a tutor at the Centre for Postgraduate Pharmacy Education (CPPE) based at the University of Manchester and a pharmacist clinical advisor in NHS 111.
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Dan West
Managing Director, Health Industry
Accenture
Dan West is a managing director based in London and is responsible for Accenture’s healthcare technology work in the United Kingdom. He is leading Accenture’s work at a number of large clients, delivering operational technology services as well as technology enabled transformation. Dan recognise that Healthcare systems in the UK and around the world are facing unprecedented challenges, needing to deliver better outcomes at lower costs. He believes that Technology disruption at scale has the ability to play a huge part in achieving these goals.
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Kaveh Safavi
Senior Managing Director, Health Industry
Accenture
Kaveh Safavi, M.D., J.D. is the senior managing director for Accenture’s global healthcare business. Dr. Safavi is responsible for developing and driving a growth strategy that differentiates Accenture’s offerings for providers, health insurers and public and private health systems across the globe. Dr. Safavi joined Accenture from Cisco, in 2011, where he led the global healthcare practice. Prior to that, he was Thomson Reuter’s chief medical officer of Health Businesses and United Healthcare’s vice president of medical affairs. He also has served in leadership roles at Solucient, Humana, HealthSpring and Alexian Hospital Network. He has published numerous papers and is quoted on healthcare issues in various media publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Harvard Business Review and the Economist.
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Dr. Saif Abed
European Medical Director
Imprivata
Dr Abed is the European Medical Director at Imprivata. By background, he is an NHS doctor and a global healthcare IT strategist having advised a range of healthcare providers and major clinical IT suppliers about topics ranging from healthcare policy to business case development and clinical engagement. His primary areas of interest include clinical workflow optimisation, benefits realisation, information governance and policy analysis.
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Charlie McAlpin
Technical Manager, UK
Qualys
Charlie is a Technical Account Manager with Qualys, the leading provider of Information Security and Compliance assessment solutions.   Charlie’s passion and 10 years of experience in the sector allows him to help businesses to identify critical issues within their security operations and to assist in delivering a strengthened security posture. He has a genuine belief that he is helping his clients to avoid the next cyber attack.
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Gordon Morrison
Director of Government Relations
McAfee
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Joanne Barton
Category Specialist
North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative
Joanne is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, with over 20 years Public Sector Procurement experience. She is also a Prince2 practitioner. Key assignments have included: - Led the DH staffing toolkit national rollout programme - Department of Health National Temporary Staffing Project - Strategic review of all agency staffing spend across the East and West Midlands regions, identifying opportunities for cost savings and efficiency improvements - Strategic review of all agency staffing spend across East of England region, including identifying and quantifying opportunities for cost savings and demand management and implementation of procurement strategies leading to delivered savings of £1.7million over 6 months. - Manage complex tender Projects including Young Peoples Sexual Health Services and Community Based IV Therapy Services. - Supply Market Analysis for several healthcare markets, including above projects and pathology services - Develop and deliver Procurement Development Training Programme for Commissioning Business Service - Process Mapping / Process re-engineering for Commissioning Business Service - Supporting and Coaching Private Sector clients in bidding for public sector contracts Prior to this Joanne spent 3 years at the award winning North West Collaborative Procurement Hub as Category Manager and then Senior Category Manager.
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Sheila Stewart
Associate Director of IT and Informatics
Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Sheila is Associate Director of IT and Informatics at Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Wirral University Teaching Hospitals is a Global Digital Exemplar – and the prestigious status reflects 25 years of work developing electronic systems; a Cerner system now supports all patient care throughout the trust. The trust is also involved in a major project to produce a single care record for every Wirral citizen, combining information from hospitals, GPs and social care.
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Rebecca Harris
Clinical Research Fellow in Hepatology
University of Nottingham
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Dr Graham Jackson
Clinical Chair; Co-Chair
AVCCG; NHS Clinical Commissioners
A GP Partner in Aylesbury since 1991; he founded AYDDOC (an Out of Hours GP co-operative) in 1993, acting as Medical Manager until 2004. Spent 10 years as a Hospital Practitioner in Psychiatry Dr Jackson has previously been Managing Director of Bucks Urgent Care, and a previous chair of Vale Health (a GP led provider company). Vice Chair of Buckinghamshire HWB; a member of TV SCN Oversight group and Oxford AHSN Partnership Board. Bucks LMC member since 1995. Chair of the Primary and Secondary Care Interface National Working Group, and member of the GPFV oversight group. Member of the board of trustees of NHS Confederation.
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Sean Walsh
Director, Operations and Assurance Services & Systems & Service Delivery - Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO)
NHS Digital
Sean has more than 30 years' experience as an IT professional spanning both the private and public sectors. Sean's broad experience includes managing technical operations for a global financial organisation across 10 countries as well as delivering a £180m programme on behalf of a US based defence contractor to the Home Office. His role at NHS Digital incorporates responsibility for development, solutions assurance and service delivery for a significant raft of national services. In addition, Sean is responsible for Corporate IT, Cyber Security and is also the Corporate Senior Information Risk Owner. He was involved at the centre of the response to WannaCry Cyber-attack.
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Katy Jackson
Head of Prescribing and Medicines Commissioning
Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group
Katy is Head of Prescribing and Medicines Commissioning at Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group. Her previous roles include Head of Prescribing, Medicines Commissioning and Pharmacy at Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group and High Weald Lewes and The Havens Clinical Commission. Katy was also a Senior Pharmaceutical Adviser at NHS Brighton and Hive for six years and a Clinical Services Manager at Charing Cross Hospital for six years.
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Dr Rupert Dunbar-Rees
CEO; NHS Innovation Fellow
Outcomes Based Healthcare; NHS England
Dr Rupert Dunbar-Rees has worked as a qualified Medical Practitioner for 15 years. He is the Founder & CEO at Outcomes Based Healthcare, an organisation that works with healthcare providers, commissioners and patients who wish to define outcomes which matter to people, and organise processes of care around clearly defined outcomes. Outcomes Based Healthcare are one of eight organisations on the NHS Innovation Accelerator programme for this year, being sponsored by NHS England and the AHSNs, and working with a number of NHS CCGs who are part of the New Care Models, and STP programmes, on their outcomes-based contracts. The bulk of their work is around linking NHS data together, to calculate outcome values that give a population view on the outcomes of care delivery. Rupert’s previous roles included National Clinical Lead, Commercial Team, Commissioning Directorate at the Department of Health. In this role Rupert provided procurement and commissioning advice on a number of national programs including the establishment of over 300 new dental practices throughout England; he was the National Clinical Lead on a successful major national clinical services procurement of 265 Health Centres and Secondary Care services. He was also responsible for defining needs assessments, clinical specifications, creating evaluation and contractual templates, and performance indicators.
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Adrian Byrne
Director of Informatics
University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Adrian is Director of Informatics at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and chair of the national CCIO network. For over 15 years, he has been working to build an electronic patient record strategically and through evolution. The aim is single sign on to a common user experience with full decision support and data sharing across disparate so called best of breed systems. That will be a challenge for integration. Very interested in direct patient to secondary care interaction via secure web and messaging. Concept maybe of a shared clinical and patient access to data on the internet. Has now moved into the world of MS HealthVault for this. He sees a federated identity for a patient as the future, as opposed to the many individual web sites that are currently out there. He believes we need the patient to have access to a set of data that they can choose to share with people and software applications, from many providers. HealthVault gives us this, but will there be other competitors? Adrian also writes an occasional blog on digitalhealth.net under “Ade Memoire” #adememoire and you can follow Adrian on Twitter – @byrnea
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Senior Representative

Department for Culture, Media and Sport
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Mark Turner
Chairman
CREST
Mark has been CREST Chairman since June 2016 with the aim of leading CREST through its most interesting times as it expands globally.  He believes this global expansion will provide many opportunities to all CREST members and improved cyber and information security and collaboration across the world. Mark is a Director at NCC Group with responsibility for Operations, Management, Direction and Development of the Security Consultancy.  Mark is passionate about developing the UK IT Security industry and making it the most professional and highest regarded in the world.  As such, he is a founder and Director of BSides Manchester InfoSec Conference and is keen to continue his contribution to the security community through his position within CREST.
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Dr Peter Lewis
Clinical Lead for Mental Health
West Midlands Academic Health Science Network
Peter is a Consultant Psychiatrist and was the Medical Director for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust from June 2009 to March 2016. He completed his training in medicine at the University of the West Indies in 1972, then specialised in psychiatry at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, gaining his FRCP (C) from the Canadian Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1979. Following this, he worked in the Caribbean and held a number of assignments with the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the World Health Organization. He has been a board member of the AHSN and Mental Health clinical lead since the inception of the organisation.
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Stewart Tomlison
Clinical Lead for Diabetes
Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group
Dr. Stewart Tomlinson is a GP Partner and Trainer at Medwyn Surgery in Dorking. He has been Diabetes Clinical Lead for NHS Surrey Downs CCG since 2012 and was responsible for introducing a new model of community diabetes care across the CCG in 2014. He is also an editorial board member of Diabetes and Primary Care Journal and works as a GP with a Specialist Interest in Diabetes at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill.
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Neil Mortimer
Business Manager
West Midlands Academic Health Science Network
Neil’s role is to identify and support beneficial innovations that can be spread quickly across the region, particularly in the areas of digital and mental health. Working alongside NHS, industry, academic and patient organisations, he fosters collaborative partnerships and helps innovators and adopters to access support and funding to drive health improvement and economic benefits to the region. Following a 10 year management career in the leisure and hospitality industry, Neil worked in the NHS for 19 years. He was the manager of one of England’s first GP Commissioning Groups, and subsequently CEO of an NHS Primary Care Group in Birmingham.  He went on to establish and lead the Whole Systems Programme for NHS Midlands and East of England, which oversaw a range of innovative IT-enabled service transformations involving primary and secondary care within the NHS and the private sector.
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Mike Part
Chief Information & Technology Officer, London Region
NHS England
Mike is Chief Information and Technology Officer for NHSE in London.  In addition to his core NHSE role Mike is heading up a London-wide digital programme on behalf of the 32 London CCGs that will connect up patients and clinicians across the capital. Mike has had a long and varied NHS career and has held a variety of senior operational and commissioning roles before finally entering the world of technology. Mike believes that it is important to design information systems around the patient and to focus on where the problems are. In this context, the London Health and Care Information Exchange has been designed with both in mind and will ultimately connect up 5000 different healthcare organisations and the 9 million citizens of London using standards based approaches to interoperability. First go-live is scheduled for the autumn of 2017 – about the same time as this conference, so Mike will aim to provide an update on what has been built, how it will help STPs and what is coming next.
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Dr Marci Thiel
Founder
Expert-24
Dr Marci Thiel has developed decision support applications for many of the world’s major healthcare organisations, including Bupa, AXA-PPP, United Healthcare, Mayo Clinic, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs as well as public sector NHS. Grounded in clinical practice, Marci has over 20 years of executive management and medical informatics experience in decision support and knowledge automation systems. Prior to founding Expert 24, Marci was VP of Medical Affairs at McKesson Corporation. During Marci’s years in practice she was a founder of a large multi-speciality group practice in Denver, Colorado, establishing a chain of urgent care centres and out of hours triage for the group.
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Dr Mark Potter
Medical Director
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
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Carl Davies
Associate Director of iMSK and Trauma Services
Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Carl Davies is the Associate Director of iMSK & Trauma Services as Ashford & St Peter’s Hospital in Surrey. A Physiotherapist by background, Carl moved into change management several years ago due to his strong interest in health economics, philosophy and systems thinking.  Carl worked as a Transformation/Programme Manager at Gloucestershire CCG for 3 years and the MSK Programme he led received ‘highly commended’ at the HSJ Value awards 2017. He has also recently written a publication for Health Education England ‘Transforming the MSK landscape with Physiotherapists as a first point of contact’.  RightCare has been a major influence on Carl’s work and he has recently begun supporting the RightCare team with the development of their toolkit.
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Dr Stephanie Aiken
Deputy Director of Nursing
Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
Dr Stephanie Aiken is Deputy Director of Nursing at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).  Her remit is to provide leadership to the RCN Nursing Department to shape and support the delivery of its professional work, focusing on developing nursing as a profession and enhancing nursing practice. Stephanie has a background in adult nursing prior to commencing her career in education and undertaking a Masters in Healthcare Ethics. She has extensive experience of working in nursing and healthcare education and more recent experience in regulation at the Nursing and Midwifery Council.  She undertook her doctoral studies at the University of Brighton, exploring the image of nursing and how it is perceived from public, professional and policy perspectives.
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Helen Goodey
Director of Primary Care and Locality Development
Gloucestershire CCG
Helen is responsible for ensuring Gloucestershire CCG delivers its co-commissioning delegated responsibilities. Working closely with stakeholders and partners, she is also developing a Primary Care Strategy to support sustainable and resilient primary care services. Helen leads on the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) New Models of Care development programme. This entails the county’s 81 GP practices forming into 15 clusters to test a new ‘30k place based model’.  Helen has worked in a number of commissioning and strategic leadership roles, including national policy development groups. She has been in Gloucestershire since 2012, developing GP membership engagement and the locality commissioning structure.
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Paul Ralston
Head of Procurement
Rotherham General NHS Foundation Trust
Paul Ralston is the Head of Procurement for the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and also the Procurement Lead for the Working Together Vanguard. As Head of Procurement for Rotherham he is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the procurement and logistics functions, ensuring delivery of our efficiency plans and meeting the requirements of the Lord Carter recommendations and metrics. As procurement lead for the Working Together Vanguard Paul leads on the formal collaboration of the procurement functions for 6 Acute Trusts and 2 non-acute Trusts across South Yorkshire. In this role he leads on implementing a 3 year strategy, working on a joint procurement and savings plan, and making best use of the resources across all the Trusts.
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Jon Hastie
Patient Representative
DMD Pathfinders
Jon Hastie is 36 and has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Jon lives in his own flat in Shoreham-by-Sea supported by a team of personal assistants, funded through his Personal Health Budget. In 2013 Jon co-founded DMD Pathfinders, a user led organisation of adults with Duchenne which provides peer support and advice for others living with the condition. Jon holds a PhD in Government and worked in two disability charities and as a political assistant at Brighton and Hove City Council before taking up the role of CEO at DMD Pathfinders.  Jon sits on the Strategic Coproduction Group for the NHS England Integrated Personal Commissioning programme.
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Martin Fletcher
Assurance and Information Management Consultant
The National Archives
As part of the Information Management Department; Martin Fletcher has provided Cyber Security training to 3,000 staff from over 150 organisations across the public sector. In this role he has also developed an Information Security ‘train the trainer’ course which is now used by organisations including The Scottish Government, HMRC and Ministry of Justice. He is also responsible for the Archives’ well established programme of Management Board briefings. Martin believes that the core to ensuring a secure culture is to engage the senior management and encourage them to see cyber security as being more than just an “IT problem.”
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Dr Mark F Nicol
Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) and Consultant Emergency Medicine
East Cheshire NHS Trust
Dr Mark Nicol has had a vision for clinical IM&T, has secured the funding to enable procurement of the IT enablers, and has implemented that vision in the form of a hospital wide bed management IT system and associated emergency department electronic dashboard. His current focus is to work with colleagues within and outwith hospitals, within and outwith the NHS, to procure and implement an enterprise wide electronic patient record.
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Cllr Richard Kemp CBE
Councillor and Deputy Chair
Liverpool City Council and LGA Community Wellbeing Board
Cllr Richard Kemp CBE was the Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Local Government and Vice Chair of the Local Government Association of England & Wales for 6.5 years ending in August 2011. He is currently Deputy Chair of the Community Wellbeing Board at the Local Government Association of England & Wales. He has been a member of Liverpool City Council for 30 years having held major portfolios in both control and opposition. He is Leader of the Liberal Democrats on the Council. He is the Deputy Chair of the European & International Board at the LGA responsible for the work of representing all UK councils in Europe and in a range of aid activities. He is the UK rep on the Executive Bureau and World Council of United Cities and Local Government (the World LGA) where he is currently advising on governance issues in Africa. He has a real interest in housing which he pursues as Chair of plus dane a housing group proving 15,000 units of social accommodation in the North West. He is also a member of the advisory board of Inside Housing. He is an adviser on localism & local government to the Post Office and other private sector companies.
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Andrew Walton
Executive Chair
Connect Health
Andrew founded Connect in 1989 with the aim of providing the highest level of care to people with musculoskeletal problems. He qualified as a physiotherapist from Northumbria University in 1985 and worked at Edinburgh’s main teaching hospital, The Royal Infirmary, for three years. He then returned to Newcastle to take up a post in Sports Medicine. Andrew combines his clinical expertise and commercial experience to develop innovative new ways to meet patient needs and commissioners’ budgets. A passionate believer in the value of effective physiotherapy practice, he is a regular contributor to the development of improvements in professional practice. In 2016, Andrew became a Visiting Professor of Leeds Beckett University.
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Chris Slater
Associate Director - Procurement and Commercial
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Chris Slater is the Associate Director of Commercial & Procurement at The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust; one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe with a procurement budget of £300m per annum. The service he leads has delivered against all national targets and is recognised as a leader in e-technology. Prior to joining The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Chris worked in the telecommunications sector as Head of Procurement at Energis Communications He has previously held senior purchasing posts in both the private and public sectors. Chris is a member of the Institute of Purchasing and Supply and is very interested in the integration of the procurement process and business activity within the NHS. He is involved in many national and local procurement groups and most recently he has work on the Carter Model Hospital programme  and is currently implementing the GS1 Scan4Safety project within Leeds Teaching Hospitals.
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Dr Alan Hassey
Panel Member
National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care (NDG)
Dr Alan Hassey MSc MB BS DRCOG FRCGP was a GP in Skipton, North Yorkshire until retiring from general practice in June 2013. Alan is a member of Dame Fiona Caldicott’s National Data Guardian Panel and is the HSCIC IG Clinical Lead & Deputy Caldicott Guardian. He is a member of the RCGP Health Informatics Group (HIG) and past chair of HIG and the Joint GP IT Committee of the BMA & RCGP.
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Dr Ramin Nilforooshan
Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Medical Director for Research and Development
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Nilforooshan is a Consultant Psychiatrist for Older Adults and the Associate Medical Director for Research and Development for Surrey and Borders Partnership (SABP).  He is also the dementia research lead for CRN in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, with a strong research interest in biomarkers for diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. He is also the clinical lead for one of the NHS Test Beds; an Internet of Things project called Technology Integrated Health Management (TIHM) in Surrey. He is principal investigator for several national and international trials.
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Gerry Allmark
Director
UK Telehealthcare

Through Gerry’s position as Managing Director of UKTelehealthcare, he brings to members a significant level of healthcare experience gained over a number of years within the public and private sectors.

Having served at a senior level within the Health and Social Care sectors, Gerry has developed and gathered an excellent network of professionals including those within CCGs, Hospital Trusts, Local Authorities, Social Care Providers, RSLs, Trade Organisations and Academia. With additional experience within a board room environment, he has an understanding of the needs of his members and the application of telehealth care solutions.

Add strategic partnership experience within organisations such as The Kings Fund, Royal Society of Medicine, NICE, The international Alliance for Patients, Association of British Health Industries and The Telecare Services Association, Gerry is well placed to add value to any organisation through UKTHC.

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Bryn Shorney
Head of Analytical Services
NHS RightCare
Bryn Shorney is Head of Analysis for NHS RightCare and has led the design and development of the RightCare Intelligence packs to help commissioners identify opportunities to improve services. Prior to this, Bryn worked in a number of roles in the Department of Health. Bryn is an economist by background with a BSc and MSc from Manchester University.
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Karin Orman
Professional Practice Manager
Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)
Karin is responsible for promoting the profession with key stakeholders and decision-makers and providing advice and information to occupational therapists to support best practice and service innovation. She leads at the College on health and social care for older people and public health Before joining the College, Karin worked in mental health for 22 years in a variety of settings from inpatient to community based services.  Other roles include facilitating practice placement education and delivering training and supervision services as an independent practitioner.
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Paul Maubach
Chief Executive Officer
Dudley CCG
Paul was appointed as Chief Executive Officer for Dudley CCG in October 2012. Over his 25 years of NHS service he has held roles in acute healthcare, Strategic Health Authorities, Specialised Commissioning and Primary Care Trusts. Paul is also a qualified accountant with a degree in Mathematics and a Masters in Leadership and Organisational Development. Paul is currently a member of the Clinical Senate for the West Midlands, chair of the Talent Management Group for the West Midlands and co-chair of a national task and finish group which is designing the new Multi-speciality Community Provider (MCP) Contract. In the past twelve months Paul has been conducting a dual role, with new responsibility as the Interim Accountable Officer for Walsall CCG. This is a temporary role to ensure that the CCG in Walsall can improve its effectiveness. Paul advocates a way of working that is driven by clear values; recognising that the NHS is all about people: both the staff who provide services and the public who receive them; with the ambition to maximise the potential for staff to work better together in the interests of their patients and for the public to take control over their own health & wellbeing. He is proud to lead the Dudley Health System; his responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer mean that he holds the accountability for ensuring the needs of both Dudley people and our GP membership are met. His drive and determination to improve the health and wellbeing of the population of the Borough extends his role outside the traditional organisational boundaries.
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Tara Donnelly
Chief Executive
Health Innovation Network
Appointed in May 2015, and joining on September 1st, Tara has an extensive background in the NHS having spent the past 15 years at board level, most recently at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she has been leading on improvement, and as a non-executive director at Macmillan Cancer Support, the leading charity for people living with cancer. Tara, grew up in South London, and is an alumni of King’s College London. She has worked across a range of health care roles from Housekeeper to Chief Executive and enjoyed them all. She has worked in a range of management roles at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals and at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury. Her Board experience includes working as Chief Executive at the West Middlesex University Hospital. Prior to that, Tara spent six years on the Board of the Whittington Hospital as Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations, joining Macmillan ten years ago. She has worked at UCLH, which is part of UCL Partners AHSN, in senior strategic roles for the past six years.
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Gareth Thomas
Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO)
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
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Richard Samuel
Chief Officer and Footprint Lead
Fareham & Gosport and South Eastern Hampshire CCGs and Hampshire & Isle of Wight STP
Richard Samuel was previously Director of Strategic Planning and Corporate Affairs at Hampshire Primary Care Trust. He also served as Divisional General Manager for the Wessex Renal and Transplant Service, as Assistant Chief Executive for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Strategic Health Authority, and as Deputy Chief Executive for North Hampshire and Blackwater Valley and Hart PCTs. In March 2016 Richard was announced as the leader of  the Hampshire and the Isle of Wight sustainability and transformation plan footprint.
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Andy Vernon
Director of ICT
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Andy is currently Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals having previously been their Head of Technology Architecture, Strategy and Planning. He has over 30 years of leading technology strategy, change management, and business transformation across over 50 different organisations in the UK, mainland Europe and the Middle East.  Before he joined the NHS, Andy was a partner at a tier 1 consulting firm where he worked for many health care organisations including large providers, a range of clinical commissioning groups and commissioning support units, GP federations, and technology suppliers to the NHS.  As well as leading strategy work around cyber security for Sheffield, Andy has extensive practitioner level experience of working with a range of public sector organisations to effect the cultural and systems changes required to put in place robust information governance regimes.
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Tracey Scotter
Former Director of ICT
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Tracey joined the NHS in November 2004 and is the immediate past Director of Information, Communications & Technology (ICT) for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. She has significant experience of programme and project management, management of substantial human and financial resources and change management. Prior to joining the NHS, Tracey had wide ranging Information Technology experience in the private sector, working for Sun Life Assurance, Mercedes-Benz, Deloitte and Capital One Bank. She has recently led a large ‘Transformation Through Technology’ project that is the cornerstone of Sheffield Teaching Hospital’s journey to become paperless by 2020.
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Professor Matthew Cripps
National Director
NHS RightCare
Professor Matthew Cripps BA MA CPFA is National Director of NHS RightCare, a part of NHS England that focusses on population healthcare improvement and helping the wider health service to identify and use techniques, tools and methodologies to increase value in healthcare. Matthew is a chartered accountant and was an NHS Director of Finance before he moved into change management. In addition to his NHS career, Matthew is Emeritus Professor of population healthcare improvement at the University of Salford, and was previously Professor of Business Processing and Knowledge Transfer at the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School. Matthew has also written six publications on finance, business planning and healthcare system improvement, published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and the Healthcare Finance Managers Association. He holds positions on numerous Public Health England and NHS England programme boards and leads the Commissioning for Value programme for NHS England, in partnership with Public Health England.
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Dr Amanda Sullivan
Chief Officer
NHS Mansfield and Ashfield CCG and NHS Newark and Sherwood CCG

Amanda is the Accountable Officer for two CCGs. This includes oversight and development of two organisations, working with GP practice members. The CCGs have embarked upon a service transformation programme for the next 5 years, which includes service integration. The baseline and clinical design phases have been undertaken, moving into implementation.

 

Amanda has previously worked as Director of Quality and Governance for NHS Nottinghamshire County to improve the quality of services through commissioning before moving to the CCG. On graduating in 1988, Amanda worked as a registered nurse and then as a registered midwife. She worked in a variety of clinical, educational and management roles.

 

In 2001 Amanda was awarded PhD for research investigating decision-making during pregnancy. In her capacity as a consultant midwife, Amanda worked at regional and national levels. She chaired a working group on behalf of the National Screening Committee, which developed national standards for screening consent. She has also edited midwifery text books. Amanda also led a Nottinghamshire review of maternity services.

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Phil Booth
Coordinator
medConfidential
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Dermot O’Riordan
Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) and Consultant Surgeon
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
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James Palmer
Medical Director Specialised Services
NHS England
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Prof. John Ainsworth