25 & 26 SEPTEMBER 2018 | ExCeL LONDON


Conference Agenda

Based on in-depth research, our expert Market Intelligence Team have designed a suite of 11 conference and seminar programmes that focus on the biggest challenges facing and opportunities available to the NHS and healthcare sector.

This year’s speaker faculty includes senior healthcare executives in information technology, clinical informatics and procurement from NHS Trusts; Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) accountable officers and board members and national leaders from NHS Digital, NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care, all supported by a wide-range of industry and wider sector partners.

The faculty will deliver over 75 hours of CPD accredited content with up to 14 CPD points available.

To discuss commercial thought leadership and speaking opportunities, please contact the team.


Juliet Bauer

Chief Digital Officer

NHS England

Dr Simon Eccles

National NHS CCIO

NHS England

Lord Carter of Coles

Non-Executive Director

NHS Improvement

Will Smart

Chief Information Officer

NHS England


Digital NHS Stage

The Digital NHS Stage will focus on the big strategic initiatives and key investment areas of digital innovation and implementation for the modern healthcare system. With the help of world leading technologists, this stage will feature those driving the latest national strategies and programmes for the NHS and is a must-attend forum to be part of the digital revolution in healthcare.

Commissioning for the Future Stage

The commissioning of healthcare services is undergoing significant transformation with renewed emphasis on system integration and new partnerships. Set against the backdrop of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and Integrated Care Systems, this stage will bring together national NHS leaders and key stakeholders to discuss and debate new policy, national strategies and practical roadmaps towards health and social care integration.

Procurement Transformation Stage

Procurement transformation initiatives are enabling the NHS to leverage its significant purchasing power to achieve the best value for goods and services. With cost saving now more critical than ever, sessions here will focus on the transformation of the strategic and operational elements of NHS procurement to maximise operational procurement productivity and efficiency within NHS Trusts.

Cyber Security Symposium


The Cyber Security Symposium will focus on NHS cyber and data security strategies and their practical implementation. It will provide learnings from a range of key, non-healthcare focused industries who will demonstrate how they have prepared for the digital age and the ensuing challenges of securing data and systems and implementing robust and effective information governance.


Partnerships and Integration Seminar

Organisations across the NHS, social care and the independent sectors are joining forces to drive integration, forging new partnerships to drive innovation and manage demand on pressurised services. In this theatre, hear first-hand accounts of revolutionary partnerships in practice.

Digital Innovation in Practice Seminar

This seminar will showcase true digital excellence by sharing the ground-breaking work from those pushing the boundaries of innovation. Sessions will feature case studies on the latest digital innovations, address the challenges associated with the adoption of new technologies and look at how clinical innovation and medical devices are empowering patients and transforming services.


Workforce of the Future Theatre

As new models of healthcare delivery continue to evolve, so does its staff. This theatre will address the universal issues surrounding regeneration of the NHS workforce by looking at adapting skill-sets, training and development needs and optimising staff retention levels. Sessions will also look at flexible working models in support of integrated working and what Brexit means for international colleagues.

Cyber Security Solutions Stage

This stage will provide the practical solutions to the challenges and opportunities discussed in the Cyber Security Symposium. Case studies and experiences from those working within healthcare settings will integrate with those from the leading companies protecting health data and systems and creating a cyber-savvy workforce.

Interoperability and Infrastructure Theatre

This theatre is the place to be to hear from those that have encountered, tackled, and overcome challenges with interoperability, systems integration and NHS infrastructure. These sessions will explore practical case studies relating to systems interoperability and infrastructure remodelling, including how to maximise the use of physical assets and estates.

Commissioning in Practice Theatre

From national vanguards, to individual pilots to local initiatives, this theatre will showcase the best examples of commissioning excellence from across UK. Sessions will showcase the most innovative ideas and projects via an interactive platform for attendees to learn, takeaway and be inspired.


The UK Health Show Hot Seat puts the most debated healthcare topics under the spotlight with key industry representatives taking part in one-on-one interviews. Audience participation is strongly encouraged with these sessions providing the perfect interactive setting to drive provocative discussion, challenge the status quo and address the big opportunities and challenges facing healthcare sector today.

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