The faculty included senior executives in information technology, clinical informatics and procurement from NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) accountable officers and board members, national leaders from NHS Digital, NHS England and the Department of Health and sector partners from IBM, Imprivata, UKCloud Health, McAfee and Boots.
The faculty delivered 50 hours’ of CPD accredited content where top themes included:
- Digital leadership
- Clinical technology
- Digitally empowered patients
- Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs)
- New Models of Care (NMCs)
- The new Future Operating Model (FOM) for procurement
- Scan4Safety and GS1
- Cyber security
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The 2018 programme is currently in development but in the meantime, please take a look back at some of the programme headlines from 2017:
Digital innovation took centre stage
NHS Digital’s Executive Director, Eve Roodhouse, and Programme Manager, Cleveland Henry, set out business priorities for 2018 and laid out roadmap progression towards a paperless NHS.
Will Smart, Chief Information Officer at NHS England, and Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Clinical Information Officers (CCIOs) from six of the national Global Digital Exemplars (GDEs) imparted their plans to support digital enhancement.
The WannaCry attack and GDPR brought about heated discussion
Following the 2017 WannaCry attack, cyber security and data protection were two of the hottest topics. Mike Hulett, Head of Operations at the National Crime Agency, presented government tips on lessons learnt to protect public services from data breaches.
Speakers from the Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO), Stacey Egerton and Victoria Cetinkaya, also explored key challenges and good practice for ensuring technology compliance with GDPR, additionally highlighting security responsibilities for both controllers and processors as part of the new regulation.
First glimpse of Accountable Care System (ACS) progression
Tim Goodson (Chief Officer, NHS Dorset CCG) shared his first-hand experience of the challenges and lessons learnt during Wave 1 ACS development as Dorset makes its initial steps towards becoming an Accountable Care Organisation (ACO). Tim also approached the burning subject of finance agreements and emphasised the important role patient engagement played as part of the transition.
Promoting safety and cost efficiencies throughout the NHS Supply Chain
Scan4Safety and GS1 barcoding standards took precedence in light of Lord Carter’s recent efficiency review. Programme leads and chief procurement officers from the Scan4Safety demonstrator sites shared their cost-saving benefits from having improved end-to-end product traceability and supply chain transparency.
Five key healthcare influencers took on the Hot Seat
Channel 4 Health and Social Care Correspondent Victoria Macdonald posed some challenging question around 2017’s poignant health topics to five experts in the UK Health Show’s first ever Hot Seat.
Extremely popular sessions included Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, tackle the growing uncertainty of life after Brexit for the NHS and Dr Graham Jackson, Clinical Chair, Aylesbury Vale CCG and Co-Chair, NHS Clinical Commissioners, questioned about the long-term viability and evolving roles of CCGs.
With even more engaging content and best practice case studies for you to take away and implement back in the workplace, the 2018 programme will be spread across two days. Please do check back regularly for the latest announcements!