The UK Health Show is the UK’s leading live event platform connecting senior healthcare decision makers, influencers and buyers from across the NHS and the entire UK healthcare sector focused on four key themes:Technology, Cyber Security, Procurement and Commissioning.
Progressiveness, Innovation and Diversity at the UK Health Show 2018
The leading event for the whole of the UK’s healthcare sector returns on the 25-26 September to ExCeL London
The story behind the UK Health Show
Launching in 2011, the Healthcare Efficiency through Technology (HETT) Expo brought together those across the healthcare sector involved in digital health, IT systems, informatics and enabling patient centred care through information and technology. Following the 2012 Health and Social Care Act and the formation of NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups, the Commissioning in Healthcare show was launched in 2013 and co-located with HETT at Olympia London and brought those leading the commissioning agenda together to share the latest policy, innovation and best practice.
The HETT and Commissioning in Healthcare shows continued their successful co-location in 2014 and 2015 and following extensive review of the policy landscape and research with visitors, exhibitors, supporters and senior leaders in the healthcare sector, we found there was significant demand for content and suppliers that focused on procurement and cyber security in the healthcare system. As such, in 2016 HETT and CIH were joined by two new show areas Procurement in Healthcare and Cyber Security in Healthcare to become the UK Health Show.
The NHS and UK health sector as a whole is going through unprecedented change. On a daily basis it faces the very real struggles of coping with an ageing population, intense pressure on A&E departments, modern lifestyle factors having a detrimental effect of people’s health and wellbeing and operating with systemic financial challenges.
However, for all the very real challenges, there is also unbridled opportunity. The digitisation of healthcare systems, treatment and health condition management has really only just begun. With 26 Global Digital Exemplars Trusts, 3 Local Health and Care Records, the unknown potential of AI, advances in genomics and precision medicines and increased funding to the life sciences sector, the future really is now.
This is why the UK Health Show’s mission is to connect the NHS, private healthcare providers, national bodies, partners and suppliers through thought-provoking and educational content and a trade-show platform focused on the key opportunities and challenges in healthcare today.
The show is the UK’s leading live-event platform connecting the NHS and the entire UK healthcare sector because it understands the need for a sustainable and forward-thinking business model for both the NHS and private healthcare, which continues the UK’s provision of world leading healthcare services that ensure of the best possible patient outcomes.
The show covers the unprecedented challenges facing the NHS and healthcare systems in the UK, but also demonstrates its resilience and appetite for innovation and opportunity.
In 2018, the UK Health Show will enter its third year following its hugely successful launch in 2016. Born out the Healthcare Efficiency through Technology show (launched in 2011) and Commissioning in Healthcare (launched in 2013) the show brings a rich legacy of being at the forefront of the industry.
Says Event Director and Head of Healthcare, Alexander Rushton:
“Through the UK Health Show, we want to celebrate the leaders and the progressiveness, innovation and diversity from across the UK healthcare sector by focusing on four key opportunities and challenges facing the health sector today.
“These are digital technology, commissioning, procurement and cyber security.
“Having started my career in a Trust, before moving to the NHS Confederation and also spending a year working with the World Health Organization, I’ve seen first-hand the challenges facing the healthcare industry not only in the NHS and UK systems, but also the global systems.
“However, with that comes great opportunity and that is what we promote with the UK Health Show – the opportunity for the whole of the NHS, industry and the wider sector to meet, discuss, connect and find solutions to take advantage of the opportunities for success and overcome the challenges faced today.”