27 SEPTEMBER 2017 | OLYMPIA LONDON

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Adrian Byrne
Director of Informatics
University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Adrian Marlowe
Chairman
The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC)
Alyson Brett
Chief Executive Officer
NHS Commercial Solutions
Andrew Fearn
Accountable Officer and Director of ICT Services & SIRO
EMRAD and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Andrew Harvey
Head of Information Governance
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Andrew Walton
Executive Chair
Connect Health
Andy McMinn
Chief Procurement Officer
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Andy Vernon
Head of Technical Architecture, Planning and Strategy
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Barry Moult
Head of Information Governance and Health Records
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
Bob Alexander
Executive Director of Resources/Deputy Chief Executive
NHS Improvement
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
Chief Executive
NHS Digital
Chris Slater
Associate Director - Procurement and Commercial
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Claire Povey
Associate Director of Procurement
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Cllr Richard Kemp
Councillor and Deputy Chair
Liverpool City Council and LGA Community Wellbeing Board
Dan Taylor
Head of Security, Data Security Centre
NHS Digital
David Hare
Chief Executive
NHS Partners Network
David John
Chief Executive Officer
East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub
David Walliker
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
Dermot O’Riordan
Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) and Consultant Surgeon
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Dermot Ryan
Programme Director - Health and Social Care Network (HSCN)
NHS Digital
Dr Alan Hassey
Panel Member
National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care (NDG)
Dr Alistair Blair
Clinical Chair
Northumberland CCG
Dr Amanda Sullivan
Chief Officer
NHS Mansfield and Ashford CCG and NHS Newark and Sherwood CCG
Dr Claire Fuller
Clinical Chair
Surrey Downs CCG
Dr Forbes Watson
Chair
Dorset CCG
Dr Girish Kunigiri
Consultant Psychiatrist/ECT App Project Lead and Clinical Director
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and East Midlands Mental Health Network
Dr Graham Jackson
Clinical Chair; Co-Chair
AVCCG; NHS Clinical Commissioners
Dr Hakim Yadi
CEO
Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA)
Dr John Ainsworth
Director and Professor of Health Informatics
Connected Health Cities and University of Manchester
Dr Mahiben Maruthappu
Co-Founder
NHS Innovation Accelerator
Dr Marci Thiel
Founder
Expert-24
Dr Mark F Nicol
Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) and Consultant Emergency Medicine
East Cheshire NHS Trust
Dr Mark Potter
Interim Medical Director
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
Dr Naomi Chapman
Clinical Programme Lead/Deputy Chief Nurse - Clinical Evaluation Team
Department of Health
Dr Neil Guha
Clinical Associate Professor in Hepatology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
University of Nottingham
Dr Peter Lewis
Clinical Lead for Mental Health
West Midlands Academic Health Science Network
Dr Phil Moore
Deputy Chair (Clinical) and Chair
NHS Kingston CCG and NHSCC Mental Health Commissioners' Network
Dr Phil Richardson
Director of Design and Transformation
Dorset CCG
Dr Ramin Nilforooshan
Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Medical Director for Research and Development
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Robert Varnam
Director of General Practice Development
NHS England
Dr Rupert Dunbar-Rees
CEO; NHS Innovation Fellow
Outcomes Based Healthcare; NHS England
Dr Saif Abed
EMEA Medical Director
Imprivita
Dr Stephanie Aiken
Deputy Director of Nursing
Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
Dr Tim Taylor
Medical Director and Consultant Radiologist
East Midlands Radiology Consortium (EMRAD) and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Wendy Thomson
Chief Executive and Footprint Lead
Norfolk County Council and Norfolk & Waveney STP
Gareth Thomas
Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO)
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Gary Welch
Director of Procurement & Supply Chain and Chair
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Shelford Procurement Group
Gerry Allmark
Director
UK Telehealthcare
Glen Hodgson
Head of Healthcare
GS1 UK
Helen Goodey
Director of Primary Care and Locality Development
Gloucestershire CCG
Helen Lisle
Director of Procurement & Supplies and Immediate Past-Chair
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Health Care Supply Association (HCSA)
Howard Blackith
Procurement Transformation Programme Director
Department of Health
Ian Glover
President
CREST
James Palmer
Medical Director Specialised Services
NHS England
James Sanderson
Director of Personalisation and Choice
NHS England
John Thornton
Secretary
Digital Government Security Forum
Jon Hastie
Patient Representative
DMD Pathfinders
Juliet Bauer
Director of Digital Experience
NHS England
Karin Orman
Professional Practice Manager
Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)
Katy Jackson
Head of Prescribing and Medicines Commissioning
Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group
Keith McNeil
Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) Health and Social Care
NHS England
Keith Rowley
Managing Director
NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative
Keziah Halliday
Head of CCG Planning and Assessment, Operations and Information
NHS England
Louise Watson
Director - New Care Models Programme
NHS England
Luke Shires
Head of Operations and Logistics
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Mandie Sunderland
Chief Nurse and Chair
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and NHS Clinical Evaluation Team
Mario Varela
Managing Director
London Procurement Partnership
Mark England
Executive Director of Reengineering and Informatics
Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust
Martin Fletcher
Assurance and Information Management Consultant
The National Archives
Mary Sherry
Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Mike Part
Chief Information & Technology Officer, London Region
NHS England
Neil Mortimer
Business Manager
West Midlands Academic Health Science Network
Nick Shipton
Sales Director
Kirona
Noel Gordon
Chair
NHS Digital
Paul Maubach
Chief Executive Officer
Dudley CCG
Paul Ralston
Head of Procurement
Rotherham General NHS Foundation Trust
Paul West
Director of Procurement and Corporate Services
NHS Improvement
Phil Booth
Coordinator
medConfidential
Professor Ged Byrne
Director for Quality and Education
Health Education England
Professor Heather Tierney-Moore
Chief Executive
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
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
Professor Matthew Cripps
National Director
NHS RightCare
Rebecca Harris
Clinical Research Fellow in Hepatology
University of Nottingham
Richard Samuel
Chief Officer and Footprint Lead
Fareham & Gosport and South Eastern Hampshire CCGs and Hampshire & Isle of Wight STP
Rob Drag
Scan4Safety Programme Manager
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Rob Shaw
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Information Risk Owner
NHS Digital
Sarah Pickup
Deputy Chief Executive
Local Government Association (LGA)
Sean Walsh
Director, Operations and Assurance Services & Systems & Service Delivery - Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO)
NHS Digital
Senior Representative
NHS Digital
Senior Representative
Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
Senior Representative
Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
Senior Representative
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Sir Malcolm Grant CBE
Chair
NHS England
Stewart Tomlison
Clinical Lead for Diabetes
Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group
Tara Donnelly
Chief Executive
Health Innovation Network
Tracey Scotter
Director of ICT
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Vicky Walker
Senior Service Improvement Manager
NHS Nottingham North East CCG
Will Laing
Business Partner - Health
Crown Commercial Service (CCS)
Will Smart
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
NHS England
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9:30am - 10:45am
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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9:30am - 10:45am
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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9:30am - 10:45am
Commissioning for the Future Stage
STPs one year on – from plans to partnerships (panel discussion)

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
Richard Samuel
Chief Officer and Footprint Lead
Fareham & Gosport and South Eastern Hampshire CCGs and Hampshire & Isle of Wight STP

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9:30am - 10:45am
Digital NHS Stage
Chair's Welcome Address
Noel Gordon
Chair
NHS Digital

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9:30am - 10:45am
Digital NHS Stage
Keynote: Setting the digital direction of travel for the NHS
Chief Executive

NHS Digital

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9:30am - 10:45am
Digital NHS Stage
Digital steps on the road to personalised, paperless health and care by 2023

Making effective use of information, technology and data across the health and care system is an enormously important endeavour. This becomes even more prevalent with the primacy of Sustainability and Transformation Plans in 2017 and the need for Local Digital Roadmaps to now fit in. A robust portfolio of programmes at a national and local level are fundamental to the development of this agenda, yet must be responsive to local customers and remain close to the front line. NHS Digital will hence lay out the commitment to and progress being made in delivering digital and cultural transformation on the ground, through these core and evolving channels.

Senior Representative

NHS Digital

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9:30am - 10:45am
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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9:30am - 10:45am
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. Jin Sahota 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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9:30am - 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)

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9:30am - 10:45pm
Cyber Security in Healthcare Stage
Chair's Welcome Address
John Thornton
Secretary
Digital Government Security Forum

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9:30am - 10:45pm
Cyber Security in Healthcare Stage
One year on - the National Cyber Security Centre in action

The launch of the NCSC in 2016 signified a turning point in the growing recognition that cyber security poses one of the biggest operational threats to the NHS in the 21st century. In this session, the NCSC will evaluate their progress one year on, outline where future funding will be allocated and provide real-world examples of how their strategy is aiding NHS professionals in practice.

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9:30am - 10:45pm
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, Rob Shaw 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
Rob Shaw
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Information Risk Owner
NHS Digital

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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 panel led by Sam Jones 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 Ashford CCG and NHS Newark and Sherwood CCG

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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
Advancing excellence in commissioning diabetes care
Stewart Tomlison
Clinical Lead for Diabetes
Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group

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10:45am - 11:15am
Supply Chain and Workforce Theatre
Mobile working in housing and social services – practitioner led, technology enabled
The session will explore and provide an understanding how North Lanarkshire Council implemented mobile working within its Social Care Services using Kirona’s Job Manager (JM) and Dynamic Resource Scheduler (DRS) software solutions. The session will focus on:
  • success factors
  • technologies used
  • staff and transactions transformed
  • benefits both financial and service improvement
  • future uses
Nick Shipton
Sales 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? (panel discussion)
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?
Ian Glover
President
CREST
Martin Fletcher
Assurance and Information Management Consultant
The National Archives
Senior Representative

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

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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. EMAHSN, working in partnership with the NIHR Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre Biomedical Research Unit, has supported the pathway’s implementation at four sites across Nottingham, and one inner-city GP practice in Leicester. EMAHSN has supported this project since 2013, in anticipation of expanding and replicating it across the East Midlands. 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.  
Dr Neil Guha
Clinical Associate Professor in Hepatology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
University of Nottingham
Rebecca Harris
Clinical Research Fellow in Hepatology
University of Nottingham

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11:15am - 12:30pm
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
Councillor and Deputy Chair
Liverpool City Council and LGA Community Wellbeing Board
Dr Graham Jackson
Clinical Chair; Co-Chair
AVCCG; NHS Clinical Commissioners

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11:15am - 12:30pm
Commissioning for the Future Stage
Northumbria’s transition into a single Accountable Care Organisation (ACO)

ACOs have become the national progression from new models of care, which integrate services previously provided separately and see a group of providers agree to take responsibility for all care for a given population, under a contractual agreement with a commissioner. Stepping out of historical organisational boundaries, this case study will reflect on lessons learnt from the US, track the pros, cons and challenges of accountable care through the Northumberland ACO development and outline how the single contract has allowed the county council and CCG to effectively form one commissioning body for health and social care.

Dr Alistair Blair
Clinical Chair
Northumberland CCG

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11:15am - 12:30pm
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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11:15am - 12:30pm
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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11:15am - 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 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 - 12:30pm
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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11:15am - 12:30pm
Procurement in Healthcare Stage
Enforcing clinically led category management and evaluation at a national level

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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11:15am - 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?
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 - 12:30pm
Cyber Security in Healthcare Stage
Overhauling Sheffield’s information technology strategy in response to the growing threat of cybercrime

Published in the Trust’s December 2016 board papers, was the recognition that due to cyber-attacks now posing the most significant digital threat to the Trust, an overhaul of their information technology strategy was imminent. 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.

Tracey Scotter
Director of ICT
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Andy Vernon
Head of Technical Architecture, Planning and Strategy
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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11:15am - 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?
Mary Sherry
Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Sean Walsh
Director, Operations and Assurance Services & Systems & Service Delivery - Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO)
NHS Digital

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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 workforce plan to address current and future needs
  • Improved access to primary care seven days a week
  • Redesigned clinical pathways that have reduced demand on secondary care
  • Supporting practices to provide a greater range of enhanced services, including diabetes care, deep vein thrombosis and patient experience
  • Strengthened relationships with partners through delegated commissioning and aiding development of the STP
Helen Goodey
Director of Primary Care and Locality Development
Gloucestershire CCG

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11:45am - 12:15pm
Supply Chain and Workforce Theatre
Accounts payable and procurement integration – establishing world-class in Purchase to Pay (P2P)
At Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust (CMFT), an order can be tracked from cradle to grave both on the system and within a few metres across the same office. This is largely down to the integration of Accounts Payable (AP) and Procurement, which sees operational and AP teams taking part in supplier contract discussions together with their strategic sourcing colleagues to make sure what is promised can actually be delivered. Yet with challenges in reaching this stage and CMFT currently the only Trust in the NW region to actually merge departments, this session will:
  • Highlight the need for effective purchase to pay cycles and a joined-up plan for modernising procurement as outlined in the Carter Review
  • Assess how CMFT is engaging with the supply community in new ways and focusing on supply chain management, to generate cost-down opportunities
  • Provide insights on CMFT’s emphasis on control and management of the flow of goods/services and finance from ordering, through consumption and payment
  • Identify the change management challenges in implementing an integrated P2P function and balance these against the benefits
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11:45am - 12:15pm
Commissioning early intervention services for mental ill health
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12:00pm - 12:30pm
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

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12:00pm - 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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12:00pm - 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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12:15pm - 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
Reducing spend and achieving value through medicines optimisation
Katy Jackson
Head of Prescribing and Medicines Commissioning
Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group

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1:15pm - 2:30pm
Commissioning for the Future Stage
Strengthening the financial performance, standards of care and accountability of CCGs

Introduced in 2016, the CCG Improvement & Assessment Framework aims to unlock change and improvement in a number of key areas, whilst providing greater NHS England assistance to improve the quality of services provided by CCGs. This session will hence evaluate:

  • To what extent has measuring progress in this way and extending the support provided, seen real-time improvements in services commissioned?
  • How did CCGs fare in the annual assessment in June 2017?
  • How is additional information from STPs and other relevant data being incorporated into the framework?
  • How have CCGs responded to the framework and its metrics, whilst balancing meeting targets with tackling pressing local issues?
  • In what ways has performance management through the framework helped to overcome barriers to STP implementation?
  • What are the key areas in which CCGs are excelling and failing to provide the expected standards of care?
Keziah Halliday
Head of CCG Planning and Assessment, Operations and Information
NHS England
Dr Claire Fuller
Clinical Chair
Surrey Downs CCG

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1:15pm - 2:30pm
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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1:15pm - 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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1:15pm - 2:25pm
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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1:15pm - 2:25pm
Digital NHS Stage
The ICO Code of Practice - moving towards a more robust system of safeguards

Over the past year, concerns have been raised by both the ICO and privacy campaigners as to the robustness of the ICO Code of Practice, due to it not currently being statutory. This session will therefore explore whether compliance with the code should become mandatory and assess the right of patient opt outs, anonymity and pseudonyms, when releasing data to researchers and private companies. It will also identify how data is being more effectively managed by ensuring stricter safeguards, contracts and meaningful sanctions, along with evaluating the impact of new resources launched earlier this year to help prevent data breaches.

Senior Representative

Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)

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1:15pm - 2:30pm
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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1:15pm - 2:30pm
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
Rob Drag
Scan4Safety Programme Manager
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

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1:15pm - 2:30pm
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 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

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1:15pm - 2:30pm
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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1:15pm - 2:30pm
Cyber Security in Healthcare Stage
The GDPR impact on NHS data laws, protection and consent

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enshrined in British law from May 2017, meaning the NHS must now comply with new European data protection laws. With GDPR enforcing a much greater focus on accountability and enhanced processes around consent, this session will weigh up the impact on NHS data protection plans and outline what this means for Trusts and patients on the frontline.

Senior Representative

Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)

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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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1:45pm - 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? (panel discussion)
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)

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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 - 2:25pm
Shaping healthy cities – the role of clinical commissioning in local growth
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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)
Dr 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
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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

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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
Interim 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
Moving from hype to hope – using Virtual Reality in primary care
Virtual Reality (VR) is somewhat new territory for the NHS – but what role is there for VR in medicine, to make existing treatment more effective and where are there practical examples of its application in the NHS to date? This session will explore the wide availability of VR technology in the 21st century and provide insights on:
  • The four principle components of VR and evidence-based benefits for clinical application
  • The formation of the online ‘VR Doctor’ community for the NHS
  • How VR is being used in primary care, and where it can go next
  • What barriers clinicians, commissioners and providers are coming up against in making VR a widespread and meaningful clinical tool
  • Results from testing VR as a care tool in Liverpool, both for treating patients and helping clinicians meet remotely
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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.  
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2:45pm - 3:15pm
Cyber Security in Healthcare Open Theatre
From N3 to HSCN – combating the exposed integration vulnerabilities
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.
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2:45pm - 3:15pm
Making difficult commissioning decisions
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3:00pm - 4:15pm
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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3:00pm - 4:15pm
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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3:00pm - 4:15pm
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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3:00pm - 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 - 4:15pm
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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3:00pm - 4:15pm
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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3:00pm - 4:15pm
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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3:00pm - 4:15pm
Digital NHS Stage
Chair's Closing Remarks
Noel Gordon
Chair
NHS Digital

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3:00pm - 4:15pm
Procurement in Healthcare Stage
Championing first-class procurement through inventory management

Control of inventory management is critical to ensuring the availability of all internal and external supply categories, as well as to track products through to point of use. Now beginning to implement trust-wide roll out of an inventory and materials management system, County Durham & Darlington NHS FT will provide practical insights on the introduction of new processes, experience of change and challenges being overcome to ensure complete end-to-end supply chain management.

Claire Povey
Associate Director of Procurement
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Luke Shires
Head of Operations and Logistics
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

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3:00pm - 4:15pm
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
Alyson Brett
Chief Executive Officer
NHS Commercial Solutions
David John
Chief Executive Officer
East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub
Mario Varela
Managing Director
London Procurement Partnership

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3:00pm - 4:15pm
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 - 4:15pm
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, indicating the big changes ahead for the IG Toolkit. The network’s inception and increasing perception of the toolkit’s complexity and inflexibility for those organisations applying it, has instigated an overhaul in the guidance which must be adhered to. 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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3:00pm - 4:15pm
Cyber Security in Healthcare Stage
What are the predicted cyber security threats to the NHS 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)

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3:00pm - 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 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 NCMs and population health management, including support for social care, care homes, the third sector and population itself.
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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
Vicky Walker
Senior Service Improvement Manager
NHS Nottingham North East CCG

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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

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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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Rebecca Harris
Clinical Research Fellow in Hepatology
University of Nottingham
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Dr Neil Guha
speaker
Clinical Associate Professor in Hepatology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
University of Nottingham
Dr Neil Guha is a Clinical Associate Professor in Hepatology at the University of Nottingham. He trained at Guy's and St. Thomas's hospitals and began his postgraduate career in hepatology at St. Mary's Hospital, London. His doctoral thesis, awarded by the University of Southampton, focussed on non-invasive biomarkers of liver fibrosis. He completed his clinical training at the Southampton Liver Unit and was appointed as a clinical lecturer by the University of Southampton in 2008. He moved to Nottingham in 2009 to commence his current post at the National Institute of Health Research Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre Biomedical Research Unit. His research continues to focus on biomarkers of liver fibrosis with current work in serum markers, hypothesis generating technologies, imaging modalities and utilisation of biomarkers in clinical practice.
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Vicky Walker
Senior Service Improvement Manager
NHS Nottingham North East CCG
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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
An experienced and capable Exec Director and IT professional with a proven track record in programmes and systems delivery. GCHQ certified Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO). Delivery and customer focused with excellent experience of operations, development, service support and delivery in the Healthcare, Finance and Government sectors developed in both the supplier and customer side. A seasoned and capable Exec. level director with excellent general management and P&L and international experience. HCISPP qualified. ITIL Service Manager Qualified.
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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 [email protected]
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Senior Representative
speaker

Department for Culture, Media and Sport
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Ian Glover
President
CREST
Ian Glover has thirty six years’ experience in information technology and has specialised in professional services for the last twenty eight years. Ian is the President of the CREST (GB). CREST is a not for profit organisation that promotes research and development in standards for professional technical Information Assurance practices. CREST serves the needs of an information security marketplace that requires the services of regulated and professional security professionals. The CREST qualifications in penetration testing, intrusion analysis, reverse engineering and security architecture have been assessed and are recognised by the UK government and are gaining significant credibility at an international level. CREST is also part of a consortium with the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) and Royal Holloway College London to provide IA certification services to the UK Government. Ian is also part of the UK project team building the next land speed record car, Bloodhound SSC. The project has been designed to break the existing record and exceed 1,000 mph and provide and inspirational project to encourage youth into science maths and engineering. Prior to this Ian was one of the founding Partners of Insight Consulting which was one of the leading independent IT security consultancies. The business was sold to Siemens and Ian then sat on the Board of Siemens Communications
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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
speaker
Clinical Lead for Diabetes
Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group
Stewart Tomlinson is the Clinical Lead for Diabetes at Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group and the Medical Director at Medwyn Occupational Health. Stewart has been a GP partner and lead physician at Medwyn Occupational Health since 1998. He has practised as a GP with a specialist interest in diabetes since 2000 and is Clinical Lead for Diabetes at NHS Surrey Downs CCG. In May 2017 he was appointed as Medical Director at DHC (Dorking Healthcare).
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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
Interim 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 has recently undertaken the role as Head of Procurement at Rotherham General NHS Foundation Trust. The role allows Paul to further develop his understanding of the business in a wider sense and bring his tendering and contract management experience as a provider and bidder of services. Paul is a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS), with over 20 years’ experience in procurement, logistics and supply chain management in both the private and public sector. Since Joining the NHS in 2011 Paul has been particularly keen to promote the value and benefits of investing in procurement professionals throughout the NHS and show how good procurement can help improve frontline services.
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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
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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Dr Saif Abed
EMEA Medical Director
Imprivita
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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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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Senior Representative

Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
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Senior Representative

Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
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Chris Slater
Associate Director - Procurement and Commercial
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
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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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Luke Shires
speaker
Head of Operations and Logistics
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
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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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Dr Claire Fuller
Clinical Chair
Surrey Downs CCG
Claire practices as a GP at the Longcroft Clinic in Banstead and is also the Clinical Chair, which is made up of ten practices in Banstead, Epsom and Ewell. Claire has a wealth of experience in the local NHS and since 2003 she has acted as a clinical advisor on a number of health-related projects including a range of initiatives and reviews relating to reducing unnecessary A&E admissions, services provided by GPs with Special Interests, care at community hospitals and more specialist clinical areas such as advising on processes for low priority procedures. Prior to moving to Surrey, Claire lived and worked as a GP in Northumberland, working at a GP practice in Felton and at Alnwick Hospital, a GP-led hospital that provides a wide range of services to the local community. During her career Claire has also worked as a Crowd Doctor at Crystal Palace Football Club. Claire is a member of the Governing Body, the Executive Committee, the Quality Committee, the Remuneration and Nominations Committee and Medlinc Locality Committee. From April 2017, Claire will be operating as Actinale Clinical Chief Officer at the CCG. While Claire is in this role, Peter Collis will be Acting Chair.
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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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Claire Povey
Associate Director of Procurement
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
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Andy Vernon
Head of Technical Architecture, Planning and Strategy
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Andy is currently head of Technology Architecture, Strategy and Planning at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. 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
Director of ICT
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Tracey joined the NHS in November 2004 and is currently the 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 Ashford 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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Dr John Ainsworth
Director and Professor of Health Informatics
Connected Health Cities and University of Manchester
John Ainsworth is Professor of Health Informatics at the University of Manchester where he is also Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Informatics. He is involved in numerous research projects, but with one common aim - to use computing and information technology to improve the health of the population. He is also Deputy Director of the MRC Health eResearch Centre, part of the Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research and is the Director of the Connected Health Cities Coordinating Centre.
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Dr Hakim Yadi
CEO
Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA)
Dr Hakim Yadi OBE is CEO of the Northern Health Science Alliance Ltd (NHSA). He led the formation of the NHSA, bringing together 20 NHSA members as a single health partnership across the North of England, securing over £60m in contracts and raising the profile of the North’s health research at national and international levels. Prior to leading the NHSA, Hakim co-managed the  translational medicine team at PA Consulting Group and was seconded to UK Government as Chief Operations Officer and founding member of the Department Of International Trade (DIT) Life Sciences Organisation (LSO) overseeing DIT’s global life science inward investment strategy. Hakim is co-founder of two women’s healthcare companies and Vice-President and co-founder of the Global Heart Network. Hakim holds a PhD in the Immunology of Pregnancy from the University of Cambridge and has published a number of peer reviewed papers as a consequence of his research at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge. He was awarded an OBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list for services to healthcare technology and the economy.
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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
John Wright is a doctor and epidemiologist with a background in hospital medicine and public health in the UK and in Africa. He established and leads the Bradford Institute for Health Research and Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research, working to speed up translation of medical research into practice and policy. He is Clinical Director of the Yorkshire and Humberside Improvement Academy which supports innovation and improvement in the NHS. In 2007 he set up the Born in Bradford (BiB) cohort study which is following the lives of over 13,000 families as their children grow up. Evidence from BiB studies has informed international policy about the harm of air pollution and the protective effect of green space. In 2016 he set up Born in Bradford’s Better Start cohort to test new approaches to providing the best support in the crucial period of early life. He has worked to develop sustainable public health programmes in Africa for over 25 years and in 2015 was awarded the West Africa medal by the Prime Minister for his work in the Ebola epidemic.
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Dr Phil Richardson
Director of Design and Transformation
Dorset CCG
Phil Richardson joined the NHS in September 2014 with 30 years commercial experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, digital and consulting industries. In addition to setting up a boutique strategy and change consultancy, previous employers include Amersham International, Deloitte, IBM, Pfizer and BUPA, where he worked in a number of senior roles both nationally and internationally on complex strategy and change programmes. Phil is a Chartered Scientist and a Chartered Biologist he has a PhD from the University of Bath in biomimetics and the application of biological modelling to innovation, strategy and change. He also teaches strategy on the Open University MBA and is an examiner for the final year MBA thesis. In his spare time Phil is a senior officer in the RAF Air Cadets. Originally from Newcastle, Phil has lived with his family in the South West for nearly 20 years.
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Will Laing
Business Partner - Health
Crown Commercial Service (CCS)
Will Laing is the Business Partner – Health for the Crown Commercial Service, leading a team of 4 staff responsible for working with the Department of Health and the English NHS to ensure all health organisations get the best possible value from one of Europe’s largest procurement aggregators. From 2000 to2010, Will worked in various commercial and managerial roles in the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (PASA), which has given him deep insight into the challenges and opportunities in the NHS. Will led several categories in the 2004 NHS Supply Chain Excellence programme, introduced the first national agreement for Agency Nurses in 2007, and in 2008-10 represented the NHS in leadership roles in the OGC’s collaborative category management in energy and fleet. He has recently been working with the DH on the current Procurement Transformation Programme for the NHS. Before taking up his current role in July 2016, Will worked in Local and Central Government commercial positions after leaving PASA, developing his knowledge of the public sector. An MBA graduate of Manchester Business School, Will enjoys football, reading, cinema, playing guitar and writing songs in his spare time.
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Adrian Marlowe
Chairman
The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC)
Adrian is a recruitment industry specialist lawyer and qualified as a solicitor in 1978. In 1997 he set up Lawspeed devising new forms of commercial contracts and innovative support for recruitment agencies and related providers. Adrian’s work includes creating the first IR35 friendly contracts, and he is architect of the conduct regulations limited company opt out. In 2009 Adrian established ARC to provide a membership service for lobbying on the big issues affecting recruiters and to provide day to day support on compliance and operations. ARC helped persuade the government to change its approach to the AWR in 2010, setting a precedent that confirmed ARC's guiding principle to identify and address the big issues. In 2017 ARC campaigned for changes to the public sector IR35 rules, arguing that the government’s approach is overly complex, unduly onerous on agencies, unworkable in practice and potentially unlawful. In conjunction with Lawspeed, Adrian devised and created Standards in Recruitment (SiR) which was launched in 2015, to fill a need for a single standard applicable to all recruitment businesses. Adrian is a member of BSI standards e-committee and the Genesis Initiative, the inter-parliamentary lobbying group for SMEs. Adrian regularly speaks at seminars and events related to recruitment law and all related operational aspects including long term strategy. His singular approach is to help business minimise risk by having the best contracts and processes in place whilst at the same time have a voice to be heard on the bigger picture.
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Glen Hodgson
Head of Healthcare
GS1 UK
Glen joined GS1 UK in late 2014 as Head of Healthcare. He is charged with supporting the NHS and the healthcare industry to deliver greater efficiency and a more robust approach to patient safety. Glen is a highly accomplished senior executive, with over 15 years of national and international experience. He has served at board level in a variety of operational and commercial roles within complex organisational structures inside the pharmaceutical/ healthcare arena with particular interest in caring for patients outside the hospital setting and rare diseases.
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Dr Naomi Chapman
Clinical Programme Lead/Deputy Chief Nurse - Clinical Evaluation Team
Department of Health
Naomi currently works with the Royal College of Nursing supporting executive nurses and supporting culture change and leadership development. As an experienced Registered General Nurse, Registered Sick Children’s Nurse, District Nurse and Podiatrist, she has a wealth of experience within clinical practice. This is complimented by work within commissioning focused on pathway development in Intermediate Tier Services and Allied Health Professional/Healthcare scientist commissioning and quality. Naomi’s career has also had a substantial focus on clinical research, both as a Clinical Nurse Specialist developing a tertiary service for patients with Raynauds and Scleroderma, Critical Reviews Researcher and academic researcher. She has a PhD from the University of Leeds in the development of psychometric tools, translating qualitative date into quantitative scales. She maintains a broad interest through her role as an honorary research fellow with the University of Leeds, working as an Executive Coach and provider of leadership solutions in a variety of sectors.
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Dermot Ryan
Programme Director - Health and Social Care Network (HSCN)
NHS Digital
Dermot is the Director of the Health & Social Care Network (HSCN) at NHS Digital. HSCN provides the broadband data networking arrangements for the NHS and some social care organisations and is one of the most used private data network in Europe. The programme is currently building the central network infrastructure to support health & social care and will commence the migration of customers from the existing HSCN transition infrastructure to ‘full’ HSCN for 3 years from October 2017. Prior to his role on HSCN, Dermot has held a number of project leadership roles most recently as Director of Provider Support for the London and the South regions where he was responsible for the closure of the LSP contracts and for the delivery of care systems across the region through the South Local Clinical Systems programmes.
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David Hare
Chief Executive
NHS Partners Network
David Hare is the Chief Executive of the NHSPN, leading the team of staff and helping to steer the network’s work programme on behalf of members. Previously David was a Director at The Whitehouse Consultancy, a political communications firm based in London. At Whitehouse David built and led the company’s public services team, providing advice and support to a wide range of organisations involved in delivering health, education, children’s services, social care and welfare-to-work programmes. David has also acted as the Director of Strategy for the LIFT Council, the trade body that represents the private sector equity investors in the Local Improvement Finance Trust programme, overseeing all of their engagement with Government bodies.
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Andrew Harvey
Head of Information Governance
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Andrew is a health and social care professional with over 20 years’ experience in the sector. He is an Information Governance practitioner who, since 2005, has worked with a variety of information processes across the NHS and independent/charity sector, including provider, shared business and commissioning services. In April 2015 Andrew was appointed Information Governance Lead with the CQC-rated ‘Outstanding’ Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He works with passion and enthusiasm to maintain the Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability and Accountability of patient and staff Personal Confidential Data, as well as corporate information. Andrew thoroughly believes that when it is expertly managed, it improves the experience and quality of care that patients receive, while maintaining organisational professionalism and reputation. He lives in Sussex with his wife and is fiercely proud of his geeky life-long appreciation of all things Doctor Who.
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David Walliker
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
David Walliker is a board member at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University NHS Trust and responsible for the Information Technology portfolio, including Technical Services, PMO, Applications and Development, Network and Communications and Support Services. He has portfolio responsibility for Information Services, including Information, BI, Clinical Coding, Information Governance (SIRO), medical records and OP administration and is also the Senior Responsible Officer for major transformational programmes including Global Digital Exemplar, EPR, paper free health records, new Royal Hospital and digital work streams to enable partnership working and healthy Liverpool strategic alignment across North Mersey LDS.
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Noel Gordon
Chair
NHS Digital
Formerly an economist and a banker, Noel spent most of his career in consultancy until his retirement in 2012 including, for the last 16 years, with Accenture where he was global managing director of the Banking Industry Practice. He has extensive practical experience of driving fundamental innovations in transforming industries, and of big data, analytics, mobile and digital technologies. Noel is Chairman of NHS Digital (HSCIC), Chairman of Healthcare UK Advisory Board, a non-executive director of NHS England and Chair of its Specialised Commissioning Committee. He is a member of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy Board of the Department of Health, a non-executive director of the Payments Systems Regulator, a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the University of Warwick , a member of the Development Board of Age UK, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of UserVoice.org.
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Barry Moult
Head of Information Governance and Health Records
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
Barry is originally from Stoke on Trent and started nurse training in the RAF in the early 1970s, working in Occupational Health through to the 1980s. He moved to Welfare Work for MoD in the later 1980s, and moved into IT Training for a private company and for HMP Cardiff. In 1997 Barry completed a return to nurse practice, working in A&E, and continued to work as a Nurse in A&E and senior clinical duties at nights and weekends. In 2000 he became the Data Protection Officer, and then the Information Governance Manager at West Suffolk Hospital. Barry founded and has Chaired the Eastern Region IG Forum since 2003. He is a proactive locally, regionally and nationally in IG development. Barry prefers face-to-face training to e-learning, and is an advocate of IG Peer review. He moved from West Suffolk Hospital to Colchester Hospital in February 2014 as Head of IG & Health Records. Barry is married with a son and daughter, both working for the NHS.
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Nick Shipton
Sales Director
Kirona

Nick has been with Kirona for over 9 years, initially involved as a Project Manager implementing Kirona’s DRS scheduling projects before becoming responsible for New Business Development. This has involved the opening up of new market sectors for the company, and led to an in-depth and broad knowledge of how scheduling and mobility can work for different sectors who have a variety of different drivers for using these tools.

Prior to joining Kirona, Nick had worked for 10 years implementing ERP Solutions in the Aerospace sector at BE Aerospace and the Smiths Group.

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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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Will Smart
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
NHS England
Will Smart is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the NHS in England. A joint appointment between NHS England and NHS Improvement, he is tasked with providing strategic leadership across the whole of the NHS to ensure that the opportunities that digital technologies offer are fully exploited to improve the experience of patients and carers in their interactions with health and social care; the outcomes for patients; and improved efficiencies in how care is delivered. Prior to taking up this role, Will was Chief Information Officer at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust for six years where he was the board level director responsible for all aspects of the Information Management and Technology agenda and the Trust’s Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO). During the Royal Free’s acquisition of Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, Will was an executive director of both organisations tasked with leading the creation of a single informatics function prior to the acquisition. Most recently, as part of the design of the Royal Free Group model (under the NHS England Vanguard programme), he has led the creation of the Trust’s digital strategy to define the capabilities, architecture and service models required to support this new operating model. Will first worked in the NHS in Wales and Northern Ireland during his placement year from university, before taking up an analytics role at St. Mary’s NHS Trust in London on graduation. In addition to senior roles in the NHS, Will has worked as a management consultant with major assignments focusing on IT strategy, service transformation, major IT service and contract reviews and outsourcing.
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Keith McNeil
Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) Health and Social Care
NHS England
An internationally recognised expert in the fields of lung transplantation and pulmonary vascular disease, Keith was appointed as the NHS's first CCIO In July 2016. He took up this role having previously served as CEO at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge and prior to that as CEO of one of the largest health services in Australia - Metro North Health Service in Brisbane. In his new role, he is overseeing the implementation of the national digital agenda for health IT. He is committed to ensuring patients receive high quality, safe care in a sustainable system construct, through the digital transformation of the National Health Service. Keith spent two years as a senior transplant fellow at Papworth Hospital and a further five years working jointly at Papworth and CUH as a cardio-pulmonary transplant and respiratory physician and director of the pulmonary vascular disease unit. During this time, Keith was pivotal in establishing the UK's centre for pulmonary endarterectomy at Papworth and was an adviser to the Department of Health on pulmonary hypertension. Keith began his chief executive career in 2007 in his native Australia at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, a 980-bed teaching hospital, one of the largest teaching hospitals in the southern hemisphere. In 2008 he was appointed Professor of Medicine at the University of Queensland. Keith also served in the Australian Special Forces where he was trained in survival techniques and as a weapons expert.
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Dr Wendy Thomson
Chief Executive and Footprint Lead
Norfolk County Council and Norfolk & Waveney STP
Dr Thomson joined Norfolk County Council in August 2014.  The County Council is the largest public service in the county, serving a population of 857,000, and as an upper tier authority is responsible for children’s services, adult social care, environment, culture and libraries, and education. Wendy is recognised internationally as an expert in public service governance and reform. In her role as Chair and Professor at McGill, she led the School of Social Work, and pursued research and teaching in comparative social policy, health service reform, child welfare, and social work education. She is currently an independent member of Council of the University of East Anglia and the lead for the Norfolk & Waveney Sustainability & Transformation Plan for the NHS. She lives in Norwich with her daughter Mia.
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Andrew Fearn
Accountable Officer and Director of ICT Services & SIRO
EMRAD and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Andrew became Director of ICT Services for Nottingham City Hospital and the Queen's Medical Centre in 2001. He has worked in the NHS since 1988, beginning in North Derbyshire where he built up a successful management consultancy service. In 1999 he became programme director for the Nottingham LIS programme (the local implementation strategy for information for health), working for the local health authority. The Nottingham LIS team gained national and local recognition for its approach and for securing significant additional resources for IT and information management. As a result, Andrew has spoken at a number of national and regional conferences on change management in ICT and the NHS.  
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Dr Tim Taylor
Medical Director and Consultant Radiologist
East Midlands Radiology Consortium (EMRAD) and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
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Sir Malcolm Grant CBE
Chair
NHS England
Malcolm Grant is Chancellor of the University of York, and immediate past President and Provost of University College London from 2003-2013. He is a barrister and a Bencher of Middle Temple. As an academic lawyer he specialised in planning, property and environmental law, and was Professor and Head of Department of Land Economy (1991-2003) and pro-vice chancellor (2002-2003) of Cambridge University, and professorial fellow of Clare College. He has served as Chair of the Local Government Commission for England, of the Agriculture and Environmental Biotechnology Commission and the Russell Group. He is currently a Trustee of Somerset House, President of the Council for At-Risk Academics, global chair of the PLuS Alliance, a director of Genomics England Ltd and a UK Business Ambassador.
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Mario Varela
Managing Director
London Procurement Partnership
Mario’s sphere of expertise covers all aspects of procurement and supply chain management. With a career spanning over thirty years, he has senior level experience in various high profile private and public sector organisations. He joined Bart’s Healthcare in 2004 after a two-year secondment from the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency where he was an Associate Director of Purchasing with responsibility for the management of 100 procurement professionals and £1.5bn of NHS expenditure. He worked closely with policy Leads and Ministers on some of the most high profile government projects like the introduction of digital hearing aids into the NHS and the £300m investment in diagnostic medical equipment for cancer services. While heading the function at the Trust, Mario transformed the focus from 'transactional' to 'added value' through investment in professional expertise and modernisation of processes through technology. This highly successful strategy delivered in excess of £35m in savings. Leading LPP since 2009, he was appointed as its first Managing Director in April 2011. Since its formation in 2006, LPP has worked with its members to save more than £950m. Mario is a graduate in Business Studies with an executive MBA from Cranfield University and is a corporate member of both the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (MCIPD).
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Professor Heather Tierney-Moore
Chief Executive
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Heather joined the Lancashire Care NHS Trust in 2009, following on from a career in nursing. Now Chief Executive of the Trust, she has represented the NHS at board and national levels in England and Scotland. Heather plays a key leadership role across Lancashire and the North West region and brings a wealth of knowledge in supporting transformation programmes and delivering integrated services. She is also a visiting professor at Edinburgh Napier University and was recently named the first Macmillan Alumni Patron.
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David John
Chief Executive Officer
East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub
David has been CEO of the hub since its inception in 2007 and was one of the prime movers behind its creation. His career began a world away from procurement - as an attacking midfielder for Bristol Rovers FC. After entering the commercial world, David spent several years working for the Thomas Cook Group before joining the American-based Cendant Corp, whose extensive brand portfolio includes Avis, Ramada and Century 21 Real Estate. David joined the NHS in 2004, tasked with setting up the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Supply Confederation to pilot collaborative procurement in the East of England.
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Dr Robert Varnam
Director of General Practice Development
NHS England
Robert Varnam is a GP in inner city Manchester and Director of General Practice Development at NHS England. He has very diverse experience including local service and commissioning leadership, quality improvement, leadership development, health services research and national policy. He has been at the heart of work in recent years to embed integrated care, develop clinically led commissioning and transform primary care. As Head of General Practice Development at NHS England, Robert contributes to vision, policy and strategy on the future of primary care, commissions support and evaluation for national innovation schemes, and provides direct support to practices, federations and CCGs teams leading change. He was one of the architects of the General Practice Forward View.
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Paul West
Director of Procurement and Corporate Services
NHS Improvement
Paul is Director of Procurement and Corporate Services within the Operational Productivity Directorate of NHS Improvement. Paul comes from the private sector bringing with him knowledge and expertise in Organisation Effectiveness, Organisation Design, Project Management, Change and Organisation Development. He has held various programme and business roles within BAE Systems and has successfully delivered large scale sustainable change, working both in the commercial and defence sectors. In this role he is responsible for delivering consolidation and cost savings across Corporate Services and Procurement within the NHS.
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Alyson Brett
Chief Executive Officer
NHS Commercial Solutions
After graduating from Kings College and the London School of Economics, Alyson began her career in the retail procurement sector, and then as an NHS Graduate trainee and has continued as a procurement professional ever since. Prior to her appointment as the CEO of NHS Commercial Solutions in July 2007, Alyson held the post of Procurement Director for the Surrey and Sussex NHS Supply Management Confederation, and has held a number of strategic and operational senior roles along the way and completed an MBA from Reading University. Having worked as a procurement professional in the NHS for 35 years – 17 of which have been within collaborative working environments - Alyson is firmly convinced of procurement’s key role in the delivery of quality improvements as well as in the achievement of value for money.  Alyson has a strong commitment to building and developing strategic partnerships designed to improve patient care.
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Dr Forbes Watson
Chair
Dorset CCG
Dr Forbes Watson is a GP Principal in Lyme Regis. Trained at the University of Glasgow, he worked in the United Kingdom and Australia before moving to Dorset in 1997. He is part of a longstanding integrated care community project and is interested in the delivery of care as close to home as possible. Forbes has been Chair of NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group since its inception, is Vice Chair of the Dorset Health and Wellbeing Board and now has a key role in delivering the Dorset STP.  He is married with children and his interests include golf, rugby union and boating.
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Louise Watson
Director - New Care Models Programme
NHS England
Louise joined the new care models programme in March 2015 as the national lead for the multi-speciality community provider (MCP) care model. In June 2017, Louise became the Director of the new care models programme and is leading on the implementation of the new care models outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View. Louise has over 20 years’ experience working in the NHS. During that time she has held Board level roles spanning both commissioner and provider organisations ranging from Clinical Commissioning Director of a large commissioning organisation, Commercial Director of an acute Foundation Trust to Chief Executive leading an organisation through transition. Immediately prior to joining the new care models programme Louise operated as the NHS England Regional Operations and Delivery Director for the South of England. Louise specialises in leading organisations through change and ensuring delivery of strategic plans. Louise started her working career as a management trainee in the retail sector before training as a management accountant.  Louise holds a Masters in Health Executive management along with other post graduate health service management qualifications.
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Sarah Pickup
Deputy Chief Executive
Local Government Association (LGA)
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Mary Sherry
Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
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Dan Taylor
Head of Security, Data Security Centre
NHS Digital
Dan Taylor leads NHS Digital’s Data Security Centre (DSC) which is at the forefront of information and data security. Part of the DSCs role is to deliver secure by design applications and building awareness and understand of personal and cultural responsibilities to securing data. The DSCs Cyber Security Programme is delivering a number of projects to build cyber-security defence across the country; Dan and his team have brought into operation the CareCERT Intelligence service helping heath and care respond to potential threats as cyber security becomes ever more important in our current age of technology. Training programmes and guidance continue to be delivered with new services such as CareCERT React and Assure being offered to early adopters in September 2016. Dan has worked with NHS Digital and its forerunner operations since 2010 working at a national level delivering change through a number of nationwide programmes, having previously worked across the NHS in management and leadership roles since 2004.
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Andy McMinn
Chief Procurement Officer
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Andy joined the NHS in 2007 after more than twenty years spent in engineering in the marine and manufacturing sectors.   It was in manufacturing that Andy specialised in international supply chain management and business improvement, working for a 1st tier OEM to blue chip consumer electronics giants HP, Dell and IBM.   Having learned experience of Six Sigma and Lean,   Andy has a particular interest in healthcare supply chain improvement, GS1 Standards, inventory management and the use of guided analytics to inform better Procurement and Trust strategic and operational decision making.   In addition to his trust role Andy has recently joined NHSI with responsibility for PPIB and Nationally Contracted Products. Andy is Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust lead on implementing the Carter productivity recommendations and also for implementing Scan4Safety standards as one of six Department of Health appointed National Demonstrator Sites. Andy is a member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and a founder member of the innovative Southern Procurement Partnership.
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Keith Rowley
Managing Director
NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative
Keith joined the NOE CPC as Commercial Director in October 2011 and was appointed to the post of Managing Director in November 2012.  His role within NOE CPC is to drive the organisation’s strategy, ensuring customers can gain clear and demonstrable value and cash releasing savings from a collaborative commercial relationship with NOE CPC.  As Managing Director, Keith has overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of NOE CPC and implementation of the organisation’s Strategy, whilst also leading a highly talented, and experienced organisation of procurement professionals. Prior to joining the NOE CPC, Keith worked in the IT Services Sector for 14 years. His career has covered a wide spectrum of roles including procurement, sales, marketing and operations within this sector. In the last 3 years Keith held the post of Commercial Director, responsible for commercial and contract management.  
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Mandie Sunderland
Chief Nurse and Chair
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and NHS Clinical Evaluation Team
Mandie was appointed as Chief Nurse in February 2015. This is her fifth executive director position. Most of Mandie’s clinical experience has been in intensive care environments, including posts in both professional and clinical practice development. She has also undertaken a secondment to a combined health and social care trust in Northern Ireland, spent two years as a nursing officer in the Department of Health and acted as the professional nursing lead on the national consultation on Choice, Responsiveness and Equity in 2003. Mandie’s passion is delivering high quality fundamental nursing care and in 2013 she was named one of the 50 most influential women in the NHS by the Health Service Journal. In 2014 she was appointed Chair of the Clinical Reference Board and is also a member of Lord Carter’s Procurement and Efficiency Board.
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Howard Blackith
Procurement Transformation Programme Director
Department of Health
Howard joined the Department of Health as Programme Director for the Procurement Transformation Programme in January 2017. He has over 25 years of experience working with change and transformation programmes across a range of industries and other government departments. Previous programmes of work have included numerous efficiency improvement programmes, multiple M&A post-merger integrations, large scale compliance implementations, enterprise wide ICT implementations and business transformation and process re-engineering (including supply chain) engagements.
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Chief Executive

NHS Digital
NHS Digital Chief Executive Andy Williams has announced to staff he will retire from his role on 31 March 2017. Andy became CEO of the organisation, formerly known as the Health and Social Care Information Centre, in April 2014. He has enjoyed a long career in industry, holding many senior international roles in major technology companies. The Secretary of State for Health and the NHS Digital Chairman were informed in October by Andy of his decision to retire and he formally confirmed his news to staff this week. Recruitment for a new CEO is now underway, with public advertisement of the role and the expectation an appointment will be made before Andy's departure. In the event of recruitment of the right successor taking longer, NHS Digital Chief Operating Officer Rob Shaw will act as interim CEO from 1 April 2017.
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Mark England
Executive Director of Reengineering and Informatics
Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust
Mark joined the Trust in 2008 from the London Borough of Croydon where he had been a Chief Information Officer for Children's Services for four years.  There he delivered high-quality, commercially competitive technology services to almost 150 schools, whilst  leading multiple high profile eGovernment projects. Many of these were Pan-London, including leading the technical delivery of the award winning shared eAdmission portal used by 100,000's of parents each year. By enabling electronic channels of payment Croydon was also the first authority to take cash transactions out of all schools, releasing considerable financial and quality benefits. His first exposure to the NHS was working to develop an early Children's Index with local NHS providers in South London.
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Juliet Bauer
Director of Digital Experience
NHS England
Juliet leads all patient facing digital technology projects for NHS England, including the transformation of the NHS Choices website and the development of digital experiences to help people to practically manage life-long conditions like diabetes and asthma. Juliet has led the delivery of similar technology programmes across several businesses, from start-ups to major media companies, including leading the transformation of The Times digital experience to a subscription product.
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Dr Mahiben Maruthappu
Co-Founder
NHS Innovation Accelerator
Mahiben Maruthappu is a London-based doctor and Co-founder of Cera, an award-winning technology company transforming social care. He formerly advised the CEO of NHS England on over £100 billion of health spending, co-founding the NHS Innovation Accelerator which benefitted 3 million people in its first 6 months. He has advised a range of organisations, from startups to multilaterals, including the Swiss government, the Experiment Fund and the WHO. Maruthappu has a strong interest in research with over 100 peer-reviewed publications and 50 academic awards. His work has been featured by the international press including BBC News, The Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, WIRED, Forbes, CNBC and Sky. He is Chairman of the UK Medical Students’ Association (UKMSA), and has authored three medical books. Maruthappu was educated at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard universities; he was the first person from British healthcare to be included in Forbes’ 30under30; ranked amongst the 100 most influential leaders in health technology, globally; and was listed in WIRED's top 10 innovators in healthcare.
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James Sanderson
Director of Personalisation and Choice
NHS England
James Sanderson is the Director of Personalisation and Choice at NHS England, working within the Commissioning Strategy Directorate to oversee the personal health budgets programme, the delivery of the Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) Programme, and developing and implementing new models of delivering patient choice. James joined the team in November 2015, and was formerly Chief Executive and Accounting Officer for the Independent Living Fund (ILF).  The ILF was used to support disabled people across the whole of the UK to live independent lives through the provision of direct payments enabling the purchase of personal assistance support. After graduating, James embarked on a career in the private sector before joining the ILF in 2002 to undertake a number of senior roles including Operations Director with responsibility for front line service delivery, and Business Development Director with responsibility for performance development, change management and information governance.
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Bob Alexander
Executive Director of Resources/Deputy Chief Executive
NHS Improvement
Bob was previously Chief Executive of the NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA), the organisation which was responsible for providing leadership and support to NHS trusts and whose responsibilities transferred to NHS Improvement on 1 April 2016. Before this, he served as Director of Finance at TDA. He joined TDA at its beginning in 2012. Prior to joining TDA, Bob was the Finance Director of NHS South of England and the Director of NHS Finance at the Department of Health from 2007. There he led on NHS financial policy and performance as well as being responsible for the national tariff programme and finance issues underpinning the Health Reform Programme. Bob re-entered the NHS as a strategic health authority (SHA) Finance Director from 2002 to 2007, first with Kent and Medway SHA, then with South East Coast SHA. Previous to this he held senior financial positions in both the public and private sectors. He is CIPFA qualified.
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Professor Ged Byrne
Director for Quality and Education
Health Education England
Professor Ged Byrne is a surgical oncologist by profession and continues to practice on a part time basis. Having graduated in Manchester in 1989, he trained in Manchester, Scotland, India and the West Midlands, returning to Manchester as a clinical lecturer in 1997. Ged took up the role of Director of Education and Quality for Health Education North West in December 2013 and has recently been appointed as Director of Education and Quality for HEE (North). He has a long-standing interest in global healthcare capacity building and education, leading the development of the GuluMan healthcare link, as well as founding the Uganda-UK Healthcare Alliance. Ged passionately believes that education must be globalised for all NHS staff if they are to offer a fit for purpose role in the future of healthcare in the UK.
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Dr Alistair Blair
Clinical Chair
Northumberland CCG
Dr Alistair Blair is a GP partner with Wellway medical group in Northumberland and has led the county’s CCG since November 2010; he was appointed as its Chief Clinical Officer in July 2012. Having qualified as a GP in 1993, Alistair went on to work for Médecins Sans Frontiéres in Sri Lanka and Kenya. Holding a master’s degree in public health he has been a GP trainer, a practice-based commissioning locality lead, a professional executive committee member in the former PCT structure, and a regional clinical fellow.
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Keziah Halliday
Head of CCG Planning and Assessment, Operations and Information
NHS England
Keziah Halliday is Head of Planning and Assurance, within the Commissioning Operations division of NHS England. Before joining NHS England in 2014 she was Head of Planning at Public Health England; and prior to that, Head of Governance through the CCG authorisation process. She previously had been a civil servant in the Department of Health working on commissioning policy, integration, patient safety and the response to the Francis report, among other things. She is based in London.
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John Thornton
Secretary
Digital Government Security Forum
John Thornton is the Secretary to the Digital Government Security Forum (DGSF). He was also the lead researcher and author of the latest DGSF report entitled the Future of Information Security.  The aim of the DGSF is to raise awareness of information security issues and to help spread good practice. It is helping to bring together senior individuals from health, local government, police, fire & rescue and central government to share concerns, advice and expertise. The DGSF is an independent, not-for-profit Forum that is not endorsed or funded by the UK Government.
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Gary Welch
Director of Procurement & Supply Chain and Chair
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Shelford Procurement Group
Gary is the Director of Procurement and Supply Chain at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust is a world renowned centre of clinical excellence and one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the UK. He is also the Chair of the Shelford Procurement Group. The Shelford Group comprises ten leading NHS multi-specialty academic healthcare organisations. The Group is dedicated to excellence in clinical research, education and patient care. Gary has held a number of lead procurement roles at various Trusts across the NHS and was Programme Director for the development of the London Procurement Programme and Managing Director of that organisation for 3 years. He was previously Project Manager for the development of the Pro:Cure Collaborative Procurement Hub and was also Project Manager for the implementation of a range of national contracts as part of the Department of Health Supply Chain Excellence Programme. Gary is particularly interested in the potential for the procurement profession and suppliers to support efficiency and innovation in the delivery of healthcare.
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Helen Lisle
Director of Procurement & Supplies and Immediate Past-Chair
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Health Care Supply Association (HCSA)
After 22 years in Local Government, Helen joined the NHS in 2009. Following senior procurement roles within Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust she joined The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in October 2015 as Director of Procurement and Supplies. An experienced procurement professional and a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Helen is also a specialist assessment consultant for CIPS and was the elected representative for the North East on the CIPS National Council 2008-2011. Prior to her HCSA Chairmanship Helen was the HCSA Learning and Development Lead and North East Regional Coordinator.
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Dr Phil Moore
Deputy Chair (Clinical) and Chair
NHS Kingston CCG and NHSCC Mental Health Commissioners' Network
Dr Phil Moore, Deputy Chair (Clinical) at NHS Kingston CCG, is a long-standing and enthusiastic GP committed to transforming the NHS through the opportunities afforded by the new Health & Social Care Bill. He is a GP trainer and honorary teaching fellow at Imperial College. Locally he is CCG lead on education & training, appraisal, cardiovascular services and mental health. He is leading on the development of mental health services in primary care across London as a member of the London Specialist Clinical Network for mental health. Nationally he is the Chairman and is on the Board of NHS Clinical Commissioners and chairs the Mental Health Commissioners’ Network.
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Rob Shaw
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Information Risk Owner
NHS Digital
Appointed as Chief Operating Officer in April 2016, for NHS Digital, Rob Shaw is also the Senior Responsible Officer for the Cyber Security Programme which has established CareCert, a new national service that provides real-time intelligence, expert guidance and advice on cyber security threats to health and care organisations across England.