Digital Health and Care Congress 2017

Embedding technology in health and social care
1112 Jul 2017
The King's Fund, London W1G 0AN
Event type: 
Two-day congress


About this event

Digitisation is an essential tool for meeting the needs of patients, their families, healthcare professionals, and the entire nation – in short, to improve the way care is delivered in the NHS. With a renewed national focus on technology and data, join us at this two-day event to hear the latest policies and learn from local case studies showcasing best practice from around the country.

You'll network with more than 500 delegates, including health and social care professionals, commissioners, researchers, innovators, and policy makers, all interested in the implementation of digital health in the NHS and other health and care systems.

With a thriving exhibition, and a choice of practical workshops, you'll see how the latest innovations in digital health, mobile health, telehealth and telecare are being used to:

  • transform how patients engage with services

  • drive improvements in efficiency and care co-ordination

  • help people manage their health and wellbeing.

Present at the event

We’re looking for projects to showcase at the congress. If your submission's accepted, you'll receive one free speaker place.

*Beverley Bryant, NHS Digital joins the reviewing team*

Find out more >


Present at the congress

We’re looking for projects to showcase at the Digital Health and Care Congress 2017. To be accepted, your project must show progress and improvements in at least one of these areas:

  • enabling citizens to take an active role in their health and care

  • ​​improving data sharing and interoperability across the health and social care economy

  • demonstrating the benefits and improving productivity

  • ​using technology and data to improve experience and quality of care.

Please note, presentations should focus on digital health and care in practice. If you're a commercial organisation working in partnership with a public sector organisation, please ensure your partner is also available to present.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 9 December 2016.

Reviewers confirmed

The following team will be reviewing your submissions and helping us choose the best ones to feature at the event:

  • Beverley Bryant, Director of Digital Transformation, NHS Digital
  • Charles Lowe, Managing Director, Digital Health and Care Alliance (DHACA)
  • Matthew Honeyman, Researcher, Policy, The King's Fund
  • Mike Clark, Managing Editor, Telecare Learning and Improvement Network
  • John Cruickshank, Partner, The IT Health Partnership
  • Jonathan Thorpe, Director, Carelab
  • David Maguire, Economic and Data Analyst, Policy, The King's Fund.

More team members to be announced soon.

    How do I submit my project?

    Please go to and follow the submission instructions. You'll be asked to:

    • select how you'd like to present: short poster presentation (5 min slot) / full presentation (15-20min slot)
    • enter names and details of the presenting authors, including job titles and organisations
    • indicate whether your project is new/developing work or completed work (with evaluation)
    • show which of the four themes you are submitting under
    • include a structured abstract of no more than 500 words including: introduction, aims and objectives, method, results and conclusions.

    How will my abstract be reviewed?

    Our team of reviewers will be looking at all of your projects. Each abstract will be reviewed by two different members and their final score will be based on the combination of both reviews. Reviewers will be looking at: quality of content, significance to theory or practice, relevance to the themes of the congress, originality and innovation.

    What if my project is accepted?

    If your project's accepted, you'll present in one of our breakout sessions at the congress. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality.

    Will I have to pay to attend?

    If your project is accepted, you'll receive one free speaker place. Any additional speakers must purchase a ticket. Please note, we are unable to subsidise any travel or accommodation costs.

    Confirming presentations

    You will be e-mailed notification of the results of your submission by Friday 20 January 2016.



    Beverley Bryant

    Director of Digital Transformation, NHS Digital

    Nicola Perrin

    Head of Policy, Wellcome Trust, and Lead, Independent Patient Data Taskforce

    More speakers to be announced soon


    Sponsor or exhibit at the congress

    • Network with health and care leaders
    • Build relationships with your key target audience
    • Align yourself with innovative thinking.

    For more information, email Michael Spencer or call 020 7307 2482.

    Host your own workshop

    Organise a session and establish yourself as a thought leader, tell your story and disseminate your key messaging. Regularly attended by 50 per cent of delegates, this is our most popular package.


    Book an exhibition stand to network and engage with delegates. Receive a free delegate place and use promotional opportunities on the conference webpage and app to make the most of this cost-effectivepackage.

    Branding opportunities

    If you can’t get to the congress then sponsoring the lanyards or twitter wall are great ways to raise your brand awareness.

    Request a copy of our brochure or call 020 7307 2482.



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    We offer a limited number of bursary (free) places for our conferences. These are reserved for patients and carers. To apply for a bursary for this event please email Annie.

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    Can I pay by invoice?

    Yes. Please select your tickets and once you're through to the registration form, you can amend the 'payment method' from credit card to 'pay by invoice'. Please note, there is a £20 surcharge to cover the cost of processing invoices. This is an addition to the ticket price and will be added to your invoice. There is no charge for paying by debit or credit card.