The NHS Information Revolution conference

Using information to improve quality
The King's Fund

Event highlights

This conference, featuring Professor Sir Muir Gray, Tim Straughan and Giles Wilmore, explored the information revolution in the NHS and considered how to overcome the technical and cultural challenges to fully implementing the information strategy.

Presentations and talks from the conference

TIm Straughan, Chief Executive, NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care considers the key issues – including transparency and data linkage – that need to be addressed if we are to achieve an information revolution.

Giles Wilmore, Director of Quality Framework and QIPP, Department of Health, gives an update on the NHS Information Strategy, describing the main areas that it will consider.

Watch the highlights from Muir's keynote presentation, as he introduces the third health care revolution of information, knowledge and value.

Ailsa Claire, Transition Programme Lead Patients and Intelligence, NHS Commissioning Board Design Team, looks at the information needs of clinical commissioning groups.

Sally Brearley, Visiting Senior Research Fellow in Public and Patient Involvement, King's College London, discusses the relationship between patients, information and choice.



Session one: Information strategy update

Welcome and introduction
Catherine Foot, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King's Fund

Health informatics: Driving integration and efficiencies across primary, secondary and community care
Tim Straughan, Chief Executive, NHS Centre for Information

Keynote address: How will the NHS Information Strategy support the new NHS?
Giles Wilmore, Director of Quality Framework and QIPP, Department of Health

Questions and discussion

Session two: Implementing the information strategy: What will make it a success?

Welcome back
Chair: Jeremy Nettle, Chairman, Intellect Healthcare Council

NICE Quality Standards and the Commissioning Outcomes Framework: selecting the right indicators and embedding accountability
Fergus Macbeth, Director of the Centre for Clincal Practice, NICE

Meeting the information needs of clinical commissioning groups
Ailsa Claire OBE, Director of Commissioning Development, NHS Yorkshire and the Humber, and Lead on Commissioning Intelligence for clinical commissioning groups, Department of Health

BCS: enabling an NHS Information Revolution
Justin Whatling, Vice Chair Strategy and Policy, BCS Health

Questions and discussion

Session three: Breakouts

A: Measurement in the new NHS: outcomes and beyond
Veena Raleigh, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King's Fund

B: Clinical audits: supporting improvements to clinical practice and service
Robin Burgess, CEO, Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

C: Measuring quality along care pathways: whole system approaches
Dr Sarah Jonas, Visiting Clinical Fellow, The King's Fund
Dr Charlie Davie, Clinical Stroke Lead, University College London Partners

D: Service-line management: clinicians measuring for quality alongside financial performance
Catherine Foot, Senior Fellow, Policy,  The King's Fund

Session four: Patient power: Driving quality improvements

Welcome back
Chair: Prof John Appleby, Chief Economist, The King's Fund

What improvement gains can be made from shared decision-making?
Dr Angela Coulter, Director of Global Initiatives, Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making

How transparency drives choice and competition and better outcomes for citizens
Tim Kelsey, Information and Public Services Lead, McKinsey & Co

Removing barriers to making informed choices
Sally Brearley, Visiting Senior Research Fellow in Public and Patient Involvement, King's College London, and Lay Member, National Quality Board

Questions and discussion

Session five: 2020 vision

Keynote address: The Third Health care Revolution: a new paradigm for better value health care
Professor Sir Muir Gray CBE, Co-Director, NHS QIPP Programme, Right Care Workstream, Department of Health and Director, Better Value Healthcare

Questions and discussion