Digital health and care congress 2023

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Digital technologies have transformed how health and care services are offered, accessed and used. As digital health and care services evolve, improve and become more widespread, they offer further opportunities to improve people’s health and experiences of services.

Through panel discussions, keynote speeches and interactive workshops, this event explored how to successfully adopt digital solutions in health and care to benefit both the health and care workforce and people use services, and the practical realities of implementation. Delegates had the opportunity to learn from good practice and discuss different digital technologies, such as virtual wards, artificial intelligence, the NHS app and remote monitoring. Participants also heard from health and care staff how digital solutions are being used innovatively to streamline work processes, enhance efficiency and alleviate workforce pressures, and heard from those with lived experience on how digital can improve the quality of their care through co-design and breaking barriers of exclusion and inequality.

What did this event discuss?

Sessions explored:

  • how recent developments in technology – including artificial intelligence (AI), virtual wards, remote monitoring and the NHS App – have the potential to transform health care  
  • how the health and care system can tackle digital exclusion and health inequalities by ensuring that patients and communities are placed at the heart of the design and delivery of digital solutions  
  • the opportunities and limitations of using data to deliver improved patient outcomes across your integrated care system (ICS)  
  • how digital technologies can be used to support the social care workforce and improve adult social care services  
  • what is needed to ensure the health and care workforce has the right support and skills for a digital future   
  • what a digitally mature ICS looks like. 


What past attendees told us:


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Confirmed speakers

Alice Ainsworth

Deputy Director for Adult Social Care Tech Policy, Department of Health and Social Care

Amanda Begley

Health Innovation Network

Dr Gurnak Dosanjh

GP and Clinical Lead for Home First Virtual Wards, Leicestershire and Rutland ICB

Helen Dobson

Helen Dobson

Chief Executive, Citizens Online

Mark Duman

Chief Patient Officer, MD Healthcare Consultants

Lisa Emergy

Lisa Emery

Chief Transformation, Innovation and Digital Officer, NHS Sussex

Dr Navina Evans

Dr Navina Evans

Chief Workforce Officer, NHS England

Tommy Henderson-Reay

Social Worker, Digitising Social Care Programme, NHS England

Dr Mateen Jiwani

Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer in Public Health, Digital Health and Telemedicine, Imperial College London

Professor Partha Kar

National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes, NHS England

Sarah McClinton

President, ADASS


Pritesh Mistry

Fellow, Digital Technologies, The King's Fund


Richard Murray

Chief Executive, The King's Fund

Rachel Power

Rachel Power

CEO, Patient's Association

John Quinn

John Quinn

Interim Chief Information Officer, NHS England

Lee Rickles

Lee Rickles

Chief Information Officer, Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care System


Professor Sam Shah

Chief Medical Strategy Officer, Numan

Susan Thomas

Director, Google Health UK

Dr Sonia Patel

System CIO, NHS England

Contact details

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