Digital Health and Care Congress 2017: Embedding technology in health and social care

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About this event

NHS England's Next steps on the five year forward view outlines the plan to harness technology and innovation but what's really happening on the ground? This two-day event shared the latest policy updates and case studies showcasing best practice from around the country.

Key speakers

Rob Shaw

Interim Chief Executive, NHS Digital

Helen Arthur

Harnessing Technology Lead, New Care Models Programme, NHS England

Nicola Perrin

Head of Policy, Wellcome Trust, and Head, Understanding Patient Data

Dr Adam Hill

Chief Medical Officer, McLaren Applied Technologies

Chris Ryan

Healthdirect Australia

Dr Michael Marett-Crosby

The Rangoon General Hospital Reinvigoration Charitable Trust, Burma

Professor James Ferguson

National Clinical Lead, Scottish Centre for TeleHealth.

Presentations: Day 1

Breakfast workshop

Improving value in the care of frail older people - leading the way in blurred boundary working

  • Andrea Allanach, Lead Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Elderly and Intermediate Care, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Session one: Opening plenary

Keynote address

  • Rob Shaw, Interim Chief Executive, NHS Digital

Understanding Patient Data

  • Nicola Perrin, Head, Understanding Patient Data, Wellcome Trust

Session two: Breakouts

Personal health records: what progress has been made?

  • Jeremy Wyatt, New Technologies Lead, Health Informatics Unit, Royal College of Physicians

A view from the coal face bringing together health and social care data across Cheshire

  • John Glover, Director of Information Management and Technology, Countess of Cheshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • Jonathan Griffiths, Chair, NHS Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning Group

Whole systems integrated care dashboard

  • Ian Riley, Director of Business Intelligence, North West London Collaboration CCG

Poster presentation: There's an app for that! But which one do I choose?

Kat Jones, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust

MyAsthma: Supporting asthma patients in their everyday life through smart technologies

  • Kai Gait, Senior Digital Director, GlaxoSmithKline

Sleeping for wellbeing: can digital medicine boost productivity in the NHS?

  • Sophie Bostock, Sleep Evangelist, Big Health (Sleepio)
  • Steph Knowles, Health and Wellbeing Lead, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Poster presentation: How and to what extent do patients with kidney disease value the use of PatientView in their self-care practice?

  • Claire Hudson, Renal Audit and Research, Sussex Kidney Unit, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Foetal telemedicine: a mixed-methods evaluation

  • Elaine Bidmead, Research Fellow, University of Cumbria
  • Vikki Snaith, Senior Research Midwife/Sonographer, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Introducing telepsychiatry into an emergency department service

  • Dr Kezia Lange, Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Kathleen Kelly, Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Virtual clinics in ophthalmology: the glaucoma monitoring service at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Dr Aachal Kotecha, Principal Optometrist, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Senior Research Associate, National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology, University College London Institute of Ophthalmology

An informal roundtable: In conversation with a global digital exemplar

  • Gerry Bolger, Chief Nursing Information Officer, Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Rob Stow, Connectivity Specialist, Welch Allyn.

Session three: Breakouts

New model of care for epilepsy

  • Dr Rupert Page, Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Lead, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Propeller: Using smartphone technology to engage healthcare workforces in quality improvement

  • Lara Mott, Founder, Propeller App

My health guide: digital technology for learning-disabled adults

  • Trish Bailey, Clinical Care Director, Humber NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lorenzo Gordon, Director, Maldaba Ltd

Poster presentation: MyPregnancy app: the future of patient information

  • Matthew Kobetic, Medical Student, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Go: a health app and a social movement

  • Francesca White, Project Manager, Children and Young People's Programme, Healthy London Partnership

Poster presentation: Digital technology improves monitoring of chemotherapy toxicity and enhances citizen self-care

  • Sheena Khanduri, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
  • Rachel Redgrave, Operational Manager Oncology and Haematology, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Reliable online advice and education to support young healthy minds

  • Dr Raphael Kelvin, Clinical Lead, MindEd
  • Keith Chambers, Programme Manager, MindEd

Digital access point into NHS services

  • Dr Jonathan Darby, GP, Lead for IT and Board Member, NHS Dudley CCG, and Senior Partner, St Margaret's Surgery

London digital mental wellbeing service: a pilot

  • Dr Richard Graham, Consultant Psychiatrist, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust

Virtual Online Consultations: Advantages and Limitations (VOCAL): a qualitative study to understand the challenges to using online communication tools for remote consultations

  • Dr Joseph Wherton, Senior Researcher, University of Oxford

Implementation for integration

  • Eve Roodhouse, Director of Implementation and Business change, NHS Digital
  • Dr Jason Broch, Chair, NHS Leeds North CCG

Session four: Supporting integration of health and social care through technology

Keynote address

  • Paul Burstow, Chair, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

DataWell: the DataWell Exchange Platform: promoting connected health care for the devolved Greater Manchester health and social care system

  • Dr Sarah Thew, Innovation and User Experience Manager, Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network

Presentations: Day 2

Breakfast workshop

Integrating health and social care in Greater Bristol: Connecting Care case study

  • Jocelyn Palmer, Connecting Care Programme Manager, NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support

Session one: Lessons from the vanguards and test beds programme

At the digital vanguard: place-based digital health

  • Andrew Fenton, Associate Director, Digital Transformation, NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit
  • Helen Arthur, Harnessing Technology Lead, New Care Models Programme, NHS England

Test bed programme: what are the challenges?

  • Janet Davies, Programme Manger, LCIA Test Bed

How can the NHS collaborate with the tech sector?

  • Elizabeth Dymond, Diabetes Digital Coach Project Lead, West of England Academic Health Science Network

The RAIDPlus Test Bed Vision

  • Professor George Tadros, Consultant in Old Age Liaison Psychiatry and Clinical Lead, Rapid Assessment, Interface and Discharge (RAID) service, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust

TIHM for dementia

  • Dr Ramin Nilforooshan, Clinical Lead, Surrey Dementia Test Bed Project

Lessons from Care City Test Bed

  • Claire Stidston, Programme Lead, Care City Test Bed

Perfect Patient Pathway

  • Liz Howarth, Programme Director, Perfect Patient Pathway

Session two: Breakouts

Embedding technology in health and social care

  • Geoff Hall, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Intelligent, personal, data-driven care: the Berkshire digital ecosystem

  • Katie Summers, Director of Operations, NHS West Berkshire CCG
  • Nigel Foster, Director of Finance and Performance, NHS East Berkshire CCGs

Your care connected

  • Dr Damian Williams, GP, NHS Birmingham Cross City CCG
  • Scott Adams, Head of Integrated Solutions, British Telecom Ltd

A national digital approach to using patient stories to monitor and improve quality in NHS Scotland

  • Shaun Maher, Strategic Advisor, Scottish Government, Healthcare Quality and Strategy Directorate
  • Gillian Ogden, Clinical Nurse Manager, NHS Fife

Using agile design to facilitate patient choice: creating a digital advance decision to refuse treatment

  • Usha Grieve, Director of Partnerships and Information, Compassion in Dying
  • David Pearce, Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Compassion in Dying

Poster presentation: Patient portal: a patient-facing transport booking system for Yorkshire ambulance service patient transport service

  • Amanda McInnes, PTS System Manager, NHS Sheffield CCG

Activating patients through online peer support: a validation study

  • Dr Matt Jameson Evans, Chief Medical Officer, HealthUnlocked

Creating additional capacity through the implementation of a real-time patient flow and tracking solution

  • Cheryl Etches, Chief Nurse and Deputy Chief Executive, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

The role of augmented reality technology in UK surgical services

  • Nadine Hachach-Haram, Plastic Surgery Specialist Registrar, NHS Clinical Entrepreneur, The Royal Free Hospital

Poster presentation: mobile-enabled quality improvement in upper GI surgery

  • Yassar Qureshi, Surgical Registrar, University College London Hospital
  • Thomas Keen, M-Health Researcher, University College London

Applying field service technology within community health and social care

  • Paul Saunders, Mobile Workforce Product Director, Kirona
  • Nick Shipton, Dynamic Scheduling Product Director, Kirona
  • Mathew Wilson, Sales Executive, Kirona

Session three: Breakouts

Poster presentation: Creating a user friendly website to improve the health of British travellers

  • Terrence Corrigan, Data Manager, National Travel Health Network and Centre

Video information interventions to improve patient care: the right place, the right time, the right media

  • Matt Halkes, Director of Education, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
  • Richard Wyatt-Haines, Director, Health and Care Videos

Poster presentation: Fit for surgery app

  • Sarah Flanagan, Research Fellow, The University of Birmingham

Poster presentation: feasibility of the fit 4 surgery app

  • Salma Kadiri, Research Practitioner, Heart of England Trust

PHBChoices: Your choice. Your care

  • Wynn Spencer, Programme Manager, Integrated Personal Commissioning and Personal Health Budget Programme - Lincolnshire
  • Kath Farmery, PHBChoices Delivery Lead, NHS Shared Business Services

Improving outcomes for people with dementia during a hospital stay

  • Zoe Harris, Founder and Director, Mycarematters

MS decisions: shared decision-making in MS

  • Janice Sykes, Information Management Officer, MS Trust

Poster presentation: Developing a framework for the evaluation of digital mental health applications

  • Natalie Nelissen, Research Fellow, mHabitat, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Healthlocker: allowing service users, clinicians, carers, and researchers to access tools and resources to support self‐management

  • Stephen Docherty, Chief Information Officer, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kumar Jacob, Chief Executive Officer, Mindwave Ventures

ROVA: technology to support social prescribing and the connected community

  • Damian Gardner-Thorpe, Chief Executive and co-founder, Digital Algorithms
  • Angus Hughes, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder, Digital Algorithms

Using artificial intelligence and online consultations to improve patient experience, reduce workload and reduce costs for general practice

  • Paul Husselbee, GP, Highlands Surgery, Leigh-on-Sea

Poster presentation: Protecting patients and transforming care with the power of mobile clinical working

  • Dr Jeremy Lewis, Consultant in Acute Medicine and ICT Lead, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

OpenPrescribing: using open data to support safe and cost-effective prescribing

  • Lisa French, Community Manager, Evidence-Based Medicine DataLab, Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

Three weddings and a funeral

  • Chris Brown, Senior Project Manager, Viper360

Session four: Closing plenary

Business-as-usual video call access to government health care services at scale

  • Chris Ryan, Video Consulting Program Director, Healthdirect Australia
  • Professor James Ferguson, National Clinical Lead, Scottish Centre for TeleHealth

Applying insights from optimising performance in motorsports to implementing digital health

  • Dr Adam Hill, Chief Medical Officer at McLaren Applied Technologies