Future-proofing health care: access uncut

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About this event

Combining The King’s Fund’s expertise in health and care leadership and Roche’s heritage as a leading UK investor in health care research and development, this free evening event will uncover the story behind access to medical innovation and quality health care by examining the ethical and practical challenges that access (or lack thereof) poses to society across health care, technology and business.

This event is being run in partnership with Roche, as part of our Corporate Partnership programme.

Who will be speaking?

Our speakers will explore how advances in science, trade and technology are changing the way we live, work and see the world. They include:

  • Jorge Armanet, Chief Executive and Co-founder of HealthUnlocked
  • Christopher McCann, Chief Executive and Founder of Snap40
  • Michael West, Head of Thought Leadership at The King’s Fund
  • Itxaso del Palacio, Teaching Fellow, Entrepreneurship, University College London.

Our speakers will be followed by a question and answer session and then a drinks reception and buffet.

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Jorge Armanet

Chief Executive and Co-founder of HealthUnlocked

HealthUnlock is the world’s largest social network for health with more than 3.5 million visitors each month and more than 500 patient advocacy organisations on board. Jorge will share his insights on how to use digital networks to empower the patient community.

Christopher McCann

Chief Executive and Founder of Snap40

Snap40 is a company that combines an automated risk-analysis platform with a wearable patient-monitoring device to identify high-risk patients. Christopher will demonstrate how the latest technology is revolutionising the digital management of long-term conditions.

Professor Michael West

Head of Thought Leadership, The King's Fund

For more than 30 years, Michael's research has focused on culture and leadership in organisations. He is also Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University Management School, Senior Research Fellow at The Work Foundation and Emeritus Professor at Aston University. He was formerly Executive Dean of Aston Business School.

Itxaso del Palacio

Teaching Fellow, Entrepreneurship, University College London


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