Sharing health and care records: designing IT systems around your local population’s needs

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About this event

Having the ability to share health and care records digitally is essential to offering better, more co-ordinated care for local populations. But delivering the key benefits requires three things: the appropriate technology, the right governance structure and a culture of adoption. This conference explores the different models that have been developed over the past few years and provides you with the opportunity to learn how local areas are overcoming these challenges.

What will you learn?

  • Learn about the direction of national programmes on interoperability and data sharing across and between local areas.
  • Hear from case studies from around England where teams have developed ways to share health and care records locally.
  • Discuss the challenges involved in implementing data sharing across and between local areas and learn how others have overcome them.

Keynote speakers


Will Smart

Chief Information Officer, NHS England

Nicola Quinn

Project Manager, Health Informatics Unit, Royal College of Physicians


Professor Maureen Baker

Chair, Professional Record Standards Body

Jan Hoogewerf

Programme Manager, Health Informatics Unit, Royal College of Physicians


Martin Severs

Medical Director and Caldicott Guardian, NHS Digital


Andy Kinnear

Director of Digital Transformation, NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit and Chair, BCS Health


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Session one: opening plenary

Gain national updates from NHS England and NHS Digital and hear from the Royal College of Physicians about the progress that's been made with personal health records.

10.15amWelcome and introduction

Harry Evans, Researcher, Health Policy, The King’s Fund

10.20amKeynote presentation

Will Smart, Chief Information Officer, NHS England
  • Hear how NHS England is supporting the sharing of health and care data between NHS organisations, local authorities and others.
  • Learn how data-sharing between organisations is integrated into new care models to support population health management.

10.40amKeynote presentation

Professor Martin Severs, Medical Director and Caldicott Guardian, NHS Digital
  • Looking at the evidence base for sharing whole or part records and the potential implications on clinical practice, complaints and privacy legislation.

11.00amPersonal health records: what progress has been made?

Nicola Quinn, Project Manager, Health Informatics Unit, Royal College of Physicians
  • Learn about a study looking at the status of personal health record (PHR) activity and best practice across the NHS and exploring the views of users on the potential use of their own records. 


Breakout A: sharing records in primary care and beyond

12.00pmWelcome and introduction

Richard Ashcroft, Programme Director, Digital Medicines, NHS Digital

12.05pmEnriched summary care records (SCRs)

Many clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the south of England are using enriched SCRs so that other care organisations, including emergency departments, ambulance and NHS 111, can see detailed information about patients. This particularly benefits patients with complex long-term conditions or learning disabilities and people with mental health problems and saves time for GPs, who no longer need to create and update care plans or carry out duplicate data entry onto other systems or paper.

  • Hear how NHS Digital is working with CCGs to implement the use of enriched SCRs.
  • Learn about a toolkit for GPs that has been circulated by NHS England South, including suggestions for how practices can target particular groups of patients to gain consent. 
  • See how other health care professionals are benefiting from the work taking place in primary care. 
  • Learn where SCRs can add value to local shared care records. 

 Speakers include:

  • Dr Robert Jeeves, SCR Primary Care Clinical Lead, NHS Digital 
  • Emma Mullaney, SCR Delivery Manager, NHS Digital.

12.25pmCheshire Care Record

John Glover, Chief Information Officer, Bay Health and Care Partners
  • Hear how the Cheshire Care Record has been implemented across Cheshire, creating an integrated record using information from general practices; acute hospitals; community services; mental health, social care and cancer centres that feeds into one easy-to-navigate, digital record through a single portal.

Breakout B: sharing records across health and social care

12.00pmWelcome and introduction

12.05pmLeeds Care Record: embedding technology in health and social care

Geoff Hall, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Learn about the collaboration across primary and secondary/tertiary care, community care, adult and children’s social care and mental health services to create the Leeds Care Record.
  • Explore the integrated approach between all providers of health and social care across Leeds and the work done to collate and integrate data across the traditional boundaries of health and social care to provide a secure, cloud-based platform which can share data in real time between care providers.

12.25pmWigan locality's road to shared care records and information: a local authority perspective

Alison Hughes, Assistant Director of ICT, Wigan and Bolton Council
  • Wigan locality’s information management and technology journey so far.
  • Change and challenges.
  • Observations, learning and the next phase of our journey.

Breakout C: creating systems to support sharing records across a locality

12.05pmDesigning a health information exchange for Greater Manchester

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

The DataWell Exchange Platform is an innovative, federated approach to the sharing of patient records for Greater Manchester (GM). DataWell supports GM’s devolved health and social care system, integrating health and social care data and analytics to enable better, connected care for the benefit of patient outcomes. 

  • Hear how the design and implementation of the DataWell Exchange has been shaped by social, legal and political factors such as devolution, digital maturity of member organisations, and information governance.
  • Explore how patient and public voices have been incorporated into the design and ongoing development of the platform.

12.25pmThe Liverpool way: digital care in a joined-up health and care system

  • Lessons from Liverpool’s digital journey across the system: culture, values, behaviours.

Speakers include:

  • Kate Warriner, Healthy Liverpool Digital Lead, Royal Liverpool Global Digital Exemplar Programme Director, NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Dr Chris Grant, Deputy Clinical Director and Clinical Care Consultant, Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 


Breakout sessions

The morning's breakout sessions will be repeated here to allow delegates to attend more than one.


Session four: closing plenary

3.20pmWelcome and introduction

Gary Birks, General Manager, UK and Ireland, Orion Health

3.25pmDeveloping standards for data-sharing

Professor Maureen Baker, Chair, Professional Record Standards Body
  • Learn about the Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) standards for the content of care records and how they are making it easier to share health and care records and ensure great interoperability.
  • Hear how standards are being implemented at the front line and about the work with global digital exemplars, sustainability and transformation partnerships and others to ensure that standards can be implemented in systems. 

3.45pmStandards in practice: digital care and support plans

Jan Hoogewerf, Programme Manager, Health Informatics Unit, Royal College of Physicians
  • Hear about the development of the standards for digital care and support plans and how they will be rolled out. 

3.55pmINTEROPen: delivering interoperability through open standards

Andy Kinnear, Director of Digital Transformation, NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit and Chair, BCS Health

4.30pmClose of conference


Group rates

10% off for 3-4 people
15% off for 5-6 people
20% off for 7 or more people.

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