Informatics leads network - 5 October 2017

Date 05 October 2017

Time 10:30

Venue Broadway House, Tothill Street, London SW1H 9NQ

Why have we started this network?

The NHS Five year forward views’ ambition of operating paper-free at the point of care by 2020 has set very high expectations  on the contribution of informatics to a sustainable NHS.

The overall challenge is significant, not least because of the variation in baseline capability across the NHS and the complexity of the cultural and technical challenge that underpins delivery of this ambition.

At members’ request, NHS Providers is initiating an informatics leads network to explore the strategic challenges that providers are facing in order to support and represent their interests centrally through our influencing work. Delegates can expect to:

Who is it for?

Please note that this event is for NHS Providers members only.

Trust contact with strategic oversight for the informatics agenda within a NHS provider. This could be part of different roles in organisations, for example: director of informatics/strategy/performance/IMT/finance or chief information officer. We are also keen to have input from chief clinical information officers.

How do I book?

Attendance at the meetings is free for all members but you are asked to book in advance.
Members of the network will be emailed as soon as bookings have opened, usually six weeks beforehand.
If you have any questions, please contact our events administrator,


 10.30 – 10.40am                                                                                                  

  1. Welcome from chair

Network chair

 10.40 – 12.00am                                                                                

  1. NHS Providers strategic policy update

An update on strategic and policy issues affecting NHS providers.

Chris Hopson, chief executive, NHS Providers

12.00 - 12.50pm

  1. Delivering a Global Digital Exemplar

NHS England has been working with 12 acute trusts who are most advanced in their use of technology, to go from national leaders to world leaders in digital adoption and patient-centred care. This session will give you an opportunity to hear from one of the global digital exemplars about a number of initiatives they have been working on, the challenges they have come across, lessons learnt and plans for the future.

Adrian Byrne, director of informatics, University Hospital Southampton NHS FT

12.50– 1.40pm


1.40 – 2.20pm  

  1. Roundtable discussion

                An opportunity to explore with peers the following topics raised by network members and share learning:

 2.20 – 3.00pm

  1. Developing blueprints for the NHS

            An opportunity to hear from NHS England on work they have been doing on developing blueprints alongside global digital exemplars.

            Paul Rice, head of technology strategy and Tim Ellis, senior programme lead - digital technology, NHS England

 3.00 – 3.40pm

  1. Digital patient workflow

            NHS Improvement would like to encourage providers to use a significantly different way of managing operational processes within a hospital, tracking every patient through a care traffic ‘control centre’, as it will positively impact on emergency, elective, outpatients, diagnostics and theatre performance. This approach is operating in over 900 hospitals in the US. NHS Improvement is currently piloting this method with five provider trusts over here and will give you an inside to how it has been going and what benefits this will bring longer term.

Bernard Quinn, director of improvement programmes, NHS Improvement


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