From vision to reality: digital leadership in the NHS
Thursday 16 May, 12.30pm
A free online debate delivered in partnership by NHS Providers, NHS Clinical Commissioners and NHS Confederation
In case you missed it, our free webinar on digital leadership in the NHS and harnessing technology is still available to watch. Featuring an exclusive interview with Matt Hancock, insight from sector leaders and discussion on what good digital leadership looks like, our video debate explores the key barriers and opportunities of digital innovation.
Harnessing technology offers the NHS a significant opportunity. Matt Hancock, secretary of state for health and social care, recognised this in making it one of his top three priorities, and the NHS long term plan sets out an ambitious vision for the digital development of the service.
The debate, chaired by BMJ editor Fiona Godlee, and featuring an exclusive interview with Matt Hancock, will bring together leaders from across the NHS to explore how the NHS can successfully implement digital transformation. It will look at the key barriers and enablers to innovation. And it will consider what good digital leadership looks like, including what necessary skills and expertise leaders need, and what more can be done to support digital leaders
The webinar will also feature an exclusive interview with Matt Hancock, secretary of state for health and social care.
Our panel of leaders are:
- Joe Harrison, chief executive of Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, who has been a leading force in implementing a new booking system for outpatient appointments
- Deborah El Sayed, executive director of transformation for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, is the senior responsible officer (SRO) for the digital work-stream across the STP/ICS, SRO for the Shared Health And Care Record exemplar across the South West and was formerly NHS England director of digital, a founding member of groundbreaking London Digital Health Institute and responsible for key technology developments such as 111 Online, National E'Referrals Bookings service and NHS.UK
- Shanti Vijayaraghavan, consultant physician at Newham University Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, who instigated web based diabetes consultations improving attendance rates dramatically.
Fiona Godlee (chair)
Editor in chief
Fiona is honorary professor at the Netherlands School for Primary Care Research (CaRe), honorary fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, a senior visiting fellow at the Institute of Public Health at the University of Cambridge, honorary fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and a by-fellow of King’s College Cambridge.
She is on the advisory or executive boards of the Health Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute, Alltrials, the Peer Review Congress, the International Forum for Quality and Safety and Healthcare, Evidence Live, Preventing Overdiagnosis, the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change and the Climate and Health Council.
She was a Harkness Fellow (1994-5), president of the World Association of Medical Editors (1998-2000), chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics (2003-5), and PPA editor of the year (2014). Fiona is co-editor of Peer Review in Health Sciences. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and two children.
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Matt Hancock is the MP for West Suffolk, having been elected in the 2010 general election. From 2010 Matt served as a backbencher on the public accounts committee and the standards and privileges committee. Matt entered government in September 2012 and has served in a number of Ministerial Roles, including for skills and business, and as paymaster general. He oversaw the expansion of apprenticeships, and championed the digital transformation of government.
Before entering politics, Matt worked for his family business, as an economist at the Bank of England, and as chief of staff to the shadow chancellor of the exchequer.
Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Deborah El Sayed
Executive director of transformation
Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
Newham University Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust
She has been exploring the role of online care since 2011 and she is currently leading a Health Foundation-funded project exploring national scaling up of online consultations. This follows a recently concluded NIHR-funded project examining clinican-patient dynamics and organisational impact of online care.