Day 1 - 3 May

Theatre 2

NHS Digital: Nursing Synopses 09.30 - 15.00
Technology and data are becoming interwoven within the fabric of 21st century nursing. Together they enable smarter, safer working and provide modern opportunities to meet patient needs.
Commitment 10 of ‘Leading Change, Adding Value’ says: ‘we will champion the use of technology and informatics to improve practice, address unwarranted variations and enhance outcomes’. 
On May 3 UK e-Health week 2017 plays host to a dedicated nursing conference stream; inspiring and encouraging us to consider the use of digital tools for citizens and patients and explore how data can support nursing to improve outcomes. 

09:30 - 09.45 Welcome address
Anne Cooper, Chief Nurse, NHS Digital  
Deborah El-Sayed, Director of Digital & Multi Channel Development, NHS England (Chair)

09:45 - 10:15 Keynote - Hear no, see no, techno: how simple design can transform lives
From space tourism to artificial intelligence, the pace of technical innovation shows no sign of slowing.  But sometimes the simplest use of technology is the most effective. Molly’s session lays bare how excellent design can transform accessibility to aspects of life many take for granted, towards empowering an inclusive society through clever use of technology.

Molly Watt, Molly Watt Ltd

10:15 - 10:40  A Digital Generation?  Children, young people and the impact of aps
The world of apps is allegedly the mainstay of our younger generations, but do they actually make any difference to their health and wellbeing? This session looks at the evidence both for and against.

Speaker: Dr Victoria Betton, mHabitat
10:40 - 11:05  NHS.UK and what it means for nursing
Patient power is a well-used phrase, but how are online services actually empowering patients and how does this relate to the nursing profession? This session explores advances being made to the patient experience through the NHS.UK programme and what health professionals, patients and citizens can expect to see in the coming months.

Speaker: Rachel Murphy, NHS Digital

11:20 - 11:45  The best start in life: supporting mothers through innovative use of information
Motherhood changes life forever – so how can information and technology best support parents through such an exciting but daunting time where good health and wellbeing is more important than ever? This session looks at how the BabyBuddy app is providing a guiding light to families through high quality information and advice.

Speaker: Alison Baum, Best Beginnings
11:45 - 12:20  New approaches to enablement, engagement and self-management: Aps explored
Our session will be panel session around different approaches to enabling the citizen to understand their health needs and options, and to choose the care that is right for them.
We will hear from speakers from a variety of organisations who are tackling this challenge.

  • The challenge of enablement (Rafael Sorribas)
  • Patients Know Best: Maximising uptake and engagement for online digital patient services (Lloyd Humphries)
  • OWise breast cancer: the mobile app which helps patients and clinicians to optimise treatment and improve quality of life - Anne Bruinvels

Chaired by: Rafael Sorribas, Clinical Lead, Health Apps, Uptake and Wearables & Personal Health Record Programmes.  NHS Digital

12.20 - 12.40   Getting On(line): helping people help their health
Bob Gann, Digital Inclusion Lead, NHS Digital

Lunch Break (12:40 - 13:30)

Afternoon session - Chair, Caron Swinscoe, NHS Digital

13:30 - 13:50  Joining the dots: why big data matters to nursing
Is big data really a big deal to nurses – and what does the concept mean in practical terms. This session looks at how data is being used to understand the workforce needs of frontline organisations as a catalyst for improving care outcomes.

Speaker: Prof Alison Leary, Southbank University

13:50 - 14:10  Right place, right time, right care
In a complex society with ever evolving care needs, what is the best way for the NHS to ensure the right person has the right care, in the right place, at the right time; making the best use of available resources?

NHS RightCare is committed to reducing unwarranted variation to improve people’s health and outcomes. This session will explain how the programme is progressing following successful rollout to the first cohort of 65 CCGs.

Former physiotherapist Fiona, who is working as a Delivery Partner with several North East CCGs, will use a solid evidence base as a starting point in explaining how quantifiable reductions in unwarranted variation are leading to clear plans for better patient outcomes, alongside a real drive to increase value.

Fiona Ottewell, NHS RightCare Delivery Partner, NHS England

14:10 - 14:30  Using data in practice: reducing the incidence of pressure ulcers
Many of us talk about harnessing the power of information, but what is the reality for both health professionals and patients when it comes to any impact on frontline care? This session explores how innovative use of data without extra administrative burden is helping health professionals reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers among patients.

Speaker: Louise Savine, Imperial College

14:30 - 15:00 Panel session with the afternoon’s speakers – reflection and discussion


15.30 - 17.30 DigitalHealth.London - Health Tech Session
DigitalHealth.London was set up in response to a recommendation from the London Health Commission, DigitalHealth.London launched in February 2016 with a key vision: to accelerate the adoption of digital innovation across health and care to improve patient and population outcomes and experience, and supporting a sustainable future NHS.

DigitalHealth.London is a collaboration between the three London Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) - Imperial College Health Partners, UCLPartners, and the Health Innovation Network - MedCity and NHS England, with strong support from the three London Academic Health Science Centres (AHSCs) and the Mayor of London.

Expertly partnering digital innovations with health and care needs, we are helping to realise system-wide efficiencies and improved health outcomes through problem articulation, transparency, matchmaking NHS needs with innovative solutions, and capability building.

Title of first session: Breaking down barriers through partnerships 
A panel discussion offering insight and expertise into the challenges of implementing technology, and how this can be overcome through NHS/SME partnerships.

Title of second session: Tech to strengthen patient empowerment 
How we’re using technology to support empowerment and self-management for patients, with real-life examples in London’s NHS.

Title of third session: Let's not let the lack of evidence put us off - we need to get stuff done! 
A debate presenting contrasting views from clinicians, commissioners and academics as to the value of evidence, evidence as a barrier to change, and the need to just get on and do it!