Day 1 - 3 May

Theatre 3

11.00 – 12.30 Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) is responsible for training and examining paediatricians. The College has over 17,000 members in the UK and internationally and sets standards for professional and postgraduate education. We work to transform child health through knowledge, research and expertise, to improve the health and wellbeing of infants, children and young people across the world.

Title of session: Informatics for quality – transitioning child health into the digital age

Chair: Dr Sebastian Yeun

The future of child health information systems

David Low will present NHS England’s new child health digital strategy Healthy Children: transforming child health information and outline the NHS Digital programme to support that. This will transform child health information services to allow better monitoring of child health and improved access to information, where appropriate, to ensure that all children get the best possible start in life. It will result in new information services for parents and young people, professionals and public health.


Dr David Low, Clinical Informatics Officer, NHS Digital

Improving the quality of care: making sense of the Atlas of Variation 


The Atlas of Variation in Healthcare uses information to drive change in healthcare delivery. This session will focus on the importance of using variation analysis to improve value and quality in healthcare for children and young people.

Dr Ronny Cheung, Consultant Paediatrician, Evelina London Children’s Hospital,
Editor, NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare for Children & Young People,
Clinical Advisor, Child & Maternal Health Intelligence Network, Public Health England

SNOMED-CT and the future of clinical records
Clinical coding improves the functionality of clinical systems. In particular, SNOMED CT can provide a detailed and understandable record of clinical data. If fully implemented, SNOMED-CT can also improve the capability to; conduct high quality audits, health services evaluations, and research. This session will focus on; the importance of using SNOMED-CT to deliver quality care for children and young people, and the contribution of the UK Terminology Centre to paediatric clinical coding projects


Dr Andy Spencer, Chair Informatics for Quality Committee, RCPCH

Ian Arrowsmith, Chief Terminologist, NHS Digital


13.30 – 15.30 HealthTech Women
HealthTech Woman is non-profit networking community committed to bringing together and empowering women across healthcare and technology. The following sessions will be hosted by the HealthTech Women Team, Maxine Mackintosh, Louise Sinclair and Dr Indra Joshi with guest Chair, Senior Healthcare Consultant at EY, Lauren Bevan. These sessions will be followed by drinks and networking at 15.30.

Title of first session: HealthTech Women: The Next Generation
Our first session will introduce young fresh members of our network and also an exciting announcement about the direction of our work.

Unlike a Hackathon (building a product) our ‘Collaborathon’ will build the idea, a solution and create the business case - no technical skills required. This session will consist of interactive small groups, centred around creating a solution to a health challenge, guided by a particular technology, disease or health system problem. Groups will be facilitated and guided through rapid innovation and idea-generation approaches before building a solution which is then pitched to an esteemed judging panel and the rest of the groups. Expect diverse teams, whacky ideas, fun and lots of post-its! This is an opportunity to expose individuals to a range of expertise, understand the process of rapid-innovation cycles and get creative juices flowing and network with a difference.

Title of second session: HealthTech Women: Collaborathon

Our final session of the day needs no introduction and will do no doubt (as ever) be the busiest and most fun!

Speakers: These busy sessions will host light cameo appearances by key members the network including Beverley Bryant, Anne Cooper, Deborah El-sayed, Tracey Grainger, Rachel Dunscombe, Liz Mear.