We're working with high profile and influential partners to bring you relevant and targeted content at UK e-Health Week 2017. These organisations will deliver sessions across our theatres on both days.
NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England with a belief in high quality health and care for all. It sets the priorities and direction of the NHS, encouraging and informing the national debate to improve its services. A lot of NHS England’s work involves the commissioning of health care services in England, including contracts for GPs, pharmacists and dentists.
NHS England also works to support local health services led by groups of GPs; Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGS), which plan and pay for local services such as hospitals and ambulance services. It shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for spending this money effectively for patients and efficiently for the taxpayer.
NHS England wants everyone to have greater control of their health and wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly improving.
NHS Digital is the national provider of high-quality information, data and IT systems for commissioners, analysts and clinicians in health and social care. It operates and develops IT systems, collects, processes and publishes data, and ensures organisations meet information and security standards. NHS Digital supports the NHS, helping patients make informed choices about their care, whilst ensuring their data is kept safe.
In its offices around England, NHS Digital employs around 2,500 staff as IT specialists, programme and project managers, statisticians, analysts, and information security experts.
DigitalHealth.London was set up in response to the London Health Commission’s recommendation for the creation of a digital health hub; a marketplace where digital solutions could be bought and sold, where industry come and do business, and where patients and the public would benefit. It has a mission to assist in the adoption of digital innovations to solve today’s challenges impacting the delivery of care.
The programme is a collaboration between the three London Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs); Imperial College Health Partners, UCLPartners and the Health Innovation Network, plus the Mayor of London and Academic Health Science Centres (AHSCs). It draws upon leading NHS experts with world-class insight to pioneer the development, commercialisation and adoption of digital technologies in health and social care to improve health outcomes.
HealthTech Women is an international professional network empowering and bringing together women in health and technology. Founded in 2013, San Francisco, it has since spread to a number of hubs across the US. In November 2015, HealthTech Women UK was born, providing a platform for individuals with an interest in health tech, irrespective of gender, to meet and connect.
HealthTech Women also supports women to further develop their personal and professional skills, to advance and promote female speakers, thoughts leaders and writers, and to encourage participation in innovation across healthtech.
The NHS Leadership Academy works with partners to develop outstanding leadership in health, in order to improve people’s health and their experiences of the NHS. It offers a range of tools, models, programmes and expertise to support individuals, organisations and local partners to develop leaders, celebrating and sharing where outstanding leadership makes a real difference. The Leadership Academy seeks to recognise the importance of leaders at every level in the NHS.
techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. More than 900 companies are members, which collectively employ approximately 700,000 people – about half of all the tech sector jobs in the UK. These companies range from leader FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups. The majority of its members are small and medium-sized businesses.
Tech UK is committed to helping its members and the sector grow. It does this by helping them to identify opportunities to develop markets, relationships and networks, and to reduce business costs and risks.
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) is responsible for training and examining paediatricians in the UK and improving child health globally. It has around 17,000 members in the UK and across the world, and about 150 members of staff working across five key areas (divisions) in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.
The RCPCH plays a major role in postgraduate medical education, professional standards, research and policy. It also works with partners to improve child health through research, standards, quality improvement and policy, in the UK and globally, and involves children, young people and families in its programmes.
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is committed to making IT good for society. It uses the power of its network to bring about positive, tangible change. BCS champions the global IT profession and the interests of individuals, engaged in that profession, for the benefit of all.
Its specialist group, BCS Health, was formed to cover all aspects of informatics in support of health, a sector of particular relevance and importance to BCS. BCS Health provides leadership in this sector, acting as a source of professionally recognised expertise, under-pinning the outward-facing role of BCS, and ensuring that contributors to Health Informatics are recognised and respected.
The Patient Information Forum (PIF) is the UK membership organisation and network for people working in healthcare information and support. From NHS to large international companies, health charities to national departments, researchers to freelance medical writers, the PIF membership body represents every kind of information and support producer and provider.
Together with its members, PIF is committed to improving the healthcare experience of patients and the public, with a belief that everyone should have access to high quality healthcare information and support. PIF works to achieve this by supporting individuals and organisations to provide high quality, clearly communicated, evidence-based healthcare information, which is accessible and developed with its users.