eSE launches UK Health Informatics Series for 2015

Registration is now underway for eSE’s 2015 UK Health Informatics Series which includes two national forums in London and Birmingham, and is being supplemented with regional ‘On-Site’ forums to be held in Bristol (May), Nottingham (July) and Leeds (September).

Passes for the third UK Health Informatics Forum in London’s Stationers’ Hall next March are being allocated at record speed with demand from NHS trusts, Healthcare providers and regulatory bodies increasing in line with the series’ growing popularity. The third national forum is the strongest yet with opening remarks being delivered by Minister for Life Sciences George Freeman MP, the return of our ‘UKHIF’ agenda board members and strong representation from the public sector including the Care Quality Commission, The Department for Health and NHS European Office.

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The Minister for Life Sciences will deliver opening remarks at UKHIF.

Right Hon. George Freeman MP will join the London forum to set the scene and open the interactive platform for enhancing NHS service delivery through the innovative use of new and existing technologies. George was elected to parliament in 2010 after a 15 year career working with hospitals, clinical researchers, patient groups, and biomedical research companies to pioneer novel healthcare innovations. As Minister for Life Sciences, a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, George’s role is to make the UK the best place in the world to discover and develop 21st Century healthcare innovations.

Our returning agenda board members have helped to shape our previous Bristol and Leeds forum agendas and have built London’s agenda based on the summary report produced by the University of Leeds and contributions from registered delegates. Our returning board members are:

Professor Jonathan Kay – Clinical Informatics Director for NHS England
Dr Masood Nazir – Clinical Informatics Advisory for NHS England
Max Jones – Director of Information and Data Services for HSCIC
Dr Mark Davies – European Medical Director – Mede Analytics
Julia Clarke – Chief Executive – Bristol Community Health
Dr Gwyn Thomas – Chair of the Board – UKCHIP
Paul Marriott – Clinical Advocate Telehealth – NHS England

Some of our notable delegates joining the UK Health Informatics Forum include the Head of Health Information Standards at NHS England, Service Director HIJ at Care UK, Director of Nursing and Service Delivery at the Royal College of Nursing, and Director of Informatics for Department of Health.

Delegate numbers are limited to 125 and look set to reach capacity before the New Year so don’t miss your opportunity to be participate. Register for our UK Health Informatics Forum in London or any of the ‘On-Site’ regional forums at or alternatively use our contact form below to get in touch.

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Paperless NHS Deadline brings ICT and Document Management innovators to UKHIF

The NHS is facing a challenging time as it undergoes a process of digitalisation and reorganisation. A number of reports have detailed the potential benefits that technology can bring to the healthcare sector, both for end users and service providers. A PwC and a National Mobile Health Worker report have highlighted the need to make better use of information and available technologies such as text messaging negative results, electronic patient records and electronic prescribing of medication. Our UK Health Informatics Forum brings together supplier expertise from within the Health Informatics sector including private sector companies focusing on ICT management, digital document management and electronic data capture. Altodigital, Kirona Ltd and Tiani Spirit are all organisations contributing their expertise in innovative ICT solutions at our Leeds forum.paperless-nhs

The NHS is expected to become a ‘Paperless ’organisation by 2018, enabling it to improve services, save money and cope with the challenges of an aging population. This paperless approach will allow patients to have compatible digital records, which can be accessed at the touch of a button, across the health and care system. Over the coming years the NHS has planned the adoption of paperless referrals, outlining clear plans for the linking of electronic records and online access to health records held by GPs for patients.

Professor Jonathan Kay at UKHIF Bristol.

Professor Jonathan Kay (Agenda Advisory Board member UKHIF) and Mike Morris of Tiani Spirit recently took part in an online discussion for the Guardian about the NHS paperless deadline (Read it at: Professor Kay suggested here that the ‘Paperless’ term describes a vision, the details of which sets out to improve patient safety and process efficiency “which are the two benefits that computerisation can bring to clinical practice”. Professor Kay expected to see advantages of technology materialise over the next five years with patients seeing much greater use of mobile devices, wireless networks, architectures which don’t take into account server location and contextual knowledge management systems. New skills brought in by a new generation of clinicians who have trained and studied within the digital environment will also aid in the implementation of technological resources.

The Paperless NHS deadline plays a key role in the debate for adopting new healthcare technologies. Professor Jonathan Kay is helping to shape the discussion themes for the Leeds UK Health Informatics Forum and will be taking part within our interactive panel sessions. If your organisation supplies technological solutions to support the NHS and help it meets its paperless deadline, register your interest at


UKHIF Agenda Board brings together wealth of expertise from public and private sector.

eSE events work closely with a number of senior level professionals from public sector bodies, private sector companies and trade associations to form our top level VIP forums. Our UK Health Informatics Forum (UKHIF) series, along with our other international and UK Public Sector events, utilises our unique ‘Agenda Advisory Board’ platform which brings together a wealth of experience from across these three sectors.

L-R: Trevor Single, Dr Masood Nazir and Dr Mark Davies at the Bristol UKHIF

The Agenda Advisory Board for UKHIF is no exception and benefits from the wide range of experience of its carefully selected members. Board members for our second forum, to be held in Leeds, bring together expertise from NHS England, the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), the UK Council for Health Informatics Professions (UKCHIP), Bristol Community Health and the Telecare Services Association. The board members assist our Summit Director with shaping the themes for discussion around our four key interactive panel sessions; this ensures that the topics discussed on the day are based on the latest market intelligence and issues faced by both public and private sector healthcare providers.

Professor Jonathan Kay (Clinical Informatics Director) and Dr Masood Nazir (Clinical Informatics Advisor) are representing NHS England; both will be contributing public sector issues to the agenda including the role of CCGs and the integration of health and social care providers. Trevor Single (CEO- Telecare Services Association) will be exploring concerns within the private sector Telehealth market involving empowering patients and adopting existing technology to improve integration. Max Jones (Director of Data and Information Services), our fourth agenda board member comes from public body the HSCIC. Max brings previous private sector experience mixed with a clear insight into the digitalisation process of the NHS. Dr Mark Davies, who has spent the last 10 years in national IT leadership positions brings expertise in understanding, managing and utilising data and will chair our fourth panel session. Julia Clarke (Chief Executive Bristol Community Health) has particular expertise in rolling out an innovative mobile working platform. Julia brings previous experience within hospital management and a keen interest in self-care supported through telehealth systems including systems enabled health coaching. Our final board member is Dr Gwyn Thomas (Chairman UKCHIP). Gwyn brings a wide range of experience from a number of public sector ICT roles and has a unique insight into end users working with healthcare technology.

All members of our Leeds ‘Agenda Advisory Board’ attended our Bristol summit and are committed to this unique platform positioned as the next step from trade shows and exhibitions. Delegates from both public and private sector participating in the forum can submit their own agenda points to be included within the creation process.

eSE is pleased to be working with this diverse board of leading expertise within the health informatics sector, and is fully confident in the structure of debate they have put in place. If you would like your own organisation involved within the forum, register your interest at for a call back from one of our team.

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Industry Leaders sign up for Leeds UK Health Informatics Forum

ImageThis year’s UK Health Informatics forum (#UKHIF), to be held on July 2nd in Leeds, is already shaping up to be as progressive as its predecessor last December. The event will once again be supported by Ricoh and we have speakers committed from healthcare software providers Tiani Spirit and Advanced Health and Care. We will also be welcoming a wide range of delegates including those from 3M, a leading technology supplier in the Healthcare industry as well as a wide variety of sectors including Consumer Goods, Energy and Industrial.

The agenda for the Leeds forum is being put together by an Advisory Board made up of highly esteemed professionals in the Health Informatics sector, all of whom took part in our Bristol forum. The Agenda Advisory Board includes Professor Jonathan Kay (Clinical Informatics Director of NHS England) and Doctor Masood Nazir also of NHS England (Clinical Advisor). The board is completed by Julia Clarke in her role as Chief Executive of the Bristol Community Health CIC, Mark Davies Director of Clinical and Public Assurance at the Health & Social Care Information Centre, and Doctor Gwyn Thomas as chairman of UKCHIP.

The Agenda Advisory Board are currently working together to ensure the forum discussion highlights the key issues for end user healthcare practitioners, as well as guaranteeing the forum will be an environment to share best practise and build long term partnerships that will benefit the NHS as a whole.  We will be posting the agenda of the forum soon as well as more information about all of our panellists and the organisations being represented.

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