Livestream sessions: The Health Foundation annual event 2019

Faster progress to improve health and care: what are the ingredients?

23 May 2019


The challenges and opportunities faced in health and care are well rehearsed.

In a system as diverse and complex as the National Health Service, there’s no single solution to stimulate faster progress to better care for patients.

Register for our livestream to watch keynote sessions from our annual event.

This year’s event, taking place on the 23 May, will focus on how the pace of improvement might be speeded up, and innovations might be taken up and spread.

We’ll be streaming the following plenary sessions:

Livestream Programme

09.45 - 10.45: Session 2 - Beyond the boundaries of health care

  • Dr Dominique Allwood, Assistant Director of Improvement, the Health Foundation
  • Kieron Boyle, Chief Executive, Guy’s and St Thomas' Charity
  • Dr Helen Crimlisk, Deputy Medical Director, Sheffield Health and Social Care
  • Chair: Jo Bibby, Director of Health, the Health Foundation

Looking beyond hospitals and clinics and into communities where people’s health is determined, this session will explore why it’s so important for the NHS to think and act beyond its boundaries to deliver better care for patients. The session will feature perspectives about how to improve the health of local communities and a case study of changes happening now in Lambeth and Southwark.

13.15 - 14 .15: Session 4 - Looking to the future: implications for improving health care

  • Madeleine Julian, Co-Founder /Director,
  • Dr Ramani Moonesinghe, Consultant, University College London Hospitals
  • Professor Neil Sebire, Chief Research Information Officer and Director, Great Ormond Street Hospital Digital Research, Informatics and Virtual Environments (DRIVE) Unit
  • Chair: Adam Steventon, Director of Data Analytics, the Health Foundation

Advances in data and technology hold tremendous potential for faster improvements in health care. But realising this potential will require effective collaboration between policy makers, industry, clinicians, patients and the public. Our keynote discussion will explore fostering productive dialogue between different groups. We’ll discuss increasing uptake of new technology, using technology in practice and the opportunities and challenges this brings. Featuring perspectives from patients, clinicians and the research community, we will consider how to realise the benefits of technology to improve care.

15.45 - 16.40: Session 6 - Preparing for the coming revolution in professional work

  • Dr Charlotte Augst, Chief Executive, National Voices
  • Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-Chief, The BMJ
  • Dr Samantha Roberts, Chief Executive, Accelerated Access Collaborative
  • Professor Mihaela van der Schaar, John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Machine Learning, Artificial intelligence and Medicine, University of Cambridge
  • Chair: Dr Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive, the Health Foundation

To create a sustainable NHS we will need to make the most of innovative technologies such as automation and digital medicine. This session will examine how the coming wave of technologies might be embraced by clinicians and patients and adapted by them for faster uptake. We’ll also explore how this will impact on the role of clinicians and patients and consider what national organisations and patients groups might do to harness technology to shape the way the NHS works in the future.


You can register for the full livestream programme, or select sessions.

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