Watch: The Health Foundation annual event 2019 Faster progress to improve health and care: what are the ingredients?

23 May 2019

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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.

On Thursday 23 May 2019 we held our third annual event, titled 'Faster progress to improve health and care: what are the ingredients?'

The plenary sessions were livestreamed and recorded and are now available to watch on demand. Subtitled versions will also be available shortly. Use the drop-down menus to find out more about each of the sessions.

If you are experiencing any issues with the videos please contact events@health.org.uk.

Beyond the boundaries of health care

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.

  • 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 to the future: implications for improving health care

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.

  • Madeleine Julian, Co-Founder /Director, DigiBete.org
  • 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

Preparing for the coming revolution in professional work

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.

  • Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-Chief, The BMJ
  • Dr Samantha Roberts, Chief Executive, Accelerated Access Collaborative
  • Dr Shanti Vijayaraghavan, Consultant Physician, Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Chair: Dr Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive, the Health Foundation

Catch up with the highlights on Twitter using #HFevent19.

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