Summer Schools have gone virtual for 2020

Join us for the Virtual Summer School, 23-24 July, for two days of online learning, networking and collaboration exploring UK and International lessons on digital responses to Covid-19, and what comes next.

We’ll be blending video sessions and video diaries, live Q&A and panel discussions and keynote interviews. We hope you’ll join us over the two days and then keep the discussion going in the Virtual Happy Hour.

The aim of Summer School remains to bring together a diverse range of digital health leaders for sharing, learning and relaxed networking. So if you are a Summer Schools regular or taking part for the first time, please join us for what promises to be a very special event.

Keynotes, case studies and networking

Be inspired by national and international health IT leaders

Quick fire case studies followed by live Q&A and panel discussions

Network with peers and make new friends in the Virtual Happy Hour

Programme overview

Day 1

AM Session

  • Keynote – Sarah Wilkinson, CEO NHS Digital
  • Live Q&A
  • NHS Covid-19 video case studies
  • Network member video diaries
  • Live panel discussion

PM Session

  • Big Interview: Changing role of CCIOs and CIOs in Covid-19 crisis, Sonia Patel, NHSX CIO and Simon Eccles, NHSX CCIO (tbc)
  • Live panel discussion

Late PM International session

  • International Covid-19 video case studies

Virtual Happy Hour

Day 2

Early AM Session 

  • Australia and New Zealand Sessions
  • Launch of international mentoring programme

AM Session

  • Keynote – Matthew Gould, CEO NHSX
  • Live Q&A and Virtual Sofa Discussion 
  • NHS Covid-19 video case studies
  • Network member video diaries
  • Live panel discussion;

PM Session

  • Big Debate: Covid-19 and digital, what next?

Virtual Happy Hour

What 2019 delegates said

“Excellent quality international and national speakers. A real mix of topics, including positive efforts around inclusion. Unparalleled opportunities to network too.”

Ayesha Rahim, CCIO
Lancs and South Cumbria NHS FT

“Probably the best two days of networking I have had since joining the NHS. Along with listening to some fantastic speakers what more could I ask?”

Mandy Griffin, CIO
The Health Informatics Service.

“This was an amazing event – a fantastic opportunity to network and see how others are leading digital transformation”

Shane McKee, CCIO
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Join the largest and friendliest health IT community

The Digital Health Networks is the leading professional health IT leadership community dedicated to collaboration, knowledge exchange and best practice. The community is open to everyone in UK healthcare leading on NHS IT and digital health, including independent healthcare providers.

Network Sponsors

CCIO Network
    Health CIO Network
      CNIO Network

      Network Partners