April 28, 2021

Yoga with Daren and Johanna
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At Digital Health Virtual Summer School, we are committed to providing our delegates with a safe and healthy virtual event environment.

We’ve added a series of yoga sessions to help you recharge gently, stretch out unwanted stress and feel good in-between Virtual Summer School’s packed days of learning, networking and knowledge sharing.

No matter your ability level or flexibility, these classes are open and suitable for all, and we encourage all attendees to take a stretch and get involved.

‘The AI Doctor Will Call You Now’: The Digital Future of Primary Care Keynotes
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The past 18-months have seen a dramatic acceleration to digital first primary care, with radical shifts to remote care by phone, video and automated platforms Added to this are new plans to collect GP data on an unprecedented scale under GPDPR. The digital future of primary care keynotes from the two most recent chairs of the RCGP will examine where next for digital future of primary care in the NHS.

13:50 - 13:55
Welcome from the chair
Andrea Downey - Senior Reporter, Digital Health

13:55 - 14:05
From zero to 1 million digital consults per month
Dame Clare Gerada - Medical Practitioner and Co-Chair, NHS Assembly

On a cold winters morning, ten years ago, just before the start of yet another hectic week I said to my partners, ‘wouldn’t it be great if we knew what was wrong with the patient before they walked in the door?’. For decades we have known that around 75% of patients seen by the GP could be seen by someone else – but to determine which 75% meant the GP had to see them all.

At the time there was massive investment in digital technology, mainly around wearables and data, all aiming to improve the monitoring of patients in the community and ensuring that we could identify problems before they got worse. All well and good. But little was being aimed at primary care; of reducing activity through better self-care or of directing patients away from the GP to other forms of care, such as the pharmacist or nurse.

Now more than 1.2 million are being done per month and the numbers are increasing each month. Digital consultations allows us to safely triage the patient to the right place, right time and with the right degree of urgency. This talk will give a personal perspective of this journey, the highlights and problems.

14:05 - 14:15
The future of digital first primary care
Dr Maureen Baker - Chair, PRSB and CMO, Healthily

Professor Maureen Baker (PRSB Chair and former chair RCGP) will share lessons learned from PRSB’s national consultation on digital transformation during the pandemic, the implications for digital first primary care and how to address the challenges going forward.

14:15 - 14:30
Q&A

14:30 - 14:40
Break

Leadership Video Diaries: Episode 3
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Throughout Summer School 2021 we’ll be showcasing some of the diverse members of the CCIO, CIO and CNIO Networks through 5-minute Leadership Video Diaries, exploring the leadership challenges and experiences of digital leaders from across the NHS.

14:40 - 14:45
Welcome from chair
Kate Walker - Digital Programme Director, Suffolk & North East Essex ICS

14:45 - 14:50
My digital Journey
Dr Ellen Merete Hagen- Clinical Director for Digital Health, Queen Square Division, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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14:50 - 14:55
Reflections on becoming a Digital Leader
Dr Chris Weatherburn - GP Cluster 3 Quality Lead and Digital Champion, NHS Tayside; Interim Primary Care Informatics Clinical Lead, NHS National Services Scotland

Dr Chris Weatherburn outlines important points on his journey to become a digital leader. These include knowing what motivates you, the importance of life-long learning and being well networked. Currently he enjoys the balance of clinical work and non-clinical informatics work.

14:55 - 15:00
Reflections on my digital health leadership journey – my opinions are my own
Dr Elizabeth Heitz - Consultant, Geriatrician, CCIO and Associate Medical Director, Croydon Health Services

This video is a reflection of my leadership journey since starting as a Consultant, my experience of digital leadership and the digital academy, training and how I see the future.

15:00 - 15:05
The Unexpected Digital Leader
Dr Rob Waller - Digital Mental Health Lead, Royal Edinburgh & Associated Services, NHS Lothian

Dr Rob Waller takes us on a journey of being thrust into the role of translator between eHealth and clinicians. The video covers the ups and downs, the disruptive transformation of the pandemic and the strategy and team needed going forward.

15:05 - 15:10
My Journey to becoming a Chief Nursing Information Officer
Hayley Grafton - CNIO, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

In my video I explain my journey to becoming our Trust’s first Chief Nursing Information Officer. I also talk about what the role entails, how it is perceived and my priorities as a Digital Nurse Leader.

15:10 - 15:20
Q&A

15:20 - 15:30
Break

Integrated Care and Collaborative Leadership Panel
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Integrated care systems and place-based care depends on effective collaborative leadership spanning organisational boundaries and local interests, requiring complex trade-offs. Some of the best CCIOs and CIOs leaders from London and other UK cities will share their experience and insights into what it means to be effective digital leader in the new era of collaboration and integration.

15:30 - 15:35
Welcome from the chair
Luke Readman - Regional Director of Digital Transformation, NHS London

15:35 - 15:55
Dr Achim Schwenk - CCIO, North London Partners in Health and Care
Jane Wilson - CCIO, South West London ICS ​
Stuart Crichton - CCIO, London Ambulance Service
Andy Webster - Consultant in Emergency Medicine and CCIO, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Elizabeth Heitz - Consultant Geriatrician, CCIO and Associate Medical Director, Croydon Health Services

15:55 - 16:10
Q&A

16:10 - 16:20
Break

Summer School Big Debate: The Summer School 2022 Declaration on Patient Data and Consent
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The motion for debate -
“This Network believes that the principal of active and informed consent is essential to ensuring public confidence in how their personal health data are protected, shared and used.”

16:20 - 16:25
Welcome from the chair
Dr Arjun Dhillon - Clinical Director and Caldicott Guardian, NHS Digital

16:25 - 16:45
Professor Joe McDonald - Former Chair, CCIO Network
Dr Anne-Marie Cunningham - Associate Medical Director (Primary Care), Digital Health and Care Wales

16:45 - 17:00
Q&A

17:00 - 17:05
Closing remarks from the chair
Dr Arjun Dhillon - Clinical Director and Caldicott Guardian, NHS Digital