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16th July AM

Chairing the first session for day two of Summer School 2021 will be social entrepreneur, Lord Victor Adebowale,, chairman of the NHS Conferation and co-founder of Visionable.

The session will begin with a keenly anticipated national leadership keynote from Simon Bolton, the new interim CEO of NHS Digital. In one of his first speeches since taking up the role, Simon will outline the new direction for NHS Digital as the NHS begins to plan for reset and recovery, and a raft of major policy initiatives are in train. Top of Simon’s inbox is the new GP Data for Planning and Research initiative, for which public consultation has just been extended to the start of September.

Our second speaker is Matthew Gould, CEO NHSX, making a very welcome return to Virtual Summer School. Matthew will sketch out the busy policy agenda on digital and data and outline how digital can support the NHS through the next phase of the pandemic and meet the huge challenges of recovery.

Our third morning keynote speaker Diana Kennedy, chief technology officer for BUPA, a post she took up in the midst of the pandemic, moving across from being CTO of BP. Diana will explain how BUPA plans to become the most digital healthcare system in the World.

09:00 - 09:05
Welcome from the chair
Lord Victor Adebowale - Co-Founder, Visionable; Chair, NHS Confederation
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09:05 - 09:15
Delivering a digital recovery
Simon Bolton - Interim CEO, NHS Digital
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In this session come along and meet NHS Digital’s Chief Executive, Simon Bolton joining us for the first time to outline the key priorities around delivering a digital recovery for the health and care system and how we will work in a more integrated, less duplicated way.

09:15 - 09:25
In conversation with ...
Matthew Gould - CEO, NHSX

We'll talk about how the pandemic has highlighted strengths and weaknesses across health and care, how NHSX are supporting digitisation of the system and what is on the horizon.

09:25 - 09:35
Enabling a Virtual Healthcare system that is Open to All
Diana Kennedy - CTO, BUPA

A presentation on how Bupa is connecting and linking up digital health services using Public cloud services, industry interoperability standards and APIs - breaking down healthcare silos to improve patient experiences, improve research, treatments and outcomes. A story of Bupa’s digital journey over the last year across 17 countries and 50 businesses, leveraging scale, reuse and innovation.

09:35 - 09:50

09:50 - 10:00

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