Westminster Health Forum

Next steps for Big Data in health: innovation, challenges and the policy landscape

Morning, Thursday, 22nd February 2018

Central London


Bringing together professionals from the health and technology sectors, this seminar will bring out the latest thinking on data sharing, big data analytics and data security within the NHS.

With the enforcement of the EU General Data Protection Regulation due to commence in May 2018, delegates will consider key issues for ensuring the appropriate use and storage of personal data within health services and research, challenges in developing a shared digital infrastructure for the NHS and priorities for tackling the health informatics skill deficit.

Further planned sessions will examine innovation in areas such as diagnostics, workforce planning and precision medicine.

Guest of Honour

Professor Daniel Ray

Director of Data Science, NHS Digital

Guest of Honour

Professor Daniel Ray

Director of Data Science, NHS Digital


Rachel Maclean MP

Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Data Analytics


Andrew Fenton

Associate Director, Digital Transformation, NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

Professor Angela Douglas

Clinical Programme Director, North West Coast Genomic Medicine Centre, Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust

Chris Carrigan

Chair, Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data (IGARD), NHS Digital; Founding Member, National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) and Member, use MY data

Gary Leeming

Director of Informatics, Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network and Chief Technology Officer, Connected Health Cities

Dr William Cavendish

Independent Health and AI Expert; former Strategy Lead, DeepMind Applied and former Director General for Innovation, Growth and Technology, Department of Health

Hazel Grant

Partner and Head of Privacy, Security and Information, FieldFisher

Richard Stephens

Patient Representative, Access Review Committee, Genomics England; Chair, NCRI Consumer Forum and Patient Representative, Cancer Taskforce

Dr Harpreet Sood

Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer, NHS England and Lead, NHS Digital Academy

Dr Rupert Dunbar-Rees

Founder and Chief Executive, Outcomes Based Healthcare