Westminster Health Forum

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Utilising data within health and social care - priorities for data-sharing, delivering efficiencies, and driving research and innovation

November 2021

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This conference will examine the applications of data in health and social care and discuss measures that can be taken to scale up use, develop best practice guidelines, and support adoption across all levels of the health system.

It takes place following the draft NHS X strategy, Data Saves Lives, which aims to improve understanding around data, address barriers to delivery, and develop a new approach to data-sharing following the extensive use of data throughout the pandemic.

As the Government is currently proposing reforms to healthcare to support innovation and integration, this conference will be an opportunity to discuss the role of data in addressing key healthcare challenges going forward and what this approach should look like.

We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions on:

  • Priorities for the future approach to utilising data within healthcare and research - from Dr Ben Goldacre, Lead, Goldacre Review; and Director, The DataLab, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford
  • Scaling up data use across the health system and meeting data infrastructure needs - from Des Holden, Medical Director, Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network
  • Developing guidelines and best practice for the use of data in healthcare and supporting innovation - from Páll Jónsson, Programme Director, NICE
  • Assessing the use of data in the response to the pandemic and what is required to build on this going forward - from Adam Steventon, Director of Data Analytics, Health Foundation


Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Places have been reserved by parliamentary pass-holders from the House of Commons, and officials from the Cabinet Office; Competition and Markets Authority; the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; the Department for International Trade; the Department of Health and Social Care; the Food Standards Agency; the Geospatial Commission; the Government Legal Department; the Health and Safety Executive; HM Treasury; the Home Office; the Information Commissioner's Office; the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency; the Ministry of Justice; the National Audit Office; the Office for Life Sciences; The Scottish Government; the UK Statistics Authority; and the Welsh Government. Also due to attend are representatives from Addleshaw Goddard; Bird & Bird; Boehringer Ingelheim; Bristows; British Heart Foundation; Burges Salmon; Change Grow Live; Coproduce Care; Covington & Burling; DAC Beachcroft; Doctor Care Anywhere; Economist Intelligence Unit; Elemental; Gordons Partnership; Health Information & Quality Authority; Health Research Authority; Healthwatch Bolton; Imperial College London; Institute for Information Industry; King's College London; Lancaster University; Londonwide LMCs; Microsoft; Mills & Reeve; National Institute for Health Research; NHS Resolution; Northern Ireland Social Care Council; Queen Mary University of London; Res Consortium; Roche Diagnostics; Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health; RQIA; Sanofi; The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry; The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy; University of Edinburgh; University of Glasgow; and University of Warwick.

Press passes have been reserved by representatives from APM Health Europe; Health Service Journal; and Infosecurity Magazine.

This is a full-scale conference taking place online***

  • full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
  • information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
  • conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
  • speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
  • opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials are made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
  • delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
  • networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference

This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles