Westminster Health Forum

Utilising data in healthcare - adoption, public trust and innovation


This conference will be a timely opportunity to assess next steps for utilising data in healthcare.

Areas for discussion include:

  • addressing barriers to the adoption of data-driven technologies;
  • supporting integrated patient-centred care; and
  • engaging the workforce.

It is timed to assess the implementation of the government’s new code of conduct for data-driven technology and artificial intelligence in the NHS, with further updates expected later this year.

The seminar follows the government announcement of £250m investment in artificial intelligence and the development of a new National Artificial Intelligence Lab, which will work to address some of the key challenges in healthcare - including for cancer, dementia, and personalised care.

Speakers and chairs

There will be keynote contributions from:

  • Professor Martin Severs, National Data Guardian Panel Member and Chief Medical Officer, Zesty;
  • Professor Daniel Ray, Director of Data, NHS Digital: and

Further confirmed speakers include: Chris Alderson, Hempsons; Rebecca Cosgriff, Cystic Fibrosis Trust; Ellen Coughlan, The Health Foundation; Bryan Deane, ABPI; Dr Des Holden, Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network and Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust; Professor Tim Hubbard, King’s College London; and Karen Lightning-Jones, Roche.

The chairs are: Ben Richardson, Managing Partner, CF and Andreas Haimboeck-Tichy, Director, Health, Social Care and Life Sciences, IBM.

The agenda

Assessing the developing role of big data and AI in healthcare and addressing key challenges;

  • Enhancing UK health data to accelerate innovation for patients;
  • Improving the use of data in health: analysis, access and patient safety;
  • Key issues for ensuring public trust: processing and sharing data, transparency and security;
  • Supporting innovation in patient care: data availability, regulation and collaboration:
    • Genomics and delivering personalised treatment;
    • Opportunities and challenges for population health management: patient records, data quality and engaging clinicians; and
  • Next steps for adoption and improving the use of big data and AI in the NHS.

Policymakers attending

As policymakers look ahead to priorities in the new parliament, this seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places from: BEIS; DCMS; DHSC; DIT; DWP; Government Legal Department; Government Office for Science; Home Office, MHCLG; MHRA; Ministry of Defence; NAO; Office for Life Sciences and the Welsh Government.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Health Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates