Westminster Health Forum

Utilising data in healthcare - adoption, public trust and innovation

December 2019


This conference was a timely opportunity to assess the next steps for utilising data in healthcare.


Areas for discussion included:


  • Addressing barriers to the adoption of data-driven technologies;
  • Supporting integrated patient-centred care; and
  • Engaging the workforce.

It was timed to assess the implementation of the government’s code of conduct for data-driven technology and artificial intelligence in the NHS.


The seminar followed 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.


There were keynote contributions from:


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

Further confirmed speakers included: 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 were: 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;
  • 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 ensuring public trust: processing and sharing data, transparency and security


Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


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

Presentations

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


Delegate Pack

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

Q&A

Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Articles

Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates