Westminster Health Forum

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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

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