The conference programme for Digital Health Rewired 2022 has been published, with an exciting and diverse range of speakers who will explore the future of digital health and care.
Two years into the pandemic, Rewired 2022 will explore how the NHS is continuing to harness digital and data to respond to unprecedented challenges, while moving to integrated care and smart health.
More than any other event, Rewired brings together NHS national and local leaders and their teams, future leaders, plus many other health professionals interested in how digital can help them better care for patients.
The Rewired 2022 programme will also include a dedicated Digital Nursing Summit in partnership with NHSX, with chief nurse Ruth May providing the keynote.
Over on the National Policy Stage, keynotes include Dr Tim Ferris, director of transformation at NHS England and Improvement; Simon Bolton, interim CEO at NHS Digital; Helen Thomas, CEO, Digital Health and Care Wales; and Tom Loosemore, director Public Digital.
While on the Digital Transformation Stage, attendees can catch Saffron Cordrey, deputy chief executive at NHS Providers and Professor Jonathan Benger, chief medical officer at NHS Digital.
Rewired 2022 also provides a unique opportunity to hear from some of the most digital NHS trust CEOs, including: Professor David Rosser, CEO University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust; Dr Ian Abbs, CEO, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust; and Dr Clive Kay, CEO King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Speakers on the Integrated Care Stage speakers include, Guy Lucchi, digital innovation director at Health Innovation Manchester and Sukhmeet Panesar, deputy director, strategy and development, data and analytics at NHS England and Improvement.
Dr Nicola Byrne, the National Data Guardian for health and adult social care in England will be the keynote on the AI and Data Stage, speaking alongside Ayub Bhayat, director of insight and data platform at NHS England and Improvement.
The Smart Health stage, meanwhile, will explore the smart networks and Internet of Things revolution now underway in health. Speakers include Samantha Robinson, associate director of live services at NHS Digital and Andy Callow, CDIO University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.
Jon Hoeksma, CEO at Digital Health, said: “It’s great to be back in-person with some a fantastic and varied programme, reflecting the huge breadth and diversity of work underway across the sector.
“We know just how hard everyone has worked over the past couple of exhausting years and hope that Rewired 2022 will provide many with an opportunity to take a breath, reflect, catch-up with colleagues and look ahead to what comes next.”
Hoeksma added: “The biggest new part of the programme is our focus on digital nursing and as well as the terrific community of CNIOs, we encourage all nurses, midwives and AHPs with an interest in how digital and data are reshaping nursing to come along and take part.”
And, of course, it wouldn’t be Rewired without the Pitchfest competition which returns for its fourth year. The competition will see another 16 digital health start-ups battle it out to the live final to win an NHS test bed site for their idea or solution.
Rewired aims to provide a mix of inspiration, education and networking to allow health and care professionals to network, collaborate and learn in-person during two days of conference sessions, exhibition and meetings, all focused on sharing best practice and innovation.
Digital Health Rewired is free to attend for NHS, public sector, non-for-profit and third sector providers, charitable sectors, academics and researchers.
Other confirmed Rewired 2022 speakers include: