The session will explore programmes from different NHS organisations focused on fostering and disseminating a culture of digital innovation. Explore different approaches to creating collaborative patient focus transformation through digital innovation whilst supporting the workforce to deliver better healthcare.
Chair: Konrad Dobschuetz
national director, NHS Innovation Accelerator, NHS England
Konrad Dobschuetz is National Director of the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) which supports exceptional individuals to scale best in class business across NHSE for patient, system and staff benefit as well as to grow the economy.
He is also the Chief Enterprise Officer for UCL Partners, a NHS England Health Innovation Network, driving the innovation pipeline, adoption readiness of mainly digital health solutions, industry and trade bodies engagement and working with universities.
He is working with key NHS leaders in both roles. Prior, Konrad worked for Novartis and Pfizer, driving large scale digital transformation projects across global markets. Health Inequalities and tackling issues with access to the right care at the right time through a variety of innovations and means is one of the most important issues of our time for Konrad.
innovation hub director, West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership
Amy leads the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership’s Innovation and Improvement Hub which embeds Health Innovation Yorkshire & Humber into the West Yorkshire Integrated Care System. The Hub is the designed to identify and deliver the adoption and spread of innovation across the West Yorkshire system, and to cultivate innovation networks and key strategic partnerships.
Prior to her role in Health Innovation Yorkshire & Humber (HIYH), Amy has been a frontline clinical nurse in both Adult and Neonatal Intensive Care, as well as undertaking core roles within strategic healthcare transformation during the COVID pandemic. Amy is a member of both the NHS Assembly and the Northwest Clinical Senate providing leadership and experience to NHS England Executive teams shaping the Long-Term Plan.
head of projects and development, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS FT
Kelvin has over 20 years project management and development experience within the NHS in Northamptonshire. He currently oversees an ambitious programme of activity covering infrastructure, clinical and innovative developmental projects.
senior developer, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS FT
Owen has worked as a Developer in the NHS for over 8 years, covering database, application and automation process development & innovation across a variety of platforms.
programme manager for primary care innovation, Health Innovation North East & North Cumbria
Emma Richardson is a seasoned professional with a diverse background, currently serving as a Programme Manager at Health Innovation North East and North Cumbria since January 2022. In this role, she demonstrates her innovative way of thinking and organizational skills to help drive digital innovation in Primary Care.
Prior to her current position, Emma was a Clinical Trial Coordinator of Phase I/II oncology trials within Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust, where she contributed significantly to the coordination and execution of clinical trials.
Emma’s journey into working in healthcare began with her role as a Breastfeeding Support Worker at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, demonstrating her passion for community health and maternal support.
With a comprehensive background in both clinical and corporate roles, Emma is dedicated to driving positive change in healthcare, utilising her expertise and experience to contribute to the advancement of innovative solutions and programs in the North East and North Cumbria region.
digital transformation director, Health Innovation North East & North Cumbria
Dave is a psychiatric nurse by trade and spent a large proportion of his career working in mental health community settings and teams. For the last 20 years Dave has worked in a variety of service improvement roles at regional and national level, specialising in complex programme management, leadership and strategy. For around ten years he was the CEO of a medium sized social enterprise (NEMHDU) specialising in research, evaluation and implementation of projects and programmes within mental health systems.
Dave is currently Digital Transformation Director at HI NENC. He is passionate about the impact digital and tech can play as an enabler to improving patient and staff care and experience, promoting digital inclusion and supporting innovation both from within and into the NHS and Social Care. Outside of work Dave and his family love the sea and have a variety of craft to explore and have fun.
Development Manager, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS FT
Amy Lochtie, Dave Belshaw, Emma Richardson, Kelvin Lack, Owen Foster