Hear how the national drive for 50K virtual wards has impacted patient care and explore where next beyond virtual wards. Explore applications of digital home care to transform the way health care is delivered across the NHS, with examples from a range of ICBs leading the way. Understand how to achieve a whole system approach to virtual wards bringing together all the stakeholders across the health and care system, from the acute provider through to the local authority.
Chair: Dr Paul Rice
chief digital and information officer, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS FT and Airedale NHS FT
Dr Paul Rice joined Bradford and Airedale NHS Foundation Trusts from his role as Regional Director of Digital Transformation for NHS England and NHS Improvement in the North East and Yorkshire. He leads on the delivery of digital programmes across both organisations and at Place within our Act as One Programme. This work includes driving forward Airedale’s ambition as a Digital Aspirant to secure an enterprise wide Electronic Patient Record, updating and improving the Infrastructure, Networks and Cyber resilience of both organisations, and leading major digital system upgrades including Laboratory Imaging Systems.
He is committed to programmes of inclusive digital transformation and passionate about diversifying the skills base and creating professional career opportunities for current and future digital and data workforces. He is also a firm believer in information technology being a means to an end not an end in itself.
Dr Amanda Begley
executive director of digital transformation, Health Innovation Network
founder, Digital Care
Tara Donnelly runs Digital Care, a boutique advisory firm that supports clients in the NHS and digital health innovators scale digital care, with a particular emphasis on digital home care.
Tara has worked in the NHS for 30 years with a career that has spanned a range of operational roles in hospitals across London including Director of Operations at the Whittington, Managing Director roles at University College London Hospitals and Chief Executive of the West Middlesex University Hospital. Her second Chief Executive position was leading the Health Innovation Network, the academic health science network for south London. Most recently she was the Chief Digital Officer for NHS England.
She is President of the Health CEOs’ Club, and a Trustee and Senior Independent Director of leading think tank, the Nuffield Trust. Her prior Trustee experience includes ten years on the Board of Macmillan Cancer Support.
chief digital and information officer, North East London NHS FT
Umesh Gadhvi has more than 14 years’ experience in the health technology sector, currently working as Chief Digital and Information Officer at North East London NHS Foundation Trust. Amongst many digital priorities, he is leading the development of the trust’s virtual wards offering, which takes an integrated approach that brings the many stakeholders across health and social care together.
Amanda Begley, Dr Paul Rice, Tara Donnelly, Umesh Gadhvi