Explore a system-wide view of how digital can help achieve NHS modernisation and productivity improvements and address the huge pressures the system is under. Hear the keys to successful digital transformation at scale, drawing on examples of success from across UK government and public sector.
Chair: Jon Hoeksma
CEO, Digital Health
Jon is the founder and CEO of Digital Health, the health IT B2B news, research and events publisher and professional networks specialist. He previously co-founded and edited eHealth Insider, and is a leading journalist, commentator and thought leader on UK health IT. In 2014 he led the trade sale of eHealth insider to Informa Plc.
Achievements of note include: founding the UK CCIO movement, from launch of CCIO campaign in 2011 to development and growth of CCIO Networks and community; the development of Digital Health Networks – centred on CCIO and CIO Networks – as the leading independent online best practice community of NHS IT professionals – 5,000+ members as of November 2020; plus growing Digital Health Summer Schools into the premier health IT leadership event in UK; and launching Digital Health Rewired in March 2019 as the most dynamic and compelling Expo in digital health space.
Sir Julian Hartley
CEO, NHS Providers
founding partner, Public Digital
Mike Bracken CBE is a global digital leader who has led wholesale transformations of large institutions in the private and public sector. He helps organisations change their way of working and solve systemic market, societal and macroeconomic challenges. He is best known for leading the global revolution in digital government, taking the UK to #1 in the UN rankings in 2016.
Mike Bracken is a founding partner at Public Digital, a digital change consultancy for institutions with a public mission. He was the founder and executive director of the UK Government Digital Service (GDS) and the UK’s first Government Chief Data Officer.
Mike has led digital operations and transformations in large-scale organisations in the UK and Europe, such as Guardian News & Media and the Co-operative Group. A civic technologist who helped establish MySociety, Mike uses the power of the open Internet to drive systemic change.
He currently advises more than 30 governments and global financial institutions on digital transformation, from Canada and Australia to Argentina, and is currently one of President Macron’s Global Tech Thinkers. He is an honorary professor at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London. Mike is a partner at the Lisbon Council in Brussels and a Non-Executive Director at Chetwood Bank, a fully licensed UK fintech.
director, Digital Prevention Services, NHS England
Digital Health Check. Until very recently, Rachel had been leading the teams responsible for the NHS App and NHS website, as well as enabling and underpinning capabilities such as NHS login. The NHS App has now recorded more than 34 million sign-ups and the NHS website is the largest source of health information in Europe, with an average of 100 million visits a month. Together these services support people to stay well, get well, and manage their health and care.
Throughout Rachel’s career, she has worked across a range a digital and policy roles in the public sector, including at the Cabinet Office, HM Treasury, Department for Education, and HMRC. She champions truly multidisciplinary teams, which bring digital, policy and clinical expertise into single teams.
Julian Hartley, Mike Bracken, Rachel Hope