Conference Day One


Welcome Address to Future Healthcare Conference 2019



Keynote address: Opportunities to accelerate medical research using patient data
The Rt Hon. Lord Drayson, Former Minister of Science, UK Parliament


The Big Debate: a 're-imagined' UK healthcare system. What does it look like?

  • Technological advancement
  • Funding
  • Commission and Provision
  • The Ecosystem

Facilitated by Dan Male, Editor, Accountable Care Journal

Dr Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive, Health Foundation

Jo Pisani, Partner and Pharmaceutical and Life Science Consulting Leader, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England (to be confirmed)


Finding a cure: Brexit and the impact on life sciences in Britain – an update

  • Life sciences outside Europe: concerns about a post Brexit future in life sciences
  • Where are we – an update for Spring 2019
  • Short, medium and longer term projections

Jo Pisani, Partner and Pharmaceutical and Life Science Consulting Leader, Pricewaterhouse Coopers


Networking Break


Digital development in the NHS – where are we?

  • Current and future initiatives in digital health for citizen facing services
  • Changing public demands and expectations and how the NHS is working to meet these using digital technology
  • Trends in industry and different approaches to providing a different experience for users in the NHS

Sam Shah, Director for Digital Development, NHS England



Scaling up digital transformation: real-world insight from the NHS Innovation Accelerator

Sharing real-world, practical insight and learning from the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA), this panel session will identify some of key challenges to scaling innovation in the NHS, exploring how NIA Fellows are approaching and working to overcome these barriers, and considering how the system can best support adoption and spread.

Chaired by: Dr Amanda Begley, National Director, NHS Innovation Accelerator

Alistair Martin, 2017 Fellow, NHS Innovation Accelerator (innovation:WaitLess)

Katherine Ward, 2017 Fellow, NHS Innovation Accelerator ( )

Liz Ashall-Payne, 2017 Fellow, NHS Innovation Accelerator (innovation: ORCHA)

Myles Murray, 2017 Fellow, NHS Innovation Accelerator (innovation:RespiraSense)


Scaling up your innovation

  • Your innovation - is it a national priority?
  • Navigating procurement
  • Grass roots movements that commissioners can't ignore
  • Distribution vs product led growth

Melissa Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Lantum




Instant messaging in the NHS; Re-inventing patient pathways using alternative style communications

  • The problem of some NHS Trusts not having policies in place to prevent staff sharing sensitive information via WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger
  • A look at other secure solutions for healthcare staff that reap the benefits but not the pitfalls of instant messaging
  • Future scenarios

Speaker to be announced


Panel Discussion: Future Technologies in Practice

A panel discussion of health technology experts exploring the potential for healthcare technologies including artificial intelligence, robotics and virtual reality

Helen Shaw, Head of Healthcare, Samsung Health UK & Ireland

Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive, TSA The Voice of Technology Enabled Care

Dr Catriona Manville, Research Leader, RAND Europe

Mohit Jain, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting


Networking Break



Penetrating the system: guiding innovative health technology SMEs on how to partner with the NHS

  • The growth in need of an ageing population with long-term health challenges - how meeting this demand will require better ways of doing things, not just efficiency
  • How the NHS looks to a range of partners, especially small, innovative health technology companies and entrepreneurs who are often responsible for radical innovation
  • Penetrating the system: the role of SEHTA
  • Guiding SMEs in how to get NHS purchasers interested in their innovations: proof of concept, clinical evidence, health economics

Dr David Parry, CEO, SEHTA


Panel discussion: AI Partnerships and Projects

Professor Chris Holmes, Director for the Health Programme, Alan Turing Institute

The Rt Hon. Lord Drayson, Former Minister of Science, UK Parliament


Investing in healthcare technology startups: helping talented founders build world-class health-tech startups

  • How investment in technology and innovation are the only way to reduce global health spend and make healthcare sustainable.
  • Working with health providers and multi-national corporate partners to identify their innovation challenges
  • Creating partnerships with the best health startups to solve these challenges through innovation while helping the startups to scale.

Dr Alexander Young, Co-Founder, HS.


Close of day one

Conference Day Two


Chairman’s welcome to day two



Opening Keynote Session: going global – private and NHS healthcare going overseas

  • How this is done most effectively and efficiently
  • How UKIHMA can help
  • Overseas markets and areas of real growth potential
  • Opportunities and an overview of what is currently happening

Paul Jobson, Managing Director, UKIHMA


Exporting innovation to overseas markets

  • The importance of innovation as a driver for the strong reputation of the NHS
  • How attractive UK innovation is to healthcare systems in other parts of the world
  • Success stories to date

Allison Joynson, Director of International Projects and System Transformation, NHS International Alliance


Suspend disbelief.  Transport to 2040. Experience the global future of health

  • How the life sciences and health care industry is on the brink of large-scale disruption.
  • The global future of health: how it will be defined by radically interoperable data; open, secure platforms; and consumer-driven care.
  • Looking towards 2040

Mohit Jain, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting


Networking Break


Panel: Healthcare tourism; overseas hotspots, foreign patient placements and the global health tourism landscape

  • The pheonomenon of health tourism; concepts, ethics, and practices
    • Improving the patient experience and excellence of care received by patients who travel for their medical care and treatment
    • The future of medical travel, medical tourism and international patients in the short and long term future

Professor Neil Lunt, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki, Director of Health Investments & PPP's Department, Dubai Healthcare City Authority

Dr. Francesco Briganti, Secretary General, Cross Border Benefits Alliance-Europe Belgium (to be confirmed)


Future healthcare focus on Dubai: what can we learn from forward-looking overseas healthcare systems?

  • How Dubai is supporting and embracing the digital revolution and innovation in the healthcare sector
  • What are the future investment opportunities in Dubai considering innovations in healthcare and technology change
  • What are the opportunities for telehealth in Dubai and how can telehealth providers support an efficient health system
  • Brief overview on how Dubai plans to implement and integrate unified medical record and
  • A brief overview of the Dubai Future Accelerators exploring cutting edge technologies with a highlight of some key technologies / innovations in the cohorts
  • A snapshot of usage of 3D printing playing a key role in procedural planning, quality assurance and advanced education

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki, Director of Health Investments & PPP's Department, Dubai Health Authority


Changing the face of healthcare in Africa; leveraging exponential technology to demonetise and democratise quality healthcare.

  • Leapfrogging technology to provide access to healthcare in the developing world
  • The current situation and challenges faced
  • Looking forward

Dr Yomi Jaye, Medical Director, Cecy Health, Nigeria


Improving the lives of the poorest nations through innovation; the march of blockchain technology

  • Transforming healthcare via the blockchain; an introduction
  • How blockchain can circumvent some of the biggest issues in poorer nations such as corruption
  • The future of the blockchain and its influence on world health

Prof Roland Schlesinger MD, Chief Medical Officer, Lancor Scientific
Jim St. Clair, Chief Technology Officer, The Dinocrates Group and Founder, Institute for Healthcare Financial Technology




Japan – the world’s 3rd largest spender on Healthcare after USA and China

  • Challenges: how declining birth rate coupled with an expanding elderly population is expected to put severe stress on the healthcare system.
  • How the Japanese government is facing a major challenge to continue funding its distinguished healthcare system with these increasing pressures and demands.
  • Innovation, sustainability, prosperity: Japan’s healthcare vision and how it plans to achieve it

Yoritomo Wada, Healthcare Sector Leader, Deloitte Japan



Developing a smart city infrastructure capability for future health and wellness

  • Smart City LoRa/LPWAN infrastructure prototype – an introduction
  • A guided tour of what a smart city infrastructure would entail, and what it would mean for citizens’ health and wellbeing
  • From prototype to pilot – plans for different areas of the UK
  • Construction

Julie Snell, Managing Director, Bristol is Open

Dr. Oualid Ben Ali, President, Future Cities Council


Smart buildings driving smart healthcare outcomes

  • Connectivity enabled by IOT; opportunities for organizations to put their buildings to work to realize industry-specific outcomes and benefits
  • The potential for smart buildings for healthcare, thanks to technology advancements and broader industry and regulatory drivers.
  • Future possibilities

Dr. Oualid Ben Ali, President, Future Cities Council


Chairman’s Closing Remarks


End of Conference

‘This programme is subject to change without notice’

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