NHS Expo 2016 set to tackle key issues with Guest Speaker Ruby Wax

v Health and Care Innovation Expo 2016 set to tackle key issues

Taking place over 7-8 September, the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2016 is set to return to Manchester Central.


The focus of this year’s event will be on the biggest health and care issues and developments as the NHS Five-Year Forward View continues to be implemented.


Across two main speaker stages, four feature zones, and more than 100 workshops in a ‘pop-up’ university, the Health and Care Innovation Expo will explore the most important aspects of health and care work across England.


Furthermore, the varied exhibition, dedicated learning sessions and satellite events ensure people with particular specialties, experience and interests can gain further detailed insights and practical support.


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The centres will be announced at the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo event in September where IT expert professor Bob Wachter will outline recommendations to galvanise use of technology in the NHS following a review of how well IT is currently working across the health service.


To be selected, trusts need to show they will deliver:

  • Comprehensive use of electronic patient records – making patient records available to doctors and nurses in real time for documentation of observations and assessments, granting patients online access to their medical records, and use of electronic medicines management which can halve medication errors.
  • Information sharing across the local health and care system – digital correspondence and test results for patients and online medical record and care plan sharing between health and care teams.
  • Robust data security –  a plan to respond to threats to data security with senior accountability and fully supported operating systems throughout their organisation.

Paul Rice, head of technology strategy at NHS England, said: “We have a set of acute providers who are class leading in England when it comes to optimising digital technology. This benefits their clinicians, their patients and the wider community they serve. By stepping up to become world class they can join the most digitally advanced healthcare organisations across the globe and help deliver a sustainable and transformed NHS.”


Ruby Wax to best Guest Speaker

rubywax_0046b_photo by steve ullathorne copy 2Following her hugely successful career with BBC television as an interviewer and comedian, Ruby Wax turned her attention to the study of psychotherapy and neuroscience, graduating from Oxford University in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.


She is also an Alumna of Regent’s University London’s school of Psychotherapy and was awarded Senior Fellow and Honourary MA from there in 2013.


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