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Can technology save the NHS?

Thursday 6th June 2019 at Lancastrian Suite, Chorley Town Hall , Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1DP

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This event takes place from 9.00am till 12.30pm (registration 8.30am) and is run in association with Chorley Council.

The NHS has never been under more pressure. With a long list of issues from an ageing population to a workforce crisis putting unprecedented pressure on the health service, technology has been identified as the panacea to fix it.

The government has outlined a 10-year strategy to transform the NHS with technology identified as a solution to improve patient services and save money in the process.

AI technology can already help diagnose acute conditions and provide insights into treatments and prevention. Voice assistants, video consultations, health apps, chatbots and wearable tech have all got a part to play.

Innovation is crucial in transforming healthcare which is why BusinessCloud is publishing a list of the UK’s top 101 HealthTech Innovators but how do entrepreneurs with a great idea get the NHS to sit up and listen?

The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) has gone some way to getting health and care organisations to better access and exchange electronic information but does it go far enough?

The holy grail is two-fold:

  • Identify areas of technology that can help manage demand; and
  • Adopt a ‘population health’ first approach whereby technology is used to improve the healthof an entire human population and not just pockets of it

The incidence of type 2 diabetes is reaching epidemic levels due to rising obesity levels caused by modern lifestyle, consuming a huge amount of resources to manage the condition and related complications. It highlights the imbalance in the NHS where the vast majority of the NHS’s budget is spent on treating patients when they’re ill rather than keeping them well in the first place.

BusinessCloud’s conference, Can technology save the NHS?, in association with Chorley Council will hear from the innovators and share stories of where technology has improved patient care.

It will also hear directly from patients who have benefited through technology and look at whether the Government’s 10-year strategy to transform the NHS is achievable or just political rhetoric.

Who should attend

NHS providers e.g. CIO/CCIO, digital leads, digital pioneers and exemplar practices etc.
NHS Commissioners
Tech infrastructure providers
Local authorities
Patient groups 


Cat Jones, business analyst, Apadmi

Declan Hadley

Declan Hadley, digital health lead, Healthier Lancashire

Louise Rogerson

  Jonathan Burr, director of operations, Intelesant

Dr Matt Orr, GP and digital pioneer Lancashire and South Cumbria

Rosemary Kay, director, E-Health Cluster Ltd


James Batchelor, CEO,  Alertacall


Jeremy Coates, founder & chief executive officer, Magma Digital


Rory Cameron, chief executive officer & co-founder, Gendius 


Dr Aalok Y Shukla, co-founder, Straight Teeth Direct

Mark Forrest 

Chris Chapman, digital ecosystems lead, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Jonathan Elvidge, co-founder, Moodbeam

  • Lydia Yarlott, co-founder, Forward Health

  • Gary Hall, chief executive, Chorley Council
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