What is the future of technology in healthcare? Join our discussion at this breakfast event.

Wednesday 23rd November 2016, 8am-12.30pm

The Lancastrian Suite, Chorley Town Hall, Market Street, Chorley, PR7 1DP

In the UK 70 per cent of flights are booked online and 95 per cent are now issued digitally as e-tickets.

Every week mobile phones are used to make nearly 20 million  transactions.

However only two per cent of people engage with the health and care services digitally.

Technologies such as health apps, innovative ways to access health care professionals and the sharing of health records all empower the individual to take greater control of their health and improve their health outcomes.

Lancashire and South Cumbria Digital Health Board, in partnership with Chorley Council and BusinessCloud, are hosting the ‘Transforming healthcare through technology’ conference to look at how the emerging customisation of healthcare is allowing citizens to interact with the health system in more ways than ever before.

A digital revolution is occurring. Wearable tech, 3D printing and the increased presence of telecare are pieces of a health jigsaw slowly taking shape as the sector comes under pressure to be more efficient and spread innovation.

The conference and exhibition will bring together professionals and the public from across the health and care system to discuss and debate how technology innovation could improve outcomes, maximising resources but ‘powered by people’. 

It will be chaired by BusinessCloud editor and award-winning journalist Chris Maguire.

Confirmed speakers

Pankaj Chandak

Pankaj Chandak, transplant registrar, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London

Ajith George  

Ajith George, consultant head and neck surgeon, University Hospitals of North Midland NHS Trust & MD endoscope-i

Dan Riley

Dan Riley, managing director, Spearhead

Liz Ashall-Payne

Liz Ashall-Payne, founder and CEO, ORCHA

Michael Richard

Michael Richard, production manager, 3D Life Prints

Martin Ashby

Martin Ashby, CEO, Smartlife

Matt Hunt

Matt Hunt, CEO of Apadmi Enterprise

Naomi McVey

Naomi McVey, programme manager AHP Workforce, Health Education England (North West)

Dr Eddie Kirkby  

Eddie Kirkby, director, Making Rooms

Gary Hall

Gary Hall, chief executive, Chorley Council

NHS England  

Dominic Cushnan, Digital Innovation Manager, NHS Horizons (part of NHS England)

Declan Hadley

Declan Hadley, digital health lead, Lancashire & South Cumbria Change Programme

Shahid Islam

Shahid Islam, clinical director for urology, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Sakthi Karunanithi

Dr. Sakthi Karunanithi MBBS MD MPH FFPH, Lancashire County Council

Jonathan Burr

Jonathan Burr, CEO,  Intelesant

Steve Tope

Steve Tope,  regional account director, Tunstall Healthcare


Lorna Green, commercial director, Innovation Agency


Annette Ferrier, Digital Care Hub team leader, Airedale NHS Trust


Prof. Kenneth Muir, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Manchester


Ali Moiyed, founder, Aerobit Health 

To register an interest in attending the event, please  click here.

Chorley Town Hall


08.00 – 09.00  Registration and tea / coffee / breakfast
09.05 – 09.15  Welcome – Chris Maguire, editor, BusinessCloud
09.15 – 09.30  Keynote speaker
09.30 – 10.00  1st panel discussion
10.00 – 10.30  2nd panel discussion
10.30 – 11.00  Coffee break
11.05 – 11.20  Keynote speaker
11.20 – 11.50  3rd panel discussion
11.50 – 12.20  4th panel discussion
12.20 – 12.30  Closing remarks
12.30 – 13.30  Lunch and exhibition

Contact details

Chris Maguire, editor: chris.maguire@businesscloud.co.uk;  @editor_Maguire 
Jonathan Symcox, deputy editor: jonathan.symcox@businesscloud.co.uk; @JonathanSymcox 
Andrea Wolfendale, director of events: andrea@businesscloud.co.uk; 0161 215 7142