EPR Summit 2024: Achieving the National Mandate

Technology & Innovation

09:00 am
01 May, 2024
The Queens Hotel, Leeds

EPR Summit 2024: Achieving the National Mandate

Technology & Innovation

09:00 am
01 May, 2024
The Queens Hotel, Leeds

Job titles includes


CCIO and deputy CMO

Chief Clinical Information Officer


Director of Digital

Head of Digital Systems

Delegates Registered

Organisations Involved

University Hospitals of Leicester

London North West University NHS Trust

Royal Papworth NHS Foundation Trust

Gloucestershire NHS

Diana Princess of wales hospital

Epsom St Helier NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Free NHS Trust

Birmingham Children's Hospital

Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust

EPR Summit 2024: Achieving the National Mandate

The EPR Summit is the first of its kind within the digital health sector. An opportunity for decision makers to come together and share experiences and plans ahead of all Trusts having EPRs in place by 2026. The event will bring together high-quality speakers and sector-leading experts with opportunities to meet a select number of EPR/EHR related suppliers from the UK and beyond. It will also include interactive Q&As to inform the debate. The summit will end with a networking dinner where colleagues can continue the conversation in a relaxed atmosphere.

Taking place in the Queens Hotel in the centre of Leeds – a thriving digital ecosystem and home to NHS England and notably forward-thinking Trusts and suppliers, this exclusive and intimate event will shape the EPR narrative for years to come. Through panel discussions, delegates will have the opportunity to hear from Trusts who are at varying levels of digital maturity – from those still using paper records through to those with fully embedded EPR solutions and all in-between. We have curated an agenda filled with speakers from across the country in order to ensure as many regions are represented.

Topics of conversation and presentation to include:

  • National and local strategies
  • The challenges of EPR procurement, finance, implementation and spread
  • The role of convergence in EPR success
  • Interoperability – fact or fiction
  • The importance of data standards in successful EPR embedment
  • What role does the national infrastructure play
  • User centred design – which use cases (and why) are most important when starting out
  • Data migration – how, what, who
  • Benefits and efficiencies

As the sun sets on a day filled with insightful discussions, informative presentations, and invaluable networking opportunities, we invite you to join us for the grand finale of the EPR Summit 2024: Achieving the National Mandate.

The evening Stretford and drinks reception promises to be a delightful continuation of the day's discourse. This is your chance to unwind and engage with your peers and colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere, all while savouring a delicious feast.

The evening affair is all about unwinding and engaging with your peers and colleagues in a laid-back atmosphere over drinks and food, no presentations or pitches.

Headline Sponsor

Key Subjects

  • Understand the EPR landscape nationally including what works well and what doesn’t.
  • Rich insight into the EPR lifecycle – from procuring a solution to embedding it.
  • Guidance on the role the national NHS digital estate can play in EPR rollout.
  • Lessons shared on the challenges and barriers to EPR implementation – and practical tips on how to overcome it all
  • Informed insights into EPR solutions with case studies shared on their success.

Who will Attend

  • Chief Executives
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Clinical Directors/Heads/Managers/Leads
  • Commissioning Directors/
  • IT Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Digital Transformation Directors/Heads

The programme


Registration and breakfast

Registration - Open from 9:00 am - Closes at 11:00 am

All delegates must complete their registration process before the 11:00 AM cut-off time. Please arrive in a timely manner to allow for registration and to avoid any inconvenience. Delegates who arrive after the registration deadline will be refused entry to the event.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain the event's schedule and ensuring that everyone can fully participate in the EPR Conference. If you have any questions or require assistance, our event staff will be available to assist you with the registration process.

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to an insightful and productive event together!


Chair opening address – Hadleigh Stollar and Charlotte John, Healthcare Innovation Consortium

Hadleigh Stollar
Healthcare Innovation Consortium
Charlotte John
Chief Operating Officer
Healthcare Innovation Consortium

Chair opening address – Hadleigh Stollar and Charlotte John, Healthcare Innovation Consortium


The EPR journey starts with people Panel Discussion

Lee Rickles
Director and Chief Information Officer
Yorkshire & Humber
Andy Williams
Interim Chief Digital Officer
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Temi Akitikori
EPR Clinical Lead, MSE Innovation Fellow
Mid and South Essex NHS Trust
Felicia Akubue
Nurse and CQC Compliance and Improvement Officer
Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust
Andy Meiner
Healthcare Practice Director / Co-Chair
Egress Ltd / openEHR-UK

The EPR journey starts with people

Panel Chair: Andy Williams, Interim Chief Digital Officer, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


- Felicia Akubue, Nurse and Group CQC Officer, Royal Free London, (Confirmed)

- Dr Temi Akitikori, EPR Clinical Lead, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust (Confirmed)

- Andrew Meiner, Healthcare Practice Director, Egress Group (Confirmed)

- Lee Rickles, Yorkshire and Humber Director and Chief Information Officer (Confirmed)

Effective EPR implementation starts with understanding the needs of your staff and patients, including the complexities of clinical workflows, patient care objectives, and the information they need to access and share across systems. The panel will share the tools and methods they used to understand the needs, wants, and limitations of end users and ensuring the environment is interoperable and robust.


Altera Digital Health Session: Accelerating EPR Adoption - Strategies for the Final 10% of NHS Trusts

Mark Hutchinson
VP Healthcare Strategy and Transformation
Altera Digital Health
Jackie Edwards
Chief Clinical Digital Engagement Officer
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Stuart Cooper
EPR Programme Director
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Main Sponsor - Altera

NHS England recently announced that it has successfully achieved the government's target of 90% of trusts adopting electronic patient records (EPRs) in hospitals. But what about the remaining 10% of trusts? 

In our session, Mark Hutchinson will lead a discussion with leaders from one of our client trusts, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on how it’s possible for trusts to accelerate their EPR adoption with rapid benefits for both patients and clinicians.


  • Mark Hutchinson, VP Healthcare Strategy and Transformation, Altera Digital Health
  • Jackie Edwards, Chief Clinical Digital Engagement Officer, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Stuart Cooper, EPR Programme Director, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

The session will cover:

  • Usability, clinical leadership, and clinical engagement as critical success factors.
  • How it is possible to accelerate digital maturity with a cost-effective, flexible approach that improves patient safety and reliability of patient care.
  • The benefits of a scalable and modular EPR system that can be implemented in a phased approach, reducing upfront costs, and enabling faster deployment.
  • The importance of interoperability and data integration to maximise the value of your EPR.


Morning Break

Morning Break 


Chair – Hadleigh Stollar, Healthcare Innovation Consortium (Confirmed)

Hadleigh Stollar
Healthcare Innovation Consortium

Chair – Hadleigh Stollar, Healthcare Innovation Consortium


Case Study - How can an NHS Trust Prevent Patient Data Loss? A Case Study

Vanessa Funmi Ullam
Regional Sales Manager, Healthcare

Case Study - IGEL Technology LtdVanessa Funmi Ullam 

Our presentation will underscore the critical importance of data security in Electronic Patient Record (EPR) deployments, drawing from personal experiences and real-life data breach incidents to highlight the profound impact on NHS Trusts and patients. We will outline IGEL's commitment to securing data access from endpoints through a preventative security model and a high-level view of our combined solution. Using a case study of an NHS Trust's transition from Windows, we will illustrate the challenges faced, strategies adopted, and the role of IGEL's innovative technology in healthcare.


Case Study - InterSystems (Confirmed)

Dr Rami Riman
Director of Clinical and Business Improvements
EMEA, InterSystems

Case Study - InterSystems 

Dive into the forefront of healthcare innovation with our upcoming presentation on Unified Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), showcasing how these cutting-edge systems are being applied across various healthcare scenarios.

Through real-world use case examples, we'll illustrate the transformative potential of state-of-the-art Healthcare Data Fabrics, highlighting their swift benefits and value.

Learn about the crucial role of unified EMRs in promoting advancements in analytics, AI, and their seamless integration with Unified Clinical Records (UCR) and national health frameworks.

We'll also cover the significant administrative efficiencies and cost reductions these systems offer, along with their pivotal contribution to improving clinical outcomes.

This talk is a must-attend for anyone interested in the intersection of technology and healthcare, offering a glimpse into the enhanced patient care and operational excellence achievable through innovation.


Presentation: Sharing patient data: getting the governance right (Confirmed)

Matthew Douglas
Director of Digital & Infrastructure
NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough ICB

Connecting patient data across healthcare settings ensures truly integrated care, but how do you do it seamlessly and securely? Matthew Douglas will share the steps they put in place to ensure data is accessible and accurate, including their focus on governance, culture, and data quality monitoring.


Case Study - Advancing Health Together : Choosing the right EPR platform to expedite better Patient Outcomes (Confirmed)

Darius Virabi
Healthcare Client Director
Proact IT
Matt Jeavons
Head of Transformation Consultancy
Proact IT

1. Understanding the EPR Journey:

    • We'll start by delving into the intricacies of the EPR journey, outlining its stages and challenges.
    • Providing a comprehensive overview to set the stage for informed decision-making.

2. Highlighting Key Considerations for Digital Platform Selection:

    • Choosing the appropriate digital platform is critical for EPR success.
    • We'll highlight key factors to consider, such as scalability, interoperability, and user experience.

3. Sharing Critical Success Factors of a Successful EPR Programme:

    • Success in EPR implementation relies on various factors beyond technology.
    • We'll explore critical success factors, including stakeholder engagement, change management, and effective training.

4. Learning from Birmingham Women’s and Childrens: Key Lessons Learned:

    • Hearing from real-world experiences is invaluable.
    • Representatives from BWCT will share their insights, challenges, and lessons learned from their EPR journey.

5. Agreeing Future EPR Programme Priorities:

    • Finally, we'll discuss how to prioritise future initiatives and enhancements within the EPR programme.
    • Collaborating to align priorities with organisational goals and evolving healthcare needs.


Lunch and Networking

Lunch and Networking 


Chair – Charlotte John, Healthcare Innovation Consortium (Confirmed)

Charlotte John
Chief Operating Officer
Healthcare Innovation Consortium

Chair – Charlotte John, Healthcare Innovation Consortium


Presentation: The Frontline Digitisation Support Offer: Maximising Your Chances of a Successful EPR (Confirmed)

Anita Chinda
Assistant Director of Programmes
NHS England

The Frontline Digitisation Support Offer (FDSO) has engaged with over 140 Trusts to provide targeted, universal and bespoke support. It is available to all Trusts across England that are implementing EPRs, regardless of where they are on their EPR journey. Anita will highlight the importance and benefits of accessing the support, which is free at the point of use, and will show how your interaction with the Service benefits other Trusts and helps the NHS learn from itself


Data and migration: leveraging EPRs to address NHS challenges Panel Discussion

Sam Shah
Professor of Digital Health, Digital Health Advisor
and Chief Medical Strategy Officer
Julia Lake
Associate Director of Digital (Data)
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Darren Goode
Egress Group
Will Goodwin
Assistant Director of Programmes
NHS England

Data and migration: leveraging EPRs to address NHS challenges

Panel Chair: Sam Shah, Professor of Digital Health, Digital Health Advisor, and Chief Medical Strategy Officer (Confirmed)

- Will Goodwin, Assistant Director - Digital Maturity & Capability, NHS England (Confirmed)

- Julia Lake, Assistant Director of Digital (Data), Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (Confirmed)

- Darren Goode, CTO, Egress Group (Confirmed)

Our panel will discuss how their EPR data is helping them address waiting lists; prevent and treat long-term conditions; and drive up the standards of care both within the hospital and across the wider ICS. They will share how they migrated their data and unified and standardised clinical pathways, creating interconnected systems that allow them to improve the healthcare experience for patients and staff.


Presentation: Engaging care teams with digital design: learning from Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS FT (Confirmed)

Tom Stocker
Digital Transformation Lead
Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Miss Emma Daley
Chief Nursing information Officer
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Esther Willis
Clinical Transformation Lead
Clatterbridge Cancer Centre (CCC)

Speakers from this specialist cancer centre will share their design approach to digital clinical systems and how the aligns with their digital strategy. They will discuss the difficulties in navigating a supplier market when there is a varied set of clinical activities – and the importance of the last mile delivery of implementation and training to achieve the user experiences that clinicians deserve.


Presentation: How to reduce the barriers to implementation

Dr Penny Kechagioglou
Chief Clinical Information Officer and deputy Chief Medical Officer, Consultant Clinical Oncologist
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire


How to reduce the barriers to implementation

Dr Penny Kechagioglou, Chief Clinical Information Officer, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (Confirmed)

To scale up EPR adoption across NHS trusts, this trust CCIO will share the factors that complicate implementation and how to overcome them. This includes looking at the individual user adoption of EPRs, organisational readiness to change, and system infrastructure, interconnectivity and resourcing.


Buffet, drinks and networking

Buffet, drinks and networking 


End of day

End of day


Your Pass Includes....

  • Multiple live keynote presentations
  • Live examples of both NHS and Commercial best practice
  • Lunch, formal Dinner and Refreshments included
  • Meet the supplier sessions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Live Q&A sessions with all speakers on the day
  • CPD accreditation

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