Healthcare Connectivity Conference: Leaving NHS Legacy Tech Behind

Technology & Innovation

09:00 am
27 Feb, 2024
15 Hatfields Conference Centre, London SE1 8DJ

Healthcare Connectivity Conference: Leaving NHS Legacy Tech Behind

Technology & Innovation

09:00 am
27 Feb, 2024
15 Hatfields Conference Centre, London SE1 8DJ

Job titles includes

Associate Director Clinical Informatics

Associate Director Infrastructure & Cyber

Associate Director of Nursing

Associate Director of Operations - Learning Disability and Autism

Clinical Digital Lead & Strategic Clinical Safety Officer

Clinical Director

CMO Executive lead for Digital

Deputy Chief Nurse CNIO

Director of ICT

Director Technology Sourcing


Delegates Registered

Organisations Involved

Countess of Chester Hospital

Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust

Lancashire and South Cumbria Care FT

Kingston NHS Foundation Trust and Hounslow + Richmond Community NHS Trust

Imperial NHS Trust

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

NHS Sussex

North Central London ICB

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

NHS England

Current Landscape and Challenges:

Within the NHS, the persistence of legacy systems poses a significant challenge, hindering interoperability, data sharing, and seamless patient care. The urgent need to modernise and optimise healthcare delivery is driving the decision to transition away from these legacy technologies, marking a pivotal moment in the digital transformation of the healthcare sector.

Importance and Timeliness of the Event:

The Healthcare Connectivity Conference assumes critical significance as it focuses on addressing the crucial shift from legacy systems to modern digital solutions. This transition is vital for enhancing operational efficiency, improving patient care, and fostering a more interconnected and agile healthcare ecosystem.

The event serves as a beacon of knowledge, collaboration, and innovation, offering a vital platform for senior tech leaders within the NHS to stay at the forefront of digital healthcare transformation.

Key Content Streams:

  • Charting the Digital Transformation Roadmap: Exploring comprehensive strategies, tools, and best practices necessary for driving the digital transformation of the NHS, enabling senior tech leaders to lead the charge in this transformative journey.
  • Collaboration and Networking: Facilitating networking opportunities with industry peers, technology vendors, startups, and healthcare innovators, fostering collaborations crucial for navigating the complexities of digital healthcare transformation within the NHS.
  • Staying Informed on cutting-edge Solutions: Providing insights into the latest advancements in digital health, empowering senior tech leaders to make informed decisions regarding technology investments and solutions implementation within the NHS.
  • Addressing Unique NHS Challenges: Tailoring discussions to address the specific needs and complexities of the NHS, offering practical solutions applicable to the intricacies of the healthcare ecosystem.

Why Attend:

Healthcare Connectivity Conference offers a unique platform for senior tech leaders to drive positive change within the NHS and the broader healthcare industry.

By actively participating in this conference, attendees can contribute to shaping the future of healthcare technology, fostering improved patient care, and spearheading the digital transformation of one of the world's largest and most renowned healthcare systems.

Register now to be a part of this transformative event, where expertise meets innovation and where the blueprint for the NHS's digital future is being written.

Headline Sponsor

Key Subjects

  • Charting the Digital Transformation Roadmap
  • Collaboration and Networking
  • Staying Informed on Cutting-Edge Solutions
  • Addressing Unique NHS Challenges
  • Compliance and Security
  • Enhancing Patient Care
  • Influencing Healthcare Policy

Who will Attend

  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Clinical Directors/Heads/Managers/Leads
  • Commissioning Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Communications Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Digital Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Digital Inclusion Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Digital Strategy Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Engagement Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Governance Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Informatics Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Information Assurance Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Information Management Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Innovation Directors/Heads/Managers
  • IT Directors/Heads/Managers
  • IT Security Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Medical Directors
  • Performance Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Policy Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Procurement Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Programme/Project Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Service Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Strategic Planning Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Transformation Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Web Directors/Heads/Managers

The programme



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 Connectivity 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!


Chairs Opening Address (Confirmed)

Jonah Aburrow-Jones
Director of Digital
University Hospitals Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the HIMSS UK and Ireland Community

Chairs Opening Address (Confirmed)


Revitalising Healthcare: Unleashing the Future by Eliminating Legacy Bleeps in NHS Hospitals (Confirmed)

John Wintour-Pittom
Head of Operations Trust Telecoms
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

NHS organisations are increasingly under pressure to be more efficient with digital being the enabler for this greater productivity. How effective can we really be when digital is simply an overlay and legacy bleeps remain at the heart of many Trusts?


Panel Discussion - Future proofing technology in secondary care

Dr Nisha Sharma
Consultant Radiologist
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Anna Barnes
Director King’s College Technology Evaluation Centre, Hon. Consultant Clinical Scientist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
King’s College London
Dr Angela Kehagia, MD PhD
Deputy Director, Senior Health Technology Assessor and Clinical Expert
King’s College London
Davide Zaccagnini
Agora Labs
Dr Victoria Kidgell
Lead Clinical Scientist (Medical Device Management Group)
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Mark White
Chief Technology Officer, University College London Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust
University College London Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust

Join our panel discussion on future-proofing technology in secondary care through robust IT strategies. Learn from experts about data security, scalability, and AI's role. Gain actionable insights into ethical tech integration and interdisciplinary collaboration for lasting healthcare innovation.


  • Dr Anna Barnes, Director King’s Technology Evaluation Centre (KiTEC), School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Science, King’s College London, and Principal Research, Hon. Consultant Clinical Scientist-Medical Physics, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHSFT (Confirmed)
  • Dr Angie Kehagia - Deputy Director, Clinical Expert (Confirmed)
  • Dr Davide Zaccagnini, MD Founder and CEO of Agora Labs, Health Informatics (Confirmed)
  • Dr Victoria Kidgell – Lead Clinical Scientist, Clinical Engineering at North General Hospital, Sheffield (Confirmed)
  • Dr Mark White – Chief Technology Officer at University College Hospital (Confirmed)
  • Dr Nisha Sharma – Clinical Research Lead Radiology, St James’ Hospital Leeds (Confirmed)


Main Sponsor - How To Tackle Your Legacy Application Challenges (Confirmed)

Georgina Hurst
VP of Sales UK&I
BridgeHead Software

Main Sponsor - BridgeHead Software

As healthcare providers continue their digital transformation journeys and embark on initiatives, such as frontline digitisation, diagnostic modernisation, and cybersecurity programs; a series of challenges are emerging concerning their legacy application landscape.

Legacy applications are everywhere! They can be replaced, duplicate, or outdated patient, clinical, or administrative systems. But, in all cases, they carry significant risk and present common issues that healthcare organisations need to tackle in order to realise the full value of their historical data.

In a session led by Georgina Hurst from BridgeHead Software, you will learn how to:

  • Reduce the cost of maintaining your legacy applications
  • Ensure legacy data is readily accessible within a hospital or beyond, minimising clinical risk
  • Mitigate cybersecurity risks from aging, vulnerable systems
  • Lighten the burden on IT…

All in the context of the work being carried out by our customers as part of the their digital transformation initiatives.


Morning Break & Networking

Morning Break & Networking


Chairs Morning Reflection (Confirmed)

Jonah Aburrow-Jones
Director of Digital
University Hospitals Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the HIMSS UK and Ireland Community

Chairs Morning Reflection (Confirmed)


Case Study - Maximizing Efficiency: Unleashing the Power of Integration and Legacy Platforms (Confirmed)

Richard Andrews
Managing Director
Devoteam UK
John Menzies
Enterprise Architect
Devoteam UK
Andrew Davey
Solution Engineer
Aaliyah Hasan
Solution Engineer
Rikki Patel
Senior Account Executive

Case Study - Devoteam and Salesforce

Spotlighting how integration services bolstered NHS's Covid-19 response. Improved integration enables delivery of critical services, streamlines workflows, and enhances patient care, enabling digital innovation in healthcare whilst maximising existing technology investments.


Case Study - Delivering the Secure Endpoint OS for Healthcare Now and Next (Confirmed)

Gordon Cass
Senior Presales Engineer
Nathaniel Comer
Sunscreen IT

Case Study - IGEL


Keynote Presentation - Legacy Tech: The misunderstood, vulnerable and forgotten foundations of the NHS (Confirmed)

Ross Fullerton
Chief Information Officer
Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System

Every day we build and implement new technology in the NHS, however many encounters of care involve clinicians using out-dated, unsupported technology to support care. How risky is legacy technology, and how can the NHS learn from other sectors to escape the quagmire of chaos that is left behind?


Case Study - Navigating the Future (Confirmed)

Case Study - Qolcom

Digital Transformation Journey of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Paul Walsh, Head of Technical Authority at Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust

Fireside Chat with Ben Reynish, Sales Director, Qolcom


Lunch & Networking

Lunch & Networking


Chairs Afternoon Reflection (Confirmed)

Jonah Aburrow-Jones
Director of Digital
University Hospitals Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the HIMSS UK and Ireland Community

Chairs Afternoon Reflection (Confirmed)


Case Study - The Public / Private Dichotomy (Confirmed)

Andy Hunter
Chief Technical Officer

Case Study - ITPS

Your users, data, and apps are all now using public shared infrastructure, but how do you balance the need for availability with information governance and control? Identity is your new perimeter security.

Not all suppliers are equal – make sure you partner with one who has great interconnectivity with your app providers, and fibre where the majority of your users are.


Keynote Presentation - Connecting technology to deliver integrated care across the system (Confirmed)

Diane Baynham
Director of Digital Care Pathways
Coventry and Warwickshire ICB

If the fundamentals of digital are in place the work doesn’t stop there. Integration and interoperability remain key to truly transforming clinical pathways across the system but how do we really integrate local digital capabilities whilst still driving toward a standard patient experience? With a backdrop of emerging national technical architecture against locally delivered digital products, how do we knit the two together?  Examples of shared care records bringing systems together and remote monitoring for virtual care will be explored and discussed.


Navigating the realities of the Digital Frontier: A Fireside Chat (Confirmed)

Tony Rich
Head of Customer Engagement

Join us for a captivating fireside interview delving into the intricate web of connectivity and technological progress within the National Health Service.

In this enlightening session, we'll have the privilege of hearing insights from a time served NHS Chief Technology Officer and current international healthcare consultant.

Together, they will navigate the evolving landscape of healthcare technology, exploring the challenges, triumphs, and future prospects within the NHS.

From harnessing connectivity to streamline patient care to leveraging cutting-edge advancements to revolutionize healthcare delivery, this discussion promises to shed light on the realities and complexities of driving innovation in one of the world's largest healthcare systems. Join us as we uncover the synergies between technology and healthcare, forging a path towards a more connected and efficient NHS.


Cross Sector Analysis - Cross-sector learnings from the intelligence community (Confirmed)

Gavin Stone
Intelligence Officer. Mentor & Trainer. Body Language Expert. Media Talent & Public Speaker.
Best Selling Author. Guest Host NBC Radio.

In this thought provoking guest presentation Gavin Stone, an ex Mi5 operative and current intelligence specialist will take delegates on an interactive journey through the life of a UK intelligence agent, Gavin will discuss his journey so far and share some key learning and insights that can translate over to the NHS Cyber Security Community.


Canapés, Drinks and Networking

Canapés, Drinks and Networking


End of day

End of day


Your Pass Includes....

Your Pass Includes:

  • Multiple live keynote presentations
  • Live examples of both NHS and Commercial best practice
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Refreshments included 
  • Meet the supplier sessions.
  • Networking opportunity
  • Live Q&A sessions with all speakers on the day
  • Drinks receptions (subject to event)
  • CPD accreditation
  • Prize draws

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