NHS Connectivity – Leaving Legacy Tech Behind

09:00 am
27 Feb, 2024
15 Hatfields Conference Centre

NHS Connectivity – Leaving Legacy Tech Behind

09:00 am
27 Feb, 2024
15 Hatfields Conference Centre

Delegates Registered

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


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 NHS Digital 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:

The NHS Digital 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.

NHS Connectivity – Leaving Legacy Tech Behind 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

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

Sponsors & Partners

The Agenda





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)


Keynote Presentation - Diarmaid Crean, Chief Digital and Technology Officer at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust(Provisionally Confirmed)

Keynote Presentation - Diarmaid Crean, Chief Digital and Technology Officer at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (Provisionally Confirmed)


Panel Discussion - Future proofing technology in secondary care

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

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)
  • Lynne Fenwick, Director of Information & IT at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (Invited)
  • Steven Flockhart, Director of Digital and Security, NHS Scotland (Invited)
  • Rob Tinkler, Assistant Director of IT at NHS Informatics Merseyside (Invited)


Main Sponsor

Main Sponsor


Q&A Panel

Q&A Panel


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 - Devoteam and Salesforce

Case Study - Devoteam and Salesforce


Case Study

Case Study


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

Case Study


Q&A Panel

Q&A Panel


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

Case Study


Keynote Presentation - Diane Baynham MBA, Director of Clinical Care Pathways (Confirmed)

Diane Baynham
Director of Digital Care Pathways
Coventry and Warwickshire ICB

Architecture to support the future of AI and Automation in the NHS

In the realm of healthcare, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already reshaping the NHS by revolutionizing diagnostics and expediting treatment. Through its remarkable ability to detect subtle patterns in medical data, AI tools are facilitating early disease detection, ensuring quicker interventions and improved patient outcomes. Particularly evident in medical imaging, AI swiftly identifies anomalies, allowing healthcare providers to initiate precise treatment plans. Moreover, AI-driven predictive models aid in tailoring treatments and resource allocation, optimizing patient care. While challenges in data ethics and human-AI collaboration persist, the NHS is embracing this transformative technology responsibly, propelling healthcare into a future of enhanced efficiency, accuracy, and patient well-being.


Case Study

Case Study


Revitalizing 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?


Q&A Panel

Q&A Panel


Hot Buffet Food, Drinks and Networking

Hot Buffet Food, Drinks and Networking


End of day

End of day


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