Join us for HTN Now November

Taking place online between 8th – 9th November, we’ll be joined by a host of presenters to discuss health tech topics for the now.

This two-day event is open to everyone to attend and share thoughts and experiences on different topics in industry. Join us to discuss, discover and learn about the latest ongoings in health tech.

Register for your ticket below.


8 November


Why cyber security is everyone’s responsibility

As the NHS increasingly relies on digital systems and technology to deliver services to patients, organisations are being faced with more complex risks from sophisticated hacking and cyber warfare. Over one million people work for the NHS, many of whom will be involved in buying products and using systems that affect the security of our networks, which in turn impact patient safety.

To minimise the risk of disruption or delay that can be caused by an attack on IT infrastructure, we must combine more robust systems with training and support for all NHS staff. In the same way we have seen with areas such as data protection and core technology, cyber security needs to become entrenched.

In this session we will look at some of the practical ways that organisations can support their staff to be aware of and responsive to common cyber threats such as phishing emails and password hacking.

We will also explore the impact that the modern working environment – from large numbers of people working from home to buildings full of interconnected devices – has on cyber risk and how an open, honest and reflective culture can help reduce risk and its impact.

Tej Gudka, Head of Cyber Security at NHS Arden & GEM CSU


HTN Let’s Talk Podcast 
HTN Let’s Talk will dive deep into an interview with Jeffrey Wood, Deputy Director of ICT at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust. He discusses his career in the health industry, the digital programmes across the hospital and ICS, the challenges, how to develop digital across a workforce and much more.


Feature: Electronic Patient Records in focus 


Feature: Exploring international health tech 

9 November


Women in digital transformation: the missed opportunity for the NHS

Following the publication of the UK’s first women’s health strategy and the appointment of the women’s health ambassador, Ideal explores the impact, skills and benefits that women bring to digital transformation in health and care, and the changes needed to drive investment and representation of women as users and providers of health tech.

Katy Lethbridge, Director, Ideal Health – Health Technology specialist with extensive experience in digital health.

With industry experts:

Alison Walker – Expert in Organisational Digitalisation, the crossover between digital transformation and OD

Jo Smith – International CIO with in-depth experience in digital health

Katherine Church – Digital transformation specialist with over 25 years of cross-sector experience      

Victoria Betton – Specialist in human-centred design and digital transformation for social impact


Virtual wards: keeping it simple for ICSs

With the pressure on to deliver virtual wards, this webinar considers a straight-forward and compelling step up/step down approach to virtual wards, based around the needs of individual patients. The full range of virtual ward solutions available, according to patient care needs, will be discussed – including continuous monitoring. We will demonstrate that setting up a virtual ward does not need to be arduous because the technology is already in place and tried, tested and proven. The webinar will include a continuous monitoring demonstration


Social Prescribing: Beyond implementation – the issues of measuring impact 

As social prescribing continues to be implemented across the UK, what challenges do we face and how do we work in partnership across the ICS to ensure quality. 

The detail is in the data and in this fascinating presentation, Prof YannitellReinhardt will present a case study spanning multiple counties to address the lessons we can learn from the Interreg-funded Connected Communities Project.

Prof Gina Yannitell Reinhardt, the University of Essex


Fearless in change to maintain momentum – Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on implementing EPMA at an unprecedented pace

Join CMM’s Helen Mutton and Barnsley’s Richard Billam as they go beyond the traditional EPMA pitch. Learn how a switch in attitude towards projects, taking on a fearless approach to change management and moving at pace can lead to a decreased burden on resources, increased patient safety and faster benefits realisation from your implementation. Barnsley Hospital achieved their EPMA launch in a record 80 days, something never seen before in CMM’s market leading history; this webinar aims to provide an “attitude blueprint” that Trusts and Health Boards can follow in order to replicate this outstanding success.

Helen Mutton – CMM Head of Programme
Richard Billam – Deputy Director of ICT Barnsley NHS FT


Digital Care Plans – how can they benefit patients and colleagues

As a general rule, nurses in Leeds complete a lot of paperwork while caring for a patient in hospital, detailing important information such as diagnosis, treatment and nursing care plans.

Many healthcare settings are still working in a mixed digital and paper economy, which can increase risk and impact the experience of both patients and colleagues. Leeds Teaching Hospitals is working on a project which will integrate care plans into the Trust’s Electronic Patient Record.

Dave Pickles, Lead Nurse for the Transforming Nursing Documentation project at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

Watch our previous HTN Now sessions

Balancing patient care and service demand with flow management with Alcidion

Leeds Teaching Hospitals - Criteria Led Discharge