Some questions for reflection to introduce the subjects of our conference…

Philip ScottThe introductory talk highlights the challenges faced by the NHS and social care in delivering the vision of the Five Year Forward View and the National Information Board framework. Concerns have been raised about the evidence supporting the framework and whether it will be adequately evaluated. This presentation will pose questions for critical thinking and discussion during the day.
Howard LeicesterHow well do health and social care systems meet the information needs of patients? Illustrating that the vast majority of patients are older and disabled (through Long Term Conditions), this talk starts to put thinking and action into the right order through the new Accessible Information Standard (AIS). The presenter, a noted patient advocate, introduces AIS as "the most radical reform since 1948".
Jane BrooksWhile “driving forward the digital revolution” as described in the National Information Board (NIB) framework is undoubtedly the correct direction to go, there are some aspects only briefly mentioned by the NIB paper that need greater consideration from a patient and carer point of view, for example; “digitally” accessing seldom heard groups, the elderly and people with disabilities, many of whom are high users of health services, different levels of patient activation/motivation and of health literacy throughout the population.
Peter CounterThe National Information Board has set out a bold programme to support the Five Year Forward View. Where are we with the local and regional roadmaps for delivery? How can clinical and informatics professionals support and guide implementation of the vision? This talk will provide an update from HSCIC leadership about progress, barriers and opportunities.
James FreedWhat is known about the knowledge base for health informatics? What can central agencies do to promote better use of health and care data? This presentation will report work to further develop an infrastructure to promote the sharing of ideas, data, information and knowledge. The talk will also look at educating Boards, and other commitments from Personalised Health and Care 2020.
Mark SmithHampshire is often cited as a seminal example of regional information sharing, yet more needs to be done. This talk will present the work led by South East Hampshire to move to a new generation of interoperability to support existing and new models of care.
Katie CheesemanWessex AHSN is working to promote awareness and use of shared information systems by frontline clinicians to improve patient services, especially in unscheduled care settings. This talk will report progress on engagement with practitioner education, clinicians in urgent care services, researchers, CCIOs and CIOs.
David JehringCommunication between disparate health and care organizations in a patient pathway is often cited as a central benefit of informatics, but good practice is still not routine. This talk will focus on software innovations to support a palliative care pathway that connects GPs, Ambulance Services, Out of Hours, Hospices, Acute Trusts and Community Nurses. The development of an app for patients with breast cancer will also be demonstrated.
Peter MurphyReducing medication errors and making the drug process safer and more efficient is a key aim of electronic prescribing. Yet if it goes wrong, as it sadly has in some cases, people die. What are the success factors for a hospital electronic prescribing project? How can the operational data be used to improve patient outcomes and staff performance? Can the unintended consequences for team communication and education be safely managed? Learn about current UK work in this presentation.
Jo GoochHow can Clinical Commissioning Groups use operational healthcare data to inform strategic decisions that optimise services for their residents? This presentation will illustrate innovative work using aggregate data from the Hampshire Health Record to apply actuarial methods to enhance local commissioning decisions.
Janet MaxwellPublic health intelligence relies heavily upon health and demographic statistics. How can qualitative data from local communities be used to enrich the knowledge base to understand needs and priorities? This talk will report on novel approaches to engaging citizen input to health planning.
John WilderspinNHS organizational performance is highly variable. What can be done to build adequate capacity for effective leadership? How can clinical and organizational leaders drive through the required transformations in service and culture, so that patients truly come first? This presentation will address the work of the NHS Leadership Academy and its role in supporting the Five Year Forward View.