Speakers Announced – Essex Primary Care Conference 2019

Planning is well underway for our 2nd Annual Essex Primary Care Conference, Workforce Matters: Practising in the Digital Age – and we’re delighted to share a few details about some of the guest speakers and exhibitors who will join us and present on the day.

There’s still time to book a place – click here to RSVP – or see below for full event details.

Conference themes

Just some of the speakers/presentations:

  • Conference Chair – Jennifer Speller, Associate Director of Primary Care from NHS Castle Point and Rochford CCG and NHS Southend CCG and the Digital Lead for Mid and South Essex STP
  • Practising in the Digital Age – Setting the Scene, Indra Joshi, Head of Digital Health and AI at NHSX
  • The Topol Review: Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future – Helen Oliver, Chief Operating Officer |AHSN Network Test Bed Programme Director  at Eastern Academic Health Science Network
  • PCNs and the NHS Long Term Plan – the vision for Primary Care Digital Transformation, NHS England & Improvement
  • The Local Context – Essex Primary Care Digital Leaders’ Update
  • Local Innovations – Sharing our journey so far: accelerating benefits for patients and staff – MSE Group and clinical innovation – Gary Cordery, Group Head of Medical Engineering and Lesley Overy, Head of Midwifery at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital
  • Achieving Change – the practicalities of implementing digital transformation – Charlotte Williams, Group Director, Strategy and New Care Models and Sarah Mills, Innovation Programme Manager, Basildon & Thurrock, Mid Essex and Southend Hospital Group. Joined virtually by Professor Tony Young, NHS Innovation Accelerator, NHSE&I
  • General Practice Nursing Digital Future, Jason Westwood, General Practice Nursing & Nursing Now England Programme Manager, NHS England
  • Improving HR and Business Processes through Automation, Helen Armstrong, Director at Silver CloudHR
  • Population Health Management, Data and PCNs, Martin McShane, Optum

Throughout the day you will have the chance to reflect and talk through the information presented by our speakers within table discussions, as well as making the most of Q&A opportunities to follow up with the speakers and highlight any questions you may have.

We want the audience to get talking and share innovation and digital improvement ideas! Look out for more details of our interactive app to submit your views and suggestions on primary care digital transformation directly to your CCG – however small or big, we want to know your ideas and help to implement them where possible!


As well as a fantastic speaker programme, you’ll have the chance to meet and chat to our exhibitors who will be showcasing their organisation’s software, apps or services that have been developed to both innovate and advance the way technology is used within primary care and the wider healthcare sector.

Some of the organisations exhibiting on the day include:

  • ImproveWell
    Showcasing ImproveWell, bringing together healthcare professionals, academics, patients, innovators and business to improve health. A smart phone app providing functionality for staff to communicate their ideas to senior management and giving team leaders the opportunity to detect trends in data and easily create and publish reports.
  • GP & Me
    A GP video consultation app, innovated on a local level.
  • Redmoor Health
    Redmoor Health specialise in the practical application of low-tech digital solutions on the front line of health and social care. Their concept of a ‘digital eco-system’ focuses on developing new technologies to improve healthcare processes, empowering and upskilling both staff and the public to increase numbers of patients accessing GP services online.
  • My Care Record
    The technology behind My Care Record allows health and care professionals secure and relevant access to the information they need to look after patients. The system is part of wider work to connect people and services to provide better ‘joined up’ care for everyone. Currently available in West Essex and Hertfordshire, plans are in place to introduce My Care Record across Essex and Suffolk towards the end of the year.
  • Primary Care Digital Transformation Programme, NHSX
    NHSX, tasked this year with driving digital transformation and within the NHS, will join us on an exhibition stand to provide information about the Primary Care Digital Transformation Programme, including an overview of the programme, upcoming features (including digital nurse network, roadmap for digital services, NHS app and NHS log-in) and how this fits in with the NHS Long Term Plan. Indra Joshi from NHSX will also be featuring within our speaker programme.
  • NHS Health Education England Library and Knowledge Services
    One of HEE’s ambitions is for Library and Knowledge Services to become an integral part of innovation within healthcare; come and find out more about opportunities for digital learning and access to national eLearning and courses.
  • Span Health
    Span Health’s medical mobile app supports their delivery of treatment for remission of type 2 diabetes, PCOS, and metabolic syndrome. On the app, patients receive individualised care from dietitians which is continuously adjusting to reduce hyperinsulinemia. The app is CE marked and will be available on the NHS App Store soon. Span Health are backed by NHS Innovation, sponsored by the East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust, working with the Colte Partnership, advised by Dr. Westman from Duke University, and Dr Lucia Aronica from Stanford University.
  • Mid & South Essex, West Essex, North East Essex CCGs Information Governance Teams
    Information Governance team members from Essex CCGs will be on hand, giving you a chance to meet your Data Protection Officer, and to hear their advice and considerations on implementing digital innovations within general practice.  

Event Details

  • Thursday 7th November 2019EPCC ESHOT DIGITAL3
  • 9:00am-3:30pm
  • Hylands House, Chelmsford – click here for venue information.

9:00am – Registration and refreshments
9:30am – Welcome and speakers
3:30pm – Close; coffee and networking

Feel free to get in touch with any questions you have about the event, or any of our speakers or exhibitors; email us at events@essexprimarycarecareers.co.uk

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