Digital Health Unplugged
Digital Health Unplugged: Building confidence through tech

Digital Health Unplugged: Building confidence through tech

October 5, 2021

Dione Rogers, CNIO Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Holly Carr, Nurse, a nurse at Sheffield Children's Hospital and Florence Nightingale Fellow at NHSX, have both been diagnosed with dyslexia.

Through their diagnosis and interest in health technology, the two have formed a mentorship to support each other professionally and also personally. In this episode they share their story with host Andrea Downey, including how they use technology to manage their diaries, workload and out of the box thinking - something Carr likens to fireworks.

Digital Health Unplugged: UX in digital design

Digital Health Unplugged: UX in digital design

September 21, 2021

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have employed four design teams to look at the way tech is used, and received, by the end user.

The aim is to ensure all digital health tools rolled out across the trust are easy to use and provide what the end user, whether that be clinicians or patients, actually need.

Tune in to hear from:

  • Helen Potter, head of pathways and EPR development, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Nitesh Bali, clinical pathways product manager for digital, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Digital Health Unplugged: A chat with Simon Bolton

Digital Health Unplugged: A chat with Simon Bolton

September 7, 2021

Host Andrea Downey spoke to the interim chief executive of NHS Digital Simon Bolton about his goals for the organisation, building back after Covid-19 and recently set targets around diversity.

Bolton addresses the need for workforce resilience as the NHS recovers from the pandemic, adding that he wants to lead by example in creating a workplace where everyone feels valued and respected.

He also spoke about the need for better collaboration at the centre to streamline communications on digital strategies which he hopes will boost engagement from the frontline.

Digital Health Unplugged: Diversity in digital leadership

Digital Health Unplugged: Diversity in digital leadership

August 24, 2021

In this episode we take a look at diversity in digital leadership with the Shuri Network.
A lot has happened in the last year for the Network, from setting up bursaries for members to join the Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI) to establishing a shadowing programme to help younger members learn from those already working in tech in the NHS.

Hear from:

-Nicole Wong, Junior Technical Analyst, Cyber, NHS South, Central and West
-Di Bullman, Workstream Lead, Digital Readiness Programme, Health Education England
-Rafiah Patel, Chief Digital Ethics & Privacy Officer, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Digital Health Unplugged: A new CEO for NHS England

Digital Health Unplugged: A new CEO for NHS England

August 10, 2021

In this episode we take a look at Amanda Pritchard's appointment as NHS England's new CEO - and the first female chief executive of NHS England.

Joining host Andrea Downey is:
Aasha Cowey, Strategic Transformation Lead at Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Will Smart, Global Director External Relations, Dedalus
Hannah Crouch, Editor, Digital Health

As well as looking at the significance of digital transformation being in Pritchard's job description, the panel also speak about the significant step forward for female representation in the NHS.

Digital Health Unplugged: A chat with Liz O’Riordan

Digital Health Unplugged: A chat with Liz O’Riordan

July 27, 2021

Host Andrea Downey chats one-on-one with Liz O'Riordan, consultant breast surgeon and award-winning co-author of 'The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer: How to Feel Empowered and Take Control'.

O'Riordan speaks about her own breast cancer diagnosis in 2015 and her experience of the health system from a patient's perspective.

Despite her work as a breast cancer surgeon, O'Riordan said her experience in the consulting room hadn't prepared her for the experience of being a patient, adding that technology provided access to information when she needed it the most.

Digital Health Unplugged: Does data save lives?

Digital Health Unplugged: Does data save lives?

July 13, 2021

In this episode we take a look at the government's draft data strategy, Data Saves Lives: Reshaping health and care with data.

Tune in to hear more about the strategy from:

  • David Hancock, Healthcare Executive Advisor, InterSystems
  • Catherine Dampney, Director of BI Innovation & Transformation, NHS South, Central and West
  • Monica Jones, Chief Data Officer, HDRUK Hub for Cancer DATA-CAN
  • Jon Hoeksma, editor-in-chief Digital Health

Our panel discuss what the strategy got right, what it got wrong, and what it was missing.

Digital Health Unplugged: Health tech through the Rainbow lens

Digital Health Unplugged: Health tech through the Rainbow lens

June 29, 2021

Queertech encompasses digital health tools that are designed to be inclusive of the LGBT+ community - both new tools and technology that's been around for a while.

Tune in to hear from:

  • Brett Hatfield, NHS Navigator at the accelerator DigitalHealth.London
  • Mathew Watt, Senior Delivery Manager of Innovation, NHSX
  • Lizzie Streeter, National LGBT programme manager at NHSE
  • Paul Gavin, Deputy Director of health inequalities at NHSE
Digital Health Unplugged: Unlocking the patient consent puzzle

Digital Health Unplugged: Unlocking the patient consent puzzle

June 15, 2021

In this episode we discuss the General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) and the extension of the deadline for it to come into play.

Hear from:
Phil Booth, coordinator, MedConfedential
Osman Bhatti, east London GP
Anne Marie Cunningham, GP in Wales and CCIO Network member
Andrea Downey, senior reporter, Digital Health

Digital Health Unplugged: A view from the Pitchfest finalists

Digital Health Unplugged: A view from the Pitchfest finalists

June 1, 2021

In this episode we hear from the four finalists of this year's Digital Health Rewired Pitchfest competition about what it's like being a start-up in the NHS.
Guests include:
• Dr Mridula Pore – CEO Peppy Health
• Dr Dafydd Loughran – CEO Concentric Health
• Dr Stephen Katebe – Director Tekihealth Solutions
• Dr Ash Kalraiya – CEO MediShout
Tune in to hear all about how the pandemic has changed the start-up space and what advice our finalists have for other start-ups working in the NHS.

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