Health & Care Transformation 2023

Transforming the Health & Care Sector in Scotland

Thursday 30 March 2023 I Line and in person
Technology & innovation Centre, Glasgow


Welcome to Scotland’s largest conference for digital health and care, the annual event bringing together key stakeholders engaged in transforming healthcare services in Scotland.

As the NHS recovers and remobilises, the event analyses how the post-pandemic service paradigm is shifting ever more towards digitisation and technology to better manage demand and improve care.

With a commitment to create a ‘digital front door’ for patients and moves towards person-centred care approaches, we explore how government and industry are collaborating to empower patients and those in receipt of care through better communication, greater use of data and use of remote access services.

Join us as healthcare and industry leaders map out how technology and innovation can play a vital role in making care more accessible, accountable and applicable to the way people are living their lives - taking their health and wellbeing into their own hands.
Why Attend
• Learn the latest on national policy – from the digital health and care strategy, health data strategy and NHS Recovery Plan
• Influence and help shape high-level industry and government engagement on key technology and innovation programmes
• Best practice on how remote access ‘telecare’ services are navigating the move from analogue to digital
• Attend peer-group leadership sessions on breakthrough technologies and masterclasses on the latest industry applications and solutions
• Make connections with key stakeholders from across the digital health and care landscape – from social care, housing, community care, e-prescribing to primary and secondary care

2023 Speakers

Chief Executive Officer
Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre

Scottish Health Correspondent
The Times

Chief Executive
Scottish Care

Head of Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation
The Scottish Government

Clinical eHealth Lead
NES Digital Services

Clinical Chair of Health Board Digital Leads
NHS Grampian

Technology Enabled Care National Strategic Lead
The Scottish Government

National Lead - Near Me Network, Technology Enabled Care Programme
The Scottish Government

Chief Technology Officer
Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre

Consultant in Emergency Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Co-Director of EmQuire, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Emergency Department Research Group

Clinical Lead for e-Health and Consultant Physician
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Chief Executive Officer
Precision Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre

Conference Agenda

16 March 2022

Session 1 - Digitisation & NHS Recovery

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Refreshments & networking

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Welcome and Chair’s opening remarks

9:10 AM – 9:30 AM

Keynote: NHS Recovery & A Refreshed National Digital Health & Care Plan

The digital approaches at the heart of a £1bn plan to revitalise healthcare in Scotland

Caroline Lamb
The Scottish Government
9:30 AM – 9:50 AM

The future of person-centred care:

Next generation digital services as a vehicle to aid recovery and create sustainable, quality services

George Crooks OBE
Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre
9:50 AM – 10:10 AM

Moving from person-centred to person-led post Feeley:

How can technology play a part in building a more inclusive experience of care support?

Dr Donald MacAskill
Scottish Care
10:10 AM – 10:30 AM

Driving Healthier communities through the power of data

Using data, digital and changes in social influencing to drive healthy behaviours in the community.

Ali Ashraf
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Expert Panel: What are the lessons from Covid and how can we use technology to build a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable healthcare system?

This session will explore how the pandemic has impacted national strategic aims and the ‘legacy effect’ of delivering care in a crisis

Margaret Whoriskey
The Scottish Government

Dr Chris Williams
Royal College of General Practitioners (Scotland)

Steve Baguley
NHS Grampian
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Refreshments & networking

Session 2 - Masterclass & knowledge Exchange Session

11:20 AM – 11:50 AM

Closing the AF detection gap: the ongoing search for abnormal heart rhythms

· Detecting arrhythmias: single or six lead?
· Understanding cost-effectiveness when seeking to find atrial fibrillation.
· Showcasing solutions and benefits for remote and patient self-monitoring

Professor Lis Neubeck
Edinburgh Napier University
11:20 AM – 11:50 AM

Introducing artificial intelligence into IVF laboratories: Machines helping to make babies

Most patients undergoing IVF treatment, hoping to have a baby, have several embryos which the embryologist must choose between. Selecting the ‘best’ embryo for transfer remains pivotal to the success of a patient achieving a pregnancy when proceeding with IVF and ensures the fastest time to having a baby. CARE Fertility designed an embryo selection tool involving embryologists identifying key events from thousands of time-lapse images to score an embryo’s potential for live birth outcome. CARE engaged BJSS to explore AI’s potential to transform embryo selection. AI can save time, improve accuracy and repeatability, and is already used in several fields of medicine – why not embryology?

Tom Mellor

Rachel Smith
CARE Fertility

Liam Moore

Session 3 - Masterclass & knowledge Exchange Session

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Healthcare learning has changed, have you?

The shift to digital learning was a moment of change for many. In this session, Gavin Woods from Aurion Learning, explores the changes in healthcare learning, the learning-related lessons from COVID-19 and emerging training topics that are likely here to stay. Drawing on experience of working on large scale healthcare digital learning projects and initiatives in the UK and Ireland, you’ll gain actionable tips to help you consider the topics, learning approaches and technologies that will help your organisation thrive in the new digital world of healthcare learning.

Gavin Woods
Aurion Learning
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Elective Care Recovery – A Digital 1st approach

Healthcare Communications, a Cisco company, provide a patient engagement platform to 400+ hospitals in the UK. Their Patient Engagement Platform sends over 200 million digital first patient communications annually. More recently Healthcare Communications have been at the forefront of supporting elective care recovery across the UK with focus on backlog and demand management. Learn how to empower patients to self-manage their health personalising through digital and non-digital communication channels, improving access to care on demand.

Mark Broughton
12:30 PM – 1:25 PM

Lunch & networking

Session 4 - Health & Care Leadership Streams: Data & AI; Interoperability; Digital Prescribing

1:25 PM – 2:45 PM

Data and AI:

The future of citizen health data, system demand management and mobile health applications

Prof David Lowe
Co-Director of EmQuire, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Emergency Department Research Group

Ryan Anderson
Digital Health and Care Directorate

Carol Sinclair
Public Health Scotland

Paul McGinness
Lenus Health
1:25 PM – 2:45 PM

Why interoperability isn’t working:

Why interoperability isn't working: 25 years of trying to make health care IT work by moving data around has not fixed the challenges we face. What should we do instead?

Dr Andrew Winter
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Paul Miller
NES Digital

Nicola Cooper
Scottish Care

Garry McCord
1:25 PM – 2:45 PM

Digital Prescribing

Transitioning from the age-old ‘paper- script’ to a modern, patient-centred system. How electronic prescribing will provide a much-needed boost to primary and secondary care practice across Scotland.

Ewan Morrison
NHS National Services Scotland

Dr Sam Patel
NES Digital Services

Professor Marion Bennie

Robert Tysall-Blay
CareFlow Medicines Management Ltd
2:45 PM – 3:05 PM

Refreshments & networking

Session 5 - Health & Care Leadership Streams: Innovation; Technology Enabled Care

3:05 PM – 4:25 PM


How do we use healthcare data to improve services and support a vibrant Scottish tech ecosystem?

Chaloner Chute
Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre

Marian McNeil
Precision Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre

Michael Gray
The University of Edinburgh, Usher Institute

Dr Charles Young
3:05 PM – 4:25 PM

Technology Enabled Care:

Remote patient monitoring, virtual appointments, telecare and innovative uses of technology in housing

Marc Beswick
The Scottish Government

Morag Hearty
The Scottish Government

Mark Broughton

Ian Whitelaw
Falkirk Council

Pauline Waddell
Falkirk Council
4:25 PM

Conference close

Agenda subject to change


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