Health & Care Transformation 2024

The leading public sector conference for digital health and care leaders in Scotland

Date: Tuesday 16 April 2024
Venue: University of Strathclyde, Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow
Conference Timings: 08:30 – 16:30

Ticket Prices

Government Organisations: Free of charge

Non-Government Organisations: £99

Commercial Organisations: £299

The above prices are for our early bird tickets. As we get closer in time to the conference, the ticket fees will be increased.

The NHS is on a road to recovery. The health service is under strain and technology and innovation – if harnessed in the right way – can alleviate some of the pressures on the system. Health & Social Care Transformation 2024 is the annual conference bringing together the ‘triple helix’ of government, industry and academia to unlock the potential of technology and innovation to deliver better patient outcomes and move from an era of reactive to proactive care. Getting data to flow between hospitals, GP services, social care, pharmacists and allied health professionals is vital to that cause. There are also moves to foster a vibrant startup culture within the NHS and social care – removing bureaucratic hurdles and securing faster adoption of ground-breaking innovations. The conference will provide a platform for health and social care leaders working to effect positive change.

Learning Objectives:

  • Global thought leadership on transforming health and social care systems at a strategic level
  • Putting data and digital at the heart of responsive, user-centred design approaches to citizen healthcare
  • Joining up data systems and making data ‘work’ at the point of use, improving frontline services and the experience of health and social care
  • Identifying system blockages and working with health and social care leaders to overcome organisational and cultural barriers
  • Understanding how to use AI to assist clinicians’ decision-making, automate clinical processes and give time back to care
  • Show and tell: using inspiring case studies to inform best practice guidance for delivering transformative health and social care
  • Embedding a startup culture within your organisation to enable frontline staff to contribute to the  innovation ecosystem

Health & Care Transformation 2024 is fully accredited by The CPD Group, the largest accreditation body in the UK. If you attend you will qualify for 8 CPD credits. For more information click here.

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2024 Speakers

More speakers to be announced soon

Director of Health and Social Care Finance, Digital and Governance
The Scottish Government

Chief Scientist (Health)
The Scottish Government


Director of People Policy

Deputy Chief Executive
Scottish Care

Chief Executive Officer
Precision Medicine Scotland

Chief Executive Officer
Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre

Clinical eHealth Lead
NES Technology Service

National Lead Remote Health Pathways
Digital Health & Care Directorate, The Scottish Government

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

Clinical Director, Innovation
University of Glasgow

Deputy Director - Digital Health and Care
The Scottish Government

Head of Health Intelligence and Divisional General Manger, Public Health
NHS Grampian

Consultant Anaesthetist & CEO
NHS & Infix Support

AI Lead
Scottish Health & Industry Partnership

Information Consultant
Public Health Scotland

Senior Manager, Enterprise Government Affairs & Policy UK
Johnson & Johnson

Consultant Cardiologist & Executive Physician
Golden Jubilee National Hospital & InterSystems

Head of eHealth
NHS Highland

Co-Chair of the Health and Social Care Data Standards Sub-Board
Renfrewshire Council

Scottish Health Correspondent
The Times

2024 Agenda

16 April 2024 | Session 1 - Transforming Healthcare

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Helen Puttick
Scottish Health Correspondent, The Times
9:05 AM – 9:20 AM

Government Keynote: NHS Recovery and Digitalisation

Richard McCallum
Director of Health and Social Care Finance, Digital and Governance, The Scottish Government
9:20 AM – 9:35 AM

Making best use of data in the design and delivery of services health and social care services

Nicola Dickie
Director of People Policy, COSLA
9:35 AM – 9:45 AM


9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Fireside chat: Scaling up innovation in Scotland’s health service

Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak
Chief Scientist (Health), The Scottish Government

Sheila Flavell CBE
President, techUK
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Expert Panel: The road ahead for Scottish health and care

Using technology to empower citizens to take their health and wellbeing into their own hands

Prof George Crooks OBE
CEO, Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre

Karen Hedge
Deputy Chief Executive, Scottish Care

Jonathan Cameron
Deputy Director - Digital Health and Care, The Scottish Government
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Networking & Refreshments

16 April 2024 | Session 2 - Parallel Masterclasses

11:20 AM – 12:30 PM

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Speakers coming soon
12:30 PM – 1:25 PM

Lunch & Networking

16 April 2024 | Session 3 - Health & Care Leadership Streams on Data & AI; Technology Enabled Care; and Research Data

1:25 PM – 2:45 PM

Data & AI

Artificial intelligence and automation in Scottish healthcare: Adopting AI for predicting disease markers and supporting better long-term outcomes for patients

James Blackwood
AI Lead, Scottish Health & Industry Partnership

Professor David Lowe
Clinical Director, Innovation, University of Glasgow

Jackie Caldwell
Information Consultant, Public Health Scotland

Fiona Hamill
Senior Manager, Enterprise Government Affairs & Policy UK, Johnson & Johnson
1:25 PM – 2:45 PM

Technology Enabled Care

Remote patient monitoring, online appointments, telecare and innovative uses of technology in virtual health and care

Morag Hearty
National Lead Remote Health Pathways, Digital Health & Care Directorate, The Scottish Government

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

Speakers coming soon
1:25 PM – 2:45 PM

Research Data

Unlocking the value of data in clinical portals – supporting the sustainable delivery of care in Scotland’s NHS

Iain Ross (INVITED)
Head of eHealth, NHS Highland

Jillian Evans (INVITED)
Head of Health Intelligence and Divisional General Manger, Public Health, NHS Grampian

Speakers coming soon
2:45 PM – 3:05 PM

Networking & Refreshments

16 April 2024 | Session 4 - Leadership Streams on Integrated Care Systems and Innovation

3:05 PM – 4:25 PM

Integrated Care Systems

Using flexible and unified data systems to drive better health and care integration - supporting clinical efficiency and improving patient care

Dr Sam Patel
Clinical eHealth Lead, NES Technology Service

Joe Deary (INVITED)
Co-Chair of the Health and Social Care Data Standards Sub-Board, Renfrewshire Council

Dr. John Payne
Consultant Cardiologist, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, and Executive Physician, InterSystems

Dr Matthew Freer
Consultant Anaesthetist at NHS & CEO of Infix Support
3:05 PM – 4:25 PM


Marian McNeil
CEO, Precision Medicine Scotland

Speakers coming soon
4:25 PM

Conference Close

2024 Sponsors

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BT is one of the world’s leading communication services companies, with a significant local presence in Scotland. This includes a £1.5bn GVA impact across Scotland, supporting nearly 15,000 jobs and providing the digital infrastructure to support organisations and people across Scotland, including key critical services. The solutions BT provide are integral to modern life and digital transformation. BT’s purpose is as simple as it is ambitious: we connect for good.

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Zühlke is a global innovation service provider. We turn big ideas into working solutions that deliver positive and sustainable value. For people, planet, and profit.

A holistic growth partner to our clients, we close the gaps between strategic ambition, tech implementation, and operational excellence.  

Our multidisciplinary teams enable organisations to de-risk strategy and accelerate time to value – in a business environment that’s fluid, data-empowered, and collaborative.  

Together, we deliver innovation, software, and hardware initiatives in complex and regulated areas – across diverse industries and ecosystems.

Zühlke was founded in Switzerland and is a global team of 1,900 colleagues, with multiple locations in Europe and Asia.

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Voice Technologies is an award-winning, employee-owned provider of speech recognition, digital dictation and information workflow systems.

Our mission is to help organisations in the public and private sectors to spend less time and money on creating and distributing high volumes of documents and correspondence, and more time and resources on their core services such as patient and client care.

As a Nuance Elite Partner, Voice Technologies empowers organisations to embrace AI powered speech recognition and digital dictation Dragon apps in ways that integrate with their existing systems, to generate communications such as reports, letters, notes and emails, quickly and securely.

We develop specialist apps in collaboration with the NHS that transform efficiency to free up clinical and admin resources, including the award-winning WinVoice document workflow management apps, and FormStream, simple-to-use, web-based forms for paperless documentation.

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The ABPI exists to make the UK the best place in the world to research, develop and use new medicines and vaccines. We represent companies of all sizes who invest in discovering the medicines of the future. 

Our members supply cutting edge treatments that improve and save the lives of millions of people. We work in partnership with Government and the NHS so patients can get new  treatments faster and the NHS can plan how much it spends on medicines. 

Every day, we partner with organisations in the life sciences community and beyond to  transform lives across the UK. 

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At Insource we specialise in data management solutions to the NHS. We harness the power of disparate data to drive better patient care, streamline operational efficiencies, and extract essential insights from across the hospital, health board or complete ICS.

With over 20 years’ experience we’ve dealt with acute, community, mental health, cancer, GPs, ambulance and all specialist areas.  Our revolutionary cancer tracking solution, live in NHS Highland, is bringing unified data on a patient’s full care journey, direct to the frontline clinical teams for swift care planning, next steps and smooth treatment regimens.

Our ground-breaking technology brings all the detailed pathway data, previously locked into various IT systems, into one place – despite the legacy infrastructure. This accurate single version of the truth can then be shared by clinicians and managers for system-wide care coordination, elective recovery and better patient care.

More than 60 trusts, health boards, ICSs and independent providers rely on our powerful data management solutions to enable informed trust-wide management, ICS insight and control, and partner solutions innovation.

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Orion Health is a global leader in healthcare technology with over 25 years’ experience working with national healthcare systems, authorities and regulators worldwide. Hundreds of thousands of clinicians in more than 30 countries use our healthcare information technology solutions every day to improve clinical workflow, decision-making and patient care for more than 100 million patients in our award-winning systems. We offer population health solutions across the whole health and care landscape, from data integration and care pathways to medicines management, analytics and patient engagement. Empower your health and care professionals to deliver improved outcomes and patient experience, underpinned by an integrated digital care record.

In Scotland, Orion Health is working with twelve of the fourteen regional NHS boards, as well as Golden Jubilee National Hospital. Projects include the Anticipatory Care Plan (ACP) and Medicines Management at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, The North of Scotland Care Portal and Patient Portal at Golden Jubilee National Hospital.

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InterSystems is supporting healthcare transformation around the world making the vision of connected health and care a reality.  We enable every care provider in every care setting secure access to a shared electronic health and care record for each patient, giving them all available information to help them make quicker and safer decisions. 

Creating an environment that enables informed patient engagement and facilitates easier access to services. Where you’re not only capturing and sharing information, but you’re able to immediately understand and act on that information through embedded analytics and decision support. Over 110 NHS Trusts and Boards are using InterSystems Technology to connect and share information between disparate clinical systems, we know connected care is improved care.

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Imprivata is the digital identity company for life- and mission-critical industries, redefining how organizations solve complex workflow, security, and compliance challenges with solutions that protect critical data and applications without workflow disruption. 

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Cambric provides powerful, flexible and intuitive healthcare software solutions that deliver critical patient information to the clinician and health care professional at the point of care whether on the ward, in the clinic, or in the community.

Cambric has been working with the NHS health boards and trusts for over 25 years, where the company’s collaborative approach and close working relationship with clients means it can provide trusted support and consultancy services to ensure that healthcare organisations achieve maximum benefit from Cambric solutions.

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Research and science is at the heart of ieso; we learn from our data to develop digital capabilities that focus on patient recovery. We deliver text-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for adults with depression and anxiety disorders. We have treated over 130,000 adults in the NHS and delivered over 700,000 therapy hours with excellent patient outcomes and experience.