Covid-19 has transformed the delivery of health care services, bringing about unprecedented change in very little time. Changes that were thought to require years of careful planning happened in many cases overnight, with technology proving to be a key factor in supporting patients and staff in the delivery of care.

In this event we are bringing together top experts from the NHS and other parts of the digital health system to discuss the lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic. From the benefits of emergency data gathering in order to work on new treatments, to the transfer of primary care services online, Covid-19 has been the catalyst bringing about the long-discussed digital revolution. With almost every part of the system shaken by Covid-19, was all digital change positive and what are the challenges still left to tackle?

Join us to hear the views of NHS and industry leaders who played a central role in bringing about the new digital reality for health care. We will explore how they managed to adapt to the pressing needs of the pandemic, which cutting-edge innovative solutions they wish to retain as the system returns to ‘normal’ and what problems this speedy digital transformation has created.

Monday 02nd Nov 09:30 - 10:30 Session one: The digital future of the NHS
11:00 - 11:45 Session two: Seize the moment - an opportunity for real change with technology at the heart
12:15 - 13:15 Session three: The empowered patient for the digital future
Tuesday 03rd Nov 09:30 - 10:30 Session four: Trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI) for the digital transformation of health services
11:00 - 12:00 Session five: The OpenSafely collaborative: the future of electronic health record research
Wednesday 04th Nov 09:30 - 10:30 Session six: Lessons from NHS going digital during Covid-19 crisis
11:00 - 12:00 Session seven: Preparing staff for the digital age
12:30 - 13:15 Session eight: details to be announced soon
Thursday 05th Nov 09:30 - 10:30 Session nine: details to be announced soon
11:00 - 12:00 Session ten: Health in the bigger picture of digital


  • Sarah Wilkinson, Chief Executive, NHS Digital
  • Matthew Gould, Chief Executive, NHSX
  • Ivan Beckley, Student Doctor, and Clinical Entrepreneur, NHS England
  • Madeleine Starr MBE, Director of Business Development and Innovation, Carers UK
  • Dr Amitava Banerjee, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Institute of Health Informatics, University College London
  • Loubna Bouarfa, Chief Executive and founder, OKRA Technologies, and member, High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence
  • Ivana Bartoletti, Technical Director, Privacy, Deloitte
  • Dr Matt Wilson, Chief Executive and founder, u-Med, and Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow, NHS England
  • Matthew Campbell-Hill, Non-Executive Director, Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
  • Henrietta Mbeah-Bankas, Head of Blended Learning and Digital Literacy project Lead, Health Education England


Please note, there is a £20 surcharge to cover the cost of processing invoices. This is an addition to the ticket price and will be added to your invoice. There is no charge for paying by debit or credit card.

Public sector, charity or university – £135 + VAT

Student tickets
If you are a student in full-time education, please email us for a promotional code, with a photograph of your valid student ID. Student tickets are £45+VAT.

Bursary tickets
We offer a number of free bursary places for patients and carers. These places are limited to maintain a balance of voices in the room between patients, service users, carers, and health and care professionals. To apply for a bursary place please email us a short paragraph explaining why you wish to attend.