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Calling all health and technology innovators! Would you like to improve your understanding of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs)? Are you keen to adapt your innovation to this evolving landscape?

On 22 March 2023, the South West AHSN, along with Kent Surrey Sussex; West of England and Wessex AHSNs, are hosting the AHSN Network’s flagship Bridging the Gap Event at Sandy Park Conference and Events Centre, in Exeter.

The event is specifically tailored to health and technology innovators and will help you to:

  • Understand how Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) are structured and operate.
  • Gain knowledge of the challenges facing ICSs and examine what they want and need from the innovation community.
  • Improve your understanding of how health and technology innovators can work with ICSs and the ways in which innovation can help to drive improvement across health and care systems.
  • Learn from the experience of other innovators and hear examples of best practice when it comes to working with ICSs.
  • Network and connect with peers and colleagues from across the health-tech innovation sphere, and health and care systems.
  • Understand the support available to health and technology innovators via the wider AHSN Network.

Alongside keynote speakers, panel sessions, and an exhibitor zone, the event will also provide attendees with the opportunity to take part in a 1:1 mentoring session with industry experts from across the AHSN Network, subject to availability.

Lunch and refreshments will also be provided. This event will be free of charge.

Confirmed Speakers and Panellists

We have confirmed some fantastic keynote speakers and more details will follow soon.

We will also be hosting two panels: the first will be a chance for delegates to ask successful innovators about their experience working with the ICSs; and the second an opportunity to ask ICS leaders questions themselves. We have speakers confirmed from a senior level in local ICSs, as well as innovators who have successfully adapted their innovation to fit the ICS landscape.

Confirmed Workshops

We will also be hosting a series of workshops throughout the day. Topics include:

  • How to develop a business case within the context of an ICS landscape
  • How to build an evaluation framework to support real world evaluation across an ICS
  • Developing a budget impact model – what, why and how?
  • Digital health
  • Health Inequalities
  • How and Why Net 0 are important credentials for your offer.

Register to attend the event today. More details on how to sign up for workshops and 1:1 mentoring sessions will be circulated soon.