Keynote Theatre

HETT North card for Richard Stubbs

3:00pm – 3:40pm Richard Stubbs, Vice Chair of the AHSN Network and Chief Executive Officer of Yorkshire and Humber AHSN is chairing the ‘Levelling Up Digital Healthcare for a Strengthened Approach to Delivery in the NHS’ session.

Hear from Henrietta Mbeah-Bankas, Head of Blended Learning and Digital Learning and Development Lead from Health Education England and Sonia Patel, System CIO & Director of Levelling Up from NHS England.

The session will discuss:

  • Driving projects that are well led: What steps you should be taking to achieve this?
  • What are our failings and triumphs that have led us to this point?
  • How to effectively disseminate resources and back with robust policy to allow struggling areas and organisations to deliver health and care effectively
  • Ensuring baseline infrastructure is prioritised and funded appropriately across the different regions and ICS’s
  • Supporting the digital transformation of healthcare with a workforce initiative that enables current staff to level-up their digital skills and also attract and retain new talent.

Digital Maturity Forum Theatre

HETT North card on Scaling RPA Solutions

11:00am – 11:40am Masood Ahmed Chief Digital Officer, West Midlands AHSN is chairing the Scaling RPA Solutions: Building a Future Proofed BAU Approach to Automation session.

He will be joined by Stephen Lynn, Associate Director, AHSN North East North Cumbria.

This session will discuss:

  • Bringing together a multidisciplinary team to ensure that the right resources and capabilities are available for RPA implementation
  • Using business intelligence to identify areas of most impact that RPA can be utilised for as well as areas best handled by other tools
  • Increasing productivity within admin processes to release time to care for clinical staff and time to problem solve for support staff
  • Fulfilling the technical and compliance requirements for choosing the right tools
  • Ensuring an effective end-to-end lifecycle from programme to a ‘business as usual’ service
  • Building an effective RPA implementation plan to reduce service disruption and realise benefits in the short term as well as long-term
  • Successfully sustaining RPA adoption as new processes and pathways enter patient journeys
  • Achieving improved clinical efficiency and process integration
  • Collaborating, sharing and repurposing solutions across trusts
  • Outpatients, referrals, reducing admin
  • Opportunities to improve on HR efficiencies
  • Primary care – improving efficiency to free up clinical time
  • Why ICSs are in a perfect position to scale – aligning on common strategy

1:50pm – 2:40pm Masood Ahmed Chief Digital Officer, West Midlands AHSN is chairing The Future of Remote Care session.


He will be joined by Jenni West, Associate Director of Digital Change – Innovation Agency North West Coast.

This session will discuss:

  • Scaling digitally enabled healthcare at home for people with long term conditions
  • Accelerating the deployment of innovative digital technologies to enable healthcare to be delivered to people at home
  • Using data to adapt approaches that support more effective deployment of new technologies
  • Optimising the experience of both patient and clinicians by understanding how people access the tools
  • Ensuring that remote care is effective and person centred by deploying the right skills and strategies
  • Addressing potential safeguarding needs of patients which may arise from remote consulting
  • How can the next generation of digital tools help evolve remote care further?
  • How digital technology is enabling prevention through remote monitoring and diagnostics
  • How to embed virtual wards developed during the pandemic
  • Interoperability requirements and the patient journey; focusing on patient not the condition

HETT North placement card for Bradley Quinns session

4:00pm – 4:30pm Bradley Quinn, Associate Director of Insight of Health Innovation Manchester will be joining the Insights from Greater Manchester – How We Use Data from Our Longitudinal Record to Accelerate Innovation session.

Bradley will be joined by Matthew Hennessey, Chief Intelligence and Analytics Officer, NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care and Claire MacDonald, Head of Clinical Data Science Unit Delivery, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

This session will discuss:

  • Linking data sets together to deliver longitudinal record, and moving towards insights and intelligence
  • Building public trust in use of data through the use of a secure data environment
  • Utilising data to support translational research – moving innovation from discovery, through development, and deployment
  • How GM supports economic Growth and levelling up with the life sciences sector
  • Driving genuine interventions that are solving the greatest needs through pathway redesign and service evaluation to address inequalities through population health management

Read the agenda to find out more about HETT North 2023, and register for the event for free.