The AHSNs are excited to be at Confed19, which takes place at Manchester Central on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 June.

Come and meet us on stand FA2, pick up a copy of our new magazine The Innovators, see some of our work showcased in the Innovation Zone, or attend one of our sessions:

Learnings from peer approaches to NHS international commercial engagement

Thursday 20 June 9:15-10:15am

Location: Central 3&4

Chair: Richard Stubbs, CEO, Yorkshire and Humber AHSN and run by the NHS international special interest group.

This closed session provides opportunity for frank discussion and sharing with peers and colleagues the different routes to success, pitfalls along the way, key enablers, and lessons to consider in developing your own organisation’s international strategy. 

Meeting the digital workforce challenge

Thursday 20 June 9:15-10:15am

Location: Charter 3

Chair: Dr Liz Mear, Chief Executive, The Innovation Agency (AHSN for the North West Coast)

Digital technologies have the potential to transform the delivery of services. The Topol Review sets out the scale of transformation that could be made. If the NHS and care system is to turn this potential into reality the NHS needs to ensure staff can make best use of these developments. This session will share experience on how to develop a digital ready workforce in hospitals, primary care and social care settings.

Showcasing health innovation with the AHSN Network

Thursday 20 June, 1pm-2pm

Location: Digital, Technology and Innovation Theatre

Chair: Dr Séamus O’Neill, Chair of the AHSN Network

  • Atrial fibrillation programme – reducing the risk of strokes
    Dr Julia Reynolds – Associate Director of the Innovation Agency (AHSN for the North West Coast)
    Dr Quincy Chuka, GP and Clinical Lead for Long Term Conditions, NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group
  • PReCePT – protecting preterm babies from cerebral palsy
    Natasha Swinscoe, Chief Executive of the West of England AHSN
    Dr Karen Luyt, Neonatologist, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • Innovation Exchange – matching NHS challenges with industry solutions
    Tony Doyle, Managing Director, QBtech Limited
  • NHS Innovation Accelerator – accelerating the uptake of high impact innovations
    Charles MacKinnon, Healthcare Director, IEG4


See the full Confed19 programme and book tickets here.


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