EHI Live 2017, from top left: the entrance hall, Fatima Paruk from Allscripts, Highland Marketing mini-cows, Will Smart from NHS England, the EHI Awards winners, Rob Shaw from NHS Digital.

EHI Live 2017: tackling damp or papering over cracks?

The annual two-day conference and exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham heard a lot about national IT strategy and a lot about local initiatives. What it didn’t hear was how they are going to join up. Lyn Whitfield reports. NHS chief information officer Will Smart outlined four challenges for healthcare IT in England in his […]

Three top stories from this year’s UK Health Show

The UK Health Show took place at Olympia London on 27 September. Lyn Whitfield reports on three key stories from the commissioning, technology and cyber-security events; and the very latest on sustainability and transformation partnerships, the global digital exemplar programme, and new data privacy legislation. STPs evolve in uncertain legislative climate What is the future […]

Manchester Central, venue for Expo17NHS

Expo 2017: Tech, drugs and rock and roll

The annual Health and Care Innovation Expo took place in Manchester from 11-12 September. Lyn Whitfield from Highland Marketing reports on the key speeches and announcements, as the NHS gears up for a tough winter Visitors to the Health and Care Expo in Manchester could be in no doubt that winter is coming. As they […]

Matthew Swindells from NHS England speaks at Expo17NHS

Expo 2017: Six highlights 

The annual Health and Care Expo took place in Manchester from 11-12 September. Highland Marketing picks out the six ‘must know’ take-outs from the show. NHS Digital Academy launchedThe Health and Social Care Expo opened with the official launch of the NHS Digital Academy, which was one of the key proposals to emerge from US […]

The Brexit panel discusses leaving the EU at Confed17.


The NHS Confederation held its annual conference in Liverpool last week. Lyn Whitfield gives a flavour of the event, and where it leaves the NHS as it finalises funding plans, gets ready for Brexit, and starts the third year of the Five Year Forward View. The NHS Confederation’s annual conference in Liverpool was sandwiched between […]

Beverley Bryant, NHS Digital’s director of digital transformation, outlines its current programmes at e-Health Week 2017.

Eight highlights from e-Health Week 2017

E-Health Week 2017 took place at London’s Olympia from 3-4 May. There were keynote speeches, presentations from the global digital exemplars, and a very loud flashmob out on the exhibition floor. Lyn Whitfield picks out eight highlights and take-homes.  Two very different speeches: Matthew Swindells, NHS England national director for commissioning, operations and information: Swindells […]

e-Health Week 2017

With civil servants in purdah for the general election on 8 June, e-Health Week 2017 might have been quiet. However, the keynote speakers still found plenty to say, not least about the next steps for the NHS global digital exemplar programme. Lyn Whitfield reports. With a general election called for 8 June, the UK’s civil […]

EHI Live 2016

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UK eHealth Week 2016: no big bangs but lots of behaviour

UK eHealth Week 2016 did not offer much in terms of big announcements, but what it lacked on this front it made up in terms of interesting conversation. Dame Fiona announced that she could not announce anything about her review on patient data sharing. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) used the show […]

NHS Expo 2015

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