Richard Murray, the chief executive of the UK’s most influential health and care think tank and research organisation, has been confirmed as the opening keynote for Digital Health Summer Schools 2023.

The CEO of The King’s Fund will set the current and future context for today’s digital leaders in his opening presentation, outlining key features of the current health and care landscape and picking out the key trends behind pressures faced by the NHS.

Murray leads the charity’s work in influencing policy and practice to inspire improvements across health and care, providing him with one of the best perspectives of the top-level trends facing health and care.

He has held positions at NHS England as a chief analyst, and at the Department of Health as director of strategy, director of financial planning and chief economist.

Murray joins a stellar line-up of confirmed Summer Schools keynotes, including NHS England interim CIO John Quinn and interim CNIO Dr Natasha Phillips, as well as Dr Melanie Iles, NHS England interim CCIO and Helen Balsdon, deputy CNIO.

Birmingham session

Day two of Summer Schools features an unmissable panel session bringing Birmingham’s digital leaders together to share their progress of building a digital integrated care system over the past year.

Mandy Negra, chief delivery officer, Nick O’Reilly, director of digital, and Dr Masood Nazir, medical director from NHS Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board (ICB) will talk about their experiences, challenges and successes on developing a ‘system first’ digital strategy.

Along with Prof Daniel Ray, CTO of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s and Dr James Reed, CCIO for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health, the panel will exclusively reveal how they have removed organisational barriers to collectively tackle challenges such as digital engagement, digital oversight, business integration and financial constraints towards delivering more joined up care.

This session is ideal for current and future digital leaders looking for insights, inspiration and actionable advice from other NHS organisations to apply to their own digital integrated care plans.

Book your ticket now to attend Summer Schools at the University of Birmingham on 27-28 July for a CPD-accredited programme featuring interesting presentations, breakout sessions and NHS case studies to help further your development.