• 29 April 2021
    12:30 - 14:00

Digital Health Regional Networks Events is a new monthly programme of regional best practice events for NHS IT leaders, focused on sharing digital best practice underway in a particular NHS region.

The new regional events series builds on the popularity of our Digital Responses to Covid-19 Webinar Series and best practice webinars and are designed to provide the opportunity for a wide range of NHS digital leaders to share local work and knowledge with others. The aim is to showcase and discuss best practice on digital health and data within a region of the English NHS.

Each regional event will be extended best practice webinars split into two sessions, that blend short live presentations and open discussions from Digital Health Network members with panel Q&A.

This webinar is open to NHS, public sector, charitable sectors, academics and network sponsors only. Your registration will be reviewed and you will receive confirmation of your attendance within 48 hours.

Presentation 1:

Michelle McDermottWill Wilson


  • Michelle McDermott, Programme Manager for Direct Care APIs, NHS Digital
  • Will Wilson, Software Developer and Interoperability Lead at TPP

Title: TPP and NHS Digital: Sharing perspectives on how to make interoperability work

Synopsis: TPP is the supplier of SystmOne, with deployments in over 7,000 NHS organisations, covering more than 25 different care settings. The company has been working with NHS Digital for a number of years to deliver national standards of interoperability, a concept central to the philosophy of both organisations.

The NHS response to COVID-19 has seen great progress towards interoperability, with the GP Connect programme, allowing for appointment and records sharing, having now been rolled out nationally.

So, what happens next? Join NHS Digital’s Michelle McDermott and TPP’s Will Wilson to discuss the progress that’s been made and future plans to improve the experience of staff and patients across the NHS.

Presentation 2:

Rhod Joyce, Deputy Director of Innovation Development, NHSX

Title: The Digital Technology Assessment Criteria: embedding baseline standards for procuring digital technology

Synopsis: In February, we introduced the DTAC to help give staff, patients and citizens confidence that the digital health tools they use meet our clinical safety, data protection and cyber security standards. All digital health technologies (including apps) that are being trialled, purchased, embedded into pathways, or advocated to patients need to pass the DTAC prior to or at the point of commissioning or buying these technologies. Lauren Harkins will give an overview of the DTAC, and will explain how it can be used by local teams to ensure digital health technology meets the national minimum baseline standards.

Presentation 3:

Tremaine Richard-Noel, Head of Emerging Technology at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust + Programme Director of Automation Accelerator

Title: Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and its application to achieve efficiency savings within the NHS

Synopsis: During his speech at the event Tremaine will be discussing automation and its application to achieve efficiency savings in the NHS. Tremaine will use case studies and share best practices to increase understanding of automation and the benefits it can bring to the NHS. He will discuss where automation can make the biggest difference for respective Trusts and identify key barriers and steps that can be taken to address these


Jon Hoeksma, CEO, Digital Health

Dr James Reed, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist & Chief Clinical Information Officer, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS FT

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