• Summer schools 2018
    19 July 2018 - 20 July 2018
    09:00 - 17:00
Price Qty
Standard 2 day CCIO package - for all past CCIO attendees £300.00 (GBP)*  
Standard 2 day CIO package - for all past CIO attendees £300.00 (GBP)*  
Standard 2 day CNIO - package free for all nurses and AHPs £0.00 (GBP)  
First time CIO attendee 2 day package (application to attend) £0.00 (GBP)  
First time CCIO attendee 2 day package (application to attend) £0.00 (GBP)  
First time future digital leader attendee 2 day package (application to attend) £0.00 (GBP)  

* price includes taxes

  • “I really enjoyed my time at the Summer Schools. The energy and collaboration was intense, and produced great ideas.” – CCIO Networks member

    Digital Health Summer Schools have become firmly established as the essential digital health leadership event of the year, focused on collaboration, practical best practice sessions and site visits and essential knowledge exchange.

    Attended by over 400 digital NHS leaders from across the UK and Irish health and care systems, the three, two-day residential Summer Schools will have both dedicated tracks and share site visits, a networking dinner and interactive workshops. Together they will provide a unique environment to network and collaborate and is the year’s most important gathering of NHS IT leaders.

      • Chief Clinical Information Officer Summer School (sixth edition)
      • Health Clinical Information Officer Summer School, (fifth edition)
      • Chief Nursing Officer and Allied Health Professionals Summer School (second edition)

    If you want to learn from your peers, help shape the future direction of NHS IT and it’s networking and develops personally as a digital health leader, register now to attend the key event of 2018.

    Summer schools nursing and Allied Health Professional first timers can attend for free of charge.

    Event details

    Venue: Birmingham University, The Great Hall, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
    Date: 18-20 July 2018
    Audience: The Summer Schools are exclusive to members of the CCIO/CIO and CNIO Networks. If you are a Health CIO, CCIO or CNIO looking to learn more about your field of expertise, are interested in meeting national NHS IT leaders from organisations such as NHS Digital and NHS England, this is the event for you.

    “I have received such positive feedback from the Irish contingent” – CNIO Networks member


    Summer Schools overview

    18 July 2017

    09:00 – 17:00

    NHS Hack Day – The Summer Schools Hack Day will bring current NHS digital leaders and their development teams together with digital health innovators and disruptors to test and prove new ideas, develop working prototypes and create solutions to some of the NHS’ most pressing issues.

    Projects developed at the Hackday will be presented back on day one of the main Summer Schools and delegates will have a chance to meet the teams.

    We’re encouraging CCIOs, CIOs and CNIOs & AHPs to sign-up and bring their development teams with them and come and take part in helping to disrupt the future of digital health. To register your interest click here.

    19:00 – 22:00 – Pre-conference welcome social and orientation

    We want to make sure that the Summer Schools are a great experience for all attendees, both past and new attendees. Join the Digital Health team for our pre-conference networking and orientation session. Get to know the people you will be spending the next few days with and learn what the summer schools are all about.

    19 July 2018 – Summer Schools, day one and networking dinner

    The Summer Schools kick off with introductions, keynote presentations, dedicated CCIO, CIO, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals session streams and networking opportunities. These will be followed by an afternoon choice a series if site visits to one of Birmingham’s surrounding NHS trusts or collaboration sessions.

    We then meet back at the university to unwind for a 3 course networking dinner, preceded by welcome drinks.

    For 2018 we’ll also be launching the new CCIO/CIO/CNIO & AHP Network Awards and Hack Day presentations.

    20 July 2018 – Summer Schools, day two

    Day two sees the focus shift to collaboration and best practice sessions from network members, including the infamous quick fire 6 in 60 sessions, helping you get to the heart of what matters to you.

  • Draft programme

    The full programme will be available in due courses, below is an overview.

    18 July 2018

    09:00 – 17:00 –  NHS Hack Day

    To register your interest, please click here

    19:00 – 20:00 – Pre-conference welcome drinks and orientation

    Venue location and timings tbc

    July 2018 – Summer Schools day one and evening meal

    • Plenary Sessions
    • Workshops
    • Collaborathon
    • Site visit x 4
    • Networking drinks, then dinner and awards (with entertainment to follow)

    20 July 2018 – Summer Schools day two

    • Plenary sessions
    • Workshops
    • 6 in 60
    • Afternoon ice cream break

  • Speakers

    To be announced

     “Thank you for organising such a fantastic event, it was so well organised your team made it look effortless which in itself is an achievement. I look forward to next year’s event.” CIO Networks member


  • Prices

    Standard 2 day CCIO package – for all past CCIO attendees £300.00 (GBP inc VAT)

    Standard 2 day  CIO package – for all past CIO attendees £300.00 (GBP inc VAT)

    Standard 2 day CNIO – package free for all nurses and AHPs – £0.00 (places are limited)

    First time CIO attendee 2 day package (application to attend) – £0.00 (places are limited)

    First time CCIO attendee 2 day package (application to attend) – £0.00 (places are limited)

    First time future digital leader attendee 2 day package (application to attend) – £0.00 (places are limited)

    Full 2 Day summer Schools package includes

    • Access to the conference 19th & 20th July
    • 3 course meal 19th March
    • Overnight accommodation on the 19th March
    • Breakfast


    The price does not include the Hack Day which is free to attend. To register your interest for the Hack Day click here

    Apply for a free speaker place:

    If you have an idea for a workshop or want to deliver a quick fire six in sixty presentations at the Summer Schools during the event and would like the opportunity to share it, please email georgia@digitalhealth.net with the session title and an overview. We will then be in touch to let you know if we would like to showcase your work.

  • Accommodation

    Full 2 Day summer Schools package includes

    • Overnight accommodation on the 19th March in the university student accommodation
    • Breakfast

    Rooms are available as single occupancy, with en-suite shower facilities. You will be housed in one of the 3 accommodation blocks, all within a 25-minute walking distance to the main University venue. Details of exact buildings etc will be sent upon receipt of the booking.

    If you will be arriving on the 18th July and require accommodation, please click here to book directly with the University of Birmingham. If you book the extra night, you will keep the same room for the duration of your stay.

  • Sponsors

    “Summer Schools is an ideal opportunity to relax with and get to know our customers better in a collegiate atmosphere. We learn their challenges, their affiliations, their language all of which helps us to refine our solutions for them and get closer to solving their business problems.”
    Simon Wallace, CCIO, Nuance

    The Summer schools brings together a diverse mix of Health CIO, CCIO, CNIOs and AHPs looking to learn more about techniques and tools in qualitative digital health technologies. We put you in front of national NHS IT leaders and top decision makers from organisations such as NHS Digital and NHS England.

    Our audience is interested in hearing from, and collaborating with sponsors that offer insights into the latest developments in NHS technologies that will shed light on new innovations, shaping how they work now and in the future.

    Digital Health events enable our members to exchange best practice, ideas and collaborate to more effectively implement digital strategies that meet the challenges of improving quality, efficiency and productivity within the NHS.  Our events are designed with our members at the heart, which means they value the experience we provide. Our sponsors reflect our values, providing impactful, motivational exchanges.

    To find out more about our sponsorship opportunities please contact sales@digitalhealth.net

  • Location


    Birmingham University, The Great Hall, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

    Arriving by car:

    Please programme your satnav for postcode B15 2TS


    Please drive to the University East Gate on the Edgbaston Park Road to arrive at the Chancellors Court. Complimentary parking permits can be provided on the day.

    Alternatively, the North East Car Park (access via Pritchatts Road) satnav Postcode B15 2SA. 5-8 hours parking is £6.00, During evenings and at weekends, free parking is also available in the car parks and bays around the University, accessible via the University’s East Gate (off Edgbaston Park Road).

    There are plenty of parking bays for disabled visitors. Please contact a member of the team for any other special requirements or for any questions regarding travelling to your event.

    Arriving by train:

    The University is the only UK university to have its own railway station on campus, known as ‘University Station’. University Station is only two stops from Birmingham New Street and the journey between the University and Birmingham New Street takes approximately eight minutes.

    For all timetable information visit National Rail Enquiries. 

With thanks to our sponsors:

Summer School Sponsors - IMS MAXIMS, Nuance, System C, Atos, Accenture