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It has been a challenging year for the health and care sector, but the response to the Covid-19 pandemic has shown how technological innovation can bring about substantial improvement in efficiency of care. Register for this free online event to learn about the proven benefits that technological solutions offer to complex problems, transforming the quality of care and patient experience for greater numbers of people.

Using the orthopaedic pathway in Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust as a case study, we explored in depth how the adoption and integration of technology can help NHS trusts deliver on elective surgeries that were postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Catch up on demand to hear about:

  • concrete examples of how technology can optimise capacity and patient flow within care pathways, examining the outcomes for various aspects of the patient’s journey
  • the role of tech solutions in transforming the day-to-day workload of clinicians, managers and front-line staff
  • how technology can be a catalyst for personalising care and improving patient experience.
 

Presenters

Gbemi Babalola

Gbemi Babalola

Senior Analyst, The King's Fund

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Gbemi Babalola is a senior analyst in the policy team, currently on a secondment from the Department of Health and Social Care. Gbemi supports a variety of research projects mainly through quantitative analysis and effective communication of complex data. Work areas include social care and NHS performance in the acute sector.

Before joining the Fund, Gbemi worked as an economist at the Department of Health and Social Care, working on various projects including workforce modelling and the relationship between work and health. She has an MSc in Health Economics, specialising in economic evaluation, and previous experience working for NHS England.
Mandy Griffin

Mandy Griffin

Managing Director, The Health Informatics Service (THIS), Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

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Mandy is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and managing director of digital health, responsible for the provision of information management and technology at the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT). She is also the Managing Director of the Health Informatics Service, hosted by CHFT, which provides IT services to other care organisations across the NHS. Her work in delivering Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust's digital strategy saw her named CIO of the Year at the Digital Health Awards 2019.
Nikki Stubbs

Nikki Stubbs

Professional Lead for Nursing, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

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Nikki has over 30 years’ experience working in community care and received the Queens Nurse Award in 2019. She is a Trustee of the Tissue Viability Society and now works as Clinical Project Lead, developing an integrated wound service at Leeds Community Healthcare Trust. The service delivers around 350 appointments per week and supports all patients cared for by community practitioners, including Neighbourhood Teams across Leeds.
Graham Walsh

Graham Walsh

Chief Clinical Information Officer and Consultant Knee Surgeon, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

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Graham is the Chief Clinical Information Officer and Consultant Knee Surgeon at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, which has risen to become one of the most digitally enabled trusts in the UK and most recently a Digital Aspirant trust.

His interest in improving the patient experience and outcomes led him to develop an award-winning day case knee arthroplasty pathway. This was further enhanced with digital technology using patient pathways and wearables to improve outcomes.
Harriet Buck

Harriet Buck

Strategic Partnership Manager, B. Braun

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Harriet is a Strategic Partnership Manager at B. Braun. She is responsible for developing strategic partnership models with hospitals to address system challenges. With over 8 years' experience in Orthopaedics, she is responsible for the Orthopaedic Pathway utilising remote monitoring to improve the service delivered to patients.

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