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Thank you to everyone who stood, campaigned and voted in the elections for techUK’s Health and Social Care Council. As we head to 2018 the Council welcomes four new members and three returning members who were successfully elected. Take a look at our 2018 Council here.

It was great to speak to many of you last month as we hosted our fourth Health and Social Care Industry Dinner with stellar speeches from Matthew Swindells, Lord O'Shaughnessy, and Prof. Rachel Dunscombe. A big thanks to sponsors TPP and UK Cloud.

Together with NHS Digital we completed our celebrations of one year of working together in partnership - read more about our achievements and priorities for 2018. The partnership recently hosted two events on Building a Better Digital Experience for Patients, and launched the Pharmacy and Medicines IT Forum.

Before the year closes out we still have two events to look forward to: Cyber Security in the Health and Medical Research Charity Sector and our now full to the brim event on Future Developments in Global Digital Exemplars.

techUK News, Views, and Opportunities

Technology can Transform the NHS
If you missed our Health and Social Care Dinner, you can read about it here. The fourth annual techUK Health and Social Care Industry Dinner took place recently in London. The packed event was attended by techUK members and friends, a range of senior NHS Digital and NHS England colleagues, and other NHS stakeholders.

New Pharmacy and Medicines IT Forum Launched
techUK and NHS Digital launched the Pharmacy and Medicines IT forum. At a busy inaugural session - attended by representatives of Pharmacies, IT suppliers and DH and NHS stakeholders - the team at NHS Digital outlined their plans for further digitisation of the medicines and prescribing arena.

Council of the Future Campaign Week
The Campaign Week (27 Nov – 1 Dec) highlighted what the future of local public services will look like in a digital age #CounciloftheFuture

Health and Social Care Opportunities

NHS Digital Security Operations Centre Procurement Now Live
NHS Digital has now started work on procuring their Security Operations Centre to expand their current service offering. They have released the first stage of this procurement in the form of a Selection Questionnaire (SQ) through eSourcing.
The deadline for submission is Wednesday 20 December 2017.

Kings Fund Event: Sharing Health and Care Records
13 December 2017, Leeds, 15% Discount for techUK Members
This conference, hosted by The King’s Fund, explores the different models that have been developed over the past few years and provides you with the opportunity to learn how local areas are overcoming these challenges.

NHS England Invitation to take part in The ACS and STP Development Partner Framework
NHS England invites you to register to take part in the forthcoming ACS & STP Development Partner Framework to give commissioners and providers access to Population Health Management support. To register and find out more, visit
The framework is planned for launch on 15 December 2017 to allow suppliers to apply for accreditation and will be open for use by ACSs and STPs from early next financial year 2018/19.

International Opportunities in India
Calling on the best British digital healthcare innovators to take part in the Healthcare innovation mission to India 4 – 8 February 2018.
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the UK’s National Health Service, Healthcare UK, Department for International Trade and NHS Digital will be taking a trade mission of the most innovative healthcare providers and suppliers in the NHS to India.
The DIT invites expressions of interest from NHS and private sector organisations with an innovative offer in healthcare. The closing date for expression of interest is 13 December.


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