Health and Social Care Newsletter | Summer Holidays, Winter Crises, and Dinner

I hope you're enjoying the summer so far and have managed to get away for a short while. In recent weeks, techUK hosted a Cyber Security for Health Session in Aftermath of Wannacry Attacks, a Social Care Supplier Briefing with NHS Digital, and a Q&A with NHS England CCIO, Keith McNeil.

Over the next couple of months we will be researching our forthcoming paper on how tech can help to avoid the Winter Crisis so please get in touch if you'd like to help shape the paper.

We've also been working with Government to publicise a number of funding opportunities and there are plenty of other opportunities to get involved in some of our work so please read on.

And finally, save the date for the Annual Health and Social Care Dinner taking place on 15 November in London. More details will arrive in your inboxes soon.

techUK News, Views, and Opportunities


European Commission Consultation – Health and Care in the Digital Single Market
techUK is responding to the European Commission's public consultation on Health and Care in the Digital Single Market. If you are interested in contributing to this response, please contact Kate Francis.

How Deep Should SNOMED CT Go?
Paul Cooper, Vice Chair of techUK's Health and Social Care Council discusses the remit of SNOMED CT in this guest blog.

Winter Crisis at EHI Live
techUK will launch a paper on how tech can help to avoid the Winter Crisis at EHI Live on 1 November. If you'd like to input into the paper please get in touch.

Medical Device Companies and Interoperability
We would like to start a conversation with medical device suppliers on interoperability and end-to-end integration of health data. If you are interested in participating, please get in touch.

Call for Exhibitors – UK Health Show 2017
Taking place on 27 September at Olympia London, Cyber Security in Healthcare (CSIH) and Healthcare Efficiency through Technology (HETT) provide a unique platform for cutting-edge industry suppliers to meet with professionals coming from NHS Trusts and CCGs. techUK members have access to discount on all exhibition and sponsorship packages.

Health and Social Care Opportunities


Industrial Challenge Fund – Healthy Ageing Challenge
Innovate UK is scoping out future opportunities under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund – Healthy Ageing Challenge. They are looking to make immediate contact with organisations (both larger corporations and SMEs) with an interest in AI, big data, care provision, digital, design, consumer and business models from the fields of robotics, care provision, finance & insurance, home (living environment), workplace, mobility, and nutrition. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact

First Round of Digital Health Technology Catalyst Funding Confirmed
Following on from the recent announcement of funds on the back of the Accelerated Access Review, Innovate UK has confirmed details of an £8M fund to help SMEs develop new digital technology solutions to healthcare challenges.

Read INTEROPen's First Newsletter
INTEROPen is an open collaboration of individuals, industry, standards organisations and health and care providers, who have agreed to work together to accelerate the development of open standards for interoperability in the health and social care sector.

NHS Digital – National Data Service Development Programme
Thank you to those of you who took part in the National Data Service Development Programme – Market engagement for the De-identification project. You can read more about the next steps following the consultation on the Industry Platform. You will need to register the first time you use the platform.


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