Health & Social Care Newsletter | Manifesto for Matt | Festive Drinks

It's been a busy month at techUK and it was great to see more than 250 people from across the healthtech community at our Industry Dinner and report launch on 14 November. Thanks to everyone who came along, we hope you enjoyed the evening.

Keynote speaker and Health Secretary Matt Hancock welcomed our “relentless focus on the future of healthcare” and reiterated his commitment to work with us to “cement the UK’s status as the home of HealthTech." You can read the "Manifesto to Matt" we launched on the evening here and we will be working with DHSC and other public bodies to make the recommendations a reality.

We would like to thank all of the public bodies that supported the event and our sponsors UK Cloud Health and Intersystems, for the event would not be possible without them.

At the start of the month we held a Supplier Development Workshop for more than 60 companies seeking to get onto the Health Systems Support Framework. We'll be repeating the event in the new year so watch this space.

We have three joint events with NHS Digital before Christmas (details below) and you can also join us for festive drinks on 5 December and a conversation with former Health Minister Nicola Blackwood, Dr Sam Shah from NHS England, and Cleveland Henry of UK Cloud.

Finally, please remember to vote for the techUK members you'd like to see on our Council. Voting closes on 30 November and only one set of votes per member company will be counted.

Until next time,


Ben Moody
Head of Health and Social Care, techUK
T (0)20 7331 2048 | E

#HSCtechUK news 

techUK publishes 'Manifesto for Matt'
New report sets out measures to fast-track digitisation of health and care.

How can 5G transform Health and Social Care Services?
Presentations from the event held in Liverpool in October.

NHS seeks to end 'Postcode Lottery' for innovative glucose technology
Case highlights need to reform access to technology for NHS patients.

techUK welcomes Health Secretary's renewed focus on prevention
A new 'Prevention is better than cure: our vision to help you live well for longer' is launched by DHSC.

Learning lessons - why co-production is the 'secret sauce'
Guest blog: techUK Council Member David Hancock reflects on the Health Secretary's vision for health and care.

#HSCtechUK events

29 November - Digital Maternity Interoperability Workshop
4 December - NHS App event - continuing the conversation (Liverpool)
5 December - techUK Health and Social Care Members' Festive Drinks
6 December - NHS App event - continuing the conversation (London)


Opportunities from friends and stakeholders

CERN Knowledge Exchange Workshop
30 January 2019
CERN is a world-leading centre of physics and engineering excellence that develops and operates some of the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments. The CERN Knowledge Exchange workshop will provide a unique and interactive platform to discuss your ideas directly with CERN experts, as well as to learn more about opportunities for collaboration with STFC and CERN, through the STFC CERN Business Incubation Centre (BIC), based in the UK. 
Register your interest here. (Closing date 11 December)

techUK Introductory Evening
4 December 2018
We invite you to join us for an introductory evening, where we will tell you more about techUK, how we work and how you, as a member, can access our many member benefits and services.


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    Ben Moody

    Associate Director | Health and Local Public Services
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