Health & Social Care Newsletter | New NHSX Chief addresses suppliers

On Monday 10 June we hosted NHSX CEO Matthew Gould and CDO Tara Donnelly; along with Matt Hancock’s Chief Technology Advisor Hadley Beeman. At a plenary session and breakouts 100 tech companies gave their views on the policy changes needed to make the UK the destination of choice for health tech innovators; feeding into NHSX’s early priorities. 

We are following up with a similar SME-focused event with NHSX on 4 July. It’s the first of six healthtech events we’re hosting in July – see the full list and book your place here.  

Elsewhere - in Parliament to be precise - I was interested to see the likelihood of a Health and Social Care Bill 2020 move a step closer, as the Commons Select Committee gave qualified support to NHS England’s proposals for legislative changes. The committee is cross-party, but a shift in the parliamentary arithmetic still seems a likely prerequisite to a bill coming to the floor of the House.   

Finally, bookings for techUK’s Annual Dinner are still open but spaces are limited. Taking place on 10 July, we will be joined by senior leaders from DHSC, NHSE, NHSD, NHSX, PHE, NHS Trusts and a whole host of other public sector tech bodies. Get in touch if you’d like more info.  


Ben Moody
Head of Health and Social Care, techUK
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#HealthtechUK opportunities and events

4 July - Digital innovators: NHSX launch event 
NHSX launch event for digital and tech developers, start-ups, SMEs and innovators in industry.

8 July - Fostering the public sector ecosystem
This event aims to offer companies the opportunity to network and find potential business partners. 

15 July - Digital Medicines interoperability workshop

You're invited to join techUK, NHS Digital, NHS England & PRSB at a medicines interoperability workshop.


18 July - Digital Maternity interoperability workshop

NHS Digital and techUK would like to invite maternity system suppliers to our digital maternity workshop. 

18 July - The impact of Full Fibre Broadband on the health sector 
Openreach is hosting a roundtable about full fibre broadband in the health sector. Places are limited so places are on a first come first served basis. Please contact if you'd like to register. 

19 July - Wound Care Strategy industry engagement event
This event is to update key industry partners on the development of the national wound care strategy. 

18 September - Building the Smarter State
Register to attend our flagship conference. This leading public sector event will include dynamic breakouts showcasing latest innovations and exploring the art of the possible. 

25 September - Securing Connected Devices in Healthcare
This session will explore different ways healthcare professionals can utilise the benefits of IoT.

#HealthtechUK news and events from stakeholders

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Healthcare: Trade Mission to India 
The Department for International Trade (DIT) and Healthcare UK invite the best of British healthcare innovators in Artificial Intelligence and Smart Diagnostics, to join the AI- focussed trade mission to India in December. Please send expressions of interest from organisations with an innovative offer in healthcare. If you would like further information, please contact by Friday 13 September 2019. 

NHS England’s HSS Framework Refresh 
techUK has been working with NHS England to support the strategic development of the Health Systems Support Framework (HSSF) since its inception. The HSSF team will be at The Healthcare Show on 26 & 27 June at the ExCel, London and would like to offer discount codes to suppliers accredited on the HSSF or those looking to gain accreditation at HSSF Refresh later this year. General discounted tickets will be £500 + vat per ticket, for micro SME’s (under 20 employees) tickets will be £200 + vat. Contact for the discount code.

Other news from techUK 

techUK Podcast
Following the recent release of techUK’s report, Collaboration for public safety outcomes, this podcast explores the role of technology in facilitating collaboration for local public service delivery, and calls on the police tech supplier community to get involved in techUK’s interoperability for policing initiative. We speak to Georgina Maratheftis, Head of Local Government, May-N Leow, Head of Digital Delivery at Southwark Council and Mark Goossens, Chair of the techUK Interoperability for Policing Initiative. 

Listen to Episode 9: Collaboration for public services here.


19 September - Winning with DOS
24 SeptemberAn introduction to the NHS and technology
10 October - Understanding and engaging with Government
27 November - An introduction to the NHS and technology

  • Ben Moody

    Ben Moody

    Associate Director | Health and Local Public Services
    T 020 7331 2048

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