#HealthtechUK update - Health and Social Care member survey

Dear members,

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, collaboration between health and care providers and the technology industry has never been more important.

To help guide our work, this month, the techUK Health and Social Care team is running a short survey to identify the priorities of our members. This will help shape our efforts to further support the healthtech community throughout the UK during these times.

Your views are important to us, therefore we would appreciate it if you could spare a few minutes to complete it. None of your individual answers will be shared outside of the techUK team. The survey, which can be accessed here, will remain open until midnight 15 June.

In the meantime, please find below a list of events the Health and Social Care team will be organising over the next couple of months, where you will be able to join your peers and explore the latest opportunities and challenges in our industry, and raise any questions that you may have for further discussion.

Learning from others: How Sweden is digitising healthcare – 16 June 12:30 – 13:30

Hear from the architect behind the country’s national strategy, Patrik Sundström, Head of Digital Health at the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, who will be joined by Will Smart, DXC Technology Director of Client Engagement, Healthcare and Life Sciences, former Chief Information Officer for Health and Care in England

Cross-industry collaboration in the COVID-19 tech response – 25 June 12:30 – 13:30

Join our panel of speakers to look at how technology providers usually associated with other industries assisted the NHS during the crisis

Digital therapeutics 101: Separating hype from reality – 30 June 12:30 – 13:30

Sign up for a DTx crash course with Dr Charlotte Lee, UK Director for mental health DTx company Big Health

Mental health technology: In conversation with Octopus Ventures’ Kamran Adle – 7 July 12:15 – 13:00

Explore the latest trends in the space in a briefing with Kamran Adle, early stage investor in Octopus Ventures’ Future of Health team

Preparing for future public health crises – 9 July 12:30 – 13:30

Contribute to a discussion with fellow members that will seek to explore what the industry could’ve done better in the response to COVID-19

AR & VR healthtech workshop – 21 July 10:00 – 11:30

Learn from leading experts in the space about the potential or AR and VR technologies in health


News and opportunities from friends and stakeholders

Welsh Government opens applications for new £150,000 funding competition 

Companies with digital solutions that can support the health service during the COVID-19 crisis have until 8 June to apply

Department of International Trade seeks to introduce COVID-related healthtech tools to local buyers 

Those interested to participate in the project have until 9 June to submit an expression of interest

DigitalHealth.London Accelerator opens applications for 2020-2021 programme

Innovators have until 5 July to submit applications to be considered for the new cohort

National COVID-19 Chest Image Database

Find out more about a new initiative established by NHSX, the British Society of Thoracic Imaging, Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust and Faculty to create a centralised UK database of chest X-Ray, CT and MRI images 


Upcoming webinars from Digital Health


techUK Academy training

  • Leontina Postelnicu

    Leontina Postelnicu

    Programme Manager | Health and Social Care
  • Tom Russell

    Tom Russell

    Programme Manager | Health and Social Care
    T 020 7331 2030

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