Healthtech week: How the sector is impacting the coronavirus frontline

It’s no secret that technology is playing a key role in the response to COVID-19. 

From 27 April - 1 May, we will be putting the spotlight on the initiatives launched in recent weeks to support staff, patients and citizens throughout this crisis and in its aftermath.

Join techUK's healthtech week as we present five events over the course of five days. 

27 April, techUK podcast: Scaling up & stepping up to meet demand

On Monday, we will publish our COVID-19 podcast, which will look at the response of techUK members, as well as a new initiative aiming to bring the right health technology to the right place, which we are supporting.

Hear from Nicola Haywood-Alexander from the Tech4cv19 initiative, Servelec's Chief Strategy Officer Garry McCord and Paul Bensley, CEO of technology solution supplier X-On. Listen here

28 April, 14:00 – 15:00: Leeds Digital Festival - COVID-19: How Yorkshire’s health tech cluster is responding

On Tuesday, from 14:00 – 15:00, we will hear from Dylan Roberts, Chief Digital and Information Officer at Leeds City Council, the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network and techUK’s Yorkshire members.

The webinar, part of Leeds Digital Festival, will be moderated by Dr Victoria Betton, Chief Innovation Officer of Mindwave Ventures and member of the techUK Health and Social Care Council. Register here

29 April, 12:30 – 13:30: PRSB industry engagement workshop on clinical coding during COVID-19 

The Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) are working with its members, NHS Digital and NHSX to identify what information should be collected to support and enable the  care of patients with COVID-19 now and as the pandemic progresses.

There is also thought being put as to what information will be required to support future research and service planning in a changed world whether for COVID or other pandemics. Register here for our industry engagement workshop.

30 April, 14:00 – 15:00 – Leeds Digital Festival: Scaling up virtual consultation capabilities in primary care during COVID-19

Join this free webinar, part of Leeds Digital Festival, to get an update on the rapid procurement from Dr Minal Bakhai, Deputy Director and National Clinical Lead for Online Consultations and Digital First Primary Care at NHS England and Improvement.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with techUK members led by Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO of ORCHA and member of the techUK Health and Social Care Council. Register here. 

1 May - In conversation with the techUK Health and Social Care Council

On Friday, techUK Health and Social Care Council members will join us for a Q&A to give their views on the current situation.

To find out more, please contact Health and Social Care Programme Managers Tom Russell and Leontina Postelnicu tom.russell@techuk.org; Leontina.postelnicu@techuk.org.

  • 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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