I am delighted that NHS Digital is returning to exhibit at Health and Care Innovation Expo this year.

This event exemplifies a lot of what we’re about, as its aim is to help inspire patient-centred innovation and transformation across England’s health and social care services.

While I’m sure many people know us as the organisation responsible for a certain IT system, a service perhaps, or possibly our statistical publications, they may not know the depth and breadth of what we do to help patients and those who care for them.

So at Expo this year, we’re using our exhibiting space to show exactly how our work, much of which happens behind the scenes, makes a real difference in improving the experience for patients and clinicians in different health and care settings.

We’ve split our stand into quadrants, each one covering a different setting, where we will offer expert insight into how NHS Digital supports patients and clinicians in that setting.

So, if you’re one of more than 5,000 delegates attending this year’s Expo at Manchester Central, come down to stand 27, meet our experts in each quadrant and find out exactly how we:

  • help patients and carers look after their health and care at home and on the move
  • help patients and clinicians in primary care and general practice
  • help patients and clinicians in urgent and emergency care
  • help patients with their medication and help clinicians with prescribing and dispensing it.

Expo is all about innovation. Two of the main themes underpinning this year’s event are new digital technology solutions supporting transformation of health and care services and helping to accelerate the uptake of successful innovations across health and social care.

So that’s what we’re offering on our stand – we’re celebrating our successful innovations so far, but offering demonstrations and glimpses into the future of digital transformation as well.

On a personal note, I am very excited to be joining such a distinguished panel of experts to discuss that very subject on the Future NHS Stage on the first day of Expo.

I plan to share some of my experiences working to develop local partnerships with frontline organisations, as well as suppliers and national bodies, so we can all get the most out of technology for health and care.

This all feeds into our #DigitalPartners campaign, making NHS Digital an enabler for positive change in health and care through partnership and leadership. If you feel you can contribute and help us achieve this goal, connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIN using #DigitalPartners, or visit our stand at Expo and chat to us.

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