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Tankersley Manor Hotel & Conference Centre, Barnsley
10-11 November 2016


Keynote Speaker

Writer, Broadcaster and Medical Doctor

Link to Photobox album of 22 Conference photographs
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Conference Programme


Dr Lydia Drumwright - Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Steve Prentice - Gartners
Gary James - NHS Lincolnshire East CCG
James Hawkins - NHS Digital
Martyn Smith - Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Nigel Booth - NHS Skills Development Network
Simon McGlone - Franklin Covey
Will Smart - NHS England Health & Social Care
Aaron Chatfield - CSC



Keynote Speaker

Director of Strategic Systems and Technology for NHS England

Tankersley Manor Hotel & Conference Centre, Barnsley
12-13 November 2015


Keynote Address

Beverley Bryant,
Director of Strategic Systems and Technology for NHS England
'Paper Free at the Point of Care'
A Sense of Place - Janet King
Realising the Digital Vision - Dave Lang, Chair, NHYDIF
ISD Survey Results - Nigel Booth
Bradford Hospitals EPR - Work in Progress - Kay Pagan
The North American Experience - Cindy Fedell
Digital Innovation - Victoria Betton
Measuring Digital Maturity - John Raynor




'2018 - What does It Mean?'

Keynote Speakers

Head of Technology Strategy for NHS England


Accountable Officer, NHS Sheffield CCG

Tankersley Manor Hotel & Conference Centre, Barnsley
13-14 November 2014


Keynote Address - Thursday

Paul Rice
Head of Technology Strategy for NHS England

Achieving an Integrated Digital Care Record

Keynote Address - Friday

Ian Atkinson
Accountable Officer, NHS Sheffield CCG
By 2018 ....

Patient Online

Steve Rafferty
Chair of Sandback PPG

YHPSN The Challenge and the Opportunity

Jon Browne
Programme Director, Yorkshire & Humber Public Services

Paperless by 2018 - A View from a CSU CTO

Mark Dundon
CTO Yorkshire & Humber CSU

The Internet of Everything 

Steve McKee
Strategic Solutions Lead, Cisco Systems Inc.

Yet Another Darn talk About Portals

Andrew Haw
Head of Health Informatics Director, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Health Informatics in 2018 - a Re-energised Profession?

Dr Gwyn Thomas
The Federation of Informatics Professionals

Unlocking the Power of Local Data

Mark Barrett
Director of Data Innovation, Hebe Works

Paperless System - What's In It For Us?

Keymn Whervin & Miro Griffiths MBE
Patient Online Patients Working Together Group

Paperless by 2018 - Digital Nirvana or Digital Non-Starter?

Andrew Hartshorn
Managing Director, Methods Advisory Ltd and Chair, techUK Health & Social Care Council





'The 'Digital' Patient'


Keynote Speakers

Director of Strategic Systems and Technology for NHS England


Director of Health and Innovation, Leeds and Partners


The Aldwark Manor, Alne, York
7-8 November 2013


Conference 2013 Photographs



Keynote Address - Thursday

Beverley Bryant,
Director of Strategic Systems and Technology for NHS England

Unleashing the Power of People

Keynote Address - Friday

Tim Straughan,
Director of Health and Innovation, Leeds and Partners

Smart Care in a Digital World

Information in the New Care System

Paul Southern
Consultant Hepatologist and Associate Medical Director for Informatics, Bradford Teaching Hospitals

VIP Treatment

Angela Hamilton
Head of Patient and Public Voice at NHS England (North)

'Lorenzo - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'

Martyn Smith
Director of IT & Innovation, Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals
Mark Norwood
Associate Director of IM&T, Derby Hospitals FT

The Digital Switchover - One Trust’s Plans to Eliminate Paper

Dave Lang
Programme Director - The Health Informatics Service

'The Big Bang Theory - The Portal Paradox' to follow

Declan Hadley
Health Informatics Director, Lancashire Care NHS FT

'The Contribution of Health informatics Data to the Keogh/CQC Process, and Other Stories from a “Naughty Neighbour”'

Paul Curley
Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon, and Clinical Director of IM&T, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals

'Presenting With High Impact'  to follow

Nathan McNee
Business Development Manager, Dale Carnegie Training

'Bob’s Our Uncle'  to follow

Craig Tilley
Lead Pharmacist, Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration; Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Big Data in the NHS? - The HE Viewpoint

Rhys Davies
Director of IT, University of Leeds

My Virtual Healthcare' - Workshop Output

Jon Marsh (Managing Consultant, BT Health) and Laurence Bradley (Programme Director, Systemic Innovation, BT Health)

Chairman's end of Conference Summation

Martyn Smith, NYHDIF Chair
Trev Wright, NYHDIF Vice-Chair






Developing 'Business' IT for the NHS

Keynote Speakers

Transition Director, NHS Commissioning Board

Author, Commentator & Broadcaster


The Aldwark Manor, Alne, York
8-9 November 2012


Conference 2012 Photographs



Keynote Address - Thursday

Kathy Mason, Transition Director, NHS Commissioning Bd.
'Making the Power of Information a Reality'

Keynote Address - Friday

Roy Lilley, NHS Commentator, Writer & Broadcaster
'The White Knuckle Ride'

Health Informatics Service Accreditation

Phil Mason - Programme Manager, DoH Informatics

Customer Service - The John Lewis Way

Andy Melson, Former IT Director, John Lewis Group

Developing an Effective Cure for NHS Informatics

Di Millen, Head of Workforce Development, DoH Informatics

NHS Networks are Critical - Parallels from London 2012

Ian Foddering, CTO, Cisco UK

Systems Integration - How do you Join up a Region?

Eileen Jessop, Deputy Director of Informatics, Leeds Hospitals

What Now For IT Shared Services?

John Rayner, Director, The Health Informatic Service

Citizen Authentication - Gateway to Public Services

Gary Simpson, Programme Manager, e@sy Connects

Information - To Share or not to Share?

Christina Munns, Programme Lead, IG Review
with input from Graham Price, a patient and carer

Information In The New Care System

Dr Mark Davies, Medical Director, NHS ICHSC

Business Partnerships Through Joint Ventures. The Future?

Jon Marsh, BT Health

Business Partnerships - Workshop outputs

Summary of outputs from delegate workshop sessions

Chairman's end of Conference Summation

Martyn Smith, NYHDIF Chair






NHS Transformation Agenda - The Role of ICT


Keynote Speaker
Managing Director, NHS Commissioning Board


The Aldwark Manor, Alne, York
10-11 November 2011


Conference 2011 Photographs



Keynote Address

Bill McCarthy, Managing Director, NHS Commissioning Board
No PowerPoint presentation used

National Transition Programme - Local Update

Dave Lang, Asst CIO, Y&tH SHA

Intelligent Commissioning Information - Raising the Bar

Nick Allen-Smith, Asst CIO, Y&tH SHA

Fred and his Dog

Dr Mary Hawking, GP, Dunstable

Why IG Wont/Will Let You Do That and Other Myths

Barry Jackson, Information Governance, NE Lincolnshire

Case Study: Nottingham University Hospitals

Andrew Fearn, Director of ICT

Changes Facing The NHS

Chris Long, CEO, NHS Humber Cluster

Healthcare Change Challenge:
Interfaces, Interoperability and Open Source

Dr Tony Shannon, A&E Consultant, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Transformational Enlargement

Sir Chris O'Donnell, Pro Chancellor, York University

In What Way Precisely Does This Represent An Upgrade?

Dr Bob Bury,
Consultant Nuclear Radiologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals
No PowerPoint presentation used

Chairman's end of Conference Summation

Martyn Smith, NYHDIF Chair

Conference Programme



The Digitised Citizen and the NHS

Keynote Speakers
Yorkshire & the Humber SHA

The Tankersley Manor, Sheffield
11-12 November 2010

Conference 2010 Photographs


Keynote Address

Rob Cooper & Ailsa Claire, Yorkshire & the Humber SHA

What Do We Expect and Require from IM&T?

Dr Sunil Bhandari, Renal Consultant, Hull Royal Hospital

Liberating The NHS: An Information Revolution

Kathy Mason, Director, Strategy & Planning, Department of Health

An Information Revolution

David McGuire, Patient Representative, NE Lincolnshire

Innovation: A Self-Development Session

Mark Fitzmaurice, Director, Dale Carnegie

Introduction to the National Learning Management System

Trudy Wagstaff, NLMS Account Manager

NHS Yorkshire & The Humber eLearning Club

Kate Holliday, NHS Yorkshire & the Humber

High Impact Changes - One Year On

Dave Lang, Yorkshire & the Humber SHA

An Information Revolution - Consultation

Phil Molyneux & Jo Butterfield

Identifying the Digital Citizen

James Rawlinson, Assistant Director IT, Mid-Yorks Hospitals
John Follin, iplusIT

Chairman's end of Conference Summation
Martyn Smith, NYHDIF Chair

Conference Programme





'IM&T: Adding Value; Driving Change'

Keynote Speaker
Director of Clinical Engagement, CSC


The Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate
12-13 November 2009

Conference 2009 Photographs & Award Winners


Doctors, Managers and IT
Prof. Hugo Mascie-Taylor, NHS Confederation

World Class Performance - Turning Rhetoric into Reality
Prof. James Barbour OBE, Chief Executive, NHS Lothian

Personalisation and Information
Geoff Lake, Director of Care, N.Lincs Care Trust Plus

Document Management of Medical Records
Stephen Chilton, ICT Director, University of Birmingham Hospital

E-Health - An Exciting Future (1)
Dr Shahid Ali, currently seconded to Y&H SHA

E-Health - An Exciting Future (2)
Dr Richard Pope, Consultant Physician, Airedale NHS Trust

Building A Shared Service
Dave Marshall, Kent Police

A SystmOne Paperless MSK Service
Chris Creaghan, Head of North Kirklees MSK Service

Twitter in the NHS
Heather Cook, NYHDIF Member, Leeds Partnership NHS Trust

High Impact Changes - Workshop Output
Martin Clark, BT Health

Chairman's end of Conference Summation
Trev Wright, NYHDIF Vice-Chair

Conference Programme





'Swindells & Darzi - A Healthy Ambition for IT?'

Hall Garth Hotel & Country Club, Near Darlington
13-14 November 2008


Conference 2008 Photographs & Award Winners


The Health Informatics Review - anodyne or not?
Brian Derry, CfH Health Informatics Review, Programme Manager

Here We Go Again
Gwyn Thomas, Director of Information Healthcare, NHS Wales

Are We Nearly There Yet?
Sean Brennan, Managing Director, Clinical Matrix Ltd

World Class Commissioning - Observations from an SRO
Jan Sobieraj, Chief Executive, NHS Sheffield

ONE SYSTM ... Are You Having A Laugh?
Dr David Harling & Dr Gary Green, Humber Mental Health tNHS Trust

Should We Be Certified?
Phil Molyneux, CIO, Yorkshire & Humber SHA

Communications - Does It Matter?
David Mailer, Director, 4C Strategies Ltd

Facilitated Discussion
Paul Woodman, Head of Marketing, BT Health

Chairman's Summation
Martyn Smith, NYHDIF Chair, reviews the Conference

Conference Programme





'NHS CORE BUSINESS - is IT our business?
NHS Informatics - indispensible or irrelevant?'


Keynote Speaker
Director of IT Service Implementation, Dept of Health and
Director of Service Implementation, NHS Connecting for Health

Cave Castle Hotel, South Cave, near Hull
8-9 November 2007




A Partner's Perspective
Ivor Kendall, General Manager, BT Health

The Power of Information
Janet Witty, CHKS

Making A Difference
Jane Lewington, Chief Exec, North-East Lincs Care Trust Plus

Just Do I.T.
Mark Simpson, A&E Consultant, Hull Royal Infirmary

Life Outside The Programme
Louise Ashbrook, NHS Account Director, Quest