26 February, 2020
8:30 am - 11:00 am

Making NHS data work for everyone

Data has replaced oil as the world’s most valuable resource and has become the new currency of the digital economy. The UK’s NHS has been described as holding a treasure trove of data, worth up to £9.6bn.

From early diagnosis to personalised treatment, data can improve patient care dramatically - and can also be used by private firms and NHS partners to help develop vital new healthcare technology. We were delighted to welcome attendees who brought their expertise to a lively discussion, which included questions like:

  • What are the best ways to ensure NHS data is used for maximum benefit to all?
  • What would be the pros and cons of the various types of commercial models seeking to harness the value of data held by NHS data?
  • How should the Centre of Expertise at NHSX, whose mission it is to ensure that the value of NHS data is apportioned fairly, should function?

Introductory speaker, Dr Natalie Banner, Understanding Patient Data lead, Wellcome Trust

Followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Ben Falk, Thought Leadership Group Fellow, EY Scholars
  • Eleonora Harwich, Director of Research, Reform
  • Dr Rabia Khan, Chief of Translational Medicine, Sensyne Health
  • Annemarie Naylor, Director of Policy and Strategy, Future Care Capital
  • Lord James O’Shaughnessy, Visiting Professor, Imperial College London
  • Chair: Richard Vize, Public Policy Commentator and former Health Service Journal Editor

This event was held in collaboration with The Guardian.

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