Digital Healthcare Revolution: Harnessing NHS Technology
- 08:30 - 16:00
- The Royal National Hotel, London
Neil joined the UK National Health Service in 1994, after 10 years as a manager in the commercial sector.
In 1996 he became manager of one of England’s first GP Commissioning Groups, and subsequently, CEO of a Primary Care Group in inner-city Birmingham. He was a founder member of the NHS Alliance and the management representative on their National Executive Committee
While a CEO, he developed an interest in healthcare informatics; particularly in their ability to accelerate the transformation, accessibility and efficiency of services. Following a secondment to the NHS Modernisation Agency, where he led a national pilot programme, he established the Whole Systems Programme for the Midlands and East of England. This programme oversaw a complex range of innovative IT-enabled service transformations involving primary and secondary care within the NHS and the private sector. During his 19 years in the NHS, Neil advised ministers and senior officials on healthcare policy and strategy.
In 2014 he joined West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WM AHSN). The AHSN, licensed by NHS England, is a formal network comprising the NHS, Academia and Industry with the joint purposes of improving health and creating wealth. Neil’s main areas of focus are Digital Health and Mental Health.