26-27 June 2019 | ExCeL London

27–28 June 2018 | ExCeL London

27–28 June 2018 | ExCeL London

The Digital Healthcare Advisory Board


Digital Healthcare (part of the largest integrated healthcare event in the UK – Health+Care returning 27-28 June 2018 at ExCeL) has just announced its Advisory Board who will help shape the most important digital healthcare training programme in 2018.

The Advisory Board is made up of cross sector experts who have been working with the Digital Healthcare Show team to bring you a programme designed to inspire those tasked with driving digital transformation.

The Digital Healthcare Advisory Board will be representing the entire sector, led by those who are at the forefront of digital change in Acute and Mental Health in the Secondary Care sector, within the GP practice, CCG operations and Social Care organisations and leading integration in Primary Care and Social Care.

Delegates to Digital Healthcare can look forward to hearing about tangible new initiatives, case studies introduced by the people who are driving change and together explore proven digital innovations that can be adopted to make a difference at scale.


We were delighted to host the first Advisory Board meeting for 2018 last week where all of the biggest challenges facing the digital healthcare world were discussed…

  • Budget – social care is to receive no extra funding in the next 3 years, putting those on the frontline of delivering digital transformation under even more pressure. Social care leaders need to start thinking more creatively, can your digital health solutions bridge the funding gap?
  • Implementation on scale –there is no shortage of great innovations and ideas taking place across the country, but digital healthcare leaders are intimidated by the huge task of implementing this on a bigger scale, nationwide and cross-organisation. What examples of interoperability can you share from the heart of our educational programme, do you have a case study that could help hundreds of digital leads?
  • Time/Workforce – the balance between implementing new strategies whilst coping with the growing demand on services means CIO’s and CCIO’s just don’t have the time to find out what’s happening. A free to attend two day showcase is the ideal opportunity to get your products, solutions and technology invaluable exposure.
  • Clinical challenges – The stigma that adopting new technologies can consume vital time for the clinician has put a barrier in the way of transformation. A focus on empowering Clinicians to become ground level digital heroes is vital to help them improve patient care. Can you help change perceptions? Educate thousands of Clinicians and develop real relationships with those who will be delivering transformation at ground level.


Lawrence Petalidis - Chair of the Advisory Board. 

Dr. Lawrence P. Petalidis - Head of Innovation and Impact for CW+, the Health Charity for Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Navigator for the Digital Health.London Accelerator 

Lawrence Petalidis supports a grants programme that funds digital health quality improvement and service transformation projects aiming to improve patient care and experience. Recent projects include heart failure patient monitoring, wearable and sensor pilots, medical device development, process and discharge digitisation and AR in surgery. Lawrence is a NICE specialist advisor, a NHS Navigator for the Digital Health.London Accelerator, a partner for the Microsoft Accelerator and digital health advisor for West London CCG. Lawrence has a PhD in molecular neuro-oncology from Addenbrookes Hospital, University of Cambridge and 13 years of experience across business, commercial, knowledge transfer, digital change and innovation roles. 

Cleveland Henry

Director of Innovations & Digital Futures, NHS Digital

Appointed to lead NHSmail2 (Digital Collaboration Service) the replacement email service of the legacy platform in 2016, the service is used by c.1million users across Health and Care providing secure email and additional digital collaboration capability. From 2014 he led the delivery of NHS Choices for NHS Digital, having previously being part of the Capita service delivery for the service prior it was moved to NHS Digital. NHS Choices helps the public to take control of their health care by providing a wide range of information on health, services and lifestyle choices. In an IT career spanning 25 years, Cleveland started out as a programmer for a GP System supplier before holding a number of Senior IT Service and Product Delivery roles. He was Service Operations Director at EMIS where he led a team of 265 staff before joining Capita as the Service Delivery Director for NHS Choices. Cleveland is passionate about IT and Health.

Russ Charlesworth

Head of Health and Social Care, Socitm Advisory

An effective Programme Manager/Director and Managing Consultant with over 25 years of Business & IT Consulting and Interim Management experience leading complex solution delivery assignments within the Public Sector; especially Healthcare. Now heading up the SOCITM Advisory board for Health and Social Care

Dave Shapland

Senior Communications Manager, Paperless 2020 Strategic Communications, NHS England

David brings a refreshing energy to corporate communications and with over 8 years at the interface between the media and NHS Digital, is ideally placed to advise on key initiatives in the move towards Paperless 2020.

Dr Talac Mahmud

GP at Firstcare Practice, in Hounslow, West London

Tal’s 20 years’ clinical expertise brings an invaluable understanding of how patient experience can and must be improved. He has been the lead GP at Firstcare Practice for 13 years. He has previously been a member of Professional Executive Committee Board member of Hounslow PCT and held clinical lead roles for carers and sexual health. He has represented Hounslow in North West London for Integrated Care Pilot developing co-ordination of care between providers and was on the Hounslow Integrated Care Steering group. He chaired his locality multidisciplinary team meetings with neighbouring practices. Recently, he has chaired a GP Federation in Hounslow. He is currently the GP lead in Hounslow for the Community Education Provider Network (CPEN), working on training and workforce in the area. In recent years has had a special interest in patient empowerment by collaboration with health and social care providers, and the use of digital innovation. He is currently working on the creation of a digital interface between patient communities and local healthcare providers. 

Philip Scott

Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at the University of Portsmouth, Vice-Chair (Events) for BCS Health & Care, BCS Health & Care

Past chair of HL7 UK, a non-executive director of the Professional Record Standards Body for health and social care (PRSB) and Associate Editor of the Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics. He worked in the NHS in various IT management and development roles for fourteen years before moving to academia in 2009. Philip is a Fellow of the BCS, a Chartered IT Professional a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a member of the Centre for Healthcare Modelling and Informatics at the University of Portsmouth, where his research interests focus on scientific evaluation of the practical impacts of clinical information systems

Claire Brown, Programme Editor at Digital Healthcare

“We are delighted to announce the Advisory Board line up for Digital Healthcare 2018. I’m personally thrilled to be able to build on the success of the 2017 event with the guidance from a fantastic team of expert advisors from across the health and care sector to help shape and develop the content for the coming year.”
Wherever you sit in the sector, from clinician to data manager, CIO to LA leader, Digital Healthcare will deliver practical examples of how your organisation can embrace digital to provide a better future in health and social care. Speakers will include CIOs and CCIOs from across the service, leaders in social care and healthcare integration, and thought leaders from inside and outside the sector reviewing current and future challenges and opportunities. The show will offer content under four main themes: Digital Innovation, Infrastructure and Cybersecurity, Integration and Interoperability and Data Analytics and Population Health.

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