HETT 2023: optimism alongside frank talking about NHS IT

HETT 2023: optimism alongside frank talking about NHS IT

Twenty-five years after the publication of the Information for Health strategy, suppliers and tech leaders met at ExCeL London. There was plenty of optimism and innovation at Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology; but also growing concern about deteriorating infrastructure, stalling national programmes, and a debilitating lack of funding. Lyn Whitfield reports. Nobody mentioned it, but this […]

NHS Confederation chief executive Matthew Taylor talks to health and social care secretary Steve Barclay at NHS ConfedExpo 2023.

NHS ConfedExpo 2023: Next!

Like the first scent of autumn, there’s a hint in the air that a change of government is coming. It was palpable in the keynote speeches to this year’s NHS ConfedExpo 2023, which also suggested health tech will be part of the election debate on the future of the NHS. Lyn Whitfield watches the livestreams. […]

From support for suppliers, to vital visibility: Eight UK medtech trends for 2023

The 2023 Med-Tech Innovation Expo came back in force to Birmingham’s NEC in June. Matthew D’Arcy reports from the conference and exhibition floor on key market developments. UK medtech has renewed impetus in 2023. The government has launched its very first dedicated strategy for the sector, with significant emphasis on supporting a “thriving” industry, and […]

Digital Health Rewired 2023

The big health tech show of the spring took place against the backdrop of an NHS in turmoil, a lack of IT leadership, little or no money, and suppressed row about the role of convergence in the frontline digitisation programme. If there was any advice for CIOs, it was to assess the direction of travel, […]

HETT 2022: There may be trouble, ahead

This year’s Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology took place against a backdrop of economic turmoil and NHS reorganisation that could impact health and care’s ability to adopt many of the exciting new ideas on show. Highland Marketing reports from ExCeL London. There was something slightly surreal about attending this year’s Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology show at […]

Taking the pulse of the NHS at Confed Expo

The NHS’ big conference of the year took place in Liverpool last week. Lyn Whitfield reports on what the keynote sessions had to say about recovery and reform, and what the expo’s digital zones had to offer to get healthcare from one to the other. Last week’s news bulletins were dominated by headlines suggesting that […]

Seven hundred and 30 days later: #Rewired22

Digital Health Rewired was one of the last health and tech shows to go ahead before the UK locked down in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Two years later, #Rewired22 was back at the Business Design Centre, London, with a new commitment to a digital future. Jon Salmon reports. Digital Health Rewired was the […]

A huge task ahead: @NHSConfed #NHSReset

This year’s NHS Confederation conference saw health and care leaders facing up to a huge agenda: more Covid on top of a recovery programme and a shift to integrated care. The big questions: will the government find the money, will the latest round of structural changes help, and how to keep inequality on the agenda. […]

Digital Health ReWired, rewired

The big health tech show of the year moved online for the first time, running dozens of keynotes, roundtables, and lightening talk video presentations over five-days. Lyn Whitfield dipped in and out of the highlights, to take the pulse of the event.   Text: Digital Health ReWired 2020 was one of the last events that most people working in health tech got to go to […]

Seven fab sessions from the seventh Fab Change Day

The Academy of Fabulous Stuff took Fab Change Day online this year, and communications partner Highland Marketing was on hand to capture the highlights of an unmissable and moving event. The Academy of Fabulous Stuff held the seventh Fab Change Day in late October. Because of the coronavirus emergency, all the sessions were online. That […]

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