NHSX’s Lisa Hollins, among speakers in new #ThinkBigActNow digital health sessions

Lisa Hollins, director of innovation at NHSX will join HCI and Centric Health Media in the launch of their new series discussing practical solutions that focus on tackling the patient backlog.

Launching on Monday 14 June, Lisa will join HCI’s Richard Wyatt Haines and Centric’s Douglas Hamandishe to kick off a week of daily, 30-minute sessions designed to encourage viewers to think big and act now.

It’s well publicised that the pandemic has contributed substantially to NHS waiting times for treatment. With many services paused or operating at reduced capacity, 4.7 million patients are reported to be waiting for routine surgery. The growing backlog in non-urgent care, and a pent-up demand due to many patients feeling uncomfortable visiting their GP during lockdown, means that many challenges still lie ahead on the road to recovery.

Director of Marketing and Business Development at HCI, Ellen Jenkins says,

“Think big. Act now’ aims to explore not just the key questions and themes relating to tackling the backlog, but the practical solutions on offer to help do so. What digital tools exist to support clinicians under pressure and patients waiting for treatment? How can established digital health companies help to restore services, prioritise patients, free-up staff time and reduce some of the unnecessary routine outpatient appointments? We recently spoke with a Trust who told us that patients on a 6 week referral were still waiting for that referral appointment 11 months on. But then in the same week, another Trust we work with reduced their clinic waiting times considerably in 6 months since adopting a remote way of supporting self-care. Together with Centric we want to discuss this issue and share the small, simple steps that can be taken by thinking big but acting now’

Sessions will feature clinical case studies from NHS digital transformation projects that have made an impact, digital health innovators that have delivered proven results with their solution or service, key thought leaders and subject matter experts from across the health service as well as input from key patient groups and networks.

The aim is for all viewers to leave with a takeaway action that can be put into practice.

Other confirmed speakers on the line up include Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust’s Director of Innovation and Partnerships, Adel Jones, Deputy Director of Service Delivery at Dorset CCG, Sally Banister and Jenny Chong, Chair of Medway Innovation Institute and Non-Executive Director at Medway NHS Foundation Trust.

Each session will air at 2pm and then be made available on the 'Think big. Act now' video platform. Following the launch week will be a series of 'Friday Takeaway' sessions.

Douglas Hamandishe, clinician, CCIO, and broadcaster says

“By bringing people together who are all striving to make a difference, we will showcase some immediate actions and simple-to-adopt solutions that can achieve impact, quickly. We’re providing a platform to amplify this action-oriented mindset and spread great ideas that can easily be replicated more widely - this is the ‘difference that makes the difference’ - Herbert Feigl in 1949”

To find out more about attending Think big. Act now sessions please visit https://hci.digital/news/think... or follow #ThinkBigActNow

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