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Building Diversity in Digital Health

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Well Met Conferencing

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NEW SCHEDULED DATE: Wednesday 23rd September 2020

About this Event

With 19.1% of staff in the NHS identifying as BAME, an inclusive leadership community reflecting the diversity of the NHS workforce and the population served is essential. In partnership with One HealthTech & TechUK, this event will shine a spotlight across the challenges that exist to ensure diversity and inclusion across supports the innovation and transformation ambitions for the communities they serve.

Key Themes:

  • The Shuri Network – the community for BAME women, building inclusive leadership in digital health launching across the north
  • BAME Innovators and Entrepreneurs: The role and the challenges for healthtech entrepreneurs
  • NHS England People Plan: Delivering heritage, culture, potential and talents of all its workforce/wider community to the NHS
  • Carer Community: Innovations to support family and community care

AGENDA

09:30 Registration, Refreshments and Networking

10:00 Welcome: Paul Rice, NHS England

10:10 Introducing the Shuri Network: Dr Ayesha Rahim, Shuri Network Why the Shuri Network, progress to date and journeys from local BAME women

10:45 How is the NHS Empowering Under-Presented Groups in Technology Roles: Chaired by Dr Joe McDonald with Karina Gajewska, NHSx, Di Bullman NHS Digital

11.15 Case Study: Overcoming Challenges Of Diversity Within the Carers Agenda: What Can Technology Do? Fatima Khan-Shah, Programme Lead for Unpaid Carers, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health & Care Partnership

11:45 Coffee Break

12:00 The Industry Perspective: Empowering Under-Presented Groups in Technology Roles: Chaired by Dr Sam Shah with IBM, Amazon and Accenture

12:40 The Time is Now: Rachel Dunscombe – CEO, NHS Leadership Academy

12:45 Lunch and Networking

13.45 The Time is Now: James Freed – CIO, Health Education England

13:50 How we are promoting the rise in BAME leadership in technology - Local Authority Perspective: Chimene Blain, Leeds City Council, Sharron Kler, Leeds City Council & Iftaz Hussain, Bradford Council

14:30 Measuring & Improving Inclusion with the Workplace: Solat Chaudry, Group CEO, National Centre for Diversity

15:00 Refreshment break

15.15 AHSN Network Diversity & Innovation: Richard Stubbs, CEO Y&H AHSN joined by BAME healthtech entrepreneurs

16:00 Keynote: NHS England People Plan

16:20 Closing Remarks: Dr Indra Joshi, Director of AI, NHSx

16:40 Drinks reception (at Cloth Hall Court)

17.30 Close

Who Should Attend : This free to attend event will appeal to members of the BAME community within health and care providers and healthtech start-ups, as well as senior figures in health and innovation working within diversity and inclusion and also HR staff in this sector. Carers and patients within this community who have an interest in health innovation will also benefit from this event.

As a follow on to our event, TechUK will be hosting their Spring Health and Social Care Industry on the evening of 23 September 2020 in Leeds.

NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for 21 April 2020, however pending the lift of social gatherings, we have booked a new date of Wednesday 23 September 2020 but will of course follow government guidance and advice as it emerges. For the latest information on public advice visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

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