March 31


08:00 am - 09:00 am

Event Category:



Public Policy Projects


Covid19: Accelerating the use of digital technology in healthcare

As this crisis impacts every part of the health sector, significant vulnerabilities are being exposed. The NHS ‘digital revolution’ has long been touted as the key to futureproofing our health service in the face of increasing patient demand. That demand has now reached a level that our worst estimations never thought possible. Clearly, there is significant scope to utilise the breathless level of digital innovation to help our health and care staff save lives.

Format of Virtual Healthcare Breakfast

8:00am – Chair’s welcome and Covid-19 update – Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell, Chair of Public Policy Projects.

8:05am – Keynote address – Harpreet Sood, co-founder of NHS Digital Academy – How can the health and care sector effectively utilise digital technology during this crisis?

8:25am – Guest response

8:35am – Questions to speakers and discussions

8:55am – Chair’s roundup and callout for evidence to support NHS England – Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell, Chair of Public Policy Projects

9:00am – Close

Accessing the Virtual Healthcare Breakfast

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  • 31 Mar, 2020 08:00 - 09:00 BST
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Harpreet Sood

Co-founder of NHS Digital Academy,

Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell

Chair, Public Policy Projects