Morning, Wednesday, 27th March 2019
Jurys Inn Cardiff, 1 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3DN
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
It will be an opportunity to discuss next steps for the Welsh Government’s plan for health and social care Healthier Wales, including the implications of its emphasis on the need to organise digital and built infrastructure to support new models of care closer to people’s homes.
We expect discussion on which approaches to infrastructure investment can most improve both value for money and outcomes in NHS services, help strengthen the local financial systems and support the shifting of services to a community-based model.
Delegates will also consider priorities for investment - as the Welsh Government undertakes a review of capital and estates investment - looking at future needs, how capital can be unlocked and the use of assets to drive the transformation programme.
They will also look at the way forward for putting into place effective procurement and project management procedures to ensure that the operation of resulting services is aligned and to minimise duplications or gaps in provision.
Further sessions focus on digital infrastructure, examining progress being made in developing a fully integrated national digital architecture that is fit for purpose, user friendly and future-proofed for innovation - and comes as the Public Accounts Committee express concerns about the Welsh Government’s response to their report on NHS Wales Informatics Services - citing the lack of urgency to make changes and the lack of transparency about the difficulties NHS IT systems are facing.
Attendees will also assess key implementation issues including how funding should be directed, ensuring effective working with external partners, preparing the workforce, and what will be required in terms of national leadership. It follows the recent announcement of a new Digital Inclusion and Health programme with funding set aside to develop staff and patient digital proficiency.