Policy Forum for Wales

Priorities for the health infrastructure in Wales: investment, implementation, and developing estates and digital technologies to support new models of care

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.



Guests of Honour

Simon Gould

Head of Development, Assura

Andrew Griffiths

Chief Information Officer for Health and Director, NHS Wales Informatics Service

Keynote Speakers

Dr Mona Khalid

Vice President, Outcomes Research & Development, International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement

Andrew Griffiths

Chief Information Officer for Health and Director, NHS Wales Informatics Service

Professor Donald Berwick

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Lecturer, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School and Member, Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales (Pre-recorded presentation)

Guests of Honour

Andrew Griffiths

Chief Information Officer for Health and Director, NHS Wales Informatics Service

Simon Gould

Head of Development, Assura

Keynote Speakers

Dr Mona Khalid

Vice President, Outcomes Research & Development, International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement

Professor Donald Berwick

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Lecturer, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School and Member, Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales (Pre-recorded presentation)

Chair

Councillor Christine Cave

Member, Healthy Living and Social Care Scrutiny Committee, Vale of Glamorgan Council

Speakers

Councillor Rachel Nugent-Finn

Member, Healthy Living and Social Care Scrutiny Committee, Vale of Glamorgan Council

Alison Ward

Chief Executive, Torfaen County Borough Council

Ian Bond

Founder and Chief Executive, Bond Digital Health

Cari-Anne Quinn

Chief Executive, Life Sciences Hub Wales

Dr Sabarna Mukhopadhyay

Founder and Chief Executive, SymlConnect

Mark Davies

Board Director, Constructing Excellence in Wales

Paul Summers

Regional Manager and Head of Health, Unison Cymru Wales

Professor Hamish Laing

Professor of Enhanced Innovation, Engagement and Outcomes, School of Management, Swansea University

Senior speaker confirmed from the Board of Community Health Councils in Wales

Rowena Myles

Chair, Cwm Taf Community Health Council

Professor Paul Harper

Deputy Head of School and Professor of Operational Research, School of Mathematics and Director, Data Innovation Research Institute, Cardiff University