Can better digital build better lives in Leeds?

Hosted by Channel 3 Consulting

Leeds is a city of contrasts. Vibrant, thriving, culturally rich post-codes sit alongside those where schooling, crime, housing, and health and social care issues limit people’s life chances. The life expectancy of two Leeds citizens can vary by over a decade, depending on the level of deprivation of their postcode (defined in the Index of Multiple Deprivation).

Yet Leeds has been at the forefront of health and care innovation for such a long-time, particularly in digital health and care. So many awards, so much talent, so much great technology and yet the impact is not what the people of Leeds need. Why is that, and what can we do about it?

Channel 3 believes people have the right to live their best life, with the best experience of the care system when they need help. Making better use of digital technologies is key to this. That is why our purpose is to build better lives, with better care, through better digital.

Join us for a panel discussion and networking event to take part in the discussion and be part of the solution to this enduring challenge.

Hear about successful digital health and care initiatives, learn about what made them successful, share your own success stories and let’s talk about how we can collaborate to inspire and lead change.

Channel 3 is a values-driven and growing business. If you share our passion for collaboration to enable people to live better lives and have a better experience of our care system using digital tech, come along.

Get inspired. Be inspiring.


Speakers include:

Paul Henderson has 30+ years health and social care experience, gained in the NHS, software, and consulting organisations.  He has led many programmes of international, regional, and local projects, especially in population health management and analytics (for which he has won international awards for innovation).  Paul is passionate about enabling better health and well-being using digital health and care.  He is a Partner at Channel 3 Consulting and currently delivering a range of projects to improve technology platforms that support community and social care, use virtual wards to enable new care models and digital strategy and roadmaps for ICS.  Proud Grimbarian.

Saf Bhuta is a Health and Social Care analytics enthusiast, passionate about humanising data and improving outcomes. Head of Care Provision at Kirklees Council, Saf is a values-driven professional with more than 10 years senior management experience of building and leading exceptional teams, transforming services by inspiring through change, connecting with people on an emotionally intelligent level and creating a culture of excellence.

Monica Jones is Chief Data Officer at the University of Leeds and Associate Director for Heath Data Research UK (HDRUK). She has worked in a variety of leadership roles in the NHS and Armed Forces; nationally, regionally and at the front line. As the Exec Lead for Population Health Management for the Yorkshire and Humber Care Record (YHCR) she enabled the safe sharing of health data to improve patient outcomes and save lives. Monica also coaches budding digital health system designers and is passionate about ensuring that the best new talent plays a key role in the future of health tech.

Nichola Stephens is the Associate Director for Strategy and Innovation at Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board. She has worked in digital and health for many years and oversees the shared care record programme, which helps underpin the delivery of integrated patient care. An important part of her role is to foster collaborative and useful innovation, spark ideas and test the art of the possible when it comes to advancing digital technologies and automation in health for West Yorkshire.

Data, Diversity and Inclusion, Healthtech & Medtech
Can better digital build better lives in Leeds?
22nd Sep 2022 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Hosted by Channel 3 Consulting
Avenue HQ Leeds, 10-12 East Parade, LS1 2BH

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