NHS Connecting for Health (NHS CFH) is to host an exhibition stand and make key presentations at this year’s Healthcare Computing conference, being held in Harrogate at the end of April.
A number of presentations are to be made by senior staff, including NHS CFH’s Director of Programme and Systems Delivery, Martin Bellamy.
There is a packed agenda over the three days, with representation from many of the NHS CFH systems and services being delivered across England, including Summary Care Record, Electronic Prescription Service, Choose and Book, Clinical Dashboards, ePrescribing, HealthSpace, NHS Gateway, NHSmail and the Research Capability Programme.
In a prelude to the Healthcare Computing conference at the end of April, Martin Bellamy talks candidly about the scale of the challenge ahead.
“The top priority for the next 12 months is to demonstrate that acute systems – Cerner and Lorenzo – can be deployed over the next year in large complex hospital trusts and provide value to patients and clinicians.
“We need to be able to show examples of the systems working normally. To achieve this challenging objective we need to work closely with suppliers and the NHS hospitals which are the earlier adopters.
“In a year’s time I believe we will be realising benefits and deploying news systems as a matter of routine. We will be working with NHS organisations in a systematic way so that any deployment of systems is fully prepared for.
“People will understand the timescales, what people need to be involved, what the training requirements are in organisations. We will have learnt the lessons from earlier deployments, so that every deployment is not being done as if for the first time. We will have established a rhythm of delivery.”