Annual conference strand 2 - 2019


Wednesday 9 October

1325-1330 Welcome from Strand Chair Dr Pooja Sikka, GP

1330 – 1410 NAPC digital

NAPC digital is a new initiative that brings together NAPC‘s networks with clinical innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders to drive digital transformation across primary care, particularly primary care networks. The aim is to support primary care to adopt practical and innovative technology and to work with entrepreneurs to develop technology that speaks to the needs of the population, individual patients and professionals. Join this session to hear more about NAPC digital including work to develop a digital blueprint for primary care networks – including primary care homes. The session will also unveil plans to test and develop new technology within primary care networks and will give information on how PCNs and digital start-ups can take part in this exciting new programme. 


  • Dr Nav Chana MBE, National PCH Clinical Director, NAPC (Session Chair)
  • Dr Pooja Sikka,GP and Partner, TenX Health


Click here to download the slides from this session or here to listen to a recording.

1420 – 1500 Digital innovators

The NHS Long Term Plan highlights the importance of technology for the future of the NHS, setting out priorities that will support digital transformation and provide a step change in the way the NHS cares for patients. Key to this transformation is enabling digital innovation to flourish and spread across the health service. This session will hear from four digital healthcare innovators who have founded products and services that aim to disrupt the way care delivered in the NHS. Join the session to hear what motivated them to launch their company, how their digital product or service is helping to tackle key challenges in the NHS, their experiences of entering the NHS market and their ambitions for the future. Their innovations include a workforce platform that reduces spending and empowers staff, clinically proven technology that improves patient and population health, digital support to employees going through a big life transition and a breath analysis device and app to help with the management of IBS and related conditions.


  • Dr Ishani Patel, Co-founder, Lantum
  • Arjun Panesar, Founding CEO and Head of AI, Diabetes Digital Media
  • Mridula Pore, Co-founder and CEO, Peppy
  • Aonghus Shortt, CEO, FoodMarble


Click here to download the slides from this session or here to listen to a recording.

1510 – 1550 Dorset ICS – their digital journey

This session will explore how Dorset Integrated Care System (ICS) is using innovative technology to support its vision to transform the health and well being of its population. The session will include an overview of the ICS’s digital projects, how technology is joining up different parts of the system and their work to digitalise primary care networks. You’ll also hear about the innovative technology that is transforming the way care is delivered – including their WaitLess app – which gives people with minor injuries information about where they can access treatment in the most convenient location.


  • Crystal Dennis, Digital Lead for Empowered Self Care and Innovation Catalyst, Dorset CCG
  • John Stubbs, Transformation Project Manager and Digital Workforce Development Lead, Dorset CCG


Click here to download the slides from this session or here to listen to a recording.