Can consistent levels of digitisation and cybersecurity now be achieved across the NHS?

Monday 15 June 2020, 5pm-5.45pm

Anecdotal evidence suggests that the coronavirus pandemic has, in many instances, accelerated digital transformation in the NHS. GPs who previously only saw patients face-to-face have started to embrace video consultations out of both need and necessity.

But will consistent levels of digitisation now be achieved across the NHS? Will secondary care report similar progress to that described by those in primary? Will all providers finally become equally digitised? And – importantly – will they all finally have equal levels of protection against cyberattack?

In early March – before the situation with coronavirus became all-consuming – the first wave of digital aspirant trusts were announced. This new programme was intended to see a shift from prioritising funding for advanced trusts to funding for the less digitally advanced. When the programme is fully up and running, will it help close the gap between the digital haves and have nots?

This HSJ webinar, run in association with Pulse Secure, will bring together a small panel to discuss these issues.

Adrian Byrne
Chief information officer
University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust
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Gary Colman
Head of IT audit and assurance services
West Midlands Ambulance Service Foundation Trust
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Prakash Mana
Chief portfolio officer
Pulse Secure
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Claire Read
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