Digital Primary Care Education and Celebration event

21/03/2024 12:30 pm to 21/11/2023 5:00 pm @ Royal Station Hotel

Event Details

  • Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne

** This event has now passed **

The event was an opportunity to:

  • Learn from speakers who will showcase digital innovations adopted within their organisation
  • Share digital best practice with peers
  • Celebrate the digital achievements in primary care within the North East and North Cumbria

For further information please email [email protected]

Presentations and posters from the event can be viewed below.

You can download the presentation from the event here.

Speakers and presentations included:

  • Dave Belshaw, Digital Transformation Director, HI NENC – Digital Pioneers: A programme to be proud of
  • James Martin, Head of Commissioning (North Tyneside) & Head of Primary Care Transformation, NENC ICB – Digital transformation in primary care –   celebrations, challenges and opportunities
  • Helen Holmes-Fogg, Director of Strategy and Development, Redmoor Health – An introduction to Redmoor Health
  • Anna Buckle, Digital Programme Manager, Redmoor Health – Meet the Digital Champions
  • Dr Shammy Noor and Andre Yeung – Meet the Innovators
  • Mandy Mitchinson Strategic Manager, Digital, NENC ICB and Kris Drummond, Team Lead, Teams Medical Practice – Meet the remote monitoring team

Thank you to everyone who submitted a poster to display at the event. All posters can be viewed below.

Congratulations to Kris Drummond who was the winner of our poster competition.

Here, Dave Belshaw, reflects on the Digital Primary Care Education and Celebration event which took place on 21st March 2024.

What a brilliant event it was that truly inspired me and made me reflect on the great work the team at HI NENC, along with partners, have delivered over the past two years.

Andre Yeung did a great job of chairing the afternoon and keeping us to schedule. The first speaker of the day was James Martin, Head of Primary Care Transformation at ICB NENC, who updated the room on the challenges and opportunities for digital in primary care.

Helen Holmes-Fogg from Redmoor Health warmed us up to the Digital Champions sharing all the great work they do and how they have supported our region with the digital journey planner and the development of a CPD accredited Digital Champions course. My personal highlight of the day was hearing from three practices who talked about their digital work, led brilliantly by Anna Buckle from Redmoor Health. Deep diving in to the projects they have focused on, the differences it has made and how important the course was to support them on their journey.

We then heard from two brilliant innovators. First up was Dr Shammy Noor, a GP and founder of PocketGP. Shammy wowed the audience with his concept and the offer of a free pilot of his innovative app. Please reach out to Emma Richardson to talk about this opportunity.  And then Andre Yeung took to the podium about his project and how he his project is transforming public health messages by utilising digital screens within pharmacies.  Both encouraging the adoption of innovation and how important it is to our health and care services and how HI NENC can really support innovators on their journey. Find out more about this project in this podcast episode.

Finally, we heard from Mandy Mitchinson about the remote monitoring programme. Fantastic to hear how the model has evolved, the things we are learning and the anticipated outcomes with a great insight from University of Sunderland’s findings ahead of the evaluation publication. This is shaping up to be a brilliant programme and one that can have a big impact on general practice. Mandy introduced Kris Drummond from Team Medical Practice. His presentation was extremely energetic and he highlighted how this work is making a difference to his practice and patients. You can read Kris’s blog for further details.

To finish off the day Sarah Rendall and Emma Richardson from HI NENC led a session using the Innovation Design Service methodology to help us focus in on the question Can digital solutions help primary care providers manage chronic conditions, promote preventative care, and support patient self-management?  There was a great buzz in the room and I heard lots of great discussions on the tables. The IDS methodology is a great way to help teams rapidly discover innovative solutions to complex issues. Contact Sarah Rendall for further information about how we could help you.

Thank you to the team who pulled this great event together, the speakers for taking the time to present and make the content come to life, Redmoor Health for sponsoring the networking session and thank you to all of the delegates for joining us, being part of the celebration and hopefully taking away some great insights and putting these in to practice in your own work areas.

Find out more about the Digital Pioneers programme.