No One Left Behind – Improving digital health and care inclusion

20/10/2021 2:30 pm to 20/10/2021 4:30 pm

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Digital technology is changing the way health and care services are delivered, and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic radically accelerated the spread of digital solutions such as remote monitoring and online appointments.


Widening inequalities is a widely cited risk of delivering more care digitally. A significant proportion of people are currently digitally excluded, meaning they are unable to engage in digital care. Furthermore, people who are digitally excluded are more likely to be socially disadvantaged and already experience health inequality.


The event

The event will:

  • Identify key data points and information relating to digital inclusion
  • Examine how we improve access to services
  • Provide a forum for debate on future work plans and activities to support digital inclusion and develop a cross sector partnership
  • Provide an opportunity to showcase best practice in digital inclusion


We are delighted to announce we will be joined by the following speakers:

  • Michelle Thompson BEM, Chief Executive, Healthwatch Darlington
  • Adam Parnaby, Researcher, Vonne & Open Lab
  • Lindsay Henderson, Head of Communities, Your Voice Counts
  • Anya Bonner, Associate, Collective Impact Agency CIC
  • Richard Boggie, Development Manager, Difference North East


View the agenda here


The events will be of particular interest to.

  • SMEs across the North East and North Cumbria
  • Cluster Networks
  • NHS Innovation leads
  • Health and Social Care stakeholders


The event will be held on Zoom.


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Thursday 17 March, 9:30-11:30am


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