The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) hosted our first Meet, Match & Fund workshop on the 28th October 2015. Over 90 delegates came together from across health and care, industry, academia and local government for an action packed day of speakers, workshops, exhibitions and speed networking at Leeds Met Hotel.
The workshop was designed to help facilitate digital health partnerships, to inspire collaboration over funding opportunities and to encourage the implementation of exciting and innovative health and care technologies at scale. The workshop also provided a platform to profile NHS England priorities and resources as well as providing the opportunity for exhibitors to showcase innovative digital technologies.
Delegates heard from inspirational speakers including Dr Andrea Pavlickova, NHS 24, Scotland, Sarah Collen-Godman, NHS Confederation, European Office, as well as international speakers; Ester Sarquella, Government of Catalonia, Simone Giotto, Iam, Venice. The mix of local, national and international speakers enabled delegates to identify regional and national priorities as well as learning from best practice internationally.
Pippa Hedley Takhar, Head of Investment & Partnerships, Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, announced the launch of the Yorkshire & Humber Digital Health and Wellbeing Ecosystem. The launch event will take place on the 1st December, at Horizon Leeds. Please click here to view the flyer and to register.
During the afternoon workshops sessions, delegates were given opportunity to join 5 ‘themed’ discussion groups across 10 tables. Click here to view the themes and the outcomes from each session.
Speaking after the event, Dr Stephen Stericker, Head of Programmes, Yorkshire & Humber AHSN said;
“We would like to thank our colleagues for delivering such insightful presentations during the workshop, and equally to our delegates for your energy and input throughout the day.
It is the role of the Yorkshire and Humber AHSN to ensure that innovative technologies, with the potential to transform lives, are more rapidly adopted and implemented across the NHS and care services. As a result of the workshop we already have identified a number of partnership opportunities and we will be working closely with them to provide support where possible.”
Delegates and speakers engaged in Twitter conversations throughout the event, with the hashtag #MeetMatchFund. Click here to view the Storify from the day.