Lunch&Learn: Meet the NHS Manager

Lunch&Learn: Meet the NHS Manager

We were proud to host member Sharon Osterfield for last week's Lunch&Learn: Meet the NHS Manager. Sharon has 25 years of experience of the healthcare system both in acute and community settings and now also runs her own health tech startup, Erza Health which is trying to deflect patients from urgent care by helping them manage their own conditions.

Sharon got down to the nitty-gritty of the structure of the NHS, to help us understand how and what an NHS Manager does, where the money comes from and how it’s distributed.

Lunch&Learn: Interoperability Challenges and Opportunities in the NHS

Lunch&Learn: Interoperability Challenges and Opportunities in the NHS

Yesterday we welcomed Health Foundry member, Matthew Roberts, Business Development Director at Egress Group who ran a discussion group looking at some of the ways the interoperability agenda may impact (positively or negatively) SME’s who are working, or looking to work with NHS organisations and Councils across the 44 Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs).

Self-Care for Multiple Long-Term Conditions

Self-Care for Multiple Long-Term Conditions

Our final Health Summit session was focused on patient self-care. This has been a particular focus of the New Models of Care work in the NHS with a drive to help keep people in their own homes for as long as possible; not so much from a cost saving perspective (although this does help) but home is where people want to be; particularly if they have dementia to reduce the confusion around unfamiliar environments. Our innovators showcased an impressive cohort of products.