Big Innovation Conversation

The Big Innovation Conversation is a series of bite-sized learning opportunities via WebEx for one hour, every month. They will include innovations that we want to showcase and topics that we want to share. 

Upcoming conversations 

Future topics can be found on our Eventbrite page. To register your interest in attending any future conversations, please click on the link below. 

Register here


 If you haven't been able to join us at a Big Innovation Conversation you can access the recordings by clicking on the date: 


July 2017 (password: sE4VpRZa)

  • NHS Innovation Accelerator and Clinical Entrepreneur Programme
    • UCL Partners Academic Health Science Partnership
  • Innovation & Technology Tariff
    • Rob Chesters, Senior Innovation and Research Manager, NHS England


August 2017 (password: BvVb7VcX)

  • Atrial Fibrillation Ambassadors, Debbie Parkinson, Patient & Public Involvement Lead, Innovation Agency
    • Working in partnership with the Stroke Association, the Innovation Agency has developed the role of Ambassador for Innovation in Atrial Fibrillation.
  • What is a Hackathon? Juliette Kumar, Associate Director for Education & Improvement, Innovation Agency
    • Find out how a Hackathon can help to solve those 


September 2017 (password: 2XxDdbcw)

  • Global Digital Exemplar
    • Paul Charnley, Director of IT and Information, Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust
  • Lancashire and South Cumbria's Digital Health Strategy
    • Declan Hadley, Digital Lead and Dr. Amanda Thornton, Digital Health and Activation Clinical Lead, NHS England North


November 2017 (password: rAK4M9Am)

  • The evolution of the digital practitioner
    • Veronica Southern, Clinical Lead in Telesolutions and Digital Leader, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
  • Explaining the landscape of apps in health care
    • Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO and Founder, ORCHA


December 2017 (password: JaNxcXx9)

  • Introduction to eTCP programme
    • Andy Shakeshaft, Head of Programmes, Innovation Agency 
  • The case for electronic transfers of care to Community Pharmacy (eTCP)
    • Hassan Argomandkhah, NHSE and chair of the Merseyside Local Pharmaceutical network
  • eTCP a case study from the Countess of Chester
    • Dr Chris Green, Chief Pharmacist


January 2018 (password: jEVYbcu2)

Safety and resource optimisation

The next Big Innovation Conversation will be hosted by three organisations focused on safety and resource optimisation.

    • Track beds to reduce the time it takes to find the right bed for your patient.
  • My Health UK
    • A GP platform with a patient app for messaging and reminders, ordering prescriptions, making appointments and remote monitoring that is integrated with the patient record.
  • Rinicare
    • A health tech company bringing their technology and innovation into the NHS.