The UK Health Show, which ran from 25-26 September at ExCel London, celebrated its largest ever edition this year. The show, organised by Govnet, will rebrand as HETT – the Health Excellence Through Technology show – when it returns on 1-2 October 2019.
Just under 4,000 healthcare professionals attended the 2018 event, which featured over 200 speakers, and 150 suppliers across two days. This was a 20 per cent increase on 2017.
A key addition was the co-located NHS Digital Clinical Informatics Congress, which saw national NHS chief clinical information officer Dr Simon Eccles speaking. He discussed how technology will transform the next 10 years of healthcare.
There was also an update on the highly-anticipated NHS app from chief executive of NHS digital Sarah Wilkinson. She highlighted the importance of patient-empowering and technology-enabled self-service.
Pioneering vendors offered cutting edge products and services designed to help the UK’s public and independent health and social care providers to deliver better services and, importantly, deal with continual threats such as cyber security and the challenges the health sector faces in procurement.
Noel Shepherd, Director of Distec Ltd, commented: “The energy and innovation on display at the UK Health Show was truly inspiring, and is precisely what the sector needs as it seeks to shake off the restrictions and inefficiencies of paperless processes and disparate data sources. The event was a resounding success for both the industry and our organisation.”