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Changes and Challenges in Healthcare

What does the future of healthcare look like? What are the main challenges in the years ahead and what changes are on their way? We explore the mental health challenges for young people, talk to Simon Stevens, Chief Executive Officer of NHS England, and find out how technological innovations such as IBM Watson Health are improving patient care, patient experience and patient outcome.

Wednesday 14 June

11.30am - 12.30pm

Young Minds: Mental health challenges

Our Festival Focus Day begins with an exploration of the mental health challenges facing young people today. How can we create supportive environments? The UPP Foundation hosts a special panel discussion on how to provide young people with the knowledge, confidence and skills they need.

Speakers include:

  • Richard Brabner, UPP Foundation (Chair)
  • Lina Gega, University of York
  • Koen Lamberts, University of York
  • Rosie Tressler, Student Minds 

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2.30pm - 4pm

Healthcare Innovations

Andreas Haimböck-Tichy, Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences at IBM UK and our expert panel discuss how technological innovations such as IBM Watson Health are improving patient care, patient experience and patient outcomes. Learn how powerful computer platforms are allowing oncologists to identify personalised approaches to cancer treatments for their patients, as well as helping researchers to identify new medicine uses.

Speakers include:

  • William Calvert
  • Richard Fluck
  • Andreas Haimböck-Tichy, IBM UK

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1pm - 2pm

NHS England: In conversation with Simon Stevens

Join us for an ‘in conversation’ event with the Chief Executive Officer of NHS England, Simon Stevens. NHS England leads the NHS’s work nationally to improve health and ensure high quality care for all. It sets the NHS’s priorities and direction, and encourages and informs the national debate to improve health and care.

Speakers:

  • Simon Stevens. NHS England
  • Nicholas Timmins, Public Policy Commentator (Chair)

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