Future of Digital Health + Care Symposium 2015

Portree, Skye - 22.05.2015


Future of Digital Health + Care Symposium 2015

Portree, Skye - 22.05.2015


The Future of Digital Health + Care Symposium is a free symposium that aims to bring together NHS, academia and industry representatives to showcase and discuss digital health innovations in the UK.

This year the symposium will focus on the TSB/Innovate UK 'Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale' (dallas) programme.

About the Symposium

Future of Digital Health + Care Symposium

The Future of Digital Health + Care Symposium 2015 will feature the highlights of three years of Innovate UK’s dallas (Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale) programme. dallas is thinking beyond traditional health and social care to consider how new ideas and technology can be used to improve the way people live. The programme encompasses four projects: i-focus, Mi (More independent), Living it Up and Year Zero.

The symposium will showcase the achievements of dallas, reflect on the innovation process and look forward to the deployment and exploitation of digital health in the UK, with a special focus on the integration of personal, social and statutory care.

If you'd like to find out how dallas has changed the way health and care are delivered in the UK, and learn about future exploitation of its innovative new technology, make sure to register your interest


Target audience

This is a unique event that looks to attract individuals from the following areas:

*Innovation leads * eHealth leads * clinical leads * medical directors * CIOs * clinical directors (CCGs) * dallas partners * digital companies * social care * third sector * academia * government *


Why attend?

For commissioners and thought leaders in health and social care

  • Find out about the dallas service redesign models for integrated, citizen-centred health and social care
  • Participate in workshops to explore the future challenges around information governance and self care/expert patient and how this can be supported through dallas learnings
  • Opportunity to network with key opinion leaders from a range of UK health economies

For SMEs

  • Find out how innovative businesses have supported local health economies within dallas - models for change
  • Identify opportunities for developing new health apps and care services for the UK population
  • Engage with stakeholders and partners in health and social care from across the UK

For third sector organisations and social enterprises

  • Find out how digital solutions can support the services your organisation is delivering
  • Contribute to future development of dallas through networking and participation
  • Find out how service redesign via dallas is opening up new opportunities for innovative organisations in this sector

Keynote Speakers



Eddie Turnbull

Head of eHealth, Scottish Government

Eddie Turnbull is currently the Head of eHealth for The Scottish Government.  Eddie has worked for Scottish central government for 36 years, always with ICT leadership as a career anchor. He has held various non-ICT roles ranging from Accountable Officer/Director of Finance to Operations Manager for direct public services. 

Over the years he has directed a number of large national programmes with ICT as the major enabler.  His current role is to ensure that eHealth activity across NHSScotland is coordinated and supports the aims of the NHSScotland Quality Strategy, delivers joined-up provision of healthcare in pursuit of Scotland’s 2020 Vision of health and care, and ties in with the change and improvement agendas set out by The Scottish Government. 

He is actively involved is shaping and delivering a number of Scotland’s wider strategic digital initiatives.

Philip Stradling


Phil Stradling

Citizen Identity Lead, NHS England 

Phil is the Citizen Identity Lead at NHS England; a trusted advisor and program manager with experience in shaping and delivering IT strategies and programs for online services focusing on managing engagements with customers and partners to trial new services and technologies. Phil assists with the development and standardization of privacy enhancing technology to prevent tracking of users across sites.


David Calder

dallas lead, Innovate UK

David Calder is an engineer with a background in manufacturing and new product development gained primarily with Dutch giant, Philips. There he also held process engineering and customer support roles before a move to production management.

A change of sectors followed: New Product Development for a global filtration business, looking after their process filtration product pipelines aimed at bio-pharmaceuticals. Next move was to a research and technology organisation running projects from £10,000 consultancy to £1m programme management across most industrial sectors. This included Knowledge Transfer for the Assisted Living Innovation Platform (ALIP) and David subsequently joined the newly formed KTN Ltd in April 2014.

KTN Ltd works alongside the Innovate UK in driving innovation.




Andrew Chitty


Andrew Chitty 

dallas lead, Year Zero

A respected creative leader within the UK digital media sector Andrew currently works with Creative England, The Technology Strategy Board and TRC Media as a board and advisory board member.

He served as member of the Ministerial Steering Board on behalf of the DCMS/BIS for The Digital Britain Report and was Visiting Professor of Digital Media at University College Falmouth, having previously taught on the Masters programmes at INA (Paris) and the RCA (London).
His main business focus is as founder of Digital Life Sciences launched in 2013 which aims to be the UK’s first truly online health company, bringing bring the technology and creativity of the digital sector to meet the needs of healthcare providers and their patients. The DLS team are passionate about restructuring the relationship between healthcare provider and citizen, empowering the latter and delivering efficiencies, insight and redesigned services for the former.



Simon Bramwell



Dave Horsfield

dallas lead, Mi

Following a previous career in law enforcement as the Principal Trading Standards Officer at Liverpool City Council, Dave moved over to Liverpool PCT in 2009 to lead the development of partnerships and improvement of work place health.  This role expanded to include wider community involvement and the use of technology to support self-care.

Dave coordinated development and delivery of Liverpool’s dallas (delivering assisted living lifestyles at scale) bid and now manages this £17m programme under the ‘Mi – More Independent’ brand.

   Geoff McCormick


Thursday 21 May 2015

18:00 - 20:00 - Buffet dinner 

20:00 - 22:00 - Ceilidh

Friday 22 May 2015

09:30 - 09:40 - Opening, Campbell Grant

09:40 - 10:10 - ‘Delivering Scotland’s 2020 Vision of Healthcare – We’re in it together’, Eddie Turnbull, Scottish Government

10:10 - 10:40 - ‘The 5YFV and England’s Digital Health Strategy’, Phil Stradling, NHS England

10:40 - 11:00 - Coffee break

11:00 - 12:00 - Overview of the dallas programme

11:00 – 11:10         Programme Aims and Community Summaries, David Calder

11:10 – 11:20            Year Zero – Andrew Chitty

11:20 – 11:30            LiU – Moira MacKenzie

11:30 – 11:40            Mi –Dave Horsfield

11:40 – 11:50            iFocus – John Eaglesham

11:50 – 12:00            Evaluation Overview - Marilyn Lennon

12:00 - 12:45  - Lunch

12:45 – 13:45 - dallas Panel and Audience discussion

13:45 – 14:00 - Coffee break

14:00 – 15:00 - Workshops

  • ‘Next gen digital records’, Eddie Turnbull, Scottish Government
  • ‘Interoperability and engaging with NHS’, Phil Stradling, NHS England
  • 'Embedding user experience into the development of mHealth', Geoff McCormick, The Alloy
  • 'A business case for digital health', Andrew Chitty, Digital Life Sciences & Campbell Grant, Sitekit

15:00 - 16:00 - Workshop feedback

16:00 - 16:30 - 'Charting a better course on the innovation journey', Geoff McCormick, The Alloy

16:30 - 16:45 - Interactive audience pitching slot - 'igniting innovation'

16:45 - 17:00 - Event close by chair

18:30 - 22:00 - Highland Games and Barbecue



How do I register for the symposium? 

Please register for the Future of Digital Health + Care Symposium by visiting our EventBrite page

How much does it cost to register?

The Future of Digital Health + Care Symposium is a free event.

Where is the symposium taking place?

The symposium is taking place in the Skye Gathering Hall in Portree on the Isle of Skye. 

Skye Gathering Hall
Fancy Hill
IV51 9BX Portree


What's the best way to travel to the symposium?

The quickest way to travel to Skye is to fly to Inverness and drive to Portree , which is a 2.5 hour drive. Please find directions here. 

A minibus will leave from Inverness Airport on Thursday and return on Saturday. For more information, please contact us.

Is there parking at the symposium? 

There is limited parking available at the symposium with more spaces in the vicinity.

Is there accommodation near the symposium?

If you need assistance finding accommodation, please let us know as we'd love to help. We recommend booking early as there's the popular Accordion & Fiddle Festival taking place at the same time as the symposium.

The following hotels/B&Bs have confirmed they still have rooms available:

Viewfield House Hotel - -

Achalochan House - -

Loch View - - 


Can I bring my family to the symposium's evening programme? 

There is an activity day programme for children on the 22nd, please contact us for more information. Family members are most welcome to join the evening programme on both the 21st and 22nd of May. 

Why Portree?

Apart from being a stunning location and the home of Sitekit, we are taking advantage of the fact that many dallas participants will be in Portree the previous day for the regular Living it Up project co-design meeting.

How do I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email with any questions you may have.


Please register for the Future of Digital Health + Care Symposium by visiting our EventBrite page