HPN Expo


  • Niall Dickson CBE

    Former Chief Executive
    NHS Confederation, GMC and Kings Fund

  • Rt Honourable Jeremy Hunt MP

    Health and Social Care Committee

  • Lord David Prior

    NHS England

  • Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett

    Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust

  • Dr Jennifer Dixon

    Former Chief Executive
    The Health Foundation

  • Richard Murray

    Chief Executive
    The King’s Fund

  • Rachel Dunscombe

    NHS Digital Academy

  • Richard Stubbs

    Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network

  • James Devine

    Medway NHS Foundation Trust

  • Jonathan Lofthouse

    Site CEO
    King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Yvonne Ormston MBE

    Chief Executive
    Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

  • Nigel Edwards

    Chief Executive Officer
    Nuffield Trust

  • Paul Bytheway

    University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

  • Lisa Kelly

    Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Ned Hobbs

    Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

  • Emma Challans

    Executive Director of Culture and Improvement
    Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Chris Streather

    Chief Medical Officer and Deputy CEO
    Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

  • David Walliker

    Chief Digital and Partnerships Officer
    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Mark Docherty

    Executive Director of Nursing and Clinical Commissioning
    West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust

  • Arlene Wellman

    Chief Nurse
    Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Dr Zafar Chaudry

    Senior Vice President & CIO
    Seattle Children’s

  • Adrian Byrne

    University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

  • Dr Deepak Dwarakanath

    Medical Director
    North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

  • Heather Caudle

    Chief Nursing Officer
    Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

  • Phill James

    Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Toby Avery

    Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

  • Kate Warriner

    Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

  • Dilshan Arawwawala

    Mid-Essex Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Lisa Emery

    The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
    London CIO Council

  • Phillipa Winter

    Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

  • James Rawlinson

    Director of Health Informatics
    The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

  • Doug Stewart

    Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

  • Paul Curley

    CCIO and Deputy Medical Director
    Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Dr Rizwan Malik

    CCIO and Divisional Medical Director
    Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

  • Darren Atkins

    Chief Technology Officer (Artificial Intelligence & Automation)

  • Ian Hogan

    Northern Care Alliance NHS Group

  • Taz Aldawoud

    GP & CCIO
    NHS Bradford District and Craven CCG

  • Alec Price-Forbes

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

  • Gerry O’Sullivan

    Chief Medical Information Officer
    Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Joshua Chandler

    Associate Director of IT
    Bedfordshire Hospital NHS Trust

  • Paul Charnley

    Digital Lead
    Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership

  • Jim Hughes

    Strategic Advisor – Digital Programmes
    Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

  • Dr Afzal Chaudhry

    Chief Medical Information Officer and Consultant Nephrologist
    Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Peter Thomas

    Director of Digital Innovation and Consultant Paediatric Opthalmologist
    Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Sam Shah

    Founder and Director
    Faculty of Future Health

  • Professor Alejandro F Frangi

    Director, Leeds Centre for Responsive HealthTech Innovation

    University of Leeds

  • Cathy Winfield

    Community and Primary Care Commissioning Director
    NHS England & NHS Improvement

  • Annesley Donald

    Deputy Director of Workforce
    Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Lis Allen

    Director of HR
    Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

  • Dr Dan Alton

    GP and National PHM Clinical Advisor to NHS England

  • Justin Tuggey

    Respiratory Clinician, CCIO and Caldicott Guardian
    Airedale NHS Trust

  • Rob Child

    Informatics Programme Manager
    Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Dr Amrita Kumar

    Consultant Breast Radiologist, AI Clinical Lead
    Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

  • Dawn Greaves

    Digital Programme Manager
    West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health and Care Partnership

  • Mike Cavaye

    Deputy Chief Digital Officer

    Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

  • Steven Dykes

    Deputy Medical Director
    Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

  • Colin Speers

    GP, GP Trainer, Clinical Digital Leader
    Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group

  • Dr Pramit Patel

    GP, Care Collaborative PCN, Clinical Director & Surrey Heartlands ICS Lead PCN CD

  • Harvey McEnroe

    Regional Strategic Commander/Incident Director COVID-19 & Winter Director
    Medway NHS FT and Medway & Swale ICP

  • Peter Almond

    Programme Manager
    Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

  • Dr Shaista Meraj

    Consultant Radiologist
    Bolton NHS Trust

  • Christine Banks

    NW Informatics Skills Development Manager
    NW Skills Development Network (NHS)

  • Di Bullman

    Workstream Lead, Digital Readiness Programme
    Health Education England


Workforce, skills & wellbeing

2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for staff across the NHS. The wider global context has also bought with it vital discussions around diversity. It’s vital that the sector comes together to understand how healthcare workers from all backgrounds can be developed and uplifted in such trying times. Our speakers will be exploring:


The pressure of the pandemic has seen many healthcare organisations make massive strides in automation they may never have thought possible. Next-level AI and RPA programmes have been deployed at pace to ease growing demand on the healthcare system. Our speakers will be exploring:

Innovation & improvement

Continuous innovation and improvement in healthcare is vital no matter what the circumstances. But as external pressures shift and change, so much the sector’s approach to continuous improvement. Our speakers will be exploring:

Telehealth & virtual care models

COVID has shown us what is possible when it comes to delivering care virtually – and it’s vital to consider what we can learn from this and carry forward into the future. Whether technology, process or care-driven, the conversation around virtual care is evolving. Our speakers will be exploring: