What future evolution of remote monitoring in the community will speed up its impact on hospital admission and bed occupancy?

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This first in a series of events in association with Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP) will take place at the UTC Cambridge. Remote patient monitoring does have some impact on hospital admissions but the demand greatly outstrips the current technological capacity.

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About the event

Bringing together the different disciplines represented by Primary, Secondary, Social, Community and Technology care, this series of co-organised conferences will investigate, debate and ultimately recommend a future form of remote monitoring in the community which further reduces hospital admission and enhances bed management.

This first conference will seek to lay bare the realities of hospital admissions and the challenges associated with bed allocation from different perspectives. The speakers will present and discuss whether future remote monitoring and remote care services established in the community could provide the essential solution or are they a dangerous vision? Participants from across the health/social/technology sector are invited to attend this series of events to understand the problem and form part of the community creating positive informed change.

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Registration & Refreshments


Introduction to the CW Wireless Healthcare SIG from Peter Ferguson, Director Healthcare Technology, ARM


Welcome from our sponsor, Hans Hagen, COO, Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP)


Technology innovation in community care: trying to make sense of an irrational system; Dr James Morrow BM BCh LLB, GP & Managing Partner, Granta Medical Practices.

NHS secondary, primary and community care remain disjointed and fragmented. Technology is poorly utilised and insufficiently integrated.
Existing structures make innovation through the NHS challenging, but the opportunities for improved care
are real.
James will set out his assessment of both the opportunities for using remote monitoring in the community and the problems with assuming that the NHS is rational when it comes to new technologies.


Winter is now all year round – just how do we cope?; Evelyn Barker, Interim Chief Operating Officer, Cambridge University Hospitals

Across England ‘winter pressure’ on acute hospitals has showed no signs of diminishing over summer
months. Increasing numbers of paediatric and over 85 year olds are presenting at our ED & requiring admission - the hospital running ‘hot’ with bed occupancy at >98 % most days.
Evelyn will outline the challenges of predicting capacity requirements for elective & non-elective


Cambridgeshire assistive technology and telehealthcare: past , present and future; Lucy Forrest, Assistive Technology Manager, Cambridgeshire County Council

Lucy will give an overview of what CCC have done historically, how they are currently working and their
aspirations for the future.


Health informatics and advanced analytics in the pharmaceutical industry; Sajan Khosla, Head of Health Informatics, Astra Zeneca

A brief tour through the data, decisions and analytics that are accelerating innovative medicines to patients. The talk is geared towards thinking about data, how we currently use is and question whether we make the most use of it today


Q&A and Open Discussion, chaired by Peter Ferguson of ARM


Drinks reception


Event Closes


Evelyn Barker - Chief Operating Office, North Bristol NHS Trust

Lucy Forrest - Assistive Technology Manager, Cambridgeshire County Council

Sajan Khosla - Head of Health Informatics, AstraZeneca

James Morrow BM BCh LLB - Partner, Sawston Medical Practice

SIG Champions

Leila Ali - Founder, Digital Health Cambridge

Leila is passionate about applying innovative approaches in bridging the worlds between health and technology. She has worked in the health sector for over 10 years and understands the importance of identifying opportunities of engagement and the evolving needs of patients/clients. She has worked in Sweden, UK and Kenya and has been instrumental in implementing innovative health promotion initiatives and identifying potential avenues for improving user engagement. She has previously worked with product planning, putting the user at the centre of the design process and ensuring a holistic view is taken of the product experience.

She has the ability to horizon-scan, spot needs, and creatively reinterpret a broad strategy. Leila is also the founder and organiser of Digital Health Cambridge, a meet-up group that brings together various stakeholders, clinicians, investors and startups in Cambridge to foster a multi - stakeholder partnership. She is currently an eHospital support link at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she trains and supports colleagues regarding best practice using Epic (electronic patient record system). A digital strategy which enables clinicians to use the latest in computer technology to help them to consistently provide high quality patient care.

Peter Ferguson - Director for Healthcare Technologies , Arm

Peter is director for healthcare technologies at Arm and has been actively involved in the delivery of mobile and healthcare solutions since starting his Medical Electronics PhD in 1994. Based in Cambridge, UK, Peter is responsible for driving Arm's health strategies in Medical Sensors and Genomics. His remit is helping the healthcare industry to utilize Arm's high efficiency technology in developing new products and services. Peter has more than 20 years' experience working in the healthcare, mobile tech and pharmaceutical technology market and has been instrumental in delivering innovative mobile health solutions including wearable ECG, Mobile Devices, Adverse Event Systems and Portal Hospital solutions in the UK and China.

Peter Jarritt - Deputy Director, NIHR Brain Injury MedTech Co-operative

Peter is currently Deputy Director and technology theme lead for the National Institute for Health, Health Technology Cooperative for Brain Injury. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians as well as a Fellow of IPEM. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Healthcare Photonics at the Centre for Process Innovation. Peter has more than 20 years’ experience directing and delivering a comprehensive range of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering services at the highest level. Most recently Peter was the Clinical Director and Head of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Notable projects under his leadership were introduction of RFID technology at Addenbrookes to enhance utilization of medical devices in the patient environment and the integration of medical devices into clinical information systems in an e-hospital programme. Peter’s other Career highlights includes Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Regional Medical Physics Agency. He also served as President of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) promoting the use of Physics and Engineering for patient benefit at national and international level.

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Siddhi Trivedi - Founder, Beowulf Proof Works

With 30 years of Health & Education innovation Siddhi provides support and advice to start-ups and entrepreneurs globally.

With a background in Pharmacology, Business Management and Coaching, she enjoys mentoring, advising start-ups and young people to help them achieve their aspirations. She wants to foster collaborations and is a passionate connector and

actively involved in many networks including Cambridge Wireless, London Tech Advocates Blockchain Steering Group, and, as License holder for TEDxLeicester, a member of the global TEDx tribe of shapers and thinkers. Her experiences in health and education innovation have been gleaned within the NHS, Education, Consultancy and Pharmaceutical sectors; and has managed projects with budgets of up to £32M. Currently she is  focused on the application of AI and Blockchain technology for improving health and create social impact  As an experienced businesswoman in leadership, relationship management and effective project management, she believes success is based on building long-term sustainable partnerships and collaborations both at a local and global level. 

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Nigel Whittle - Head of Medical & Healthcare, Plextek

Nigel is Head of Medical & Healthcare at Plextek, spearheading engagement with a range of clients in the medical device sector, helping them develop innovative technology around sensors, data collection, communications and related areas. Nigel has over 25 years’ experience in the global life science industry, in a wide range of senior scientific, commercial and managerial roles. He conducted research work at Genentech and Celltech, then at Cantab Pharmaceuticals he was responsible for all company product development, taking proprietary products into late-stage Clinical Trials. With the IP Group he established a programme of technology commercialisation from Kings College London, including start up and flotation of companies. Later, working for UK Trade & Investment, Nigel worked with a portfolio of overseas pharmaceutical companies to secure high-level investment into the UK’s R&D capabilities. More recently he has worked as a business consultant both as an independent and at Sagentia. His current interests include the development of wearable technology to support clinical studies, and the use of monitoring systems for assisted living.

Paul Winter - Senior RF Consultant, TTP plc

Paul Winter is a programme manager and RF engineer in the Communications and Wireless group at TTP. He has led numerous projects in commercial, industrial and healthcare sectors developing connected devices and precision instrumentation. Paul has a heritage in developing products integrating multiple wireless standards including GPS, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and proprietary ISM band radios, deployed within multi-sensor systems for in-home and on-body applications, often coupled to 'Cloud' based analysis and visualisation services. In healthcare Paul has applied aspects of wireless, antennas and electronics to a number of medical devices including inhalers, glucose testing and point of care diagnostic instruments. Paul has also led several incubation projects for TTP's Carbon Trust Incubator, covering a wide range of cutting edge technologies. Paul joined TTP in 2006; prior to this he worked as a radio engineer for Global Communications developing high volume consumer in-home satellite and digital TV distribution equipment, as well as portable equipment for the 'on-location' broadcasting industry. Paul has a Masters degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Wales, Cardiff. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, the Royal Academy of Engineering and is a Charted Engineer.

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UTC Cambridge, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0SZ

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