The Surrey Heartlands Expo 2018 connected over 300 delegates from health, social care, academia and industry  to look at how innovative technologies and services can further improve services for people in Surrey.

The event showcased some of the most creative collaborations and innovations, as well as proving an opportunity to plan how to drive the use of these innovations at pace and scale through clinical transformation work.

Held in collaboration with KSS AHSN, the event included a number of keynote speeches, including a presentation by Chris Ham, Chief Executive of the King’s Fund on how integrated care systems are leading improvement and innovations across the healthcare sector.

A series of breakout sessions in the afternoon covered topics including Digital Innovation in Health Care, Articulating need to Industry and Surrey Heartlands Digital: Connected Care.

Commenting on the Expo, Mark Hamilton, Executive Clinical Director, Surrey Heartlands Academy, said the event was not a one-off event, but the start of a wider piece of connected work.

“The expo was a great success, and it was fantastic to offer key stakeholders from across the region the chance to learn more about the range of great technologies that could benefit our citizens,” he said.

“We’re now looking to create a series of connected activities that will enable us to harness the energy of the event, and the experience and enthusiasm of our delegates, to develop and drive our priority workstreams.”