NHS Health Informatics Trainees Conference and Networking Event

11 November 2014

A group of students from the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme, whose professional training includes studying health informatics at UCL, has organised a conference and networking event to raise awareness and help develop the future of health informatics. 

The conference, at the British Computer Society on Tuesday 11 November, included presentations from such eminent figures as Wendy Dearing, Head of Workforce and Organisational Development at the NHS Wales Informatics Service who is leading on developing a professional network; Dr Adam Thilthorpe, Director of BCS Policy, Professionalism and Public Affairs, Dr Giulio Bognolo, Chief Medical Officer and Director at Cerner Corporation and Anne Cooper, National Clinical Lead for Nursing at the Department of Health.

Students and staff networking

Fiona Maher, chair of the working group that organised the day said:
Health Informatics is one of the fastest growing areas within healthcare. This is our opportunity to ensure that we as emerging leaders are best placed to be part of its future. Having the opportunity to listen and learn from some of the key figures in health informatics will allow us to be at the forefront of the fastest growing specialty in health care.

The evening networking event, hosted by UCL CHIME in the public engagement space of the new building at 222 Euston Road, brought together conference delegates and the new intake of students on UCL's Graduate Programme in Health Informatics.

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