Think big. Act now


#ThinkBigActNow is a series of thought provoking discussions that focus on practical solutions to help tackle the big challenges faced across our health system.

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HCI’s Richard Wyatt Haines and Centric’s Douglas Hamandishe host a series of 30-minute discussions designed to inspire and encourage participants to think big and act now (however big or small the step is).

The aim is to leave viewers with a takeaway action that can be put into practice, promptly. Each conversation with an inspiring guest from health and tech is shared at 2pm with a live Q&A at the end.

Following a successful launch week (14 - 18 June) where we enjoyed inspiring conversations with NHSX's Lisa Hollins, Dr Andrew Jones and Tom Allen from AWS, Director of Transformation and Partnerships at Torbay and South Devon NHS, Adel Jones, Chair of the Medway Innovation Institute, Jenny Chong and Steven Haken, Director of Odelle Technology, we move to 'Friday Takeaway' sessions shared every Friday at 2pm from 25 June - 23 July.

'Friday Takeaway' Guests:

  • Jonathan (Jono) Broad, Senior Manager for Personalised Care at NHS England
    Jono is a well known patient leader in the southwest who has recently moved to NHS England as a Senior manager for Personalised Care, working on patient experience, safety and quality. Jono firmly believes that the only way to get the best outcomes for patients is to place them at the centre of both their own patient journey and service design.

  • Sally Banister, Deputy Director of Service Delivery, Dorset CCG
    In her role as Deputy Director of Service Delivery at Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group, Sally has made huge strides into introducing new ways of working. This includes using lessons learnt from the delivery of the large scale COVID vaccinations programme and how it can play a role in managing patients in care pathways, plus the use of patient information videos and apps to support remote care.

  • Lisa Riley, Vice President of Strategic Product and Partnership Development and Pete Beaumont, Sales Director at U.K Group of VitalHub
    Details coming soon

  • John Craig, Chief Executive, Care City
    Care City is an innovation centre for health ageing and regeneration, within East London’s health and care system. John discusses how his projects help to deliver new capabilities to aid transformation such as using digital tools to enhance less skilled or less senior staff. He uses an AF project as an example of how his team had originally set out to use pharmacists to train the community but the result was counter assistants being at the forefront and therefore more valuable.

  • Jon Wilks, Chief Executive, Institute of Health and Social Care Management
    Details coming soon