#ThinkBigActNow On Demand


'ThinkBigActNow' is a series of thought provoking conversations with key health and tech leaders, delivered with Centric Health Media, that focus on practical solutions that can help tackle the big challenges faced across our health system. Missed a session or want to watch it again? Welcome to #ThinkBigActNow On Demand.

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#ThinkBigActNow with Jon Wilks, Chief Executive of the Institute of Health & Social Care Management

Jon Wilks shines a light on social care and helps us to see where the challenges lie as well as articulating practical solutions to solve them, including adopting a positive deviance style approach and the importance of leadership.

Friday 23 July



#ThinkBigActNow with John Craig, Chief Executive at 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.

Friday 16 July



#ThinkBigActNow with Lisa Riley and Pete Beaumont from the UK Group of VitalHub

VitalHub develops and supports mission-critical healthcare solutions including Patient Flow, Mobile and Web Assessment, Client Management, and EHR technologies. The UK Group is an amalgamation of 4 UK health tech organisations including Intouch with Health and Transforming Systems. Lisa and Pete discuss partnerships, collaboration and looking beyond "that's how we've always done it" as well as improving efficiency and what's getting in the way.

Friday 9 July



#ThinkBigActNow with Sally Banister, Deputy Director of Service Delivery at 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 reducing waiting lists.

Friday 2 July



#ThinkBigActNow with Jonathan Broad, Senior Manager for Personalised Care, NHS England


Jonathan (Jono) Broad is a well known patient leader in the southwest. Jono has recently moved to NHS England as a Senior manager for Personalised Care and is 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.

Friday 25 June



#ThinkBigActNow with Dr Andrew Jones and Tom Allen, AWS (Amazon Web Services)

Tom and Andrew discuss how they use agile working to launch, learn and adapt as you go using the NHS Test and Trace app as an example of how they had to deliver a major and urgent project in a short timeframe.

Friday 18 June



#ThinkBigActNow with Jenny Chong, Medway Innovation Institute

Through Medway Innovation Institute Jenny has built an environment that encourages and nurtures innovation by giving support to health care professionals who want to drive change, voice and test their ideas.

Thursday 17 June



#ThinkBigActNow with Steven Haken, Odelle Technology


Steven brings his vast experience of working within the health and technology sector across Europe to talk about how three way partnerships formed between pharmaceuticals, tech providers and health trusts to deploy new digital projects can be highly effective and low risk.

Wednesday 16 June


#ThinkBigActNow with Adel Jones, Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Adel discusses how her Trust has adopted a multiple conditions app as part of their transformation strategy to reduce unnecessary outpatient appointments.

Tuesday 15 June


#ThinkBigActNow with Lisa Hollins, NHSX


Lisa helps Richard Wyatt-Haines and Douglas Hamandishe kick off launch week with her insight into what she has seen in her role of bringing new innovations to the forefront over the last year that have made a real difference.

Monday 14 June