Leeds City Region hosts second International Health Symposium

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15 Dec 2014

An International Health Symposium held in Leeds City Region on Thursday 13th November, saw key decision makers across the health sector come together to debate how to create wealth and wellbeing using e-health within our communities.

Throughout the event, there was a clear focus upon the importance of prioritising the citizen driven health agenda, underpinned by technological advances and data, to ensure the NHS and the UK healthcare system is sustainable and future proofed.

The event saw representatives from national healthcare organisations and the private sector, including NHS England, NHS Confederation, KPMG, Genomics England and the University of Leeds, demonstrate how citizen driven health paramount to the success of the national health and innovation agenda. Interactive discussions highlighted how digital technology and large data should be both the solution and enabler for citizen driven health.

Discussions touched upon issues in the national and international health agenda, including the security and delivery of data sharing, devolution of healthcare policy and the culture of the unitary healthcare system in the UK, all of which underpin the delivery of a citizen driven health agenda.