The work of the North West Coast Connected Health City was in the limelight at the recent Innovation Show held at Aintree Racecourse.
CHC exhibited at the event, hosted by the Innovation Agency, on 2nd May, which showcased a fantastic range of successful innovations in health and care, – including an immersive, interactive therapy room, as well as some not so successful healthcare inventions in the ‘Museum of Failure’ exhibition which illustrated how we can learn from failure.
A must-attend for anyone with an interest in introducing innovations or supporting a culture of change and improvement in health and care services in the North West Coast, the event provided a great opportunity to promote the CHC project.
Dr Julia Reynolds, Associate Director for CHC, Debbie Parkinson, Patient and Public Involvement Lead and Michelle Rushton, Communications Officer, sported their #datasaveslives T-shirts whilst talking to health professionals about the work we are doing in the region and showing them our new #datasaveslives animation.
They also handed out our new infographic cards which explain how we’re developing learning health systems for unplanned care in COPD, epilepsy and alcohol-related illness and encouraged people to vote for their data sharing preferences. Interestingly, the vast majority said they would agree to share their health data for research, with a very small number choosing ‘maybe.’
Attendees listed to a raft of inspirational speakers including Dr Keith Bodger, Consultant Gastroenterologist and CHC Clinical Lead for Alcohol.
He explained how the NWC is developing methods to maximize the value of routine NHS data from the ‘coal face’ and not ‘top down’ to produce locally-relevant, actionable information, using methods which are scalable and transferrable and support the establishment of a Learning Health System. View his presentation here
Dr Julia Reynolds said: “Our innovation expo attracted great interest from industry and the NHS. We had over 280 attendees and our CHC stand was busy all day. We are delighted with the interest that CHC is receiving from a broad range of stakeholders.”