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Connecting the digital dots to enhance care and experience – enabling the nursing and midwifery contribution.

HIMSS Nursing & Midwifery Informatics (England) Network Meeting
1st October 2019 (9.30am-1.30pm)

HIMSS Nursing & Midwifery Informatics (England) Network will meet in London on October 1, 2019 to launch a long-term initiative aimed at promoting the role of nurses and midwives in implementing information technology to enhance nursing and midwifery workflow, promote patient safety and yield outcomes that improve patient care. This collaborative, multi-faceted initiative combines components designed to enhance the professional abilities of nurses and midwives to transform the delivery of healthcare and to achieve better patient outcomes through the utilisation of nursing and midwifery informatics. This initiative falls within the framework of the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community in Europe and is the first local representation of its kind.

Meeting Scope

This inaugural meeting presents an opportunity for members to clarify the goals, purpose and long term future of the network, as well as communicate current status of nursing informatics and digital/technological initiatives; share knowledge; highlight successes and failures across the clinical nursing arena; identify systemic gaps, training gaps, and future priorities for the network.

Programme at-a-Glance

This dedicated morning programme spotlights the future digital nursing and midwifery workforce, examining their pivotal role in enhancing the patient journey across primary, secondary and social care sectors with the ambition to move care from the hospital to the community and so bring care closer to patients’ home. The interactive workshop based programme includes presentations by leading informatics and digital health experts, as well as opportunities for attendees to contribute their solutions in the creation of new “digital workplace” for the future “digital nursing and midwifery workforce”.

Who is eligible to attend?

CNIO, Chief Nurse/ Director of Nursing, Assistant/ Associate Director of Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Consultant, Ward Sister/ Manager, Registered Nurse, Midwife, Senior Midwife, Director of Midwifery, Practice Nurse, Community Nurse, Health Visitor, School Nurse, Occupational Health, Nurse/ Advisor, Student etc.

Learn more about HIMSS@HETT

Learn more about the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community in Europe.

To support the community and to know more about sponsorship opportunities please get in touch with Michael Burke mburke@himss.org​ (+44 7766022144)



South Gallery Room 3

HETT – entrance S2, ExCel London


Access to the South Gallery Rooms is via the back of the exhibition, by the Speakers Lounge, as outlined in the image below – please follow the red carpet from the hall entrance to the Speakers Lounge.



Session 1 - Introduction to HIMSS N&M Community

Caron Swinscoe, Chief Nurse and Clinical Informatics Professional Lead, NHS Digital
Angela Velkova, Director of Communities and Strategic Relations, EMEA

  • An overview of HIMSS
  • Launch of HIMSS UK/England Nursing & Midwifery Informatics Network with overview of current landscape
  • Summary of strategy & vision of network
Session 2 - Networking and Workshops

Workshop 1 - “ Find the Gaps” What work is being done

what networks exist and how do they interact. Identify gaps in communication, collaboration, education, CPD, etc. *presentation of outputs by each facilitator

Workshop 2 - “ Fill the Gaps” What needs to be done

Propose solutions to the identified gaps in terms of networks, links, sharing, education/how the HIMSS network can offer solutions to these *Presentation of outputs by each facilitator

Session 3 - "Connecting the Digital Dots to Enhance Care and Experience; Enabling the Nursing and Midwifery Contribution"

Chaired by Caron Swinscoe, Chief Nurse and Clinical Informatics Professional Lead, NHS Digital


Blending Digital Health Living Labs with Nursing Practice to Disrupt Care Provision

Dr Theo FOTIS, Principal Lecturer Nursing HIMSS Future50/Academic Lead Brighton and Hove Digital Health Living Lab-University of Brighton.

11.25 - 11.50

The Role of the Nurse Influencer in Achieving Digital Maturity

John RAYNER, Regional Director- Europe and Latin America, HIMSS Analytics


Ensuring nurse and midwife representation in Digital Health Enhancements - a CNIOs Experience

Katie TROTT, CNIO, Royal Free Trust

12.15 - 12.45 Panel Discussion

Representatives from various nursing and midwifery healthcare sectors will host a panel discussion for open questions.

Chaired by Caron Swinscoe, Chief Nurse and Clinical Informatics Professional Lead, NHS Digital

Helen Balsdon, CNIO, Cambridge University Hospitals
Claire Sutton, National Care Forum
Dr Theo Fotis, Principal Lecturer Nursing, University of Brighton
Julia Gudgeon, NHS Digital
Ann Gregory, NHSX

Session 4 - Lunch An opportunity for community networking