About this event

  • Date and time Thu 17 Sep 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Digital Health

Join us to explore digital tools and techniques that are proving helpful in community settings. 

We'll take a closer look at the multidisciplinary teams using digital in the community in social care with Dr Ruth Allen, CEO British Association of Social Workers. 

Ming Tang, National Director, Data and Analytics, NHS England will discuss the use of digital tools in a community setting to improve communication and workflow.

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credits will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording.

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This meeting is a part of the Digital Health Section webinar series, Releasing time to care, digitally, that will be broadcast weekly on Thursday evenings at 6:00pm. If you would like to find out more about the series, please visit the Digital Health Section homepage.

Key speakers

Dr Ruth Allen

CEO, British Association of Social Workers

Speaker's biography

Dr Ruth Allen has been Chief Executive of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) since April 2016.  Previous roles include Director of Social Work at South West London & St Georges' Mental Health NHS Trust, researcher with St George’s University of London focused on mental health and domestic violence and Head of Social Care Hertfordshire Mental Health Trust. She started her social work career in East London in health, social care and homelessness services.


She has extensive experience in organisational consultancy, professional and leadership development particularly in social work, integration and mental health. She is Trustee of the ‘ThinkAhead’ training programme for mental health social workers


She has a longstanding interest in the development and embedding of digital tools and technology in health and care. She has published on this subject and worked on the recent NHS Digital and Health Education England (HEE) project on digital capabilities for social workers. She is a member of the HEE ‘Building a Digitally Ready Workforce’ Board.


Dr Allen also has a particular interest and experience in personalisation and co-production with people using services, family members and carers. She is currently providing social work expertise on the establishment of the new Personalisation Institute in healthcare.


Dr Allen holds BA Hons in Geography from Oxford and a CQSW and Master's degree in Social Work and a Professional Doctorate in Education, from the University of Sussex. 

Ming Tang

National Director, Data and Analytics, NHS England

Speaker's biography

Ming has over 20 years experience in managing and delivering large scale change involving implementation of new operating models in complex and challenging environments. 


She is the National Director for Data and Analytics, NHS England and Improvement, with responsibility for the national team of multi-disciplinary analysts, data services and digital product development teams.


View the programme here

Welcome and introduction

Digital tools in a community setting

Ms Ming Tang, National Director, Data and Analytics, NHS England

Multidisciplinary teams using digital in community in social care

Dr Ruth Allen, CEO, British Association of Social Workers

Panel discussion
Close of webinar



Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.