About this event

  • Date and time Tue 29 Mar 2022 from 9:15am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Medicine and Society, London Strategic Information Governance Networks’ Forum

This meeting will empower practitioners to confidently use data already collected to the best effect in the interests of patients.

Building on last year's conference, we will bring together a range of stakeholders and thought leaders to discuss and explore the progress, risks, and opportunities in using patient data for population health management.

This meeting will:

  • Outline the governance of data across complex care pathways between multiple providers
  • Explain the value of transparency of systems in using personally identifiable data
  • Enable delegates to contribute to the joint management of data within systems
  • Explore measures to manage data value beyond organisational boundaries
  • Discuss accountability for delivering health to populations and reducing inequality

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Early bird pricing available until 07 February 2022.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£77.00 £46.00 £46.00 £46.00 £24.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Non Healthcare Professional Trainee Student
£141.00 £84.00 £84.00 £84.00 £44.00

Key speakers

Professor Sir Muir Gray

Professor Sir Muir Gray

Founding Director, Oxford Centre for Triple Value Healthcare

Dr Simon Eccles

Dr Simon Eccles

National Chief Clinical Information Officer for Health and Care, NHSX

Dr Paula Cowan

Dr Paula Cowan

Chair of NHS Wirral CCG, GP partner at the Eastham Group Practice, Executive Board member, Wirral Health Commissioning Consortium.

Speaker's biography

Dr Paula Cowan is the Chair of NHS Wirral CCG and has been a GP partner at the Eastham Group Practice since 2003. She has been involved in CCG activity since 2010, as Executive Board member for Wirral Health Commissioning Consortium.

In 2015 she was appointed to the role of Clinical Lead for Urgent Care at Wirral CCG which she held until November 2016 when she was elected Medical Director and in 2019 she was appointed to the role of Chair.

She has been instrumental in leading key projects including the digital programme, now chairing the Wirral System Digital Group and encouraging integrated working across partner organisations to facilitate transformational change in the delivery of health and care. Using the shared Digital platform; The Wirral Care Record and the wealth of data and analytics has allowed a key focus on data drive outcomes to support Population Health Management.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Cowan has and continues to actively support the system response, both from a leadership role and clinically. She has established the Wirral System Inequalities group along with a subgroup addressing digital poverty.

Reema Patel

Reema Patel

Associate Director, Ada Lovelace Institute

Speaker's biography

Reema is an Associate Director at the Ada Lovelace Institute and has worked for the organisation since its establishment as part of its founding team. She leads the organisation’s public attitudes and public deliberation research, and its broader engagement work on justice and equalities, particularly health and social inequalities, seeking to inform the Institute’s overall agenda to convene diverse voices.

Reema has just over a decade’s experience in public policy and has advised a range of organisations on their approaches to public engagement, particularly as they relate to understanding lived experience and impacts on underrepresented communities. These include the Bank of England, the Nuffield Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, Understanding Patient Data and the Scottish Government. She is on Engage Britain’s policymaker advisory network, the OECD’s Innovative Citizen Participation network and the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 response public engagement expert working group


View the programme here

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mr Jonathan McKee, President, Medicine & Society Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Co-Chair, London Strategic Information Governance Networks’ Forum

Session one

Obtaining value from population health management

Professor Sir Muir Gray, Founding Director, Oxford Centre for Triple Value Healthcare

CCIOs and transformation -facilitating the mission of the ICS/data/technology

Dr Simon Eccles, National Chief Clinical Information Officer for Health and Care, NHSX

Questions and answers
Tea and coffee break
Managing data for individuals at population level

Dr Harpreet Sood, Primary Care Doctor, Non-Executive Director Health Education England, and Former Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer, NHS England

Panel discussion

Buffet lunch included in ticket price

Session two

Chair: Dr Nicola Stingelin-Giles, Honorary Treasurer, Medicine & Society Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Population health in a peninsula: Tackling COVID and inequalities – a case study

Dr Paula Cowan, General Practitioner, Chair of NHS Wirral CCG and Health and Care Commissioning; with Andrew Moran, Health Network Strategy Executive, Cerner

Supporting transformation - engaging the public, what works. Participatory data stewardship

Reema Patel, Associate Director (Engagement), Ada Lovelace Institute

Tea and coffee break
The governance of management - facilitating system working

Mr Jonathan McKee

Panel discussion
Closing remarks and close of meeting

Dr Nicola Stingelin-Giles

Drinks reception


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Due to current government guidelines, there is limited audience capacity. If UK government guidelines and restrictions change, the format of this event will be updated to comply, and all delegates will be notified via email. 

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this meeting 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 weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain 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.