About this section

The Digital Health Section provides an educational perspective on the role of digital technology in creating patient-centric health and care services. Its focus is to educate its members and other people who come to its events on the progress being made on the adoption of digital innovation into mainstream services. It also shines a light on recent advances in the area and their implications on clinical, regulatory and ethical frameworks and guidelines. It also tries to highlight digital innovation from the patient’s point of view, so that clinicians and innovators better understand the consequences of advances in this domain.

Webinar series: The power of patient generated data

The Digital Health Section's webinar series is broadcast weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 12pm. See upcoming webinars and book your place below.

Billions are invested globally to capture, analyse and exploit data, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic. The series will explore digital health technologies used to collect data directly from patients that are available today and in the research pipeline. We will examine the technologies and their impact on patients across a wide spectrum of conditions and involve the participants in a debate on the potential value as well as the practical and social challenges that need to be overcome.

The RSM Digital Health council would like to offer free access to patients to attend the series. We usually charge a modest fee for our webinars which goes towards supporting our mission as an education charity. If you are a patient or know someone who would like to attend a webinar, but cannot afford the fee, please send your registration request via email to digitalhealth@rsm.ac.uk, indicating which webinar you would like to join. The first 50 applications will receive free registration.

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

Mr Loy Lobo
Dr Tim Ringrose
President Elect
Ms Katherine Barbour
Honorary Secretary
Ms Caroline Rivett
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming digital health events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Digital Health Section.

Digital health podcast and videos

Digital Health Podcast

Digital Health Section podcast

The Digital Health Section podcast spotlights all the latest discussions and themes in digital technology that is transforming healthcare told by leading digital health leaders. Presented by Dr Mala Mawkin.

Available to listen on Anchor FM and Spotify.

Listen to the podcast

Prizes & awards

Digital Health Section: Prize for Innovation  


  • First prize: £500 and a year’s free RSM membership

Submission deadline 

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Open to 

All RSM members and non-members, all grades including students

Application guidelines 

Submit a paper on a digital innovation project that applies a digital voice to improve healthcare or social care. The submission should not exceed 1500 words, but there is no minimum word count. The project should be currently underway or been completed in the past 12 months. Concept papers for projects that have not been started will not be accepted.

The top three submissions selected by the evaluation committee will be invited to present their paper at a Digital Health meeting, where the winner will be selected.

Apply here

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