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NHS Expo 2018

Wednesday 5 September 2018 - Thursday 6 September 2018
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Manchester Central Convention Complex View Map

Main stage

Health and Care Innovation Expo features two main stages: The Future NHS Stage and the Innovate Stage.

The main stages are our highest-profile platforms, where you will receive all the major organisational announcements, see the unveiling of high-level national reports and reviews, and hear from expert panels made up of leaders from across the NHS, local government, wider public and voluntary sectors, and industry partners, in discussions focusing on the most important issues facing health and care.

The full agenda for the Main Stage at Expo has now been published to the Expo website.

Feature Zones

Our four feature zones running up the spine of the exhibition hall are key building blocks of Health and Care Innovation Expo. They provide targeted focus and deep discussion of major NHS-led innovation and development, celebrating and sharing success as well as exploring issues and challenges.

All of the feature zones run mini-conferences from their areas throughout the two days, focused on learning, collaborating and networking. National leaders lead talks and discussions, while pioneering local and regional leaders are available for in-depth chats about their work.

For further information visit the NHS Expo website.

The HealthTech Zone

NHS Digital and NHS England bring you the HealthTech Zone, which will showcase how digital innovations in health and care are helping patients and the public to live healthier lives, and support the work of frontline staff. Visit both our theatres to experience talks from leading experts and case study accounts.

Find out more about the HealthTech Zone.


Download our NHS Expo agendas.

Agenda for Wednesday 5 September.

Agenda for Thursday 6 September.

Presentation slides

Download the presentation slides from the NHS Expo 2018.

Day 1

09.25 - Day 1 Opening remarks
09.30 - Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions (ETP) overview
10.10 - National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS)
10.50 - Increase cyber security coverage across the NHS
10.50 - Data Security Centre 
11.30 - GP IT Futures
12.10 - Citizen Identity
12.50 - Your data matters
13.30 - e-Referral Service 
14.10 - More than a prescription
14.50 - NHS Identity
15.30 - e-Referral Service session 2
Day 1 - Transition slides

Day 2

09.25 - Day 2 Opening remarks
09.30 - Data science
10.50 - Interoperable citizen-facing apps with Personal Health Records
11.30 - NHS App
12.10 - Digital healthtech support
12.50 - Increase cyber security coverage across the NHS
13.30 - Start with people (Patient Centered Design)
14.10 - Embedding cyber as a Board-level agenda
14.50 - Driving adoption and uptake
Day 2 - Transition slides