Innovating in Urgent and Emergency Care

31 October 2019
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Calling NHS staff working in Urgent and Emergency Care: join our joint Innovation Exchange event with the Health Innovation Network, exploring the solutions that could transform urgent and emergency care services. 

A record number of accident and emergency (A&E) patients across England waited for more than four hours to be seen in the month of July 2019, a rise of 32% from the same month in 2018. (source: The Independent) We need to look at different ways of delivering urgent and emergency care.

We know that the urgent and emergency care system is facing many challenges with increases in demand, people struggling to navigate the different urgent care services provided outside of hospital, often leading them to using emergency departments inappropriately and communication barriers between providers of urgent and emergency care.  

The event will provide an opportunity to explore the solutions that could transform urgent and emergency care services. We are aiming to generate discussions between commissioners, providers and innovators on the potential for new innovations to address the challenges and pressures on urgent and emergency care services. 


  • Eileen Sutton – Head of Urgent and Emergency Care, Healthy London Partnership and London Regional IUC Lead, NHS England Healthy London Partnership
  • Stuart Crichton, Chief Clinical Information Officer – London Ambulance Service
  • Dr Gabriel Jones, Consultant Emergency Medicine – St Georges NHS Foundation Trust London

You will also hear short pitches from ten digital innovators with solutions that have the potential to improve patient flow and patient experience, support clinical decision systems, predict emergency admissions and virtual models of care.

To apply for the password to secure your ticket, please email steph.mckenzie@nhs.net outlining your role and interest.