NHS data and technology minister George Freeman is to give the keynote address at HSJ’s Modernising Healthcare Summit.

Mr Freeman will give an exclusive insight into how the government plans to realise the NHS’s wider innovation and digital agenda, and the service’s ambition to be paperless at the point of care by 2020. He has become an enthusiastic supporter of those driving innovation in the NHS since his appointment in 2014 as a minister with a portfolio across both the Department of Health and Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

Modernising Healthcare takes place on 23 and 24 May in Oxfordshire and is the latest addition to the HSJ Summit portfolio, the UK’s leading policy retreats for NHS leaders. Modernising Healthcare is focused on bringing together senior healthcare leaders with key policy makers and influencers within the central agencies to determine how a range of rapidly evolving technologies can be leveraged to support both new models of care, operational efficiency and long term financial stability.

Other confirmed speakers include Royal Free chief executive David Sloman; Department of Health Group Financial Management director Andrew Baigent; Advisory Board chair for “Harnessing the Power of Health IT to Improve Care in England” Dr Robert M Wachter; and NHS England director of Digital Technology Beverley Bryant.

As with all HSJ Summits, the event is invite only, free to attend and restricted to senior healthcare leaders. If you work for an NHS organisation and would like to apply to attend, please email juliet.cavanagh-eyre@emap.com