Lewisham and Greenwich Trust’s chief information officer Daniel Woodruffe joined the panel at an HSJ webinar looking at how IT can support the NHS moving forward.

Mr Woodruffe joined Dr Paula Cowan, chair of Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group, Charlotte Augst, chief executive of National Voices, and Indi Singh, a digital healthcare expert at sponsors PA Consulting. The discussion was chaired by HSJ senior correspondent Nicholas Carding.

They discussed how greater use of IT may be needed to help the NHS meet the challenges ahead in the post-covid world. As well as a massive backlog of elective work, the NHS will have to deal with changes in how patients are used to interacting with services and expectations that it will swiftly be able to deal with delayed care and return to normal.

This free HSJ webinar, in association with PA Consulting, asked what changes to how the NHS runs will be needed to meet these, what digital tools will be needed and what are the drivers to persuade NHS staff and GPs to adopt these, and how can patients be engaged and encouraged to use digital tools themselves.

This webinar took place on 24 March 2021. To view the on demand version click here.