ConferenceLeeds Health and Social Care
Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, visited Leeds to discover the cityâ€™s healthcare technology innovations.
11:15 24 February 2019
ConferenceLeeds, which was hosted by a number of Leeds organisations, was proud to welcome Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. Mr Hancock’s purpose was to discover the city’s healthcare technology innovations.
The conference brought together leading organisations who are working to co-produce pioneering ideas for the city’s growing health and well-being sector, including NHS Digital and the University of Leeds.
Claire Heap, Head of ConferenceLeeds, said: “We are thrilled that the Secretary of State, Matthew Hancock visited Leeds to see first-hand how the city is leading the way in the health care sector. Leeds is home to NHS digital and is a leading digital hub for healthcare, among other sectors. Leeds’ healthcare and wellbeing development has transformed the city, making it the perfect place to hold conferences for this industry.”
Kathryn Connell, Director of the ODI Leeds, which is a node of the Open Data Institute, said: “It was great to welcome Matt Hancock to the city and the ODILeeds to see first-hand the innovations that we are working with in the healthcare sector here. What’s more, many of the projects being developed are open source and co-produced so they could be adapted to other cities and regions across the country, which really demonstrates how well Leeds is placed in driving innovation across the healthcare sector not just in the north of the UK but nationally. Being radically open encourages innovation and collaboration. ”