Last year the DHOx and UX Oxford communities joined up for a really fantastic evening of talks on Design and UX in healthcare and it was so good we wanted to do it again. The transformation of healthcare through technology has huge potential to positively impact the health of individuals and populations, and that transformation is most effective through working in teams, keeping users (whether they are patients, clinicians or others) at the forefront of the process.

This evening will focus on that teamwork, and co-design process, with four stories from four different perspectives, followed by a panel discussion.  Please join us at the The Old Fire Station on Tuesday 11th October to hear a range of fantastic speakers on this topic followed by a drinks reception.

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Keynote: Tim Allan and Mat Johnston, NHS.UK
NHS.UK is designing a digital health and care service that better connects people to the information and services they need. The user is at the heart of everything they do.  They are a relatively new team in the NHS, having just celebrated their first birthday, but are a growing team with over 25 people comprising designers, user researchers, clinicians, developers, product managers, strategy and platform experts.  They are currently focusing on a number of areas, including tranforming NHS Choices, designing Digital Service Standards, Registering with a GP and Managing Long-term Conditions. 
"Our work is research-led and focuses on the needs of patients, carers and front-line staff. We constantly iterate. Our work starts small, is tested and evolves based on users’ feedback. We make things open. We want to share, learn and adapt. We work in partnership with digital health and care teams and across organisational boundaries."
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Emilie Glazer and James Godwin, Ctrl-Group
The team at Ctrl Group recently worked with the innovation charity Nesta to develop a platform for the Dementia Citizens project, designed to help people with dementia and those who care for them, using apps on smartphones and tablets. This project helps people affected by dementia to:
find new activities that you can enjoy with family and friends, using your smartphone or tablet
take part in dementia research studies and help us understand more about dementia care
learn new ways of living with dementia and caring for someone with dementia
Ctrl Group is a team of designers, researchers, software developers and healthcare experts who work internationally with healthcare companies and providers who want to use new technology to improve people’s health. They create products and services that are effective, engaging and safe.  They have worked with clients such as the Dept of Health, Nesta Health Lab, Cambridge Cognition and Open mHealth.
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Lauren Morgan and Mariana Morris, OARS
Lauren is a Human Factors Scientist at Oxford University Hospitals Trust, and University of Oxford.  Her work focusses on investigating how to make the care delivered in the NHS safer and more reliable. She has a background is in Human Factors/ergonomics, is based within the Quality, Reliability, Safety & Teamwork Unit at the Nuffield Dept of Surgical Sciences, and also set up and leads the Oxford University Hospitals technology usability forum. 
Lauren played a key role in the design of the Oxford Acute Referral System (OARS), a web application designed to manage neurosurgery referrals, work seamlessly with clinician and administration workflows, provide records of all communications, sit alongside electronic patient records, and provide a platform that could be used to communicate with patients and carers.  This projects was led by neurosurgeon Nick de Pennington, and was developed by the software company Oxford Computer Consultants (including Mariana Morris), working with Oxford University Hospitals Trust.
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Joanne McEwan, Sarah Plant and Frances Place, Let's Talk FGM
Lets Talk FGM is an Oxford Health iPad app designed to facilitate discussions about female genital mutilation (FGM) between health professionals and the people they serve.
The app was designed by Joanne McEwan, a public health nurse who regularly came across FGM survivors during her work as a health visitor in Oxford. Joanne won funding for the project via the Mary Seacole Leadership award, and she worked with the campaign group Oxford Against Cutting, as well as Oxford Health and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, to put together the app’s content.
The app has been developed by the Oxford-based digital agency White October (including Sarah Plant and Frances Place), and it includes soundbites of key information in five languages about the impact of FGM, why it happens, the law and how to protect children, as well as providing local support for survivors.
The app also includes video interviews with FGM survivors, campaigners and health professionals who support FGM survivors.
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Find out more about Let's Talk FGM here – or download here –

19:00 – Doors open
19:30 – Keynote
20:00 – Talks (3 x 10min)
20:30 – Networking and drinks

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The Old Fire Station is located in the centre of Oxford, next to the central bus station, and near to the Oxford train station.  There are a number of nearby carpark, and park-and-ride options.
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Digital Health Oxford is generously sponsored by Global Initiative, White October, Oxford Computer Consultants and Isansys.

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