Digital technology offers all sorts of exciting opportunities and has the potential to bring about many benefits to healthcare. However, its success relies on patients being able to access technology, feeling comfortable using it, and clinicians also having appropriate access and training. This is not the case across the board and there is a real issue with digital exclusion. We cannot assume that one size fits all and there are many instances where digital technology can get in the way of providing good access to care.
This webinar, featuring speakers Dr Llinos Jones, Dr Ian Sinha and patient representative Amanda Roberts will explore the ethics and inequalities of digital technology. Facilitated by Carol Stonham, Chair of PCRS the group will reflect on the pitfalls of group consultations/virtual reviews, and what we as clinicians can do to mitigate inequalities, and ensure technology is driven in the right way so that patients are benefited not short-changed by technological innovation. This webinar is for those that want to improve patient experience of technology, who are looking for solutions to digital exclusion, and a quick guide to avoiding common mistakes and pitfalls that widen health the inequalities gap.
Please join us for this interactive webinar featuring Q & A at the end of the session.
This non-promotional webinar has been sponsored by The Burdett Trust for Nursing and Novartis UK who have had no editorial input into the presentation.
PCRS is grateful to The Burdett Trust for Nursing and Novartis UK for their support of the Digital Technology webinar programme. The programme has been solely organised by PCRS.
Consultant respiratory paediatrician and Honorary Professor of Paediatrics, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool
National Respiratory Audit Programme Clinical Lead for paediatrics
NHS England NW paediatric asthma lead
NICE asthma guideline Specialty Advisor
Amanda has had asthma all her life. She has been involved patient input platforms for European studies such as UBIOPRED and MyAirCoach and is delighted to be on the Conference Organising Committee for PCRS once again this year. She tweets as @eczemasupport
"Nothing about me without me" is such a crucial concept for health delivery. The PCRS has a key role in delivering and shaping respiratory care and this means that being on the Patient Reference Group as a respiratory patient is a no-brainer for me"
Following 26 years working in general practice Carol now works at Gloucestershire ICB on the Respiratory Clinical Programme Group and is the CYP Asthma Clinical Lead. Carol has also been appointed as a co-clinical lead of the NHSE South West Respiratory Network.
Carol is the past Executive Chair of PCRS – the first non-doctor and first female to take the chair. She is current policy lead for PCRS. She is also a director of the UK Lung Cancer Coalition, and a board member of the UK Inhaler Group and National Asthma and COPD Audit as well as sitting on the NHS Long Term Plan Respiratory Delivery Board. She also co-chairs the Lung Health Task Force early and accurate diagnosis group and is a member of the NHS Long Term Plan Breathlessness Diagnosis group.
Carol received Queen’s Nurse award in 2007 and in 2016 was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list for Services to Nursing and Healthcare.