Digital Health Workshop


About this Workshop

Increasingly, care in the health service is being shifted from hospital to home . This has benefits, including more comfortable care environments for patients as well as reduced costs for care providers. This brings with it many opportunities to re-design care systems to exploit innovative technologies and reconfigure care practices to optimize care at home. This will demand better systems for remote monitoring and intervention, and also technologies that are usable by patients and lay carers as well as professionals.

The Roadmap

This Workshop provides a forum to develop a roadmap for engineering and physical sciences research leading to improvements in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment pathways for care at home, particularly across multiple clinical conditions. Speakers from clinical, engineering and industrial communities,will give their perspectives on the requirements that should be driving the development of these pathways, the technical opportunities that lie ahead and the barriers that exist which must be overcome for eventual adoption in the public healthcare system.

You can read about our previous Workshop on cardiovascular disease and download the associated Roadmap.

Call for Proposals

The output from this Workshop will be published in October 2017 as an openly-accessible roadmap that sets out the challenges for engineering and physical sciences research.  It will be accompanied by a Call for proposals for pilot projects which initiate new research collaborations to address the roadmap.  Proposals to the Call must include at least one person in the research team who has attended this Workshop, and you can apply to attend now.

Workshop Structure

The Workshop will be divided into three Sessions covering: current innovative practices, challenges to the delivery of safe and effective care at home, and technological opportunities to address the identified challenges. Each Session will start with short talks and will be followed by structured roadmapping .

View the Workshop structure.

Confirmed Speakers

Prof Elizabeth Murray, Co-Director of the eHealth Unit, University College London

Prof Andrew Farmer, Professor of General Practice, University of Oxford

Prof Claudia Estcourt, Glasgow Calendonian University

Dr Malcolm Clarke, Reader in Telemedicine and eHealth Systems , Brunel University

Charles Lowe, Managing Director, Digital Health and Care Alliance

Prof Ian Craddock, Professor in Data-Driven Health, University of Bristol


Who should attend this Workshop and how do I apply?

Applications to attend the workshop have now closed and all spaces have been taken.


Who is organising this Workshop?

The Workshop is being put together by Professor Ann Blandford (Computer Science & Institute of Digital Health, UCL) together with Professor Andrew Flewitt (Engineering Department, Cambridge University) for the EPSRC Fast Assessment and Treatment NetworksPlus.