The health system on the Isle of Wight is unique; and faces challenges both familiar to the wider NHS, and challenges particular to the island.
Co-hosted by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and Wessex Academic Health Science Network, this Innovation Forum brought together the island’s primary and secondary care professionals; to network, share ideas, connect and explore ways to help improve services for the island’s population. Transforming services takes more than one evening, but we aim to start many conversations.
On the night, we heard from an international speaker – Keith Dewar – who has spent his working life transforming healthcare services on an island with strikingly similar challenges to the Isle of Wight (Prince Edward Island, Canada). Keith will share his hindsight of what worked and what didn’t over the past 15 years.
We also heard from healthcare innovators (clinicians) who have developed new ways to tackle current (and future) problems. The Innovation Forum showcased some exciting innovations which are already impacting other areas of the NHS, as examples of how technology might help some of the island’s challenges.
Highlights from the night are in this video:
The speakers' slides and videos are now available below:
Keith Dewar, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Keith Chessell, Solcom Ltd