Elena Karali

Job Title: Strategy and Development Manager

Organisation: Health Partnerships Team

Event: Managing Digital Change in Health and Care (in partnership with the King’s Fund) and Sixth Annual North of England Health Inequalities Conference 2020

Date of Conference: 22nd November 2018 and 8th -9th November 2020

About the events:

Lisa Gibson has been a driving force behind key events in Leeds within the healthcare sector as part of her role as Strategy and Development Manager for the Health Partnerships Team.
One of the key events she was responsible for was the conference Managing Digital Change in Health and Care (in partnership with the King’s Fund), which was held at The Met Hotel in Leeds in 2018. This conference offered a practical understanding of the factors that contribute to successful digital change by showcasing the experiences of different case study sites and Global Digital Exemplars that have already made significant progress.

Following this, the Sixth Annual North of England Health Inequalities Conference was held in Leeds on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 November 2019. It discussed the question of ‘are we closing the health gap between and within our communities and if so, how?’, with the core aims of the conference being to continue to raise the profile of the differences in health equity between the North of England and the rest of the country.

Across the two day conference, delegates heard from senior civil servants, NHS organisations, public health experts, leading north-based academics and voluntary sector organisations. It brought individuals across the region together to take stock of the last six years and consider whether we are closing the health gap between and within our communities, and ultimately encouraged action between professionals from all sectors to work together to tackle the determinants of health.