Digital Health Information (London) - Tues 24 Jan 2017

PIF is delighted to be holding an event on digital health information on Tuesday 24 January 2017 that will explore themes including:

  • How communities are using the web and social media to access health information
  • Writing for the web and designing digital content
  • Digital tools to help people take control of their health

Draft agenda

9.30 – 10.00    Registration and networking

10.00 – 10.15  Welcome and introductions

  • Mark Duman, Non Executive Director, PIF: Chair

10.15 – 12.00  Digital delivery of health information

This session will focus on the dissemination and sharing of digital health information:

  • Meeting people where they are - providing health information in digital spaces Tom Bishop and Eleanor Bowes, Mind
  • Understanding young adults’ online engagement and health experiences in the age of social media Dr Gillian Fergie, University of Glasgow
  • Building a blogging and social media network for the dissemination of high quality evidence Andre Tomlin, Minervation and National Elf Service
  • Disseminating digital heath information Michael Laffan and Kevin Robinson, British Lung Foundation

12.00 – 12.15  Refreshment break

 12.15 – 13.00  Making video work for you and your service users Q&A

Hear from our expert panel about why they believe film is such a powerful medium, and ask your questions about how your organisation and service users can get more from using videos:

13.00 – 13.45  Lunch

13.45 – 15.15  Creating effective digital health information

This practical session will use case studies to share key skills for producing effective digital information:

  • Developing online resources to meet user needs Cassie Davis, CLIC Sargent
  • Transforming your print into interactive power Rosemary Plum, Script TV
  • Writing for web versus print Annelise Levy, Anthony Nolan
  • 'Just give me the facts and don't waste my time!' - User testing and user panels in the development of the 'ESC Student' health information app Dr Knut Schroeder, Expert Self Care

15.15 – 15.30  Refreshment break

15.30 – 16.30  Digital support for people to manage their health

This session will explore how apps and personal health and care records can support people to be more in control of their health and wellbeing:

  • 15 years digital perspective on health empowerment Lorenzo Gordon, Maldaba
  • A present and future vision of personal digital health records Bruce Elliott, NHS Digital; Louise Coghlin, PIF Advisory Group member and author 2016 PIF guide to personal health records

The event costs £150+VAT for PIF members. You will need to be logged in to the website to see the PIF member rate.

The cost for non-members is £225+VAT, and this price includes a 1-year Individual membership of PIF.

You can register to attend below. If you have any queries about this event please contact

We hope you can join us!

The PIF Team


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Date: 24 January 2017

Start Time: 9:30 am
End Time: 4:30 pm

Price: £270.00

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