9:30 am - 1:30 pm

GM Connected Health Ecosystem: Adopting Personal Health Records (PHRs) in the NHS: towards a regional approach for Greater Manchester

Citylabs 1.0, Nelson Street, Manchester M13 9NQ

Personal Health Records (PHRs) enable people to view their own medical records, book appointments, and upload and manage their own health information. NHS England is encouraging health care providers to adopt PHR solutions as way for patients to better control and manage their health and care. 

This GM Connected Health Ecosystem meeting is a joint event organised by the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Greater Manchester and Health Innovation Manchester. It brings together stakeholders from Greater Manchester (patients, health care providers, policy makers and industry partners) to explore and discuss their views and expectations of PHRs. This will inform strategic thinking in Greater Manchester about how PHRs can optimise patients’ experience and opportunities for improved services and outcomes. 

The meeting will be in-person. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. 


9:30-10:00 | Registration & coffee

10:00-10:05 | Welcome by the organisers | Sabine van der Veer (Deputy lead for the Digital Health theme, Applied Research Collaboration Greater Manchester); Saif Ahmed (Clinical Digital Transformation lead, Health Innovation Manchester)

10:05 – 10:20 | Overview of PHRs and national policy | Brian McMillan (Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Manchester & GP)

10:20 – 10:30 | Greater Manchester’s priorities for PHRs and patient engagement portals | Speaker TBC (Health Innovation Manchester)

10:30 – 11:10 | Stakeholder perspectives on PHRs

10.30 – 10.40 | Stephen Critchlow (CEO and founder, Evergreen Life)

10.40 – 10.50 | Henry Morriss (CCIO & medical lead for MyMFT patient portal, MFT )

10.50 – 11.00 | Piers Manser (Director of Strategy and Design, Graphnet Health)

11.00 – 11.10 | Nasrine Akhtar and Nick Filer (Co-chairs of PCIE Panel HInM / ARC-GM)

11:10 – 11.30 | Q&A and panel discussion

11:30 – 12:30 | Breakout Groups

12:30-13:00 | Feedback session & Close

13:00-13.30 | Lunch / Networking

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