Hundreds of public sector delegates attended a two-day digital health and care festival in Glasgow this week.

Digital Health & Care Festival 2019 was hosted at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology & Innovation Centre – and explored themes relating to digital transformation in the NHS and care sector in Scotland.

Around 950 people registered for the conference, which featured 150 speakers including 25 international contributors. Additionally, 750 people were ‘engaged’ with the event across five locations across Scotland, with 16 events taking place as part of the festival, plus online sessions.

Jeane Freeman, Cabinet Secretary for Health & Sport, was among the speakers who attended the event on Thursday, and spoke of the need to up the pace of digital transformation in the health and care sector in Scotland.

She was joined by Malcolm Wright, Director General of Health & Care, Scottish Government, among many other speakers who provided updates on various initiatives including the National Digital Service – a new tech platform being developed in-house by the NHS for users, clinicians and care providers alike.