From digital desert to digital exemplar: harnessing technology for public health

This event write-up brings together ideas generated at a Reform policy roundtable, led by Professor John Newton, Director of Public Health analysis at the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.

Reform was delighted to host a policy roundtable in July 2022 entitled, ‘From Digital desert to digital exemplar: harnessing technology for public health’, in partnership with Imperial College London’s The Forum.

The discussion was introduced by Professor John Newton, Director of Public Health analysis at the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities and Professor Jennifer Quint, Professor of Respiratory Epidemiology at Imperial College London. This event write-up is a high-level summary of the key themes raised none-of-which are attributable to either speaker or any attendee.

The write-up covers the following key areas:

  • Digital transformation in public health
  • The impact of COVID-19
  • Ensuring high quality, accessible data
  • Building the analytics workforce
  • Establishing trust