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The Socitm community has plenty to tempt it out of the office this autumn, with three events taking place across England in the remaining months of 2018.   

The conference season kicks off on 12 September with Midlands and East 2018, which will bring together stakeholders, practitioners and expert commentators to discuss the next generation of public service delivery. Topics include freeing IT from business shackles to investing in and empowering the workforce.   

The event, at Delapré Abbey, an historic landmark in Northampton, will feature a range of workshops offering delegates the opportunity to work together collaboratively and build relationships. 

Mark Avery, the Eastern Local Health and Care Record Exemplar’s (LHCRE) programme director, will be attending the event to discuss the benefits and challenges of joined-up health and care data. You’ll have the chance to consider how partners are working together to make sure that information flows seamlessly between different public bodies’ systems making life easier and better for local residents. Hot topics in this interactive session will be collaborative working and best practice in data sharing, as well as providing the opportunity for your own feedback into the LHCRE programme. 

Later in the month, innovative uses of new technology will be the central theme at South and South West 2018. Held at Bristol Zoo on 26 September, the event will feature keynotes and breakout sessions focusing on new innovations at the forefront of smart projects and explore the role of local authorities in both protecting and furthering the interests of their residents.  

Engineering better outcomes for citizens while simultaneously reducing the demand on precious council services will be the focus of the North event in Darlington on 18 October. The conference will also take a closer look at what digital leaders should be doing to enable new models of care and better health and wellbeing outcomes. Global recruiting experts Hays will be talking about artificial intelligence, while NHS England’s architecture team will deliver a talk.  

For further details about Socitm events, visit www.socitm.net/events