Emerging Technologies Group

We live an age of amazing technological advance. Predictions of what is just around the corner are many. But what are the implications for health?

This group has been put together to keep an eye on current and possible future developments in technology and think about their implications for healthcare, and to share case studies and best practice.


Virtual Reality: its role in healthcare and healthcare libraries – webinar held on 28th May 2019.

Webinar recording


Virtual Reality in healthcare and Potential Applications to NHS Library Services – Nick Peres

Case Studies:


Content Designers:
http://virti.com | https://embodiedlabs.com

News articles / videos:

Previous blog posts have included:

Evidence Standards for Digital Health published
Avoiding the toaster at the CILIP Employers Forum: artificial intelligence and libraries
Emerging Technologies Group
What role for virtual reality in healthcare, and specifically, health libraries?
A report on the Med-Tech Innovation Conference 25-26th April 2018
December 2017 update
Introducing the group

Group membership:

Stephen Ayre (George Eliot Hospital) [Chair]
Igor Brbre (Brighton and Sussex)
Richard Bridgen (Health Education England)
Morag Clarkson (Croydon Health)
Beth Connors (University Hospitals Birmingham)
YiWen Hon (Royal Marsden Hospital)
Noureddine Kenssous (Buckinghamshire Healthcare)
Trish Lacey (Public Health England)
Chris Lawton (Northern Lincolnshire and Goole)
Lisa McLaren (Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Catherine Micklethwaite (Torbay and South Devon)
Caroline Storer (NHS Digital)

Please contact Stephen Ayre if you would like to join the group or to suggest a technology-related topic to look at.