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:

  • keeps an eye on current and possible future developments in technology
  • thinks about their implications for healthcare
  • shares case studies and best practice


TOPOL Review Webinar

Sue Lacey-Bryant talks about the the Topol Review and how NHS librarians can advance its agenda.

See the slide deck or watch the webinar, recorded on 15th January 2020.

If you have any questions for Sue about Topol, email Stephen Ayre.

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]
Federica Bianchini (Bradford Teaching Hospitals)
Igor Brbre (Brighton and Sussex)
Richard Bridgen (Health Education England)
Maria Brown (Nottingham University Hospitals)
Bertha Calles Cartas (Southend University Hospital)
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)
Catherine Micklethwaite (Torbay and South Devon)
Clare Payne (Warrington & Halton Hospitals)
Nicola Smart (Nottingham University Hospitals)
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.