On Dec.17th at the Royal Society of Medicine, London, the first meeting of the Design team was convened by Prof Daniel Steenstra and David Somekh.
The team comprises, Daniel, David, David Goldberg (EHFF Director); Bernard Merkel (formerly head of Unit, DGSANCO health systems); Maggie Somekh, former CEO of Surrey Oaklands NHS Trust; Veron Lai, Digital Strategist at Hive Group; Sasha Karakusevic, the Nuffield Trust; Charlyn Belluzzo, DrInfo technologies NZ; Michael Bewick, former deputy medical director, NHS England.
The team aims to design the bid for our first big project, to get more than one group of stakeholders across Europe to create a new model for health in the context of society, starting with our accumulated knowledge, but independent of existing structures, and to pilot the resulting model. This very ambitious project will require significant funding and this team represents the first stage in acquiring the necessary resources. The team will meet again in January and plan a further meeting in Europe in early Spring to bring on board other European participants.