Challenging Perceptions of NHS IT

What are your perceptions of NHS IT? Not great? Well the truth is very different to what you might expect. There is something of a technical renaissance going on in parts of the NHS where things are being done in a modern way, learning from past experiences.

We'll look at one example system where we've built a highly resilient multi-data centre data processing system utilising techniques more often used in the cloud but with bare metal servers. See how we’ve built automated performance tests, an immutable infrastructure and a NoSQL data store with support for versioning data.


Edward Hiley

Principal Engineer @NHSDigital

Edward Hiley is a Principal Systems Engineer with NHS Digital. Since joining NHS Digital, Edward has worked on national service such as the Secondary Uses Service (SUS) replacement project: SUS+. SUS+ is a "ground up" full replacement of the current application that involves myriad challenges,...

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Daniel Rathbone

Technical Director @InfinityWorks

Dan is co-founder and Technical Director of Infinity Works, a 100-strong consultancy and software house based out of Leeds and London. Over the years Dan has held many varied roles focussing on areas from infrastructure to front end development and most things in between. Drawing on a broad skill...

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