Care Minister to Log On

The speaker programme for the prestigious Care England 2018 conference & exhibition, 'Logging on’, is now close to being finalised. With its focus on the use of data and technology in social care, the event which takes place at the Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, on Wednesday 14 November, will give delegates an opportunity to hear the views of an informed and influential speaker line-up.

Care England is delighted to announce that the conference will open with a key note speech from Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care. This will give delegates the opportunity to gain some valuable insights into current Government thinking on the role of technology in social care.

Following the Minister on the podium will be Dr Claire Royston, Group Medical Director of Four Seasons Health Care, who will share her experience of developing and harnessing the power of technology across one of the country’s leading care home groups. Also confirmed as an expert speaker is Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive of TSA, the industry body with responsibility for driving the growth of technology enabled care (TEC) services.

Subject to confirmation, two other speaking slots will be taken up by Ian Trenholm, new Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission, and Sir Ian Andrews, Non-Executive Director of NHS Digital.

Influential speakers driving the IT agenda

Professor Martin Green, Care England Chief Executive, says:

“There are many challenges facing the social care sector and embracing new technological advances can only help to ensure the future of quality care. This year’s conference theme is relevant to all forward looking care providers and we are delighted to have a programme which brings together so many influential speakers from across the sector. These really are the people with the knowledge and power to shape the agenda”.

Delegate places can be booked online and further information is available from  or by emailing


Notes to editors:

  1. Care England is the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care
  2. Care England works to ensure that care services are commissioned fairly, efficiently and on a properly funded basis, to meet the true costs of providing quality care.  A Care England survey in July 2017 noted that 45% of providers are projecting to take on less Local Authority placements over the next 3 years due to low rates being paid by councils 
  3. For Care England press enquiries related to this release, please contact Antonella Corby (020) 7492 4843 or email
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