Projected Futures of Healthcare


Guernsey: Wednesday 18th March 7:30pm, Les Cotils Hotel

Jersey: Thursday 19th March 8:00pm, Pomme D’Or Hotel

A health care delivery system such as the NHS is a perfect example of a complex adaptive system (CAS) that is required to evolve continually to keep up with changes in medical knowledge, technology and population demographics.  Systems engineering (SE) is a well-established discipline that originated in the 1950’s in the defence and aerospace domain, and since then has evolved and diffused into many other domains such as utilities, transport, logistics, and informatics.  Many services that we take for granted such as the Internet and Amazon are excellent examples of applied systems engineering.

The NHS is one of the largest employers in the World with 1.3 million employees and given the complexity of the NHS it is surprising to discover that it has almost zero systems engineering capability.  In this talk I will briefly outline the history of systems engineering, its future potential in healthcare and the NHS, present some case studies that demonstrate that health care systems engineering (HCSE) does indeed deliver on its promise, and then consider the exciting opportunity that HCSE budding engineers of the future.

For Jersey Lectures – the talk will start at 8:00pm (which is free to attend) but is proceeded by an optional dinner, starting at 6:30pm. If you wish to attend the dinner at a cost of £22.50pp bookings can be made via Eventbrite. If you have any dietary requirements, please email

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